These Days I have been receiving a number of Requests for Vaimanika Shastra Rediscovered – Password, and also as there is a Rejuvenation of Samskrit in India, a lot of people are looking back at our subjects such as Auyrveda, Vimana Stastra, etc.
On 5th I was notified that one of the News channels (Maratha) had been telecasting on Vaimanika Shastra. On various displays of the Samskrita Bharati’s Sammelanas, there were displays in the exhibition on the Vaimanika shastra, which also added on to people’s look for the subject online.
Today, in Bengaluru, multiple TV channels are also projecting on the same subject.
Our Research on Vaimanika is still incomplete, however, there is an ocean of topics to research on and a sea already open to us with results that were present on the Rediscovery that was conducted by: Wg. Cdr. M.P.Rao, etc. of Aeronautical Society of India on behalf of Aerospace Information Panel of Aeronautics Research and Development Board, B-Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi 110011, India.
Below is an article from Times of India, that was published on 6th January 2015.
`Ancient India knew aerial combat tricks' Chethan Kumar Bengaluru The Indian Air Force is struggling to fill its hangars with good quality made-in-India fighter planes as indigenous efforts for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) conceived over three decades ago are yet to make it to service standards.This, in a country whose ancient scientists had conceived workable fighter planes thousands of years ago. According to studies by the Indian Institute of Science and Aeronautical Society of India, Maharishi Bharadwaaj's Vymanika Shastra (science of aeronautics) is a pioneering work. Bharadwaaj, a Vedic scholar who lived thousands of years before modern aviation took off, not only thought about flying an aircraft but also deliberated on detecting and attacking an enemy aircraft using poisonous gases.However, Kota Harinarayan, considered the father of the LCA, had told TOI there isn't much knowledge about the technology Bharadwaaj had thought about, conceding that lack of good research has hurt us.Vymanika Shastra, recovered between 1860 and 1865, even has diagrams of aircraft auto pilot features, which became a reality only a few decades ago. The handwritten Sanskrit manuscript was first translated into English by GR Josyer, the founder-director of International Academy of Sanskrit Research, following which several studies have cited it. The text, which has 32 secrets of flying, speaks of different aircraft, some with full-fledged military applications to those with application-specific onboard systems. It also has descriptions of different layers of the atmosphere and use of various energies, including light to kill enemy planes or “vimanas“. One of the studies on the scripts notes that it referred even to aerial combat features, evasion tactics, support systems and air defence techniques through enemy detection --all needs of modern air forces of the world. Most descriptions available are short and introductory in nature but experts like Air Marshal M Matheshwaran, in their studies, have said that there may have been more description and detailed ideas in subsequent texts.
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