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My questions are about all the supernatural weapons and things used.

If everything was oral tradition, I agree and respect that as well. Why isn't that available like Vedas and other things? You can forget about the events from Ramayan for a moment too as that was nearly 2.1 million years back, but what about Mahabharat which has technologies from few thousand years ago.

Some positive points, the remains of Idols found across India, Indonesia(Krishna Arjun), Thailand, Afghanistan, etc. The plastic surgery, cataract, etc. mentioned in the book Shusrut Samhita, etc.

However, regarding techonologies, please share your thoughts!

  • Is there any recorded knowledge for how to invoke or use Brahmastra or other DIVINE weapons used in Ramayana or Mahabharata or any other scripture, if not, why wasn't that all recorded or known or passed on?

  • I agree with Vimana Shastra, where it's written on how to make spacecrafts using what materials and what a pilot should do. But why isn't there a single human being making use of that book and creating something or understanding those things?

  • Why does no one have any knowledge regarding those weapons, or levitating in skies with human body, etc.? How to prove that Yudhistihir's Chariot was actually levitating one feet above the ground at all times until the Mahabharat War?

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    are nuclear misslie launch codes known to everyone, or only a select few army personnel that have undergone rigorous training and have gained trust of nation's safeguarders ? similarly, advanced mantras and shastras can still be learned by intense penance and gaining trust of Vedas' safeguarders
    – ram
    Commented Jan 23, 2020 at 1:18
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    You mean the use of supernatural weapons? As far as I know that knowledge is not there. Also, no other person in this current age or time has ever seen to be using a supernatural weapon. Maybe it is all just mythology.
    – Wikash_
    Commented Jan 23, 2020 at 8:03
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    @Wikash_, nobody on this website has seen you in person. Maybe you're just a robot on the internet.
    – ram
    Commented Jan 23, 2020 at 22:25
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    @ram yes that is true. Then again you just also maybe an alogrithm. Also, my statements are based on facts so if I am a robot I am doing pretty good.
    – Wikash_
    Commented Jan 23, 2020 at 22:46
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    @Wikash_, you're not using facts. you're talking gibberish now.
    – ram
    Commented Jan 25, 2020 at 0:30

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The questions are

  • Is there any recorded knowledge for how to incite or use Brahmastra or its likes in Mahabharat or any other scripture, if not, why wasn't that all recorded or known or passed on?

  • Why isn't that available like Vedas and other things?

  • Why does no one have any knowledge regarding those weapons, or transcending in skies with human body, etc.?

  • I agree with Vimana Shastra, where it's written on how to make spacecrafts using what materials and what a pilot should do. But why isn't there a single human being making use of that book and creating something or understanding those things? Or is there anyone?

Good questions indeed.


Let me start with 2nd point first

  1. The Veda, to be precise Rig, Yaju and Sama ( I am not taking Atharva into consideration into the core Veda Category) Vedas, contain SPIRITUAL matters, occasionally mentioning some historical facts like Daśarājñá yuddhá, about Manu, Bharata, etc.

It does not mean to say that The Veda do not refer to any weapons. They do refer to Vajra of Indra, Parasu of Varuna, etc. As the Veda contain multi-layered meanings, these weapons can be interpreted in different ways.

The same Vajra was mentioned in Ramayana and Mahabharata also.


  1. The DIVINE weapons mentioned in Ramayana or Mahabhrata were not Nuclear as many would like to believe. They are of different technology, which was not described in those EPICs.

Further, their usage also mentioned in different ways by different people.

a) Those DIVINE weapons were used either through an arrow made of Iron or Kusa grass, uttering some mantra.

  • Sri Rama used brahmAstra against a crow, the son of Indra, through a blade of grass

  • Aswatthama used brahmashira, through a blade of grass, against the descendants of Pandavas, which killed the unborn baby in the womb of Uttara.

b) Indrajit used brahmastra in 2 ways

  • to catch hold of Sri Hanuman, who was found invincible (Sundara kanda)

  • to eliminate 67 crores of vanaras in a single day

सप्तषष्टिर्हताः कोट्यो वानराणां तरस्विनाम् | अह्नः पञ्चमशेषेण वल्लभेन स्वयम्भुवः || (Yuddha Kanda 74 Sarga 12 Sloka)

Sixty seven crores of powerful monkeys were struck down by the cherished missile of Brahma, the self-born creator, in the fifth and last period of the day.


In all cases, if we observe closely, we will find that except the targetted people no one else got affected due to impact of that DIVINE weapon.

For example, when Indrajit used the brahmAstra, it affected Vanaras only, but not Rakshasas, who were also present in the war field.


Coming to the aspect of non-availability of those DIVINE weapons now, we have to remember that even in that era also, only a handful of few were described to be in possession of those weapons, but not all.

So to acquire those DIVINE weapons, rigorous training, practice, etc are needed. When those qualities were not found in subsequent generations, they might have lost to the them.

Losing of knowledge in any field occurs not only in one field alone, but in many fields.


One accomplished Guru in Gayatri Mantra said once (Sri Paakalapati Guruvu - Telugu) that mere keeping of hands in a form and touching some parts of body and reciting mantra, does not assure Siddhi in Gayatri mantra.

It needs something else, which will be made known to the eligible aspirants by the NATURE/GOD directly, but not to all.

It is confidential knowledge.

That was why, he added, not many people were able to get the Siddhi in that Mantra.


Same is the case with DIVINE weapons. Only the eligible ones will get the knowledge, but not by everyone.

Who is eligible, will be decided by the God alone.

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