I have read many incidents in which the Brahmastra was invoked and then later revoked.

But was a Brahmastra ever fired on Vishnu, Shiva or Brahma or it came close to being fired on one of them?

If it was never fired, what would happen if it's fired on one of the Trimurti and not revoked?

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    From your question title you appear to invite opinion based answers. But in the question description, you are asking for some specific incident where such thing happened. I think you should change the question title in order to avoid it from being marked closed for opinion based question.
    – Aby
    Feb 5, 2016 at 8:05
  • In hinduism or in any religion gods are immortals, so even if any weapon used against them will make them ,unconcious for some time only. But the weapon cant harm them or nor bring death. (This answer is from my own belief,and without any ref.) May 25, 2016 at 18:25

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Nothing will happen to any of these Gods. The brahmastra was ineffective even with Anjaneya (reference. Sundara Kanda) and Garutmanta(reference. Amritapaharana) These two heroes chose to respect it by pretending to be bound by it and offering a feather for the Astra to nominally serve its purpose. So, the brahmastra will be ineffectual with the trinity too if someone does indeed exhibit the temerity to launch it against them.


I will tell you one nice story.

Once Lord Shiva wondered if I am the destroyer can I destroy Brahma and Vishnu too?

Lord Vishnu came to know about this so he and Brahma visited Kailas.

Lord Vishnu said

Thou art Mahadeva the eternal origin of all seeds, please share whats on your mind with us as we are the same entity from roots.

Lord Shiva shared his thought and they all three started discussion.

Lord Vishnu was very curious what would happen so he insisted Lord Shiva to apply for the next on Lord Brahma.

Lord Brahma said

Please destroy me o father

Lord Shiva started destruction and only ashes left in place of Lord Brahma. Suddenly a voice appeared

There is creation of ashes so where there is creation I exists.

And Lord Brahma menifested from Ashes.

Now there was a turn of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu said

O almighty Lord Please destroy me but keep destruction continue on my ashes until the ashes also destroyed.

Lord Shiva did the same and ashes appeared in place of Lord Vishnu because of Shiva's power. Shiva continued to destroy even ashes. The ashes got very small even smaller and then at some stage ashes left effects.

After some time noise appeared

Where there is preservation of even a particle I exists.

And Lord Vishnu appeared from ashes. Lord Shiva now knew that so he decided to burn self in ashes. Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma furiously watching to him because Shiva decided to kill himself.

They both tried to stop him but he did not listen and burnt him. Because of this action All of three became ashes. Everywhere was darkness only. The whole universe became dark.

Suddenly voice appeared

There is creation of ashes so I exists

Lord Brahma appeared.

There is preservation of ashes. So I exists.

Lord Vishnu appeared.

Preservation and creation is not possible without Destruction So I always exists.

Lord Shiva appeared and put ashes all around the body.

I think Brahmastra is only a concept. Even if such weapon exists it will not affect almighty deities. And Even if affects nothing happens.

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    Very nice story. Where did you find this? Can you please provide me some link for this?
    – Pritam
    May 25, 2016 at 9:47
  • link is blocked. so this is what i remembered. :(
    – prem30488
    May 25, 2016 at 9:48
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    Please cite sources for your story.
    – The Destroyer
    May 25, 2016 at 11:24
  • The part about Vishnu being preserver and ashes getting reduced in size and vanishing have not effect on his does not connect. Please explain.
    – Naveen
    May 25, 2016 at 15:41
  • Can you give me the link for the blocked blog. Jan 27 at 15:49

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