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Vimana Ancient Flying Mystery Machines

It has often been said ‘there is nothing new under the sun’. Ancient civilizations have left remains that give credence to the theories of advanced technologies centuries before they were ‘invented’ as we know them. Were stories of gods and goddesses actual representations of powerful kings and leaders of societies that fell under the weight of their own power? Or are they simply myths and legends passed from generations to explain ancient mysteries? As with many unknowns, there are answers we will likely never find, however the clues that are often discovered lend credence to societies being much more advanced in the years before recorded civilization than previously assumed.

One ancient society in particular seems to have captured the interest of many, especially those who subscribe to the ancient astronaut theories. The Rama Empire of India has its roots in the Hindu epics of the Ramayan and Mahabharata, both of which give a dramatic and likely exaggerated account of the battles and victories of India’s ancient world. The battle between the protagonist Rama and his enemy Ravana is illustrated in the Ramayana, and in the tale, Ravana is said to kidnap Rama’s wife Sita and took her away in his aircraft, referred to as Pushpaka Viman or ‘flowered chariot’ according to some translations. This chariot, some believe, was a flying chariot, as some of the translations lean toward these crafts being able to travel by air. In the Ramayana, it speaks of the chariots ‘roaring’ off in to the sky, appearing as comets.

Vimana Hieroglyphics

Other ancient cities have remains and carvings that indicate at the very least a belief in human beings having the capability of traveling through the air. Some argue that these artifacts represent animals, and quite possibly they do. However there is enough data that has been recovered to at least give the mind pause to wonder – just exactly what was ancient civilization capable of creating and how much of it is even left to be found? Did the gods and goddesses of the Hindu epics and legends actually exist in reality. Was the ‘pushpaka viman’ just an interesting bit to add to a dramatic story – or do the flat indentations in the Sri Lanka landscape indicate that at one time aircraft was landing there? Those questions won’t likely find definitive answers, however there are enough clues that when combined with other ancient astronaut theories make one wonder the possibilities.

Some History and Meaning of Vimana

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The word ‘vimana’ is translated from the Sanskrit to mean ‘traversing’ or ‘having been measured out’. The Vedas, which are ancient texts that are believed to be the oldest writings in Hinduism, often make references that can be interpreted as having knowledge of aircraft or ‘flying chariots.’ The deities of the Sun as well as other celestial beings were said to fly in chariots across the sky. Some of the words in the spiritual songs of the Rigveda speak of great flying birds with wheels – which may be a metaphor describing the Cosmic wheel, however some believe it opens the possibilities to ancient aircraft, and perhaps adds another piece to the mystery and theory of ancient astronauts.

In the Ramayana, one of the two Hindu epics allegedly written by the sage Valmiki, the first reference to the vimana as a flying machine is mentioned as a method of transportation by the antagonist of the story, Ravana. According to the legend, the ‘pushpaka viman’ was designed specifically for Brahma, the god of all creation. Brahma’s half brother Ravana is often referred to as the ‘demon king’, and it is said that he stole the aircraft along with the city of Lanka. Unwilling to work alongside with Brahma, he went against his brother and tried to take over the entire region – and in the epic, he would have succeeded had it not been for Rama, alleged to be the seventh representation of the god Vishnu, who defeated and killed him.

In the other Valmiki epic Mahabharata there are many more references to aircraft, especially during King Salva’s attack on Dwaraka, the capital of Krisna. His machine was referred to as Saubha-pura, and it was said that he “showered hails, and missiles from the sky” indicating an air raid attack. It also speaks of these craft landing in the sea and rising up again to attack from several thousand feet above ground level. Krishna retaliated, in what is interpreted by some as a powerful weapon that shot artillery from the ground to the air. The craft was brought down after breaking into many parts from the impact.

A document from about the third century BC also offers some insight into what may have been an advanced society. The Arthasastra of Kautilya makes reference to a type of mechanic known by the name Saubhika. Even looking at some of the Vedic literature of the flying chariots, it is apparent that at least the notion of air travel and flying machines was around much longer than the last couple of centuries.

The Vimana Evidence of Ancient Flying Craft or More Questions?

The Vimana Evidence of Ancient Flying Craft?

But is there actually evidence left behind that tells a deeper story than what we have commonly come to accept as fact as far as the evolution of humankind? Do the flattened indentations that have been part of the Sri Lanka landscape for centuries tell the story of flying aircraft, or ‘vimana’? There are some who believe those indentations are part of the original landing strips for Ravana’s aircraft. There are also drawings and artifacts that might give a little more insight as to what ancient human beings were capable of – and the possibilities of what technology they accomplished.

Vimana Drawing

The Mauryan dynasty saw the leadership of the powerful, arrogant king Ashoka. It has been said that he was very secretive about the technology that had been passed through the centuries, and even had a ‘secret society’ of nine men whose names have been lost to time – likely because King Ashoka wanted it that way. Not only were these advanced technologies a means to greater power, by the same token, there was also the fear that the technology in the wrong hands could lead to Ashoka’s downfall. He knew of the destruction to the fabled Rama Empire because of aircraft that was turned into military artillery, and likely feared a revolt if the technology was known to others. These men wrote books of this technology, one going into detail of the ‘secret of gravitiation’. Historians and scientists argue that these writings do not speak of controlling gravity, and that the books themselves are only assumed to exist in reality. Translations of writings that are not made public in their original form leave even more speculation as to their authenticity. Then again – we must remember it has been speculated in other instances that the truth of history has been hidden from the general populace so a select few can have access and control.

It is true that the actual evidence of ancient aircraft in India is scant and open to interpretation. The drawings and artifacts that depict the god and goddesses flying in chariots or ‘vimanas’ as well as the epic stories that have been told in some ways simply open the gateway for more questions than they answer.

It is highly possible that the legends were just that – legends. However, with the other areas of the world where similar hieroglyphics are found, it gives even more weight to the belief that at one time, civilization saw the same technologies that we are just now beginning to rediscover.

The question remains that if all of that is true… have we learned anything?

Written by Angela Sangster, Copyright 2011 AlienUFOTruth.com

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2 Comments
  1. Hi
    “The question is, if all of this is true … have we learned anything?”

    This question is partly the problem in my view. If If If. Is ancient Myth and Legend ancient fact or fiction? If regarded as fiction or is it in fact fiction -- then we have learned new things technologically, if, as I believe, it is ancient fact, there’s still more to come. Obviously, the ancient gods brought with them the advanced technology for their use only whilst on this colonised planet Earth, eventually departing taking with them all and destroying what was left behind. The million dollar question is -- Why did they depart after occupying the Earth for thousands of years? And, in the process populating it with human beings -- their creations. Their presence is still about in its pure form roaming our skies and space but, in a clandestine manner -- Why?

  2. Please make a correction. Ravana was not brother or half brother of Lord Brahma. He was one of Lord Brahma’s sons. Hence, was known as Brahmin by birth.

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