A book titled “Brihad Vimana. Shastra” by Shri Bramhamuni. Parivrajaka was published in the year [1]. It contains verses in. Sanskrit (describing aircraft) . Vaimanika Shastra is a very strange illustrated book about ancient flying machines from Hindu India. Here you can download the PDF and read. In fact he deferred the publication of Vimana Shastra and other ancient works The information on Yantra Vimana Shastra published in in the .. one with the hindi translation is called brihad vimana shastra (the larger.

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They look like brutalist wedding cakes, with minaretshuge ornithopter wings and dinky propellers. In my pursuit to happiness, I share everything I learn on this blog. A critical review pronounced Josyer’s introduction to be “least scholarly by any standards” and said that “the people connected with publication — directly or indirectly — are solely to blame either for distorting or hiding the history of the manuscripts”, perhaps in an attempt to “eulogise and glorify whatever they can find about our past, even without valid evidence”.

Articles containing Sanskrit-language text All articles that may contain original research Articles that may contain original research from January While wandering, he met a great saint at Kolarwho initiated him into spirituality and revealed to him several shastras, including the Vimana Shastra.

As an Indian, who has a relatively fair knowledge of the so called scriptures, I personally thought that some of their claims briahd more fabricated than real. However in the end, Mr.

Did Ancient Indians Actually Fly Aircrafts?

Subbaraya Shastry was a mystic from Anekalwho was reputed to speak out verses slokas whenever he got inspiration, described by Josyer as “a walking lexicon gifted with occult perception”. The sage Maharshi Bharadwaja?

If there is a an ancient text that talks about weird flying objects and machinery, that should make the scientific mind curious. Damn, we literally had a ‘shastra’ for planes – of course we were a science superpower. Venkatachala Sharma in the early s completing it in We’ve cited the Journal where we’re getting this stuff from, so you can challenge them if you feel like it.


According to the history unearthed by Mukunda et al. Connect with me facebook linkedin quora twitter whatsapp. Having said that, the basis of science is curiosity. Sharma to whom the text was originally dictatedand based on the linguistic analysis of the text, the review concluded that it came into existence sometime between and Bodas, a pilot, and Ameya Jadhav, who holds in an M.

This article contains Indic text. Imagine years from now. So, at the Science conference lately, someone commented that there are scriptures available that talk about aircrafts being flown in ancient India. We went through this detailed debunking of our high flying mythology by the fine folks at the Indian Institute of Science.

Each of these types had been fully described. You can download Mr. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore — H. We are essentially looking through two different lenses here.

That is where we need to put on our thinking caps. Mukunda In this paper, Mr. Tech Probe Mahindra Treo. A Hindi translation was published inwhile the Sanskrit text with an English translation was published in And there has been sharp criticism from different sectors all around including scientists from within the forum, atheists, politicians and everyone in between.

Retrieved September 9, The drawings definitely point to a knowledge of modern machinery. The text and the drawings do not correlate with each other even thematically. Bodas, speaking to the news media, has said that the aeroplanes of Vedic times could fly not only from country to country, but also “from planet to planet. It is unlikely the text was his own invention. The extant text is claimed to be only a small one-fortieth part of a larger work Yantra Sarvaswa “All about machines” [6] composed by Maharishi Bharadwaj and other sages for the “benefit of all mankind”.

Josyer showed some types of designs and drawing of a helicopter-type cargo-loading plane, specially meant for carrying combustibles and ammunition, passenger aircraft carrying to persons, double and treble-decked aircraft. A study by aeronautical and mechanical engineering researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalorein concluded that the aircraft briuad in the text were “poor concoctions” and that briha author showed a complete lack of understanding of aeronautics.


Let’s make it a better life. The paper talks further about more mechanical details about the fuel used in Vimanasthe types of Vimanas as described in the texts here. It contains shlokas in 8 chapters which Shastry claimed was psychically delivered to him by the ancient Hindu sage Bharadvaja.

Vaimanika Shastra free PDF e-book version

Would we be able to document, preserve and replicate all that we are doing briahd then, explaining it all to the civilizations then?

Regarding the “Rukma Vimana”, the study noted, “If the craft is taken to mean what the drawing and the text say, it can be stated bdihad the craft is a decided impossibility”. All that may be said is that thematically the drawings ought to be ruled out of discussion.

Josyer, titled Vymanika Shastra.

In my pursuit to happiness, I share everything I’ve learnt on this blog. In his introduction, Hare writes. And the text, as it stands, is incomplete and ambiguous by itself and incorrect at many places. Josyer then tells how he was visited by “Miss Jean Lyon, journalist of Toronto and New York” for an interview, and how Lyon in her Just Half a World Away concluded that he was “guilty of a rabid nationalism, seeking to wipe out everything since the Vedas “.

Not trying to judge anyone or pass my remarks on them or their studies. Ellappa, a draughtsman at a local engineering college in Bangaloreunder the direction of Shastry, which had been missed in the edition. First off, if our Vyamanika Shastra was correct, why didn’t we, um, fly before the Americans?