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The scientific inventions of Siddha BOGAR

- S.Chandrasekar

With reverential obeisance to the holy feet of my beloved guru BOGAR, I take this moment
to showcase his technical inventions and scientific experiments. The mystic man Bogar is
considered to be one of the 18 siddha purushas of the siddha lineage in South India. Lord
Shiva being the Aadhi siddha himself had bestowed upon Sage Agasthya to have foremost
authority over the group. It was Bogar who used nine poisons with herbal extract and
sculpted the existing divine statue of Lord Muruga at Palani hill in Dindigul district of
Tamilnadu. Panchapaashaanam, Navapaashaanam, Dasapaashanam are different chemical
compositions that remain sturdy for several thousand years. The holy water after ablution
(abisheka) to idols made of the pashaana composition cures hundreds of known diseases.

In 2013 I published an abridged concise treatise in Tamil


for the mega work ‘Bogar-7000’. The original lengthy
poetry composed in Tamil with seven thousand songs is
called Sapthakaandam as it has seven kanto comprising
1000 songs in each. Each song has four verses set to
alliteration of classical Tamil grammar meter. Siddha
Bogar has to his credit several thousand voluminous
compositions spreading over topics like medicine, elixir,
oceans of birth, procedure to invoke shiva-shakthi, epic
of wisdom, mastering ashta siddhi, stages of samadhi,
black magic, salts, alchemy, airplane, ship building, etc.
It is believed Bogar left China around 4 BC and later
attained Nirvikalpa samadhi in 7 AD at Palani. Through
his divine revelation, I had the opportunity to have his
darshan in his current form.

For several aeons Bogar has been under the tutelage of his guru Kaalaangi, and mastered the
nuances of wisdom. Under instructions from his guru, Bogar took the form of a Chinese old
man Laotzu, and has been living thence for several yugas. He chose China for various good
reasons and proximity to the Himalayas (Meru hill). Sage Agasthya had himself showered
praises on Bogar as the ‘Flying Siddha who rarely remained on earth’. With the assistance of
his faithful disciple Pulipani, Bogar chalked the ways of performing pooja and formulated
steps to preserve his masterpiece statue carved out of Naavapaashaana. He had said that
Sathuragiri is the head quarters of all siddhas. A hilly terrain situated in the Srivilliputhur
taluk of Tamilnadu, it is the abode of Lord Shiva respected equally to Mount Kailash. It is
here that Bogar, a goldsmith, had learnt the secrets of alchemy and elixir from his guru
Kalaangi who is believed to be one among the Navanath siddhas.
Siddha Bogar had fathomed the essence of the works of seniors and contemporaries. He had
studied all the scriptures through thousands of years at Meru hill. Through the words of
Bogar, it is understood that the samadhi of books (libraries) are on the western side of Meru.
Each time at the onset of apocalypse, all rishis reached the cliff with the heaps of scriptures
and palm leaf manuscripts, only to leave with the custodian Lord Shiva. Now what we claim
as the snow peak Kailasa is the store house of books. Bogar claims to have read and digested
the contents in no time. His narration ‘In Kaliyug, the people living south of Himalayas will
not even get to read at least 1% of what I read’ makes us spellbound.

Hope you are aware of the controversy on Vaimanika


shastra that erupted at the Indian Science Congress held last
year. Now after going through the achievements of my
beloved guru, I can strongly say that Vimanika shastra is
true and can be interpreted with reference to other similar
ancient scriptures that are available. Prior to siddha Bogar,
rishis like Bhardwaja, Ashwini, Tiruvela, Kashyapa had
made and flown indigenous vimanas. Though fuels varied,
the purpose of the machine served. They had flown and
crossed several yojanas in few minutes. The Vaan Ratha as
Bogar called it existed in gold, silver, and alloy of five
metals, panchaloka / panchadhathu. Owing to the colour of
alloy mixture it was reddish and he coined it Sempuravi in
Tamil (the red chariot).

The typical shape described by him appeared like temple chariot. Since it resembled the
gopura vimana of temple, the flying plane was called a vimana. In my view, he is the only
siddha to have constructed and operated several airplanes to fly across seven seas carrying
rishis and Chinese folks on a joy ride.

After roaming over sapthasagara (Red Sea, Caspian Sea, Black Sea, Dead Sea, Indian Ocean,
China Sea, Persian sea), he returned to China and offloaded the people who were in disbelief
and joy. In fifth kanto, he mentions the sea abutting Gulf and Gujarat coast as Krishna
samudra. He was the one who built a gigantic ship with wood and iron measuring 800 yards
in length, 100 yards in breadth and 100 yards in height. It had seven tiers, decks and a fort of
64 apartments with sufficient glass windows facing North-South and doors facing East-
West. His ship ran on powerful steam engines. With well laid hard core pipes to carry hot
steam across the floor to operate pistons in turbine engines and rotate the propeller, he
ensured the pipes were leak proof and conveyed high pressure hot steam. With high rise
chimneys for letting out smoke, he erected the steering on the top deck to facilitate his view
of sail. Details on ship building are described in his songs (No: 1927 -1945). Thus he wrote:

‘Built a massive ship to accommodate thousand people


Chinese aghast with calculated formula on wooden planks;
Decided on impeccable geometry to make the floating giant
Stood on iron nailed pillars and turbine powered by hot steam’
It leaves us speechless to visualize the extent of woods that were chopped, treated, shaped
and nailed in place. The magnitude of iron, glass and ropes required, the overall labour
involved in the execution of project with perfect trigonometry, hydraulics, mechanics and
dynamics of viscosity –buoyancy, would certainly leave us guessing.

In song 2204, he narrates how he designed the Aero-chariot, the Vaan Rathaa, much to the
astonishment of kings. His vertical chariot measuring 30 yards in breadth, 100 yards in
height with 3 cylindrical stages had strong base with wheels and adjustable stilt to support
corners. It ran without being pulled by horses (Asvamilla vandi). He describes the structure as
fuelled by burning coal to heat the boiler. The hot steam rotated the magnetic propeller to
swiftly rise up the sky with booming noise. Bogar says that all panchabootha elements play
a vital role in the flight dynamics. He flew over China over a range of 30 km in sky.
However, readers may imagine the basic shape of the temple Rathas of South India as
shown here. It is understood he used black magnets to improve electromagnetic force.

In song 2215-2220, he describes the route travelled and the cities to which he had flown. He
had used the Tamil system of linear scale Kaadham, meaning 10 miles. In nutshell:

‘Beyond eight hundred kaadhams, carried rishis and Chinese to Rome


Alighted at the tomb of Roman charioteer, saw the samadhi of Jesus;
Seen seventy nations around and countless rishis on the land of Jews
Off loaded people in their lands after seeing wonders of the world’

His songs narrate the physical appearance, glow, sound properties and driving mechanism.
With flair to ride on Ashwini maharishi’s airplane, Bogar disclosed his wish and had
permission to drive. It appears the plane driven with joystick also obeyed to oral command.
Bestowed with Lahima, siddhas generally travelled the space through flying mode (Gegana
siddhi) by keeping a special Gulikha in mouth till they descended to earth. Song 4485 says,

‘Visited the ashrama of Ashwini, sighted the airplane with joy in wild dense
After breath control, climbed over with gulikha on hand, flew to the far off;
As instructed by maharishi, stewarded right and left to perfectly land in vicinity
Oh! The fuel power had run down and your flight is again on earth my son.’

His song 4513 has proof of his demonstration as to how he successfully explored and tested
the voice synthesis of oral command as instructed by Maharishi.
‘To my wish and command, the plane should obey oral orders
Become still at the touch of my fingers to descend at the street;
Maharishi taught machine language to control it as desired
Generous enough to allow me to take it to the land of China’

Bogar has lived through many yugas and seen apocalypses. The songs give a hint that he
was active in society until he went into samadhi around 7AD. Besides airplane and steamer,
Bogar had invented many scientific tools for the welfare of mankind. Personally I am of the
opinion that many literary works of Tamil siddhas were not explored in the past and
research being restricted to Sanskrit scriptures. With proper approach and research, it can be
established that several advanced scientific methodologies were put to use in ancient
Bharatham. The third kanto of Sapthakaandam throws light on the technical innovations of
the scientist, siddha Bogar. He is the pioneer of many modern tools that are presently used.
Ceramic, SCUBA apparatus, parachute, hot air balloon, plain and tinted glass, mirror,
underwater telescope, magnifying lens, spectacle, handmade paper, automatic printing
machine, kaleidoscope, dielectric , thermo couple, electroplating, artificial gem etc. are his
inventions. Sage Agasthya maharishi embraced and praised him saying ‘Long live my vigyana
siddha’.

In song 2381, he narrates the secrets of glass making and reflective mirror. After making the
plain glass without color tints, he applied hot coat of Lead amalagam on one side. This gave
the perfect result of mirror which all siddha rishis welcomed.
‘Treated mercury partially on glass I meticulously made
Saw my bright face on the mirror with perfection as it was;
Siddha rishis thronged to glimpse, praised me for the invention
What is the use of decoration if the beauty is not visible to thy?’

Thus he taught many technical details to Chinese, whom he certifies as ‘innocent and pure’.
Other rishis acclaimed that there is no scientist to match his wisdom on earth, as sage
Agasthya has certified Bogar as the flying Aathi siddha (though Lord Shiva is the first Aadhi
siddha). Bogar had extensively travelled to many continents

Another magnificent work Bogar 12000 is said to contain minute details of nuclear products,
fission, fusion; ambrosia for all diseases to occur in kaliyuga, constructing special planes to
outer planets, existence of aliens, geo properties of Jupiter and Mars, acoustics, metrology,
land survey and other related branches of science and technology. Every Indian should feel
proud of the siddhas who had built Bharatham as the most civilized and advanced nation,
long before human settlement and civilization began in other parts of the world.

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About author: S.Chandrasekar, a resident of Chennai is an HR specialist and trainer. He has


authored 20 books in Tamil. It includes Athisaya Siththar Bogar, Bogar Jenana saagaram,
Bogar 7000: A glimpse of Sapthakandam, Siddha’s contribution to science and technology,
Siddha Prapancham. He can be reached at chandruselva@gmail.com