And wright brothers flew the first plane December 17, 1903, is it so?

Well, when it comes to Bharat, we call aeroplanes as vimana. The term vimara is not mentioned today in any veda but many claims that it was there in ancient rig ved.
Also rigveda 1.164.47-48 mentioned about a golden bird flying high. Many believe that it talks the mechanical flying object.

The term vimana got famous through Ramayana which mentioned about Pushpaka Vimana.
According to Valmiki Ramayana, the Pushpaka vimana was a peacock-like sky plane, that was run by the co-ordinate energy of fire-air. Its speed was fast and it could be moved in any direction as the driver desire. Its size could also be changed. It was comfortable in all seasons.
It had gold pillar manned doors, gem-gold staircases, asanas) secret house, cabin and chairs.

But they call Ramayana a myth, so they wont believe.

Hence, lets come to my 2nd point, ‘Vimana samhita’ which was written by Rishi Bharadwaj who has been mentioned in Ramayana.
Currently I’m reading this book but, what has been mentioned in book is enough to blow my mind.

It talks about the whole structure of a plane, parts of plane, about pilot, aerodynamics etc. This vimana is like a bird. It is supposed to contain the following parts:
Peetha (floor board), hollow mast, three wheeled keelakas (hinges) with holes, four heaters, air suction pipes, water jacket, oil tank, shakuna yantra, two wings, tail portion to enable the vimana to fly, owshyamaka yantra or heat engine, etc.
Now, I am not an expert in it but I’m good in physics and whatever have been mentioned has blown my mind.

But there are a lot of controversies regarding the date of this book. Many says that it was written in early 19th century and not in ancient time.
Actually, the existence of the text was revealed in 1952 by G. R. Josyer who claimed that it was written by Pandit Subbaraya Shastry b/w 1918–1923.

According to Maharshi Dayanand commentary (1st published in 1878 ), there are references to aircraft in the Vedic mantras:
Since this book is surrounded by the controversies lets come to the 3rd point.

Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, Who was an indian scholar flew the first plane in 1895, 8 years before the Wright Brothers. His invention was based on veda. He named his plane Marutsakhā.
He held the first airplane demonstration at Bombay’s Chowpatty beach, and that Talpade made the machine to fly nearly 1,500 feet above the ground for several minutes. The first airplane – for Singh, at least – was claimed to run on mercury as a fuel.
Wikipedia says that:

“One of Talpade's students, Pt. S. D. Satawlekar, wrote that Marutsakhā sustained flight for a few minutes. According to K.R.N. Swamy, a Indian judge Mahadeva Govinda Ranade and a nationalist, H H Sayaji Rao Gaekwad, had the good fortune to see the unmanned
aircraft named as ‘Marutsakthi’ take off, fly to a height of 1500 feet and then fall down to earth".

Later, Talpade's documents were taken by G. H. Bedekar, who worked with the Ministry of Defence and some passed on to HAL, though the aviation historian Anuraddha Reddy
was unable to find them. Bedekar refused to share Talpade's documents but stated that they show that he was unsuccessful. And because of this wright brothers took the credits.
Talk about Ramayana,they will call it a myth. Talk about vimana Samhitā, they will misplace the dates, talk about the scientist, they will say,it was an unsuccessful model. For them everything is a myth except, a child born out from a virgin mother without the sperm of father.
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