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Showing posts with label Vishvakarma. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Pushpak Viman In Hindu Mythology?

 


Pushpak Viman, ("Flower chariot") is the most renowned of the flying automobiles in Hindu mythology.

Vishvakarma, the celestial architect, designed the Pushpak Viman.

The term essentially describes an inanimate transport air/space craft that could navigate the Earthly and Celestial realms.

Sanjna, Vishvakarma's daughter, has married the Sun, but she is so dazzled by his radiance that she asks her father to dim his radiance so she may be with him.

Vishvakarma does this by removing part of the sun's rays, which are then fashioned into the Pushpak Viman and other divine weapons.

For a while, the minor god Kubera had possessed the Pushpak Viman, which he obtained as a reward for practicing extreme physical austerity (tapas).

It is eventually snatched from Kubera by the demon-king Ravana, who uses it to perpetrate many acts of oppression, culminating in the kidnapping of Rama's wife Sita.

Rama uses the Pushpak Viman to return to Ayodhya after killing Ravana, and then returns the automobile to Kubera.


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Hinduism - Where Is Lanka In The Context Of Hindu Mythology?

 

Lanka is the land of the demon-king Ravana in the Ramayana, the first of the two major Indian epics.

Although the epic's descriptions should be regarded as mythological and narrative tales than than a geographical survey, Lanka is occasionally connected with the present island of Sri Lanka, and southern Indian places such as Rameshvaram have been linked to events in the Ramayana.

Vishvakarma, the heavenly architect, had created Lanka for Kubera, a lesser god, but Kubera had been deposed by Ravana and his siblings.


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