Free Charter Flight to Heaven

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Free Charter Flight to Heaven

Hindu saints talk about special planes coming from heaven to pick up the good people on earth. Sangam Tamil literature, Tamil epic Silappadikaram and Ramayana also speak about such airplanes coming from heaven.

The Boy Wonder, Child Prodigy and Youngest Poet in recorded history Sambandhar (Tirugnana Sambandhar who lived in Seventh Century) sings about it in crystal clear language (here is arough translation):

“ Whoever sings all the ten verses that I sang with great devotion will go to heaven. The angels from heaven will bring the plane and devotees can board it. Those who go there will rule the world sitting there majestically” (Thevaram First Chapter). This decad was sung by him at his own native place called Sirkazi (venkuru). Sambandhar started composing poems at the age of three.


Purananuru verse 27

Sangam Tamil Poet Muthukannan Sathanar, who lived 2000 years ago, also sings about planes coming from heaven for the people who did good deeds on earth. He adds another interesting detail that those planes are pilotless remote controlled planes! The poet asks Chozan Nalakillil to do good things, particularly help the needy. The people who travel to heaven are sung by the poets, he says.


Kannaki goes to heaven in Airplane

( I have already given this anecdote in ‘Miracles by the Departed Souls’)

Tamil epic Silappadikaram also has one such story. Kovalan, the hero of the epic was sentenced to death by the Pandya king under the false accusation of stealing the queen’s anklet. Fourteen days after this execution, his wife Kannaki was standing under a tree and Kovalan came back to earth in an aerial car and took Kannaki to heaven. The tribal women in the hill watched this in awe. They praised her as goddess and reported the incident to the Chera King Senguttuvan. The story of what women had seen under the Venkai tree at the top of the hill Tiruchenkunru astonished all who heard it. The wonder struck king decided to erect a s temple for Kannaki and marched all the way to Himalayas with an army and brought back a holy stone from the Himalayas. He bathed the stone in the Ganges and made it holier. This episode shows that 2000 years ago the values and beliefs were same throughout India.

From Ramayana

Dasaratha appears to Rama (chapter 121,Yudda Kanda, Valmiki Ramayana)


‘’Dasaratha stood in his chariot. He came back from Indraloka. Rama and Lakshmana bowed before him who was standing in his aerial car in the sky. Dasaratha took Rama and Lakshmana and embraced them. They mutually praised each other. Dasaratha even told Sita not to mistake him for sending her to Agni pareeksha (Fire Test). After addressing all the three he ascended to Indraloka in his chariot. Mounted on his aerial car, full of majesty, his body blazing with effulgence, Dasaratha returned to the abode of the Sovereign of the Gods’’.

Rama also used an airplane. He travelled back to Ayodhya with his retinue from Sri Lanka. But it belonged to Kubera of the Himalayan country. Ravana took it from his cousin Kuber and rama got it as war booty.

Why did I give the title as ‘Charter Flight’?

It is because the aerial chariot comes just for a single devotee. Not any Tom, Dick and Harry can board it. Moreover it is a nonstop flight to Heaven, no changes or stop over!

(Two articles on Subbaraya Shastry, author of Vaimanika Shastra, written by my brother S Nagarajan have been posted in this blog last year.)

Tamil References cited above:

விண்ணியல் விமானம் விரும்பிய பெருமான்

வெங்குரு மேவியுள் வீற்றிருந்தாரை

நண்ணிய நூலன் ஞான சம்பந்தன்

நவின்ற இவ்வாய்மொழி நலமிகு பத்தும்

பண்ணியல்பாகப் பத்திமையாலே

பாடியும் ஆடியும் பயில வல்லோர்கள்

விண்ணவர் விமானம் கொடுவர ஏறி

வியனுலகாண்டு வீற்றிருப்பாரே (முதல் திருமுறை/சம்பந்தர்)



புலவர் பாடும் புகழுடையோர் விசும்பின்

வலவன் ஏவா வான ஊர்தி

எய்துப, என்ப, தம் செய்வினை முடித்து எனக்

கேட்பல் எந்தை! சேட்சென்னி! நலங்கிள்ளி (புறம்.27, மு.க.சாத்தனார்)



என்றலும் இறைஞ்சி, அஞ்சி,

இணை வளைக்கை எதிர்கூப்பி,

நின்ற எல்லையுள் வானவரும்

நெடுமாரி மல்ர் பொழிந்து,

குன்றவரும் கண்டு நிற்பக்,

கொழுநனொடு கொண்டுபோயினார்;

இவள் போலும் நங்குலக்கோர்

இருந்தெய்வம் இல்லை;

பெரிய தெய்வம் (குன்றக் குறவை, சிலப்பதிகாரம்)

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