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 lightening and how to
switch the drive to "solar energy" from a free energy source
which sounds like "anti-gravity."
The Vaimanika Sastra (or Vymaanika-Shaastra) has eight
chapters with diagrams, describing three types of aircraft,
including apparatuses that could neither catch on fire nor
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 (sorry, no
street address). Mr. Josyer is the director of the
International Academy of Sanskrit Investigation located in
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 70
authorities and 10 experts of air travel in antiquity. These
sources are now lost.
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
The "yellowish white liquid" sounds suspiciously
like gasoline, and perhaps Vimanas had a number of different
propulsion sources, including combustion engines and even
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
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 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.
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"
thusly: "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 heaven
In 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
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.