The Vedic traditions of India tell us that we are now in the
Fourth Age of mankind.
The Vedas call them the "The Golden Age", "The Silver Age", and
"The Bronze Age" and we are now, according to their scriptures
in the "The Iron Age".
As we approach the end of the 20th
century both Native Americans, Mayans, and Incans, prophecies
claim that we are coming to the end of an age.
The Ramayana describes a Vimana as a double-deck,
circular (cylindrical) aircraft with portholes and a dome. It
flew with the speed of the wind and gave forth a melodious sound
(a humming noise?). Ancient Indian texts on Vimanas are so
numerous it would take several books to relate what they have to
The ancient Indians themselves wrote entire flight manuals
on the control of various types of Vimanas, of which there were
the Shakuna Vimana,
the Sundara Vimana,
the Rukma Vimana and
the Tripura Vimana.
From another ancient manuscript -
The secret of constructing
airplanes, which will not break,
which cannot be cut, will not catch fire, and cannot be
The secret of making planes motionless.
The secret of making planes invisible.
The secret of hearing conversations and other sounds in enemy
The secret of receiving photographs of the interior of enemy
The secret of ascertaining the direction of enemy planes
The secret of making persons in enemy planes lose consciousness.
The secret of destroying enemy planes.
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.
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
measuring twelve cubits in circumference, with four strong
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
Apart from 'blazing missiles', the poem records the use of other
deadly weapons. 'Indra's Dart' operated via a circular
'reflector'. When switched on, it produced a 'shaft of light'
which, when focused on any target, immediately 'consumed it with
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 better, 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:
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
The privilege of operating a flying 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.
'Ancient Indian Aircraft Technology'
From The Anti-Gravity
by D.Hatcher Childress
Many researchers into the UFO enigma tend to overlook a very
important fact. While it assumed that most flying saucers are of
alien, or perhaps Governmental Military origin, another possible
origin of UFOs is ancient India and Atlantis. What we know about
ancient Indian flying vehicles comes from ancient Indian
sources; written texts that have come down to us through the
There is no doubt that most of these texts are
authentic; many are the well known ancient Indian Epics
themselves, and there are literally hundreds of them. Most of
them have not even been translated into English yet from the old sanskrit.
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 six 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
One can certainly understand Ashoka's reasoning for
wanting to keep such knowledge a secret, assuming it exists.
Ashoka was also aware of devastating wars using such advanced
vehicles and other "futuristic weapons" that had destroyed the
ancient Indian "Rama Empire" several thousand years before. Only
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 interstellar
spaceships! 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 pull." 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
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
"how to become as heavy as a mountain of lead."
Indian scientists did not take the texts very seriously, but
then became more positive about the value of them when the
Chinese announced that they were including certain parts of the
data for study in their space program! This was one of the first
instances of a government admitting to be researching
The manuscripts did not say definitely that interplanetary
travel was ever made but did mention, of all things, a planned
trip to the Moon, though it is not clear whether this trip was
actually carried out. However, one of the great Indian epics, the
Ramayana, does have a highly detailed story in it of a trip to
the moon in a Vimana (or "Astra"), and in fact details a battle
on the moon with an "Asvin" (or Atlantean") airship. This is but
a small bit of recent evidence of anti-gravity and aerospace
technology used by Indians.
To really understand the technology, we must go much further
back in time. The so-called "Rama Empire" of Northern India and
Pakistan developed at least fifteen thousand years ago on the
Indian subcontinent and was a nation of many large,
sophisticated cities, many of which are still to be found in the
deserts of Pakistan, northern, and western India. Rama existed,
apparently, parallel to the Atlantean civilization in the mid-
Atlantic Ocean, and was ruled by "enlightened Priest-Kings" who
governed the cities.
The seven greatest capital cities of Rama were known in
classical Hindu texts as The Seven Rishi Cities. According to
ancient Indian texts, the people had flying machines which were
called "Vimanas." The ancient Indian epic describes a
a doubledeck, 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"). The ancient
texts on Vimanas are so numerous, it would take volumes to
relate what they had to say.
The ancient Indians, who
manufactured these ships themselves, wrote entire flight manuals
on the control of the various types of Vimanas, many of which
are still in existence, and some have even been translated into
The Samara Sutradhara is a scientific treatise dealing with
every possible angle of air travel in a Vimana. There are 230
stanzas dealing with the construction, take-off, cruising for
thousand of miles, normal and forced landings, and even possible
collisions with birds. In 1875, the Vaimanika Sastra, a fourth
century B.C. text written by Bharadvajy the Wise, using even
older texts as his source, was rediscovered in a temple in
It dealt with the operation of Vimanas and included information
on the steering, precautions for long flights, protection of the
airships from storms and lightning and how to switch the drive
to "solar energy" from a free energy source which sounds like
The Vaimanika Sastra (or
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 the construction of Vimanas.
This document has been translated into English and is available
by writing the publisher:
VYMAANIDASHAASTRA AERONAUTICS by Maharishi Bharadwaaja,
translated into English and edited,
printed and published by Mr. G. R.Josyer,
Mysore, India, 1979.
Mr. Josyer is the director of the International Academy of
Sanskrit Investigation, located in Mysore.
There seems to be no
doubt that Vimanas were powered by some sort of "anti-gravity."
Vimanas took off vertically, and were capable of hovering in the
sky, like a modern helicopter or dirigible. Bharadvajy the Wise
refers to no less than seventy authorities and 10 experts of air
travel in antiquity.
These sources are now lost. Vimanas were kept in a
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 "yellowish-
white 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 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
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. Writing found at
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
Island, called Rongo-Rongo writing, is also undeciphered, and is
uncannily similar to the Mohenjodaro script.
Was Easter Island an air base for the Rama Empire's Vimana
route? (At the Mohenjo-Daro Vimana-drome, as the passenger
walks down the concourse, he hears the sweet, melodic sound of
the announcer over the loudspeaker, "Rama Airways flight number
seven for Bali, Easter Island, Nazca, and Atlantis is now ready
for boarding. Passengers please proceed to gate number..") in
Tibet, no small distance, and speaks of the "fiery chariot"
"Bhima flew along in his car, resplendent as the sun and
loud as thunder... The flying chariot shone like a flame in the
night sky of summer... it swept by like a comet... It was as if
two suns were shining. Then the chariot rose up and all the
In the Mahavira of Bhavabhuti, a Jain text of the eighth century
culled from older texts and traditions, we read:
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."
Vedas, ancient Hindu poems, thought to be the oldest of all the
Indian texts, describe Vimanas of various shapes and sizes: the
"ahnihotravimana" 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
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 "saucer shaped 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 power.
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. An incandescent column of smoke and flame as
bright as the thousand suns rose in all its splendor. An iron
thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death, which reduced to
ashes the entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas. The
corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable.
The hair and nails fell out; pottery broke without apparent
cause, and the birds turned white.... after a few hours all
foodstuffs were infected.... to escape from this fire, the
soldiers threw themselves in streams to wash themselves and
It would seem that
the Mahabharata is
describing an atomic war! References like this one are not
isolated; but battles, using a fantastic array of weapons and
aerial vehicles are common in all the epic Indian books. One
even describes a Vimana-Vailix battle on the Moon! The above
section very accurately describes what an atomic explosion would
look like and the effects of the radioactivity on the
population. Jumping into water is the only respite.
When the Rishi City of Mohenjodaro was excavated by
archaeologists in the last century, they found skeletons just
lying in the streets, some of them holding hands, as if some
great doom had suddenly overtaken them.
These skeletons are
among the most radioactive ever found, on a par with those found
at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ancient cities whose brick and
stonewalls have literally been vitrified, that is, fused
together, can be found in India, Ireland, Scotland, France,
Turkey and other places. There is no logical explanation for the vitrification of stone forts and cities, except from an atomic
Mohenjo-Daro, a well planned city laid on a grid,
with a plumbing system superior to those used in Pakistan and
India today, the streets were littered with "black lumps of
glass." These globs of glass were discovered to be clay pots
that had melted under intense heat! With the cataclysmic sinking
of Atlantis and the wiping out of Rama with atomic weapons, the
world collapsed into a "stone age" of sorts, and modern history
picks up a few thousand years later. Yet, it would seem that not
all the Vimanas and Vailixi of Rama and Atlantis were gone.
Built to last for thousands of years, many of them would still
be in use, as evidenced by Ashoka's "Nine Unknown Men" and the Lhasa manuscript.
That secret societies or "Brotherhoods" of exceptional,
"enlightened" human beings would have preserved these inventions
and the knowledge of science, history, etc., does not seem
surprising. Many well known historical personages including
Jesus, Buddah, Lao Tzu, Confucious, Krishna, Zoroaster, Mahavira,
Quetzalcoatl, Akhenaton, Moses, and more recent inventors and of
course many other people who will probably remain anonymous,
were probably members of such a secret organization.
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 conquer India.
It has been suggested by
many writers that these "Brotherhoods" keep some of their Vimanas and Vailixi in secret caverns in Tibet or some other
place is Central Asia, and the Lop Nor Desert in western China
is known to be the center of a great UFO mystery. Perhaps it is
here that many of the airships are still kept, in underground
bases much as the Americans, British and Soviets have built
around the world in the past few decades. Still, not all UFO
activity can be accounted for by old Vimanas making trips to the
Moon for some reason.
Unknown alloys have been revealed in the ancient palm leaf
manuscripts. The writer and Sanskrit scholar Subramanyam Iyer
has spent many years of his life deciphering old collections of
palm leaves found in the villages of his native Karnataka in
One of the palm leaf manuscripts they intend to decipher is the Amsu Bodhini, which, according to an anonymous text of 1931,
contains information about,
the different kinds of
light, heat, color, and electromagnetic fields;
the methods used
to construct machines capable of attracting solar rays and, in
turn, of analyzing and separating their energy components;
possibility of conversing with people in remote places and
sending messages by cable;
and the manufacture of machines to
transport people to other planets!