|An inspiration behind Accomplices scarcars such as Karloffs loco vimana, the VIMANA are spacecraft, land leviathans, airplanes and interdimensional craft described in great technical detail in the ancient Vedic literature of India. Some were said to be as fast as thought itself.
In the ancient Vymanka-Shastra (Science of Aeronautics), theres a description of a Vimana: "An apparatus which can go by its own force, from one place to place or globe to globe." The Hakatha (Laws of the Babylonians) states that The privilege of operating a flying machine is great. The knowledge of flight is among the most ancient of our inheritances. A gift from 'those from upon high'. We received it from them as a means of saving many lives. The Sifrala contains over one hundred pages of technical details on building a flying machine, with words which translate as graphite rod, copper coils, crystal indicator, vibrating spheres, stable angles, etc. The Ramayana describes a vimana as a double-deck, circular aircraft with portholes and a dome. The Vaimanika Sastra, a fourth century BC text, deals with the operation of Vimanas and how to switch the drive to "solar energy" from a free energy "anti-gravity" source.
|These spaceship designs were drawn in 1923 following descriptions in the Vaimanika Shashtra, the Samarangana Sutradhara, the Yuktikalpataru of Bhoja, the Rig Veda, Yajurveda, the Atharvaveda, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Puranas, the Bhagavata, the Avadhana, the Kathasaritsagara, the Raghuvamsa, the darma Abhijnanasakuntalam of Kalidasa, the Abimaraka of Bhasa and the Jatalas.