Weapon catalogue – Indian mythology (2)

Weapon catalogue from Indian mythology Following on from earlier article, here various weapons used are narrated here. Name of the weapon Effect and usage Associated with Naga paasha This weapon is a trap made of million snakes. This would bind the target in coils of living venomous snakes. In the Ramayana, it was used against … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more