Tuesday, April 4, 2017

UFOs in Ancient India's Ramayana

Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly; Wiki edit
Space aliens battle in the ancient epic poem The Ramayana (education.asianart.org)
"Rama's Journey," opaque watercolor and gold on paper (circa 1650) from Himachal Pradesh, India. School: Pahari. Display Dimensions: 17 1/8 in. x 13 7/32 in. (43.5 cm x 33.6 cm) Credit: Edwin Binney 3rd Collection Accession. Collection: The San Diego Museum of Art (sdmart.org).

Palatial space craft
This brilliantly composed painting celebrates the joyful reunion of Rama and Sita and their return home to mainland India after an exile of 14 years. The gold celestial chariot able to move with the speed of mind was summoned to Rama's presence. The reunited royal couple sits in the highest chamber. To the right of the painting, the grateful men and women of the city of Lanka come out to bid farewell, their eyes alight with adoration. Wondrous sea creatures wear expressions of delight, and the victorious monkeys and bears [yakkhas, yetis] rejoice as they cross the land bridge from the island of Lanka.

The Ramayana (Sanskrit रामायणम्) is an ancient Indian epic poem that narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the "demon king" Ravana. Along with the Mahabharata, it forms the Sanskrit Itihasa.

The Mahābhārata is the longest known epic poem and has been described as "the longest poem ever written." Its longest version consists of over 100,000  couplets (śloka) or over 200,000 individual verse lines, and long prose passages. ...

At about 1.8 million words in all, the Mahābhārata is roughly ten times the length of the Ancient Greek Iliad and Odyssey combined, or about four times the length of the Rāmāyaṇa.

The Ramayana ("Rama's vehicle")
"Land bridge" between the countries is artificial, now submerged, but visible from above.
Rama forsaken by Varuna takes up Brahmastra
Towards the end of the epic Ramayana, Rama has rescued Sita from Ravana's clutches in [Sri] Lanka, a large island off the tip of India (Great Bharat).
A bridge has been built [the foundation of which can still be seen from the sky] from Lanka across the water back to the Indian mainland.

This "Adam's Bridge" (rāmasetu) to let Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana return home to Ayodhya (northern India, near the Himalayan foothills).

Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana
In the painting the residents of Lanka bid goodbye to the monkeys and bears, who helped in the battle to rescue Sita. The vimana, an airborne palace, is filled with these curious beasts. Rama and Sita look out from the top floor.
Rama and Lakshman confer with the leaders of the animal army. This set of Ramayana illustrations are among the earliest and most impressive narrative paintings from the Panjab Hills.
Swastika = sun or vril energy
Strongly based in the imperial Mughal style the quality of execution and finish as well as the lavish use of gold being obvious hallmarks of the manuscript, the paintings also exhibit a wit and charm in the depiction of the animals and water creatures.

Ravana made his Lanka a city of gold. Still, the residents are grateful to be delivered from their "demon king." Rama has placed the kingdom in the hands of Ravana's good younger brother, and it is time to leave.
Ancient engineering: aerial view of Rama's bridge.
The army of bears [or possibly "bear-men," yetis, yakkhas] marches back across the bridge they built to reach Lanka. The monkeys would rather play in the water. And Rama has found an appropriate vehicle to cross: the pushpaka vimana.

This fabulous flying chariot, which is as big as a city, belonged to Kubera, the deity (deva) of wealth. It was stolen by Ravana. Now Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana ride it home, along with every monkey and bear who can clamber on.

The residents of Lanka and the creatures of the deep marvel at the vision of a golden city in the sky as it lights up the heavens.

This set of Ramayana illustrations is among the most impressive narrative paintings from the Panjab Hills. Source
Yetis/Yakshis are not Bears
Yakkhas ("ogres") are not bears but another kind of human, and Kubera is their leader.

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