Weapon catalogue – Indian mythology (3)

Weapon catalogue from Indian mythology In this article, details of Vaishnava astra, Gandharva astra, Manava, Maheshwar, Kuber weapons are given. Name of the weapon Effect and usage Associated with Vaishnava astra destroys target completely, irrespective of target’s nature. Would Infallible. This weapon had to be obtained from Vishnu directly. Vishnu, the Preserver Gandharvastra Used by […]

Weapons used in the time of Mahabharata – 2

Mahabharata – Important weapons from Indian Mythology Karna’s weapons Karna had the knowledge of Brahmastra, but his teacher Parshurama has cursed him that he could not use it when he requires it most. He had kavach and kundal from Sun, which would made him invulnerable, but Indra asked those in alms. But he had given […]

Weapon catalogue – Indian Mythology (4)

This is the last article describing weapons in Indian mythology. I am really amazed by the range and diversity these provided to the owners. Another noticeable fact is that lot of them can be related to the weapons used in modern warfare. Following is the list of weapons in weapon series. Name of the weapon […]

Weapons used in the time of Mahabharat – 1

Weapon used in Mahabharat We are continuing on from the weapons used in the times of The Ramayana. Brahmastra has been mentioned quite frequently in ancient texts and Mahabharat is no exception here. Brahmastra As described in the sastra, a Brahmastra is an astra. This is created by Lord Brahma. It is sometimes known as […]

Weapons in the period of The Ramayana

Weapons used in the times of the Ramayana Long before the advent of nuclear weapons, we heard it many times in Indian mythology and ancient texts that not only powerful weapons existed, but they were also used by various people. Some of these weapons had the power to annihilate the whole universe. This provides us […]