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Vimanas or flying crafts as well as aerial cities have been mentioned in many places in the ancient Indian texts. There is a colourful description of the Pushpaka vimana in the Ramayana, in which Rama returns to Ayodhya from Lanka. The Srimad Bhagavatam describes the Saubha vimana in which King Salva had attacked Dvaraka, the city of Krishna. The Mahabharata tells us of the celestial chariot of Indra, on which Arjuna traveled to Amaravati - the heavenly city of Indra. 

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In 2019, the Indian Army reported finding gigantic footprints measuring 32 inches * 15 inches at the Makalu base camp, high in the Himalayas, which they believed could be that of the elusive Yeti. Very similar tracks were  observed by Major Bill Tillman nearly 80 years ago, which had been at that time linked to the Yeti as well. Various other clues seem to indicate that the Yeti phenomenon may be linked to the monsters of the Indian epics called "rakshasas".

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The legend of the Phoenix that rises from the ashes of its parent is quite well-known. Herodotus had taken this legend to Greece from Egypt, where it was called the Benu Bird. When we read the legends and descriptions of the Benu Bird or the Phoenix, and its counterparts in the Mediterranean region such as the Aetos Dios (Eagle of Zeus) in Greece, the Aquila of the Romans or the Double-headed Eagle that became a symbol of imperial strength and authority across Europe, it becomes quite clear that the Phoenix is not a terrestrial bird, but a periodic comet, that gets very close to the Sun during its perihelion passage (i.e. a Sungrazing comet), and whose apehelion is near the orbit of Jupiter (i.e. a Jupiter-family comet). Like many other comets, it has a double-lobed nucleus, because of which it was also represented as a double-headed eagle. The comet periodically strikes the Earth with fiery projectiles and seeds our planet with water and life, acting as the herald of a new dispensation.

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Orion and Kartikeya

Of all the constellations that embellish the night sky, it is Orion which is probably the most conspicuous and easily recognizable one. Since the Orion constellation lies on the celestial equator, just south of the ecliptic, it can be seen from any part of the world.