The vimānas recorded in the Mahābhārata are different from the giant aeroplanes of the Rāmāyaṇa. In the Mahābhārata the Asura Maya (Mayāsura), King of the Asura, Daitya and Rākshasa races, or to put it simpler, the King of the Celestials, had three cities, known as the Tripura. The King of the Celestials had built his capital in a city called Maya Rastra, in the area of modern Meerut in India.(1)Douglas Montagu Thornton (1987) Parsi, Jaina and Sikh, or, Some minor religious sects in India, Page 7. He also had three aerial-cities (or aerial-forts in some translations) revolving in the sky. They were great cities of prosperity, power and dominance over the world. These three cities, continued to revolve in the sky for hundreds of years.(2)Anna Dallapiccola (2004) Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend In the course of revolving, the three would rarely converge. The Asura on board could live for a thousand years in the three invincible, moving cities that could not be destroyed by a single attack. These cities are described as orbiting around the sky, and could only be destroyed in a single attack if they came into conjunction. They were eventually destroyed in a single attack during a conjunction by Tripurantaka, an incarnation of Shiva the destroyer.(3)Dr. Nagendra Kr. Singh (1997) Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Volume 12 Once the three vimāna cities were destroyed, the Celestials disappeared from the Earth.(4)Stella Kramrisch (1993) The Presence of Shiva
It is difficult to read the report of cities revolving about in the sky without thinking of spaceships or space-stations. It is difficult to read the references to the Celestials and their cities orbiting the Earth, without thinking of alien spaceships or space-stations. The fact that the ancient writers of the Mahabharata specified that the vimāna cities were not only revolving around themselves, but also revolving around the sky a large circles that brought them into alignment rarely, seems to indicate that the vimāna cities were spinning to simulate gravity, and orbiting the Earth or Sun. This is consistent with modern designs for future space stations, as long-term stays on the International Space Station lead to loss of bone and muscle mass due to the lack of gravity. The description in the Mahabharata also includes smaller vimāna carrying Celestials to and from the vimāna cities, which is a description of the function of space shuttles.
This seems the story of the dynastic struggle for the throne of Hastinapura 5,150 years ago, and includes an observation of an alien colony on the Earth being destroyed. Given the notable events happening throughout the world at the time, it is difficult to dismiss the strange tail. This was the time of the mysterious Egyptian unification, the flooding of the Ubaid culture in Iraq and subsequent colonization by the Sumerians from Dilmun, establishment of the Majiayao and Qujialing cultures in China, and the beginning of the Central American Long-Count Calendar. This was the time when of all of humanity’s foundational civilizations appeared, apparently when an alien colony on the Earth was destroyed.
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|1.||⇑||Douglas Montagu Thornton (1987) Parsi, Jaina and Sikh, or, Some minor religious sects in India, Page 7.|
|2.||⇑||Anna Dallapiccola (2004) Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend|
|3.||⇑||Dr. Nagendra Kr. Singh (1997) Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Volume 12|
|4.||⇑||Stella Kramrisch (1993) The Presence of Shiva|