Different Ways To Travel

Krishna's Mercy

[Shri Hanuman]“O Devi, do ascend my back without hesitation. O beautiful one, be thus reunited with Rama, like Rohini returned to the moon. You will be thus united like Rohini to the moon as soon as you say the words. Do ascend my back and cross the great ocean through the sky.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 37.24-25)

pṛṣṭham āroha me devi mā vikānkṣasva śobhane |
yogam anviccha rāmeṇa śaśa ankena iva rohiṇī ||
kathayanti iva candreṇa sūryeṇa iva suvarcalā |
mat pṛṣṭham adhiruhya tvam tara ākāśa mahāarṇavam ||

From the ancient Vedic text known as the Ramayana, we learn that travel by the aerial route is not a modern day invention. We know that birds have accomplished this before anyone can remember. The ability accompanies their body type. The exact mixture of earth, water, fire, air and ether allows travel through the sky. Wings are important in that movement…

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