I know what you mean. I really don't put out much Vedic stuff, either, because I don't want people to think that I use the list as a forum for my religious beliefs.
Even so, I think that we could go whole-hog on it. I mean, we are already saying that planets are hollow and have human civilization within them, so there is no real barrier, no real reason to put on the breaks.
The Puranic part of the Vedic literature certainly mentions human civilizations on the other planets. And they do so in the most sophisticated language ever known on Earth, Sanskrit. And the Vedic intelligentsia was well versed in mathematics and had a developed calendar system, as well as enough astronmical ability to predict the eclipses and the movements of planets.
Here is something from my Venus page:
"The Bhagavat Purana paints a different description of the planet. In the ninth canto, 18th chapter, a narration describes the activities of Devayani, the daughter of Shukra- the predominating regent of the planet Venus.
There, a palace garden is described full of lotuses, and trees of flowers and fruits, inhabited by sweetly singing birds and bumble bees. It is described that lotus-eyed girls took a walk along the bank of a reservoir. At one point in the narration, Shukra-Acharya, Devayani’s father, made a comment about grains in the field. According to this description, Venus seems to harbor life as on Earth.
In fact, according to the Puranic descriptions, there is life and activity on all the planets. For example, in the Bhagavat Purana, Canto 4, Chapter 20, Text 35 - 36, a reference is made to the way in which Maharaj Prithu, a king of the Earth, paid his respects to visitors from various celestial planets, and then a reference is made to the inhabitants of the earthly planets.
Now first of all, the reader will note that the text refers to earthly planets, in the plural. In the Vedic literature, one term used to refer to the Earth is Bhu Mandala, which means the " circle of the Sun, " which seems to refer to the planets along the plane of the solar system, as pointed out by Dr. Richard L. Thompson in his book “Mysteries of the Sacred Universe.” This is why the plural is used, the planets in the solar system are somehow grouped together in this sense because they are all on the same orbital plane. It is interesting, though, that we don’t apparently see inhabitants on any of the other planets in the solar system.
In fact, the Apollo astronauts have supposedly gone to the Moon and found no life there. Through their telescopes and space probes, astronomers tell us that there is no life on the other planets such as Mercury, Venus and Mars, either."
Of course, we know now that there is a lot of construction on The Moon andMars. But most people have no idea whatsoever, and wouldn't give you the time of day to find out.
Oh well ...