We know that most of the warriors used some kind of celestial weapons i.e. astra/shastra.

Was there any warrior who fought on his own power? I mean the power created by himself and not acquired from any god or saint. I am looking examples from Mahabharata, Ramayana or puranas.

Note: Not the wars which are fought magically through power of penance.

  • Nearly duplicate: Mythology war fought without any weapons?.
    – iammilind
    Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 8:37
  • not the whole war.... just a warrior which uses his own power not on weapons or maya. Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 8:48
  • May be Jamvan...bdw what do u mean by a warrior.. soldier, Asvarohi, Gajarohi, ArdhRathi, Rathi, AtiRathi, MahaRathi, AtiMahaRathi....?
    – YDS
    Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 9:40
  • warrior means who can fight. participate in a war. Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 10:25
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    @FierceLord Then what's the point in asking this question..is it mentioned that all 18 Akshonik Soldiers used celestial weapons??... normal soldiers didn't use any celestial weapons in Mahabharata...
    – YDS
    Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 10:38

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It was Sri Hanuman, who never used any celestial weapons.

During the encounter with Lankhini or war with demons, who attacked at the orders of Ravana or single combat with Indrajit or in the war with Ravana in final war, Sri Hanuman fought either with fist or available steel rods or mountains or trees, etc, but not with celestial weapons.

  • Just curious to know if u found any celestial weapons usage by Nakula, Dusashana, Sahdeva etc. while figuring out answer for this Q...
    – YDS
    Commented Aug 24, 2019 at 17:17
  • I read somewhere so, but not sure. I have to check up.@YDS Commented Aug 24, 2019 at 17:19

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