There are reference to flying machines in the temple carvings and in
the ancient writings.
The images found on the ceiling beams of a 3000-year old New Kingdom
Temple, located several hundred miles south of Cairo and the Giza
Plateau, at Abydos resembles
modern day Aircrafts.
Reference to ancient Indian flying
vehicles comes from ancient Indian sources, many are the well known
ancient Indian Epics, and there are literally hundreds of them. Most
of them have not even been translated into English yet from the old sanskrit.
It is claimed that a few years ago, the Chinese discovered some sanskrit documents in
Lhasa, Tibet and sent them to the University
of Chandrigarh to be translated. Dr. Ruth Reyna of the University
said recently that the documents contain directions for building
Their method of propulsion, she said, was "anti-gravitational" and
was based upon a system analogous to that of "laghima," the unknown
power of the ego existing in man’s physiological makeup, "a
centrifugal force strong enough to counteract all gravitational
According to Hindu Yogis, it is this "laghima" which enables a
person to levitate. Dr. Reyna said that on board these machines,
which were called "Astras" by the text, the ancient Indians could
have sent a detachment of men onto any planet, according to the
document, which is thought to be thousands of years old. The
manuscripts were also said to reveal the secret of "antima", "the
cap of invisibility" and "garima", "how to become as heavy as a
mountain of lead."
Century Flying references
Shivkar Bapuji Talpade born in 1864, was a Sanskrit scholar. His
birth place is Chirabazar at Dukkarwadi in Bombay. From his young
age was attracted by the
Vaimanika Shastra (Aeronautical Science)
expounded by the great Indian sage Maharishi Bhardwaja.
One western scholar of Indology Stephen-Knapp has tried to explain what
Talpade did. According to
Knapp, the Vaimanika Shastra describes in detail, the construction
of what is called, the mercury vortex engine the forerunner of the
ion engines being made today.
Shivkur Bapuji Talpade’s unmanned aircraft flew to a height of 1500
feet before crashing down and the historian, Knapp adds that
additional information on the mercury engines can be found in the
ancient Vedic text called Samaranga Sutradhara. This text also
devotes 230 verses, to the use of these machines in peace and war.
The Indologist William Clarendon, who has written down a detailed
description of the mercury vortex engine in his translation of
Samaranga Sutradhara quotes thus,
‘Inside the circular air frame,
place the mercury-engine with its solar mercury boiler at the
aircraft center. By means of the power latent in the heated mercury
which sets the driving whirlwind in motion a man sitting inside may
travel a great distance in a most marvelous manner.
Four strong mercury containers must be built into the interior
structure. When these have been heated by fire through solar or
other sources the vimana (aircraft) develops thunder-power through
the mercury. It is also added that this success of an Indian
scientist was not liked by the Imperial rulers.
Warned by the
British Government the Maharaja of Baroda stopped helping Talpade.
His efforts to make known the greatness of Vedic Shastras was
recognized by Indian scholars, who gave him the title of Vidya
The Indian Emperor Ashoka started a "Secret Society of the Nine
Unknown Men": great Indian scientists who were supposed to catalogue
the many sciences. Ashoka kept their work secret because he was
afraid that the advanced science catalogued by these men, culled
from ancient Indian sources, would be used for the evil purpose of
war, which Ashoka was strongly against, having been converted to
Buddhism after defeating a rival army in a bloody battle. The "Nine
Unknown Men" wrote a total of nine books, presumably one each.
Book number was "The Secrets of Gravitation!" This book, known to
historians, but not actually seen by them dealt chiefly with
"gravity control." It is presumably still around somewhere, kept in
a secret library in India, Tibet or elsewhere (perhaps even in North
America somewhere). One can certainly understand Ashoka’s reasoning
for wanting to keep such knowledge a secret, assuming it exists. Ashoka was also aware devastating wars using such advanced vehicles
and other "futuristic weapons" that had destroyed the ancient Indian
"Rama Empire" several thousand years before.
According to ancient Indian texts, the people had flying machines
which were called "Vimanas." The ancient Indian epic describes a
Vimana as a double-deck, circular aircraft with portholes and a
dome, much as we would imagine a flying saucer. It flew with the
"speed of the wind" and gave forth a "melodious sound." There were
at least four different types of Vimanas; some saucer shaped, others
like long cylinders ("cigar shaped airships").
In 1875, the Vaimanika Shastra, a fourth century B.C. text written by
Bharadvajy the Wise, using even older texts as his source, was
rediscovered in a temple in India. It dealt with the operation of Vimanas and included information on the steering, precautions for
long flights, protection of the airships from storms and lightening
and how to switch the drive to "solar energy" from a free energy
source which sounds like "anti-gravity."
The Vaimanika Shastra
(or Vymaanika-Shaastra) has eight chapters with
diagrams, describing three types of aircraft, including apparatuses
that could neither catch on fire nor break. It also mentions 31
essential parts of these vehicles and 16 materials from which they
are constructed, which absorb light and heat; for which reason they
were considered suitable for
construction of Vimanas.
Vimanas were kept in a Vimana Griha, a kind of hanger, and were
sometimes said to be propelled by a yellowish-white liquid, and
sometimes by some sort of mercury compound, though writers seem
confused in this matter. It is most likely that the later writers on
Vimanas, wrote as observers and from earlier texts, and were
understandably confused on the principle of their propulsion. The "yellowishwhite
liquid" sounds suspiciously like gasoline, and perhaps Vimanas had a
number of different propulsion sources, including combustion engines
and even "pulse-jet" engines.
It is interesting to note that when Alexander the Great invaded
India more than two thousand years ago, his historians chronicled
that at one point they were attacked by "flying, fiery shields" that
dove at his army and frightened the cavalry. These "flying saucers"
did not use any atomic bombs or beam weapons on Alexander’s army
however, perhaps out of benevolence, and Alexander went on to
It is interesting to note, that the Nazis developed the first
practical pulse-jet engines for their V-8 rocket "buzz bombs."
Hitler and the Nazi staff were exceptionally interested in ancient
India and Tibet and sent expeditions to both these places yearly,
starting in the 30’s, in order to gather esoteric evidence that they
did so, and perhaps it was from these people that the Nazis gained
some of their scientific information! According to the Dronaparva,
part of the Mahabarata, and the Ramayana, one Vimana described was
shaped like a sphere and born along at great speed on a mighty wind
generated by mercury.
It moved like a UFO, going up, down, backwards and forwards as the
pilot desired. In another Indian source, the Samar, Vimanas were,
"iron machines, well-knit and
smooth, with a charge of mercury that shot out of the back in
the form of a roaring flame."
Another work called the
Samaranganasutradhara describes how the vehicles were constructed.
It is possible that mercury did have something to do with the
propulsion, or more possibly, with the guidance system. Curiously,
Soviet scientists have discovered what they call "age-old
instruments used in navigating cosmic vehicles" in caves in
Turkestan and the Gobi Desert.
The "devices" are hemispherical objects of glass or porcelain,
ending in a cone with a drop of mercury inside. It is evident that
ancient Indians flew around in these vehicles, all over Asia, to
Atlantis presumably; and even, apparently, to South America. Writings
Mohenjodaro in Pakistan (presumed to be one of the "Seven
Rishi Cities of the Rama Empire") and still undeciphered, has also
been found in one other place in the world:
Easter Island! Writing
on Easter Island, called Rongo-Rongo writing, is also undeciphered,
and is uncannily similar to the Mohenjodaro script.
the Mahavira of Bhavabhuti, a Jain text of the eighth century culled
from older texts and traditions, we read:
"An aerial chariot, the Pushpaka, conveys many people to the capital of Ayodhya. The sky is
full of stupendous flying-machines, dark as night, but picked out by
lights with a yellowish glare"
The Vedas, ancient Hindu poems, thought to be the oldest of all the
Indian texts, describe Vimanas of various shapes and sizes: the "ahnihotra-vimana"
with two engines, the "elephant-vimana" with more engines, and other
types named after the kingfisher, ibis and other animals.
Unfortunately, Vimanas, like most scientific discoveries, were
ultimately used for war. Atlanteans used their flying machines, "Vailixi,"
a similar type of aircraft, to literally try and subjugate the
world, it would seem, if Indian texts are to be believed. The
Atlanteans, known as "Asvins" in the Indian writings, were
apparently even more advanced technologically than the Indians, and
certainly of a more war-like temperament.
Although no ancient texts
on Atlantean Vailixi are known to exist, some information has come
down through esoteric, "occult" sources which describe their flying
machines. Similar, if not identical to Vimanas, Vailixi were
generally "cigar shaped" and had the capability of
underwater as well as in the atmosphere or even outer space. Other
vehicles, like Vimanas, were saucer shaped, and could apparently
also be submerged.
According to Eklal Kueshana, author of "The Ultimate Frontier," in
an article he wrote in 1966, Vailixi were first developed in
Atlantis 20,000 years ago, and the most common ones are,
"saucershaped of generally
trapezoidal cross-section with three hemispherical engine pods
on the underside."
"They use a mechanical antigravity
device driven by engines developing approximately 80,000 horse
The Ramayana, Mahabarata and other texts
speak of the hideous war that took place, some ten or twelve
thousand years ago between Atlantis and Rama using weapons of
destruction that could not be imagined by readers until the second
half of this century. The ancient Mahabharata, one of the sources on
Vimanas, goes on to tell the awesome destructiveness of the war:
"...(the weapon was) a single projectile charged with all the power
of the Universe."
"ANCIENT VIMANA AIRCRAFT" - a Contribution by John Burrows Sanskrit
texts are filled with references to gods who fought battles in the
sky using Vimanas equipped with weapons as deadly as any we can
deploy in these more enlightened times. For example, there is a
passage in the Ramayana which reads:
"The Puspaka car that resembles the
Sun and belongs to my brother was brought by the powerful Ravan;
that aerial and excellent car going everywhere at will .... that
car resembling a bright cloud in the sky."
".. and the King [Rama] got in, and
the excellent car at the command of the Raghira, rose up into
the higher atmosphere."
In the Mahabharatra, an ancient Indian
poem of enormous length, we learn that an individual named Asura
Maya had a Vimana measuring twelve cubits in circumference, with
four strong wheels. The poem is a veritable gold mine of information
relating to conflicts between gods who settled their differences
apparently using weapons as lethal as the ones we are capable of
deploying. Apart from ’blazing missiles’, the poem records the use
of other deadly weapons. ’Indra’s Dart’ operated via a circular
When switched on, it produced a ’shaft of light’ which,
when focused on any target, immediately ’consumed it with its
power’. In one particular exchange, the hero, Krishna, is pursuing
his enemy, Salva, in the sky, when Salva’s Vimana, the Saubha is
made invisible in some way. Undeterred, Krishna immediately fires
off a special weapon:
’I quickly laid on an arrow, which killed by
seeking out sound’.
Many other terrible weapons are described, quite matter of factly,
in the Mahabharata, but the most fearsome of all is the one used
against the Vrishis. The narrative records:
"Gurkha flying in his swift and
powerful Vimana hurled against the three cities of the Vrishis
and Andhakas a single projectile charged with all the power of
the Universe. An incandescent column of smoke and fire, as
brilliant as ten thousands suns, rose in all its splendor. It
was the unknown weapon, the Iron Thunderbolt, a gigantic
messenger of death which reduced to ashes the entire race of the
Vrishnis and Andhakas."
It is important to note, that these
kinds of records are not isolated. They can be cross-correlated with
similar reports in other ancient civilizations.
The after-affects of this Iron Thunderbolt have an ominously
recognizable ring. Apparently, those killed by it were so burnt that
their corpses were unidentifiable. The survivors fared little etter,
as it caused their hair and nails to fall out. Perhaps the most
disturbing and challenging, information about these allegedly
mythical Vimanas in the ancient records is that there are some
matter-of-fact records, describing how to build one. In their way,
the instructions are quite precise. In the Sanskrit Samarangana
Sutradhara, it is written:
"Strong and durable must the body of
the Vimana be made, like a great flying bird of light material.
Inside one must put the mercury engine with its iron heating
apparatus underneath. By means of the power latent in the
mercury which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man
sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky. The
movements of the Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend,
vertically descend, move slanting forwards and backwards. With
the help of the machines human beings can fly in the air and
heavenly beings can come down to earth."
The Hakatha (Laws of the Babylonians)
states quite unambiguously:
"The privilege of operating a
machine is great. The knowledge of flight is among the most
ancient of our inheritances. A gift from ’those from upon high’.
We received it from them as a means of saving many lives."
More fantastic still is the information
given in the ancient Chaldean work, The Sifrala, which contains over
one hundred pages of technical details on building a flying machine.
It contains words which translate as graphite rod, copper coils,
crystal indicator, vibrating spheres, stable angles, etc.