7,000-year-old aircraft that could travel to other planets was one of the startling claims made at the Indian Science Congress earlier this month.
Surprising and unusual discoveries based on ancient Hindu texts, like the Vedas and the Puranas, were presented at a session on “Ancient Indian Sciences through Sanskrit,”…but it did not go down very well with everyone according to the article below by collective evolution, who report:
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance and various other prestigious scientists from all over the world, the Indian Science Congress is probably the last place you would expect a presentation regarding ancient flying machines that could traverse the Solar System. For the first time in the history of the congress, a presentation was given outlining the depiction of these ancient flying ‘space ships.’
These flying machines have been depicted in multiple Sanskrit texts such as the Vedas, the Puranas and more. What’s even more remarkable is the fact that this type of machinery, and the concept of intelligent extraterrestrial life is not limited to ancient Sanskrit (Hinduism and Buddhism), but is found in several different ancient civilizations that span across the globe, according to many scholars and academicians. This doesn’t mean it’s true, but it does mean that the subject should be able to be examined with an open mind, without ridicule and condemnation.
The idea of mixing in a serious talk on ancient Indian flying machines when presentations on more rigid research and science policy issues are being discussed, at a major science conference, in my opinion, is great. It probably opened the minds of many who otherwise would have not even thought about something like this in the first place.
The lecture was given by Captain Anand Bodas, a retired pilot and head of a pilot training facility. The presentation was titled “Ancient Indian Sciences Through Sanskrit.” The lecture sent a jolt through the congress, and didn’t come without any backlash. A NASA scientist, Ram Prasad Gandhiraman was so upset that he started an online petition demanding that the Indian Science Congress cancel the lecture, because (in his opinion) it mixed science with mythology.
According to RT news, here is one quote from the lecture:
“There is a reference to ancient aviation in the Rigveda (Vedic Sanskrit Hymns). The basic structure was of 60 by 60 feet, and in some cases, over 200 feet. They were jumbo planes, the ancient planes had 40 small engines. Today’s aviation does not know even of a flexible exhaust system.” (source)
These types of concepts and ideas have been gaining more popularity, which in turn has lead to mainstream television shows like “Ancient Aliens,’ one that is commonly aired on the discovery channel