Ravi Chawla rchawla at DELLNET.COM
Mon Mar 13 06:51:03 UTC 2000

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From: Rajesh Jayaraman <r0j7402 at UNIX.TAMU.EDU>

RJ wrote:

> According to ancient Indian texts, the people had flying machines which
> were called vimanas. The ancient Indian epic describes a vimana as a
> double- deck, circular aircraft with portholes and a dome, much as we
> would imagine a flying saucer. It flew with the "speed of the wind" and
> gave forth a melodious sound. There were at least four different types of
> vimanas; some saucer shaped, others like long cylinders (cigar shaped
> airships)."
In my personal opinion, consider all this as a fiction.  Do we have any
archeological proof of above vimanas?  If you really believe in the ancient
Indian texts that you refer, do you have any idea of the time period when
they had such  flying machines?


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