JATYADHI KARANAM: CLASSIFICATION OF VIMANAS
In this chapter on classification of vimanas as per different Yugas
and Yugadharma, the text explains the types of vimanas and their
names featuring in the yugas. In Krita-yuga, people by their own
powers acquired through righteous living could fly on their own
volition from place to place without the aid of flying machine.
In Threthayuga flying machines were of
In Dwaparayuga flying machines under classification
Tantrika were used.
In Kaliyuga, flying machines of Kritaka category were specified.
Prominent works referred to in Yuga-wise classification are as
Yuga-wise classification needs deeper study.
Many texts seem to have existed covering vimanas; their authors
however are not mentioned.
The next sootra deals with the names of vimanas as classified
Tretha-yuga Mantrika type 25 varieties of flying machines
starting from Pushpaka.
Dwapara-yuga Tantrika type 56 varieties starting from Bhyravi.
Kali-yuga Kritaka type 25 varieties starting from Shakuna.
Besides Maharshi Bharadwaja the other preceptors detailing the
classification are Shounaka, Goutama, Manibhadra and Lallacharya.