The ancient Mahabharata, one of the sources on Vimanas

The ancient Mahabharata, one of the sources on Vimanas, goes on to tell the awesome destructiveness of the scalar interferometer missiles of 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 cause,
And the birds turned white.

 

… After a few hours
All foodstuffs were infected…
… to escape from this fire
The soldiers jumped into streams
To save themselves and their equipment…”

 

One 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.

The Ramayana describes :

 

“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.”

n Mahabharata , Lord Krishna, is pursuing his enemy, Salva, in the sky, when Salva’s Vimana, the Saubha puts on the cloak of invisibility. 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 narrative records:

 

“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 splendour. It was the unknown weapon, the Iron Thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes the entire race of the Vrishnis and Andhakas.”

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In the Sanskrit Samarangana Sutradhara, it is written:

 

“Strong and durable must the body of the Vimana be 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.”

 

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