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Were Hindu Gods none other than Ancient Aliens?

Read our post “Are We alone? Are UFOs real? “.  Further read our “Disclaimer” before you read this post.

There are about 200 billion stars in our milky way galaxy and there are about 100 billion galaxies.  Hence if we think we are alone in the Universe, it is an awful waste of space!!!  Human race is arrogant of its own existence and take it for granted that we are at the pinnacle of any type of evolution.

Hence there is every possibility of advanced life in our universe who can be many years technologically superior to us.  Imagine we going to our early man era with our hi tech weapons, food, flying craft, and other gizmos, we will be treated as “Gods” by our ancestors because of the things we can do.  In my opinion, God is The One who is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, creator of our Universe and The One who does not need vehicles to travel from point A to point B and The One who does not need weapons for destroying mankind.  

Ancient Alien proponents suggest that ETs (Extra Terrestrial) not only visited Earth but have stayed on Earth and helped shape the future of Earth.  Ever imagined, why we look up at the sky when we talk or think about God?

 The classic Indian epics such as the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Puranas refer to many exotic tribes, describing them as superhuman or subhuman. Narrations about these tribes are often mixed with mythology and fiction. These tribes include Gandharvas, Yakshas, Kinnaras, Kimpurushas, Rakshasas, Nagas, Suparnas, Vanaras, Vidyadharas, Valikilyas, Pisachas,                                                                                                        Devas (within them Vasus, Rudras, Maruts, Adityas) and Asuras (within them Danavas, Daityas and Kalakeyas.)

Their exotic capabilities included

  1. the ability to appear and disappear at will
  2. the ability to fly in air, with or without the use of an airborne vehicle
  3. the knowledge of aircraft (vimana)
  4. the ability to change shape at will
  5. the ability to read people’s minds
  6. the knowledge of other inhabited planets like the Earth
  7. the ability to influence natural forces

(Source – Wikipedia)

According to Dr.V. Raghavan, retired head of the Sanskrit department of India’s prestigious University of Madras, centuries-old documents in Sanskrit (the classical language of India and Hinduism) prove that aliens from outer space visited India.  There is a just a mass of fascinating information about flying machines, even fantastic science fiction weapons, that can be found in translations of the Vedas (scriptures), Indian epics, and other ancient Sanskrit text. “In the Mahabharata (writings), there is notion of divine lighting and ray weapons, even a kind of hypnotic weapon.

  • Flying Vehicles (Vimana):

In the Ramayana (writings), there is a description of Vimanas, or flying machines, which navigated at great heights with the aid of quicksilver and a great propulsive wind. “These were space vehicles similar to the so-called flying saucers reported throughout the world today.  Sanskrit texts are filled with references to Gods who fought battles in the sky using Vihmanas equipped with weapons as deadly as any we can deploy in these more enlightened times. 

For example, there is a passage in the Ramayana which reads:

The Puspaka Vimana that resembles the Sun and belongs to my brother was brought by the powerful Ravan; that aerial and excellent car going everywhere at will…. that car resembling a bright cloud in the sky.”.. and the King [Rama] got in, and the excellent car at the command of the Raghira, rose up into the higher atmosphere.”

“Propulsion was based on a combination of electrical, chemical, and solar energy”. Clearly, these descriptions relate to a craft of alien origin.  “The Vimana was metallic, had lights and was capable of fantastic speed”.  Sixteen different types of heat-absorbing alloys that went into construction of the Vimana were also described.  “These texts describe how Indra, the god of war, flew about in a Vimana – best translated as an aerial car”. 

How did ancient people know how to fly at light speeds when flying was a reality to earthlings only in recent times (forget about traveling at light speed)?  Could be our ancestors saw these flying vehicles and interpreted them as humongous birds carrying Gods, because to them anything that flies has to be a bird?  In the Ramayan and Mahabharat Serials, we saw the vimanahs as flying horse driven Chariots / large birds.   The descriptions of Vimanas given in Sanskrit texts are strikingly similar to the modern UFO sightings reported all over the world.  In the Sanskrit texts, an exact depiction of the Vimanah is reproduced here.

 

  • Hi -Tech Weapons:

There are various descriptions of weapons created by Hindu deities such as Agneyastra, Brahmastra, Chakra, Garudastra, Kaumodaki, Narayanastra, Pashupatastra, Shiva Dhanush, Sudarshana Chakra, Trishul, Vaishnavastra, Varunastra, and Vayavastra; the weapons of god (trishul, chakram, brahmastra) are the most powerful. These mythological weapons are at times compared to similar Greek mythological weapons such as the arrows of Apollo as well as our modern nuclear weapons. (Source – Wikipedia)

One such dreaded weapon is the Brahmastra.  It is akin to our present nuclear weapon.  According to our Sanskrit texts, “This weapon also causes severe environmental damage. The land where the weapon is used becomes barren for eons and all life in and around that area ceases to exist. Women and men become infertile. There is severe decrease in rainfall and the land develops cracks like in a drought.”  How could our ancestors have knowledge of nuclear and other such weapons, when the nuclear weapon is known to man only in recent times?  High radiation caused due to nuclear activity is still recorded in Mohenjodara and Harappa ruins.

Could be our ancestors saw the use of these weapons by “Gods” and misinterpreted these hi tech missiles to be bows and arrows spewing fire, wind, etc, because that’s all they knew about weapons?

  • Mutation:

The DNA of living things is an astounding thing to know about.  We know only 5% of Human DNA.  Could be the Extra Terrestrials had studied our DNA and knew how to mutate it?  Hence in our ancient texts, we see extra-ordinary beings half human, half animal, or having the head of any animal or having more than one head and two arms etc.  It is also believed by Ancient Astronaut proponents that ETs conducted Frankenstein-like experiments on Human DNA to create extraordinary beings.  Many such experiments were also carried out in other parts of the world like Egypt, Mesopotamia, Maya, Inca, Aztec civilisations.

  • Eternal Life:

We know from our Sanskrit texts that Hindu Gods have eternal life.  Some of The Gods came back to Earth as reincarnations.  Well here could be the reason, scientifically!!

Applying the Theory of Relativity by Albert Einstein, if u travel at speed equal to speed of light then time you lived will be lesser than others. (It means if you travel for 1 day on that kind of speed, when you reach back you find others become older than you).  Speed of light is approximately 300,000 kms / second.  So it could be that, our God, who could be an ET, travelled to his planet outside our Solar system, say orbiting the star Sirius, for a one year holiday, and came back to Earth, the Earthlings will be older by say, 500 years!!!

Well, there is no dearth in making deductive reasoning on the subject.  Its never ending and you might think, “What about this? And what about that?”.

It’s no surprise that information like this will rock the cradle for the mass fragile minds that can’t think outside the box if their life depended on it.  

Did ancient aliens really help to shape our history?

Remember. Our technology is relatively primitive. Earth is only 4 billion years old. There are planets out there billions of years older.  Just imagine the kind of technology that these planet inhabitants may be having.  THINK, DRAWING CORRELATIONS. DEDUCTIVE REASONING IS NOT A BAD PRACTICE! 

Recommended watch is History Channels ‘Ancient Aliens – The Series’ documentary.

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Movie Reviews, Movies and Others

Khuda Kay Liye – Pakistani Movie


I had earlier heard about Pakistani drama and had seen one or two of their dramas.  But not tried or heard about any movie from Pakistan.  But the movie “Khuda Kay Liye” directed by Shoaib Mansoor sprung up as a surprise due to its rave reviews.  Making movie on a controversial topic is really a bold move by Shoaib Mansoor.  And my taste is for controversies.  This is the first Pakistani film officially released in 2007 in India.

So I “rented a DVD” and I came away truly amazed after watching this movie.   It’s not only the most important film to come out of Pakistan for as long as one can remember, it is, more importantly the most relevant mainstream film on Islam that you’ve possibly seen.  It addresses pertinent issues like Islamic fundamentalism, the status of women in contemporary Islam, erroneous interpretations of Islam, the consequential effects of 9/11 on Muslims in America, and the divide in Pakistani society between the liberals and the extremists.  The film also features a few subtle digs at India like when the older brother meets a white student in Chicago, he says “We built the Taj Mahal!!”, what?! “We mean Muslims”, oh ok! So what about Indian Muslims? ……..  It also shows what the Pakistanis think about Indians.

The film follows two brothers who are musically inclined.  The younger, Sarmad is brainwashed by a radical Muslim cleric into believing that music is against Islam. Distancing himself from his art, he abandons his family and joins a fundamentalist group in a village in the outskirts near Afghanistan.

Misled into believing that he’d be upholding the honour of Islam by doing so, Sarmad agrees to be married to his London-bred cousin Mary against her wishes, and on the insistence of her hypocrite father who wants to end her relationship with an English boyfriend.

On the other hand, Sarmad’s older brother Mansoor, a liberal, signs up for music school in Chicago where he finds his soul mate in an American girl. All’s going well for them until 9/11 happens and Mansoor is wrongly accused of having terrorist links only because he’s a Muslim.  While the entire principal cast has put in a fabulous performance, its Naseeruddin Shah in his brief appearance in the climax as the long bearded progressive Islamic scholar with his dialogues (‘There is beard in religion, but no religion in beard’ and ‘Two men who did the greatest service to Islam in Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal, did so without a beard and out of the so called Islamic dress code, in western dress.) who literally steals the thunder. It is learnt that, he had liked his part so much that he even did the role for free.

The music of KKL struck the right note considering the theme of the movie.

However, the movie did not do well in India, well, in my opinion, due to the fact that the issues in the movie are not pertinent in India.  Our audience cannot identify with these issues.

However, despite the above and the amateurish acting, the film will hook you till the very end.  Way to go!!

Documentary, Movies and Others

Are We Alone? Are UFOs real?

Disclosure Project” is a two part documentary which gives an Executive Briefing on startling revelations made on UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects) and ET (Extra-terrestrial) sightings around the world.  There is nothing graphic about this documentary and heavily relies on testimonies and interviews of eyewitnesses who are high ranking and reliable officers (who are not on drugs!!) from NASA, FAA, radar operating officers, military and government personnel who have had close encounters of the third kind, with sufficient corroborative evidences.

This documentary on The UFO Phenomenon aims to show that some UFOs may be extra-terrestrial and that secrecy and ridicule are regularly employed to keep the truth about UFOs hidden.  The eye-witnesses have seen the UFOs flying at high speeds not attainable by man (up to 17,000 – 18,000 miles per hour) calculated on basis of position of the objects between radar blips, some have seen the UFOs land, others have seen them crash land and few others also witnessed the highly intelligent aliens who died on crash land and at least two were alive out of which one died later and the other one escaped and was shot dead later!!  What happened to these evidences, no one knows.  The UFOs are particularly interested in the military weapons facilities carrying the nukes and some missiles were intercepted in mid-flight during tests, by UFOs!!  An interviewee also says that pictures of the dark side of the moon before the Apollo missions revealed that there were colonies consisting of high rise buildings, some of which were more than half a mile high!!! Even the astronauts who landed on the moon including Neil Armstrong reported UFO sightings on the moon.  And these pictures / tapes were later airbrushed / deleted by the Government (supposedly people from Unacknowledged Special Access Program also called USAP, which is a covert organisation with a complicated organisational structure of which even the President of USA is not aware) and interviewees were warned or assaulted or some witnesses even killed for not spilling the truth to anybody!  Remember the “X-files” series which entirely dwelt on the premises of presence of UFOs and ET but ultimately suppressed by the Government?!  Further, many witnesses were ridiculed by saying that the purported UFO could be a weather balloon, military vehicle or man-made aircraft etc.

Some theorists and many witnesses also say that Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Fiber Optics were found in crashed spaceships.  This technology was then made available to the public!!!  So now we know from where we got these technologies!!!  The UFOs are specially designed to be anti-gravity.  No seatbelts are required for the passengers inside the vehicle as the UFO has its own gravity by using the laws of physics.  There’s probably not much we have technologically that would interest an alien species that has the technology for interstellar travel.  However, to primitives like us, advanced alien technologies could open doors to wealth and power if we could figure out how the stuff works.  According to some theorists, the process of humans exploiting advanced UFO technologies is already well underway.  The undercover USAP and others have developed fully functional prototypes of UFOs reverse engineered from crashed alien spaceships, which have anti-gravity propulsion system which requires no fuel, no pollution, no noise and very highly manoeuvrable and which purportedly employs ‘Zero Point Energy’.   These ARVs (Alien Reproduction Vehicles) are very well capable of undertaking space flights at or more than the speed of light.  These prototypes have not been publicised at all.  Remember, many “X-Files” episodes highlight these covert operations!  Rigorous Reverse Engineering is taking place to develop Alien technologies based on the objects crashed on Earth.   One of such well-known UFO crash is the Rosswell Crash.

According to sources close to the Government, the UFO contacts is known by quite a few politicians in the opposition and of course by those who are in power.  The military has legitimate concern of not letting the secrets out either.  The Columbia crash has a mysterious UFO angle to it as well … not so much an ET war as suggested by some but a measure to keep us grounded to Planet Earth … why … ?

‘Are the Aliens hostile?’ was one of the queries thrown to an interviewee.  He said if it was true, the Aliens would have completely wiped out our existence long time ago due to their advanced technologies!

All this has not been allowed to be publicised by the Government or so to say secret organisations within the Government, in order not to create panic among the people or more likely to enjoy monetary gain by a few people within the Government.

Alien scenario in India:

UFO Sightings were also reported in India.  One such instance was at Bijnor city, Uttar Pradesh, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and Karnal, Haryana (Incidentally this town is where Late Kalpana Chawla was born, who was aboard the Columbia SpaceCraft which crashed, and it had a mysterious UFO angle to it as well).  These UFO was seen by many residents in the night sky.  Many of these residents managed to grab a camera or video camera and record the event that was taking place in the darkness above their heads.  Most feared that they were under attack by aliens.  They believe to this day that the object was not of this world.  Recently India has seen enormous news on UFO contacts and secret UFO bases in Himalayas near the Chinese bases. In Ladak, for example the locals clearly point out the everyday phenomenon of large triangular spacecrafts coming out below the ground and Indian security forces protecting them.  Military officials and politicians have confessed the fact that India has been contacted. India has been told the rules of the Universe.  If the information comes out through unofficial channels first and then the authorities are pressed against the wall to confess, two bad things can happen. First, it can really cause a panic in the country as well as the world. Second, the way the Indian politics is run, the ruling party will be thrown out of power in no time if it is ever found that the Government withheld such information from the public.  The recent rush of world leaders to India is remarkable. Starting from Russian President Putin to major Senators from America have visited or are planning to visit India. European Union is in deep discussion with India on cooperation. All sanctions against India’s nuclear programs and Indian Space Research Organization are in the process of being lifted. India is cooperating with Europeans and the Americans in space explorations and technology research program. India is also part of World Trade Organization. India is receiving major outsourcing contracts in IT and call-center service work from America and Europe. India’s Forex reserve is at a level never imagined before because of international direct investments from Western nations, Japan, Korea and others. Interestingly, China the arc rival of India changed its posture in the last few years to make India’s friendship and trade a priority. India is slowly getting to the point when it is accepted as a permanent member of the Security Council. All the five Security Council members China, America, Russia, France and UK support India’s inclusion.  When all these factors are added together and analyzed, it seems like India is being told by the world to abide by the hidden protocols and in exchange be recognized as a major emerging superpower.  According to sources close to the Government, the UFO contacts is known by quite a few politicians in the opposition and of course by those who are in power.  The military has legitimate concern of not letting the secrets out either.  (S0urce – http://www.indiadaily.com/editorial/01-06a-05.asp).  It appears that all the nuclear powers on Earth are being contacted by Aliens and apparently the galaxy and the Aliens are not happy about nuclear power.

God is an Astronaut:

India has had a history of ET contact often interpreted as something to do with the God’s in the Hindu religion. Many wars have been waged in our past which involved the use of highly sophisticated weapon systems unknown to us even today. The use of flying vehicles and extraordinary beings in the history of India are all recorded in the Vedas and various other ancient scriptures. Our Gods descended from the Heavens and were living amongst us is a metaphor for god like entities incarnating on our planet from different star systems.  Even in Bible and other Holy Books, flying vehicles and ET have been described, though in a Godly fashion.

It is also said that the Pyramids in Egypt and Peru and Pumapunku in Bolivia, Stonehenge are all, allegedly built by or guided by Aliens as it is almost impossible to build these structures within a short period of time even today, with advanced technologies.

Other Documentaries recommended on same subject:

  • UFO : The Greatest Story Ever Denied
  • Ancient Aliens: History Channel
  • Out of the Blue
Dosa Festival, Food, Recipes

Rava Maida Dosa


Ingredients: 2 cups Rava (Samolina), 1 cup Maida, 1 small onion, 1-2 Green chillies, A    small bunch of Coriander Leaves, Salt to Taste, Oil.

Method: In a deep bowl add rava , maida with water to make batter. Cut onion and chillies      in to small pieces. Add chopped onions and chillies with chopped coriander leaves to the  batter. Add salt. The batter for dosa is ready. Heat pan/Griddle (Tava) with oil.  Pour/spread the batter in round shape to make dosa.  Add a little oil around the dosa. For this dosa, you need to pour the batter on the tava in round form  (as much as possible) as this batter cannot be spread on to the pan by the back of the spoon. (For instant dosa  always  spread oil on the pan before making each dosa).  Fry till golden brown from both the sides. Rava maida dosa is ready to serve. (This is an instant dosa, prepare dosas   immediately once the  batter is ready.)

Accompaniments:

Coconut Chutney:

Ingredients: Fresh grated Coconut 1 cup, 2-3 Green chillies, Small piece of Tamarind, Salt to taste, Water

Method: Fry green chillies for a minute and then grind all the above ingredients adding water as necessary to a paste. Add salt to taste. Chutney is ready to serve with dosa.

Dosa Festival, Food, Recipes

Moong Dosa


Ingredients: Moong 2 cups, Rice 1 ½ Table spoon, 2-3 Green Chillies, 1 Tea Spoon  Cummin seeds (Jeera), A small (about 1/4th to ½ cup) bunch of Coriander leaves, Salt to taste, Oil.

Method: Soak moong and rice for about 4-5 hours. Grind soak moong and rice with all the above ingredients in thin paste. Add salt with water to make a batter. Heat pan or griddle (Tava) with oil.  Spread the batter on the pan in circular motions to make dosa.    Cover for about half a minute. Fry till golden brown from both sides. Serve hot with Coconut chutney. (Make the dosas immediately after preparing batter.  Refrigerate batter if you want to prepare dosas at a later time.)

Accompaniments:

  • Coconut Chutney:

Ingredients: Fresh grated Coconut 1 cup, 2-3 Green chillies, Small piece of  Tamarind, Salt to taste, Water

Method: Fry green chillies for a minute and then grind all the above ingredients adding water as necessary to a paste. Add salt to taste. Chutney is ready to be served with dosa.

Dosa Festival, Food, Recipes

Masala Dosa


  • Ingredients for Dosa: Rice 4 cups, 1 cup Urad Daal, 1 tea spoon Fenugreek seeds ( Methi),  ¼ tea spoon Turmeric powder, Salt to taste, Oil or Ghee, Water.

Method: Soak Rice and Urad daal separately for about 4-5 hours. Soak Fenugreek seeds with Rice. Grind the soaked ingredients in thin paste. Add salt, turmeric powder with water  to make batter and keep aside for 6 to 7 hours. Heat  pan or griddle with little oil or Ghee. Spread the batter on pan in circular motions to make thin dosa.  Cover with a lid for half a minute. Add a little  oil or ghee on the dosa. Fry till golden brown. Dosa is ready.

  • Ingredients for Masala: 2-3 Medium sized potatoes, 1 Medium size Onion, 3-4 Green chillies, ¼ Tea spoon Turmeric Powder, Salt to taste, 1 table spoon Oil.

Method: Boil potatoes and cut in small pieces. Cut the onions in small pieces. Then heat oil in a deep pan, add chopped onions and fry. Add chopped green chillies and turmeric powder.  Once the onions are golden brown add potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add salt to taste.   Do not add water as the masala should be dry to be filled in the Dosa. Once the dosa is golden brown add the filling on the dosa (Only in the middle) and fold the dosa from both the sides. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Accompaniments:

  • Coconut Chutney:

Ingredients: Fresh grated Coconut 1 cup, 2-3 Green chillies, small piece of  Tamarind,  Salt to taste, Water

Method: Fry green chillies for a minute and then grind all the above ingredients adding water as necessary to a paste. Chutney is ready.

Dosa Festival, Food, Recipes

Paper Dosa

Ingredients: 4 cups Rice, 1 cup Urad Daal, 1 tea spoon Fenugreek seeds (Methi), 1 Table spoon Semolina (Rava), Salt to taste and Oil or Ghee for frying.

Method: Separately soak Rice and Urad Daal.  Soak Methi with Rice for 4 to 5 hours. Grind the soaked ingredients adding Semolina while grinding to thin paste. Add Salt with water to make batter and keep aside for 6 to 7 hours. Heat  pan or  griddle with a little oil or Ghee. Spread the batter on pan in circular motions to make thin dosa.  Cover with a lid for half a minute. Add about ½ a tea spoon of oil or ghee on the dosa. Fry till golden brown and remove from pan.  Serve hot.

Accompaniments:

  • Coconut Chutney:

Ingredients: Fresh grated Coconut 1 cup, 2-3 Green chillies,Small piece of  Tamarind, Salt to taste, Water

Method: Fry green chillies for a minute and then grind all the above ingredients adding water as necessary to a paste. Chutney is ready to eat with Dosa.

And / or

  • Onion and Besan Sabzi (Zhunka / Pithala):

Ingredients: 2 Onions, 3-4 Green chillies, 3 table spoons of Besan, ½ tea spoon Turmeric powder, Salt to taste, 1 table spoon Oil, Water, Coriander leaves for garnishing.

Method: Cut the onions and chillies in thin slices, Heat oil in a deep pan, add sliced onions and fry till golden brown.  Meanwhile add green chillies and turmeric powder. Add 2-3 cups of water and make it to boil. When the water starts bubbling, add besan and stir continuously to avoid lumps. Simmer on low flame for 3-4 minutes, add salt.  Garnish with chopped Coriander leaves. And serve hot with dosa.