When Vishwamitra and Vasistha used Brahmastra weapon

Brahmastra (a weapon) used by sages Here is  another story, related to Brahmastra from Indian mythology. Two great sages fought between them. Vishwamitra, who was king Kaushika, had stayed with his army at sage Vasishtha’s ashram (hermitage).  Vasishtha fed everyone and out of curiosity, Vishwamitra asked him – “How have you managed this?” Vasistha said […]

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 […]

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 […]