The Study of Vedas and the Purans never ceases to amaze me for their depth of Knowledge of Things, Empirical(leave the Spiritual as every one knows about them)
Rama being welcomed back to Ayodhya, also shown him flying in the Pushpaka Vimana, which here is depicted as a boat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Those who claim the Vedic Hindus had always their eyes on the sky, not bothering about the ground under their feet.
Whatever we claim to have invented(?) to-day has been done by them already and they had the means of Technology, including Nano Technology..
They had creature comforts, one look at the description of Sundara Kanda o Valmikif Ramayan, describing Ravana‘s Palace will do or the description of Indraprastha in Mahabharata of Vyas.
Ancient Hindus had UFOs at their disposal.
See my posts on thsi subject , on Vaimanika Shastra and the evidence that Ravana’s Pushpaka Vimana ‘s Axle having been found in Sri Lanak.
Description of Atomic blasts in the Mahabharata reflects what Erch Von Danike has stated in his Chariot of Gods on Hiroshima Atomic Blast.
They also had Neutron Bombs at their disposal!
On the Psychological front, they could communicate through the Mind with others, .
Telepathy, Hypnosis,Levitation, Kinetasis, you name it they had it.
Clairvoyance, Clair-audience, yes they had.
They also built Highrise apartments for Living.
The term.Harmya prathishthe occurs in Bahagavatha Puran- 3.22.17 on Visvavasu
“Harmya means in ‘in very high places”
The Gandharva fell from his Plane after seeing the beautiful woman playing on the roof of a Skyscraper.
“An example is the story in the Buddhistic Bhttp://ramanan50.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.phphaisajya-vastu, in which a painter went to the Yavana country and visited the home of a yantracarya, or teacher of mechanical engineering. There he met a machine-girl who washed his feet and seemed human, until he found that she could not speak.”( http://www.iskcondesiretree.net)
Yantras are devices that control the action of elements according to some plan.
According to the Samarangana-Sutradhara, the primary elements that form yantras are called the bijas, or seeds, of the devices’
Vastu-Shastra: Hindu Science of Architecture, by D. N Shukla explains this in detail.
These elements are earth, water, fire, air, and ether. In each yantra, a particular bija element is dominant. For example, we might say that the modern internal combustion engine is a yantra in which earth (in the form of metal) is the bija. The metal is arranged so as to generate energy from fire and air, and the energy is used to propel a vehicle.
The yantras described in the Samarangana-Sutradhara were apparently quite complex. Some of them were made of metal. Some of them are described as svayam vahaka, or self-propelled, with the propulsion mechanism hidden from view.
Yantra characteristics .
Yantras are “well knit construction,” “smoothness and fineness of appearance,” and “functional efficiency.”
Among the robotlike yantras described in the text were “men machines serving as servants,” and “soldier machines.”
Shukla (p. 591) “Each part of their figures is made and fitted separately, with holes and pins, so that the thighs, eyes, neck, hands, wrists, forearms and fingers can act according to the need.”(Shukla (p. 591)
Vastu-Shastra: Hindu Science of Architecture, by D. N Shukla
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