9 Most powerful weapons in Indian Mythology
Indian mythology is known for various powerful weapons that have divine origins and used in many wars by powerful warriors. People have always wondered which is most powerful weapon in Hindu mythology. In no particular order, here are 9 of the most powerful weapons in Hindu mythology.
Thrishul – The powerful weapon known as the Trishul is said to be wielded by Goddess Shakti or Lord Shiva. It can nullify various supernatural weapons and can never be stopped or controlled. Some argue that this is the most powerful Hindu god weapon mentioned in the epics.
Sudharshana Chakra – The Sudarshan Chakra is a disc-like weapon that resembles a circle with 108 sharp edges and is used by God Vishnu and his avatar Krishna. This devastating weapon is used to destroy evil.
Brahmastra – One of most popular weapons is the Brahmastra, which is said to be created by God Brahma and can be obtained through meditation or concentration. Apart from destroying the one who it was used against, the weapon also annihilates the environment making it one of the most powerful weapon in Hindu mythology.
Teen Baan – Another powerful weapon is the Teen Baan, which was given to Babrika, the son of Ghatotkach. It was made up of three arrows, each with its own set of properties. The first arrow was used to mark the targets that the archer wanted to destroy, while the second and third arrows were fired to kill those who were not there.
Vajrayudha – The personal weapon of Lord Indra is the vajrayudha or the lightning weapon, which releases powerful thunderbolts. It was made from the bones of Rishi Dadichi and is said to have been created by God Vishnu.
Pashupatastra – It is believed that the Pashupatastra is one of the deadliest weapons that can be used against humans and the whole world. Till date, only two individuals were worthy enough enough to use it. They are Indrajit from Ramayana and Arjuna from Mahabharata. The mantra to obtain the weapon is said to be in Shiva‘s possession.
Narayanastra – In Hindu mythology, the Narayan Astra is a powerful weapon that Lord Vishnu used in his Narayan avatar. It can throw millions of arrows and other weapons at its target at the same time, causing them to explode and destroy their enemies. The only way to avoid getting hit by this weapon is to surrender completely before it hits.
Brahmashirsha Astra – The weapon known as the Brahmashirsha is four times stronger than the Brahmastra, and it can be invoked by chanting the right matras on any object. When this weapon is used, a thunderstorm of fire will form, and thousands of meteors will streak across the sky leaving the whole area barren for 14 years.
Bhargavastra – This weapon which was in possession of Karna is considered to be more powerful than the Vajrastra and is capable of destroying everything in its path. The unique nature of this weapon is that it can be recalled before its hits the target after being released.
Are there any more weapons we should add to the list?