posted on Nov, 29 2015 @ 12:24 PM
You may wish to refer this as well . A nice book on Vedic science is written by the same author.
There are lot of references in that chapter and whole book re airplanes in ancient Vedic India.
There are many ancient Vedic texts that describe or contain references to these vimanas, including the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Rig-veda, Yajur-veda,
Atharva-veda, the Yuktilkalpataru of Bhoja (12th century A.D.), the Mayamatam (attributed to the architect Maya), plus other classic Vedic texts like
the Satapathya Brahmana, Markandeya Purana, Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, the Harivamsa, the Uttararamcarita, the Harsacarita, the Tamil text
Jivakacintamani, and others. From the various descriptions in these writings, we find vimanas in many different shapes, including that of long cigars,
blimp-like, saucer-shapes, triangular, and even double-decked with portholes and a dome on top of a circular craft. Some are silent, some belch fire
and make noise, some have a humming noise, and some disappear completely.
These various descriptions are not unlike the reports of UFOs that are seen today. In fact, David Childress, in his book Vimana Aircraft of Ancient
India & Atlantis, provides many reports, both recent and from the last few hundred years, that describe eye witness accounts of encounters with UFOs
that are no different in size and shape than those described in these ancient Vedic texts. Plus, when the pilots are seen close up, either fixing
their craft or stepping outside to look around, they are human-like, sometimes with a Oriental appearance, in clothes that are relatively modern in
style. In other reports, we have read where the craft may have alien type beings on board along with ordinary humans navigating the craft.
The controversial text known as Vimaanika Shastra, said to be byMaharshi Bharadwaja, also describes in detail the construction of what is calledthe
mercury vortex engine. This is no doubt of the same nature as the Vedic Ionengine that is propelled by the use of mercury. Such an engine was built
byShivkar Bapuji Talpade, based on descriptions in the Rig-veda, which hedemonstrated in Mumbai (Bombay), India in 1895.
Additional information on the mercury engines used in the vimanas can be found in the ancient Vedic text called the Samarangana Sutradhara. This text
also devotes 230 verses to the use of these machines in peace and war. We will not provide the whole description of the mercury vortex engine here,
but we will include a short part of William Clendenon's translation of the Samarangana Sutradhara from his 1990 book, Mercury, UFO Messenger of the
"Inside the circular air frame, place the mercury-engine with its electric/ultrasonic mercury boiler at the bottom center. 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 in a most marvelous
manner. Four strong mercury containers must be built into the interior structure. When those have been heated by controlled fire from iron containers,
the vimana develops thunder-power through the mercury. At once it becomes like a pearl in the sky."
This provides a most simplistic idea of the potential of the mercury engines. This is one kind of a propulsion mechanism that the vimanas of Kali-yuga
may use. Other variations are also described. Not only do these texts contain directions on how to make such engines, but they also have been found to
contain flight manuals, aerial routes, procedures for normal and forced landings, instructions regarding the condition of the pilots, clothes to wear
while flying, the food to bring and eat, spare parts to have, metals of which the craft needs to be made, power supplies, and so on. Other texts also
provide instructions on avoiding enemy craft, how to see and hear what occupants are saying in enemy craft, how to become invisible, and even what
tactics to use in case of collisions with birds. Some of these vimanas not only fly in the sky, but can also maneuver on land and fly into the sea and
travel under water.