A venerated ancient flying machine of the Gods – the Vimana

In ancient Hindu mythology, strange flying vehicles called "Vimanas" are described in detail. These machines were capable of flight and were sometimes called "the Chariots of the Gods".

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An artist's rendering of a flying space ship. Depositphotos.
An artist's rendering of a flying space ship. Depositphotos.

In 1903, the Wright brothers developed the first flying machine, according to traditional history. In India, however, flying vehicles, known as Vimanas, were already being discussed thousands of years ago.
The ancient Vimanas are a crucial part of the ancient Hindu culture, and Sanskrit writings that date back thousands of years ago, describe the different forms and materials of construction.

The Vimanas, the vehicle of the gods

Among other things, it is said that these mysterious machines were used in impressive combat thousands of years before the idea of a “conventional” aircraft was put forth by the Wright brothers.
Descriptions of mighty Vimanas can be found in the Mahabharata, a story that describes great conflicts several thousand years before Christ. Vimanas are mentioned 41 times along with other advanced weapons, experts believe.

“Gurkha, flying a swift and powerful vimana (fast aircraft)
hurled a single projectile (rocket) charged with the power
of the Universe (nuclear device). An incandescent column of
smoke and flame, as bright as ten thousand suns, rose with
all its splendor.
It was an unknown weapon, 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.

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 their
equipment.” — The Mahabharata

In the Ramayana, the adventures of princess Sita, kidnapped by the evil Ravana, are narrated, and the powerful Puspaka, another flying machine, is well documented. The ancient accounts describe the ancient vimana as a massive luminous cloud, which rose “beyond” the atmosphere. 

From the Mahabharata, we have another interesting quote; “Bhisma flew with his Vimana on an enormous ray which was as brilliant as the sun and made a noise like the thunder of a storm.”

Evidence of advanced ancient civilizations?

As Dr. V. Raghavan, former professor of Sanskrit at the University of Madras, explained, there are many documents that prove the existence of extraterrestrials dating back thousands of years.

In translations of the Vedas and other ancient Sanskrit texts, there is a wealth of information about flying machines and even science fiction weapons.

“I have been convinced for fifty years that there are living creatures on other planets and that they visited Earth 6,000 years ago.”

Vimanas are also mentioned in the Ramayana. It suggests that 16 types of metals are necessary to make a Vimana, of which there are only 3 on Earth.

Ruth Reyna, from the University of Chandigarh, translated some of the texts from Sanskrit where “anti-gravitational force” is described and this is supposedly a force that the Yogis used to levitate.

The Vimanas traveled through space using this technology, according to research. According to these ancient texts, the descriptions of the Vimana are accurate. All we need to do in order to successfully build a Vimana is figure out how to obtain the remaining metals.

In other ancient cultures, we have similar descriptions of flying ships, which are curiously very similar to the Vimanas. Does this tell us that, in some way, ancient civilizations had the ability to build more advanced vehicles than the current ones? Or are these accounts no more than myths and stories? You be the judge.

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