‘Rishi has given Guidelines to make Planes’

  • A paper presented on ancient Indian aviation technology at the Indian Science Congress claimed that an ancient Indian rishi had given detailed guidelines for making aircraft.
  • Maharshi Bharadwaj has narrated guidelines to making aeroplanes.
  • There are 97 reference books for aviation.
  • Captain Anand Bodas, a retired pilot and trainer, and one of the two authors of the paper, said : In Brihatvimanshastra, he has given 500 guidelines.
  • The Maharishi,  defined an aeroplane as “a vehicle which travels through air from one country to other, from one continent to other, from one planet to other.”
  • He appealed to young scientists to attempt to make metal alloys named by the sage in his book, Vimana Samhita for plane-making.
  • Captain Bodas also spoke of the “jumbo” aeroplanes of ancient India.
  • “The basic structure was of 60 by 60 feet and in some cases, over 200 feet, some with 40 small engines.”
  • The ancient Indian radar system was called,rooparkanrahasya .
  • In the system of rooparkanrahasya  the shape of the aeroplane was presented to the observer, instead of the mere blimp that is seen on modern radar systems
  • Captain Bodas said: Bharadwaj’s book, even mentioned a diet for pilots — milk of buffalo, cow and sheep.
  • Pilots of ancient India’s planes had to wear clothes made out of vegetation grown underwater, he said.
  • Another topic at the symposium was ‘science and spirituality.’
  • In the 21st century, fusion of science and spirituality will happen because of the law of inter-penetration.
  • Binny Sareen, a PR and media executive at Brahmakumari Global Hospital, at Mount Abu said:“Science and spirituality, should be together because if we go into the roots of it, it is for peace, for laws governing positivity in life.’