All You Need To Know About Pushpak Viman, That Inspired The Mohan Joshi Starrer

We tell you the significance behind the Pushpak Viman and its reference in the film, starring Mohan Joshi and Subodh Bhave.

Poster Of Pushpak Vimaan Starring Mohan Joshi

Pushpak Vimaan starring Mohan Joshi and Subodh Bhave, tells the touching story of a bond shared between a grandfather and a grandson. Meet Tatya, an 86-year-old man who is a follower of 17th century poet Sant Tukaram, and firmly believes in the tale which suggests that Tukaram boarded an airplane and flew to heaven. Tatya too is keen to board an airplane and fly to a universe beyond the world that we see. Vilas is his grandson, a practical man who makes a living in Mumbai and is in a dilemma as to how to address Tatya’s make-belief world.

Does Tatya eventually board an airplane and live his dream? Watch here and find out!

But have you wondered why the film is called Pushpak Vimaan and what it means? The Pushpaka Vimana, as mentioned in the mythological scripture Ramayana, was King Ravana’s flying chariot. In the Ramayana, it is mentioned that the Pushpaka Vimana resembled the sun and could go anywhere, at will.  It was bright in color and rose up in the air, the minute Ravana stepped on to it.

A Picture Of Raavan On His Pushpak Vimaan
A representative image of Raavan’s Pushpak Viman. Source: Facebook

It is the first flying chariot mentioned in the existing Hindu texts and was originally made for Brahma, by Vishwakarma. But it was later handed over to Kubera, the god of wealth, and then stolen from him by Ravana. In some scriptures it is mentioned that the Vimana was more like a house or palace while others stated that the chariot was around seven stories high!

Now that’s one hell of a vehicle to have right? What do you have to say about this? Tell us in the comments section below!

Watch Ramayan, available in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, streaming on ZEE5.