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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Afterwards, Shastri settled into normal life.

Each of these types had been fully described. Of course the text retains a structure in language and content from which its ‘recent nature’ cannot be asserted. Subbaraya Shastry died shwstraand Venkatachala took his manuscripts into keeping. This can be explained on briyad basis of the fact that Shri Ellappa who made the drawings was in a local engineering college and was thus familiar with names and details of some machinery.

We must hasten to point out that this does not imply an oriental nature of the text at all. In other words, they look like typical early 20th century fantasy flying machines with an Indian twist. By tracing the provenance of the manuscript, interviewing associates of Shastry including G. Josyer, Director of the International Academy of Sanskrit Research in Mysore, in the course of an interview recently, showed some very ancient manuscripts which the Academy had collected.


Again, in its introduction, BVS mentions that a few words did have a structure similar to that of the Vedic Sanskrit. However in the end, Mr. There are startling references, similar to modern ideas, unexplained occurrences.

According to Josyer, he dictated the text to G. Just a curious guy. Further, we are afraid we may be attributing meaning to shlokas based on what we know today.

Vaimanika Shastra free PDF e-book version

How the Vimanas flew, according to the texts. What we know today might change tomorrow. Its existence was first announced publicly in a press release by G. But science itself is self-corrective.

In plain terms, the VS. Anytime the topic of Indian vedic science comes up, there’s always that one guy who mentions something about the ‘Vyamanika Shastra’, a Hindu book that told people how to make planes. And there has been sharp criticism from different sectors all around including scientists from within the forum, atheists, politicians and everyone in between.

Did Ancient Indians Actually Fly Aircrafts?

Having said briahd, the basis of science is curiosity. The paper however does not debunk or judge or even make any attempt to prove that the Vimanas existed or not, it just shastrw on the scientific techniques explained in the texts and ends with it.

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 “.


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 Ram Prasad Gandhiraman, a NASA scientist, launched an on-line petition demanding that the talk be cancelled as it represents pseudo-science.

The text and the drawings do not correlate with each other even thematically. Damn, we literally had a ‘shastra’ for planes – of course we were a science superpower. Science is our best bet today.

Though there are advanced technologies in India we still do not understand the complicated techniques used by our ancestors. Arguing over whether someone flew an aircraft in ancient times is probably a waste of time.

I dug into some of the already published stories on the subject and found couple of reputed articles by fairly respectable authorities. You can download Mr. In my pursuit to happiness, Shashra share everything I learn on this blog. In the foreword to the publication that contained the full Sanskrit text with English translation, Josyer quotes a press release of his which was “published in all the leading dailies of India, and was taken up by Reuter and other World Press News Services”: