This is a collection of waterspouts in ancient Hindu temples all over South East Asia. These spouts have a valuable purpose: they drain rainwater from the roof safely so that the water doesn’t damage the temple walls. These are popularly known as Gargoyles in the European countries, where these spouts are designed as grotesque hybrid creatures. In ancient Hindu temples you can see a creative variety of spouts, and I have only visited a small percentage of thousands of such temples.
We are in Ellora caves in India and I am going to show you a Vimana, which is an ancient flying device. You are in for a big surprise because it is completely different from what we think it is. By the end of this video, I hope you will come to a logical conclusion if such a flying device could have ever been used in the past.
What is special about this 1200 year old carving? It shows a scene from the Hindu epic Ramayana where Ravana, who was the King of Sri Lanka, is shown as flying in the air. According to the scripture, he uses a flying object called “Pushpaka Vimana”. During this flight, he was attacked by a bird called Jatayu, which is also shown in the carving. There is no guess work involved here, because it is all documented in the Hindu epic Ramayana.
Now, let us take a closer look at how this flying device looks. Instead of an aircraft like machine, it is shown as a much smaller device which is attached to Ravana’s back. Surprisingly, this device looks very similar to a modern day jet pack. How detailed is this carving?
First, notice how firmly Ravana is fastened to the Vimana using plenty of straps. In his safety harness, there are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 straps. Remarkably, you can even see the main strap going from his waist and being securely hooked on to the Vimana. This is the exact same technique that we use today in a jetpack. If you are flying, you wouldn’t want to lose the jetpack in mid-air, would you? You know what would happen if you did. It’s just incredible that the so called primitive people carved these 6 straps, over 1200 years ago.
Now, there is also a circular object carved on this Vimana, that’s very similar to a modern day propeller. You can even see the spinning blades of the propeller. Remember that this is a side view of a scene, which shows only one side of everything. This means that there could have been another propeller on the other side for balance. Again, notice the similarity with the modern day jetpack that uses two rotors on either side. Was this 1200 year old carving created based on an actual working Vimana? Why else would it be so similar to a working jetpack today?
Look at this part at the top of a modern day jetpack. It is called a safety roll bar, which is a gear stick like device used for safe landing. Now, look at the top of the Vimana, a very similar device that looks like a gear stick too. Is this all just a coincidence? Were these carvings done based on pure imagination, or did people carve what they really saw?
Speaking of creating what you see, let’s take a look at how the Pushpaka Vimana is shown in modern day Indian movies and TV shows. You can see how our generation which is more used to commercial and private planes show it as a small aircraft with wings. This is because the directors create these scenes with machines that they are familiar with. Could this be true with this ancient carving as well? Did ancient people see human like figures flying with devices attached to their backs? Did they simply carve what they saw? I say human like figures because Ravana is defined as a “humanoid” with supernatural capabilities. Were these flying humanoids with complex machines, in fact extraterrestrials?
This 1200 year old Vimana has almost all the features including a fuel tank, but something very important is missing. For jetpacks or rocket belts to take off from the ground, you need at least two pipes facing downwards that will blow out heat to create a steam powered thrust. This is a crucial piece for a jetpack, so just hold on to that thought that this Vimana does not have that tube or pipe-like extension.
Now, you can see a carving of a horse as a part of the Vimana. There is no way it can be a real horse because it cannot be that much smaller than Ravana and Jatayu, and there is no reason why it would be attached to Ravana’s back. Moreover, notice that this horse is carved facing the opposite direction of Ravana’s flight. What’s the secret behind this mysterious horse that makes no sense at all?
I am going to read a few lines from a Hindu scripture about this horse or mare that’s called Vadavamukha. “This was a lifeless mare with a needle like mouth. It hissed like a snake, breathed fire and spit out hot smoke which blistered human skin”. End of passage from the scripture. This must be the answer to the missing piece. This horse after all, is the mechanical device that pumped out the heat and steam needed for the jet pack to take off. Notice its mouth facing downwards and when it breathes fire or steam, the Vimana would be pushed up in the air.