Thursday, January 15, 2015

Talks of 7000-year-old spaceships jolt 102nd Indian science congress

By Arjun Walia via Collective Evolution, 13 January 2014

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance (as seen in the picture), and various other prestigious scientists from all over the world, the Indian Science Congress is probably the last place you would expect a presentation regarding ancient flying machines that could traverse the Solar System. For the first time in the history of the congress, a presentation was given outlining the depiction of these ancient flying ‘space ships.’

These flying machines have been depicted in multiple Sanskrit texts such as the Vedas, the Puranas and more. What’s even more remarkable is the fact that this type of machinery, and the concept of intelligent extraterrestrial life is not limited to ancient Sanskrit (Hinduism and Buddhism), but is found in several different ancient civilizations that span across the globe, according to many scholars and academicians. This doesn’t mean it’s true, but it does mean that the subject should be able to be examined with an open mind, without ridicule and condemnation.

The idea of mixing in a serious talk on ancient Indian flying machines when presentations on more rigid research and science policy issues are being discussed, at a major science conference, in my opinion, is great. It probably opened the minds of many who otherwise would have not even thought about something like this in the first place.

The lecture was given by Captain Anand Bodas, a retired pilot and head of a pilot training facility. The presentation was titled “Ancient Indian Sciences Through Sanskrit.” The lecture sent a jolt through the congress, and didn’t come without any backlash.  A NASA scientist, Ram Prasad Gandhiraman was so upset that he started an online petition demanding that the Indian Science Congress cancel the lecture, because (in his opinion) it mixed science with mythology. (source)

According to RT news, here is one quote from the lecture:

There is a reference to ancient aviation in the Rigveda (Vedic Sanskrit Hymns). The basic structure was of 60 by 60 feet, and in some cases, over 200 feet. They were jumbo planes, the ancient planes had 40 small engines. Today’s aviation does not know even of a flexible exhaust system.” (source)

These types of concepts and ideas have been gaining more popularity, which in turn has lead to mainstream television shows like “Ancient Aliens,’ one that is commonly aired on the discovery channel.

More Information Regarding Ancient Flying Machines In Sanskrit Texts

If you are interested in these concepts, you will probably find the “Vimanas” of the Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Samarangana Sutradhara very interesting.

The Ramayana is a Veda epic that dates back to the fourth/fifth century, B.C. These flying machines are also described in the Mahabharata, another ancient text. One of the vimana’s is described as having “twelve cubits in circumference, with four strong wheels and 20 to 25 feet in circumference and approximately seven feet in diameter.” This is one description of many, from various texts like the description Anand Bodas gave above. (1)

In one passage, a vimana is described as a “chariot that resembles the sun, that aerial and excellent chariot going everywhere at will, resembling a bright cloud in the sky, and the king got in and the excellent chariot rose up into the higher atmosphere.” (1)(2)(3)

They roar off into the sky until they appear like comets.” The Mahabharata and several other Sanskrit texts describe at length these chariots, “powered by winged lighting, it was a ship that soared into the air, flying to both the solar and stellar regions.” (4)

The Samarangana Sutradhara is a classical Indian architecture text written in 1000-1055 AD. In it, whole chapters are devoted to describing ancient airships.

It also describes types of machines as automotive, one stroke engine, remote-control machine and driver-run machine. Keep in mind, this is 1000 years ago. It devotes one full chapter on the building of flying machines. The book does not explain the process of building airplanes completely and says that it has been done purposely, for the sake of secrecy.” – Prabhakar Apte, MA and PhD in Sanskrit. (3)(5)

The Tibetan books of Tantyua and Kantyua mention prehistoric flying machines, which they refer to as “pearls in the sky.” In both books, they emphasize that this knowledge is secret, and should be kept from the masses. The list literally goes on and on and is quite interesting.

Click here to view the Dalai Lama’s thoughts on extraterrestrials.

Again, various texts around the globe, according to many, seem to describe ancient extraterrestrials and UFOs. There is also an abundance of ancient art depicting these types of concepts.

The Samarangana Sutradhara is a classical Indian architecture written in 1000-1055 AD. In it, whole chapters are devoted to describing airships whose tails spout fire and quicksilver. “The world ‘fire’ in ancient texts cannot mean burning fire, for altogether some forty different kinds of “fire,” mainly connected with esoteric and magnetic phenomena, are enumerated.” – Erich Von Daniken (6)

For a more detailed article from CE  that relates to ancient flying machines, please click here.

Here is another related CE article:
10,000 Year Old Rock Paintings Depicting UFOs and Extraterrestrials Discovered In India

Real Or Mythical?

There is more evidence available today suggesting that these stories are real, as opposed to the evidence which suggests they are simply mythological stories that were made up and written about from imagination. I’m referring to the UFO phenomenon, one that continues to gain more attention around the world, and one that has been verified by dozens of governments. This phenomenon seems to corroborate in some form to stories that we find in various ancient texts throughout the world. I won’t go into too much detail here but you can check out these articles for more information on that.

At the same time, many scientists have concluded that very few of the craft it describes would likely be able to fly at all. There is no shortage of differing opinions on this matter.I have a hard time believing that the ancients spent so much time and detail describing these crafts out of pure imagination. What are your thoughts? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.

If You Still Think We Are Alone In The Universe – You Might Want To See This

We are not going to get any further with the old approach which scholars unfortunately still cling to: That doesn’t exist…those are mistakes in translation…those are fanciful exaggerations by the author or copyists.” – Erich Von Daniken (6)

For the latest CE articles on the UFO/Extraterrestrial issue, you can click here.


(1) Mahabharata VIII.31.80
(2) Daniken, Erich. Chariots of The Gods. New York: Berkley Books, 1970
(6)  Daniken, Erich. Chariots of The Gods. New York: Berkley Books, 1970
Dolan, Richard. UFOs For the 21st Century Mind: New York: Richard Dolan Press, 2014

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1 comment:

Flood said...

Very cool article!

As the author asks, real or pure myth? I know little about the subject but I say real. There is much other supporting evidence out there for our collective past being much different than what the mainstream history books say. A few examples are the strange technological devices and artifacts we have unearthed ( such as the anti-kythera mechanism and the crystal skulls) as well as the multiple pyramids and other assorted ruins that have been discovered on the ocean floor and in such locations as eastern europe and egypt. On a related note it has been theorized that along with flying machines and starships there has been planetary and even solar system war here on earth in the ancient past. One theory is that technological mega-weapons were used in warfare, and this is what caused some of the giant craters on mars and made it a dead planet and unable to sustain life on the surface. It has been said that the asteroid belt was once a nearby planet called Marduk, and that as a result of planetary war it was shot to pieces by a giant mega-weapon, hence you have small pieces of it floating about in space now. Modern astrology attempts to assign meaning/energy to these little bits of dead rock floating around in space. Now I'm a student of astrology and I understand the planetary aspect of this, but I always thought giving these remnant asteriods of a dead planet meaning was a little strange.

Always good to hear about such things as this from our past.