The Vimanika Shastra - Drawing Plates For Reference

Technical drawings of ancient Vimanas

Possible technical details of ancient Vimanas based upon the descriptions in the text

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NOTE: In the book, these plates follow the English translation. These are the best available images; some of the originals are slightly illegible due to poor printing.


1. Rukma   Vimana: Profile
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1. Rukma Vimana: Profile
2. Rukma   Vimana: Plan of Base or Pitha
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2. Rukma Vimana: Plan of Base or Pitha
3. Rukma   Vimana: Plan of Top and Steering Floor
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3. Rukma Vimana: Plan of Top and Steering Floor
4. Rukma   Vimana: Vertical Section
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4. Rukma Vimana: Vertical Section
5.   Sundara Vimana: Vertical Section
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5. Sundara Vimana: Vertical Section
6.   Sundara Vimana: Plan of Pitha (Base)
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6. Sundara Vimana: Plan of Pitha (Base)
7. Sundara   Vimana: Floors
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7. Sundara Vimana: Floors
8.   Sundara Vimana: Vertical Section
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8. Sundara Vimana: Vertical Section
9.   Tripura Vimana: Cross Section
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9. Tripura Vimana: Cross Section
10.   Electric Power Generator: Sectional Elevation
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10. Electric Power Generator: Sectional Elevation
11.   Electric Power Generator: Top View and Elevation Plan
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11. Electric Power Generator: Top View and Elevation Plan
12.   Tripura Vimana: Perspective and Vertical Section
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12. Tripura Vimana: Perspective and Vertical Section
13.   Shakuna Vimana: Vertical Section (Lengthwise)
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13. Shakuna Vimana: Vertical Section (Lengthwise)
14.   Shakuna Vimana: Vertical Section (Crosswise)
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14. Shakuna Vimana: Vertical Section (Crosswise)

14 (verso). Shakuna Vimana:   Location of Yantras [Caption]
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14 (verso). Shakuna Vimana: Location of Yantras [Caption]
15.   Shakuna Vimana: Vertical Section at the Wing Joint
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15. Shakuna Vimana: Vertical Section at the Wing Joint
16.   Shakuna Vimana: Horizontal Section--Lengthwise
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16. Shakuna Vimana: Horizontal Section--Lengthwise

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