Writings tell of UFO visit in 4,000
Contributed by John Burrows
India, according to
Dr.V. Raghavan, retired head of the Sanskrit department of India's prestigious University of Madras, was alone in playing host to
in prehistory. Dr. Raghavan contends that centuries-old documents in Sanskrit (the
classical language of India and Hinduism) prove that aliens from outer space visited his
"Fifty years of researching this ancient works convinces me that there
are livings beings on other planets, and that they visited earth as far back as4,000 B.C.,
The scholar says.
"There is a just a mass of fascinating information about flying
machines, even fantastic science fiction weapons, that can be found in translations of the
Vedas (scriptures), Indian epics, and other ancient Sanskrit text."
(writings), there is notion of divine lighting and ray weapons, even a kind of hypnotic
weapon. And in the Ramayana (writings), there is a description of Vimanas, or flying
machines, that navigated at great heights with the aid of quicksilver and a great
propulsive wind. "These were space vehicles similar to the so-called flying saucers
reported throughout the world today.
even describes a beautiful chariot which 'arrived shining,
a wonderful divine car that sped through the air'. In another passage, there is mention of
a chariot being seen 'sailing overhead like a moon.' "The references in the
Mahabharata are no less astounding: `
At Rama`s behest, the magnificent chariot rose up to a
mountain of cloud with a tremendous din.` Another passage reads: `Bhima 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." In the ancient Vymanka-Shastra (science of aeronautics), there
is a description of a Vimana: "An apparatus which can go by its own force,
from one place
to place or globe to globe." Dr. Raghavan points out, "The text`s revelations
become even more astounding. Thirty-one parts-of which the machine consists-are described,
including a photographing mirror underneath.
The text also enumerates 16 kinds of metal
that are needed to construct the flying vehicle: `Metals suitable, lighare 16 kinds. `But
only three of them are known to us today. The rest remain untranslatable." Another
authority who agrees with Dr. Raghavan`s interpretations is Dr. A.V. Krishna
professor of aeronautics at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. "It is
true," Dr. Krishna Murty says, "that the ancient Indian Vedas and other text refer
to aeronautics, spaceships, flying machines, ancient astronauts. "A study of the
Sanskrit texts has convinced me that ancient India did know the secret of building flying
machines-and that those machines were patterned after spaceships coming from other
The Vedic traditions of India tell us that we
are now in the Fourth Age of mankind. The Vedas call them the "The Golden Age",
"The Silver Age", and "The Bronze Age" and we are now, according to
their scriptures in the "The Iron Age". As we approach the end of the 20th
century both Native Americans, Mayans, and Incans, prophecies claim that we are coming to
the end of an age. Sanskrit texts are filled with references to Gods who fought battles in
the sky using Vimanas equipped with weapons as deadly as any we can deploy in these more
there is a passage in the Ramayana which reads:
The Puspaka car that resembles the Sun
and belongs to my brother was brought by the powerful Ravan; that aerial and excellent car
going everywhere at will.... that car resembling a bright cloud in the sky.".. and
the King [Rama] got in, and the excellent car at the command of the Raghira, rose up into
the higher atmosphere."
Mahabharata, an ancient Indian poem of
enormous length, we learn that an individual named Asura Maya had a Vimana measuring
twelve cubits in circumference, with four strong wheels. The poem is a veritable gold mine
of information relating to conflicts between gods who settled their differences apparently
using weapons as lethal as the ones we are capable of deploying.
Apart from 'blazing missiles',
the poem records the use of other deadly weapons. 'Indra's Dart' operated via a circular
'reflector'. When switched on, it produced a 'shaft of light' which, when focused on any
target, immediately 'consumed it with its power'. In one particular exchange, the hero,
Krishna, is pursuing his enemy, Salva, in the sky, when Salva's Vimana, the Saubha is made
invisiblein some way. Undeterred, Krishna immediately fires off a special weapon: 'I
quickly laid on an arrow, which killed by seeking out sound'.
Many other terrible weapons are described, quite matter of factly, in the
Mahabharata, but the most fearsome of all is the one used against the Vrishis. The
Gurkha flying in his swift and powerful
Vimana hurled against the three cities of the Vrishis and Andhakas a single projectile
charged with all the power of the Universe. An incandescent column of smoke and fire, as
brilliant as ten thousands suns, rose in all its splendor. It was the unknown weapon, the
Iron Thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashesthe entire race of
the Vrishnis and Andhakas.
It is important to note, that these kinds of records are not isolated. They can be
cross-correlated with similar reports in other ancient civilizations.
The after-affects of this Iron Thunderbolt have anonymously recognizable ring. Apparently, those killed by it were so burnt that their
corpses were unidentifiable. The survivors fared little ether, as it caused their hair and
nails to fall out. Perhaps the most disturbing and challenging, information about these
allegedly mythical Vimanas in the ancient records is that there are some matter-of-fact
records, describing how to build one. In their way, the instructions are quite precise. In the Sanskrit
it is written:
The Bhagavad Gita has
influenced great Americans from Thoreau to Oppenheimer. Its message of letting
go of the fruits of one’s actions is just as relevant today as it was when it
was first written more than two millennia ago.
Strong and durable must the body of the
made, like a great flying bird of light material. Inside one must put the mercury engine
with its iron heating apparatus underneath. 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. The movements of the Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend,
vertically descend, move slanting forwards and backwards. With the help of the machines
human beings can fly in the air and heavenly beings can come down to earth.
The Hakatha (Laws of the Babylonians) states quite unambiguously:
The privilege of operating a flying machine is
great. The knowledge of flight is among the most ancient of our inheritances. A gift from
'those from upon high'. We received it from them as a means of saving
fantastic still is the information given in the ancient Chaldean work, The
contains over one hundred pages of technical details on building a flying machine. It
contains words which translate as graphite rod, copper coils, crystal indicator, vibrating
spheres, stable angles, etc. 'Ancient Indian Aircraft Technology'
From The Anti-Gravity Handbook
by D. Hatcher Childress.
Many researchers into the UFO enigma tend to overlook a very important
fact. While it assumed that most flying saucers are of alien, or perhaps Governmental
Military origin, another possible origin of UFOs is ancient India and Atlantis. What we
know about ancient Indian flying vehicles comes from ancient Indian sources; written texts
that have come down to us through the centuries. There is no doubt that most of these
texts are authentic; many arethe well known ancient Indian Epics themselves, and there are
literally hundreds of them. Most of them have not even been translated into English
the old sanskrit.
The Indian Emperor Ashoka started a "Secret Society of
the Nine Unknown Men": great Indian scientists who were supposed to catalogue the many
sciences. Ashoka kept their work secret because he was afraid that the advanced
science catalogued by these men, culled from ancient Indian sources, would be used
evil purpose of war, which Ashoka was strongly against, having beenconverted to Buddhism
after defeating a rival army in a bloody battle. The"Nine Unknown Men" wrote a
total of nine books, presumably one each. Book number was "The Secrets of
Gravitation!" This book, known to historians, but not actually seen by them dealt
chiefly with "gravity control." It is presumably still around somewhere, kept in
a secret library in India, Tibet or else where (perhaps even in North America somewhere).
One can certainly understand Ashoka's reasoning for wanting to keep such knowledge a
secret, assuming it exists. Ashoka was also aware of devastating wars using such advanced
vehicles and other "futuristic weapons" that had destroyed the ancient Indian
"Rama Empire" several thousand years before.
Only a few years ago, the Chinese discovered some Sanskrit documents in Lhasa, Tibet and sent them to the University of Chandrigarh to be translated. Dr. Ruth
Reyna of the University said recently that the documents contain directions for building
interstellar spaceships! Their method of propulsion, she said, was "anti-
gravitational" and was based upon a system analogous to that of "laghima,"
the unknown power of the ego existing in man's physiological makeup, "a centrifugal
force strong enough tocounteract all gravitational pull." According to Hindu Yogis,
it is this "laghima" which enables a person to levitate. Dr. Reyna said that on
board these machines, which were called "Astras" by the text, the ancient Indians
could have sent a detachment of men onto any planet,according to the document, which is
thought to be thousands of years old. Themanuscripts were also said to reveal the secret
of "antima"; "the cap ofinvisibility" and "garima";
"how to become as heavy as a mountain of lead."Naturally, Indian scientists did
not take the texts very seriously, but thenbecame more positive about the value of them
when the Chinese announced that they were including certain parts of the data for study in
their spaceprogram! This was one of the first instances of a government admitting to be
researching anti-gravity. The manuscripts did not say definitely that interplanetary
travel was evermade but did mention, of all things, a planned trip to the Moon, though it
is not clear whether this trip was actually carried out.
However, one of the great Indian epics,the
Ramayana, does have a highly detailed story in it of atrip to the moon in a Vihmana (or
"Astra"), and in fact details a battle on themoon with an "Asvin" (or
Atlantean") airship. This is but a small bit ofrecent evidence of anti-gravity and
aerospace technology used by Indians. To really understand the technology, we must go much
further back in time. The so-called "Rama Empire" of Northern India and Pakistan
developed at leastfifteen thousand years ago on the Indian subcontinent and was a nation
of manylarge, sophisticated cities, many of which are still to be found in the deserts of
Pakistan, northern, and western India. Rama existed, apparently, parallel to the Atlantean
civilization in the mid- Atlantic Ocean, and wasruled by "enlightened
Priest-Kings" who governed the cities.
Vimana in Ancient India - By Dileep Kumar Kanjilal).
For more on Ramayana, refer to
Glimpses XIX, Hindu
War in Ancient India,
The seven greatest capital cities of Rama were known in classical Hindu texts
as The Seven Rishi Cities According to ancient Indian texts, the people had flying
machines which were called "Vimanas." The ancient Indian epic describes a Vimana
as a double deck, circular aircraft with portholes and a dome, much as we would imagine a
flying saucer. It flew with the "speed of the wind" and gave forth
a "melodious sound." There were at least four different types of
saucer shaped, others like long cylinders ("cigar shaped airships").
The ancient Indian texts on Vimanas are so
numerous, it would take volumes to relate what they had to say. The ancient Indians, who
manufactured these ships themselves, wrote entire flight manuals on the control of the
various types of Vimanas, many of which are still in existence, and some have even been
translated into English. The Samaraanganasutraadhaara
is a scientific treatise dealing with every
possible angle of air travel in a Vimana.
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 Bharadwaj the
Wise, using even older texts as his source, was
rediscovered in a temple in India. It dealt with the operation of Vimanas and included
information on the steering, precautions for long flights, protection of the airships from
storms and lightning 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 break. 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:
AERONAUTICS by Maharishi Bharadwaaja,
translated into English and edited, printed and
published by Mr. G. R.Josyer, Mysore, India, 1979.
G. R. Josyer is the director of the
International Academy of Sanskrit Investigation, located in Mysore. 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
Bharadwaj the Wise refers to no less than seventy
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 propulsion. The "yellowish- white liquid" sounds suspiciously like
gasoline, and perhaps Vimanas had a number of different propulsion sources, including
combustion engines and even "pulse-jet" engines. It is interesting to note, that
the Nazis developed the first practical pulse-jet engines for their V-8 rocket "buzz
(image source: Vishwa
Hindu Parishad of America. Inc - 2002 calendar).
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 Mahabharata, and the Ramayana, one
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
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
and still un deciphered, has also been found in one
other place in the world: Easter Island! Writing on Easter Island, called Rongo-Rongo
writing, is also un deciphered, 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 loud speaker," 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" thus: "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 brightened." In the Mahavira of Bhavabhuti, a Jain text of the eighth century
culled from older texts and traditions, we read: "An aerial chariot, the
conveysmany people to the capital of Ayodhya.
The sky is full of stupendousflying-machines, dark as night,but picked out by lights with a
yellowishglare." The Vedas, ancient Hindu poems, thought to be the oldest of all
theIndian texts, describe Vimanas of various shapes and sizes: the
"ahnihotravimana" 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 Indiantexts are to be believed.
Atlanteans, known as "Asvins" in the Indian
writings, were apparently even more advanced technologically than the Indians,
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. Similar, if not identical to
Vailixi were generally "cigar shaped" and had the capability of manoeuvering
underwater as well as in the atmosphere or even outer space. Other vehicles, like
were saucer shaped, and could apparently also be submerged.
According to Eklal
Kueshana, author of
"The Ultimate Frontier," in an article he wrote in 1966:
Vailixi were first developed in Atlantis 20,000
years ago, and the most common ones are "saucer shaped of generally trapezoidal
cross- section with three hemispherical engine pods on the underside. They use a
mechanical antigravity device driven by engines developing approximately 80,000 horse
power. The Ramayana, Mahabharata and other texts speak of the hideous war that took place,
some ten or twelve thousand years ago between Atlantis and Rama using weapons of
destruction that could not be imagined by readers until the second half of this century.
The ancient Mahabharata, one of the sources on Vimanas, goes on to tell the awesome
destructiveness of the war: "...(the weapon was) a single projectile
charged with all
the power of the Universe. An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as the
thousand suns rose in all its splendor. 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. The 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..."
It would seem that the Mahabharata is describing an
atomic war! References like this one are not isolated; but battles, using a fantastic array
of weapons and aerial vehicles are common in all the epic Indian
One even describes a Vimana-Vailixbattle on the Moon! The above section very accurately
describes what an atomic explosion would look like and the effects of the radioactivity on
the population. Jumping into water is the only respite. When the Rishi City of Mohenjodaro
was excavated by archaeologists in the last century, they found skeletons just lying in
the streets, some of them holding hands, as if some great doom had suddenly overtaken
them. These skeletons are among the most radioactive ever found, on a par with those found
at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ancient cities whose brick and stonewalls have literally been
vitrified, that is-fused together, can be found in India, Ireland, Scotland, France,
Turkey and other places. There is no logical explanation for the vitrification of stone
forts and cities, except from an atomic blast.
at Mohenjo-Daro, a well planned city laid on a grid, with a plumbing system superior to
those used in Pakistan and India today, the streets were littered with "black lumps of
glass." These globs of glass were discovered to be clay pots that had melted under
intense heat! With the cataclysmic sinking of Atlantis and the wiping out of Rama with
atomic weapons, the world collapsed into a "stone age" of sorts, and modern
history picks up a few thousand years later Yet, it would seem that not all the Vimanas
and Vailixi of Rama and Atlantis were gone. Built to last for thousands of years, many of
them would still be in use, as evidenced by Ashoka's "Nine Unknown Men" and the
That secret societies or "Brotherhoods" of exceptional,
"enlightened" human beings would have preserved these inventions and the
knowledge of science, history, etc., does not seem surprising. Many well known historical
personages including Jesus, Buddah, Lao Tzu, Confucious, Krishna, Zoroaster,
Mahavira, Quetzalcoatl, Akhenaton, Moses, and more recent inventors and of course many other people
who will probably remain anonymous, were probably members of such a secret organization.
It is interesting to note that when Alexander the Great invaded India more than two
thousand years ago, his historians chronicled that at one point they were attacked by
"flying, fiery shields" that dove at his army and frightened the cavalry. These
"flying saucers" did not use any atomic bombs or beam weapons on Alexander's
army however, perhaps out of benevolence, and Alexander went on to conquer India. It has
been suggested by many writers that these "Brotherhoods" keep some of their
Vimanas and Vailixi in secret caverns in Tibet or some other place is Central Asia, and
the Lop Nor Desert in western China is known to be the center of a great UFO mystery.
Perhaps it is here that many of the airships are still kept, in underground bases much as
the Americans, British and Soviets have built around the world in the past few decades.
Still, not all UFO activity can be accounted for by old Vimanas making trips to the Moon
for some reason. Unknown alloys have been revealed in the ancient palm leaf manuscripts.
The writer and Sanskrit scholar Subramanyam Iyer has
spent many years of his life deciphering old collections of palm leaves found in the
villages of his native Karnataka in southern India. One of the palm leaf manuscripts they
intend to decipher is the Amsu Bodhini, which, according to an anonymous text of 1931,
contains information about the planets; the different kinds of light, heat, color, and
electromagnetic fields; the methods used to construct machines capable of attracting solar
rays and, in turn, of analysing and separating their energy components; the possibility of
conversing with people in remote places and sending messages by cable; and the manufacture
of machines to transport people to other planets!
- Contributed by John Burrows.
refer to Vymanika
Shashtra - Aeronautical Society of India.
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In one episode, for example, the Vrishnis, a tribe whose warriors include the hero
Krishna, are beset by the forces of a leader named Salva.
"The cruel Salva had come mounted on the Saubha chariot
that can go anywhere, and from it he killed many valiant Vrishni youths and evilly
devastated all city parks."
The Saubha is at once Salva's city, flagship, and
battle headquarters. In it, he can fly wherever he chooses. Fortunately, the Vrishni
heroes are similarly well equipped, and at one point have Salva at their mercy. The hero
Pradyumna is about to finish him off with a special weapon, when the highest gods stop him
"Not a man in battle is safe from this arrow," they say, and declare that Salva
will fall to Krishna.
Krishna took to the sky in pursuit of
Salva, but his
Saubha clung to the sky at a leagues length... He threw at me rockets, missiles, spears,
spikes, battleaxes, three-bladed javelins, flame-throwers, without pausing... The sky...
seemed to hold a hundred suns, a hundred moons... and a hundred myriad stars. Neither day
nor night could be made out, or the points of a compass.
Krishna, however, wards off Salva's attack with what
sounds like antiballistic missiles; I warded them off as they loomed towards me
With my swift-striking shafts, as they flashed through the sky, And I cut them into two or
three pieces with mine --
There was a great din in the sky above.
However, the Saubha becomes invisible. Krishna then
loads a special weapon, perhaps an ancient version of a smart bomb? I quickly laid on an arrow, which killed by seeking out
sound, to kill them... All the Danavas [Salva's troops] who had been screeching lay dead,
killed by the blazing sun like arrows that were triggered by sound.
However, the Sauba itself escaped the attack. Krishna
fires his "favorite fire weapon" at it, a discus shaped like the "haloed
sun". The discus breaks the Saubha in two, and the city falls from the sky, killing
Salva. This is the end of the Mahabharata.
One of the most intriguing thing about it is that the
use of Pradyumna's special arrow, from which "not a man in battle is safe", was
outlawed by the gods. What sort of weapon could this be? Another chapter, describing the
use of the Agneya weapon by the hero Adwattan. When the weapon, a "blazing missile of
smokeless fire" is unleashed;
" Dense arrows of flame, like a great shower, issued forth
upon creation, encompassing the enemy... A thick gloom swiftly settled upon the Pandava
hosts. All points of the compass were lost in darkness. Fierce winds began to blow. Clouds
roared upward, showering dust and gravel.
Birds coaked madly... the very elements seemed disturbed. The sun seemed to
waver in the heavens. The earth shook, scorched by the terrible violent heat
of this weapon. Elephants burst into flame and ran to and fro in a frenzy...
over a vast area, other animals crumpled to the ground and died. From all
points of the compass the arrows of flame rained continuously and fiercely."
And if that sounded like a firestorm, then a similar
weapon fired by Gurkha sounds like nothing less than a nuclear blast complete with
Gurkha, flying in his swift and powerful Vimana, hurled against the three cities of the
Vrishnis and Andhakas a single projectile charged with all the power of the universe. An
incandescent column of smoke and fire, as brilliant as ten thousand suns, rose in all its
splendor. It was the unknown weapon, the iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death
which reduced to ashes the entire race of Vrishnis and Andhakas.
The corpses were so burnt they were no longer recognizable. Hair and nails fell out.
Pottery broke without cause... Foodstuffs were poisoned. To escape, the warriors threw
themselves in streams to wash themselves and their equipment.
The Indian Vimana -