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Is Brahmastra ever used? [duplicate]

A documentation by History channel says that, Mohenjo-Daro could be affected by Brahmastra, they provide enough proofs like the rocks are melted at high temperature and turned out to magma state and ...
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Who made Lord Hanuman immortal?

From what I've read, I've concluded that Lord Hanuman is one of the seven * Chiranjeevis.* (Immortals). But I am not sure who made Lord Hanuman immortal, and why? I've heard many rumours that Lord ...
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Weapon with which Rama killed Ravana

In the Ramayana war, Rama killed Ravana with a weapon given to him by sage Vasishtha. What was the name of the weapon?
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Why did Laxman get injured by Indrajit's 'shakti' weapon?

In Ramayana, Indrajit was able to hit Laxman by his special weapon named Shakti. Due to this Laxman went very near to death. Now Lord Hanuman went to Himalaya & brought Sanjivani. This way Laxman ...
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What is the Pashupatastra? Did Arjuna use it in the Kurukshetra war?

What is the Pashupatastra? Why did Lord Shiva get it in first place? Did Arjuna really use it in the Kurukshetra war? If he didn't, why did he get it from Lord Shiva? Was it the all-knowing Krishna ...
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Ashvatthaman's immortality?

I'm puzzled by Ashvatthaman's status as a chiranjivi. Not necessarily that he is one, but more the circumstances surrounding it. To wit, Ashvatthaman is made to wander the earth endlessly for 3000 ...
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How did Hanuman's tail catch fire?

As I know and I've heard from my Hindu friends that, someone put the fire on tail of Hanuman and he lit the whole island of Lanka. My question is, how did Hanuman's tail catch fire or to be more ...
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What did Ravana say to Lakshmana?

When Ravana was dying in the battlefield after getting hit by Lord Rama, Lord Rama sent Lakshmana to Ravana. Ravana and Lakshmana had some conversation. What was it all about?
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Why couldn't or why didn't Lord Rama withdraw his Brahmastra when Arjuna could?

There are a few instances in Ramayana about Lord Rama firing Brahmastra weapons but couldn't withdraw it saying that a Brahmastra weapon never goes waste, but we see in Mahabharata that Arjuna while ...
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What is the story of Vishnu's incarnation Jayanta, son of Yama?

In this chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam, various sons of Yama god of death are described: The ten daughters given to Yamarāja were named Bhānu, Lambā, Kakud, Yāmi, Viśvā, Sādhyā, Marutvatī, Vasu, ...
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Why didn't Indrajit use Brahmastra against Rama and Lakshmana in the main war?

Indrajit was capable of using Brahmastra as he did against Lord Hanuman in Ashoka Vana (this incident is narrated in Sundara Kanda) Question: Why didn't Indrajit use the Brahmastra against Lord ...
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Who are the warriors that possessed Brahmashirastra other than Arjuna and Ashwatthama?

EXPLANATION : Brahmashirastra was said to be used by arjuna and aswathamma in mahabharatha war in dwarapa yuga. I couldn't find any other wars explaining the use of Brahmashirastra in any other yugas....
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How was the Madhu Vidya passed down before Dadhichi?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Do scriptures describe the effects of Brahmastra?

Brahmastra is debated to be similar in nature to Atom/Nuclear bomb. But my question is, do scriptures describe the effects of Brahmastra?
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Why does Brahma's Brahmastra destroy when his task is to create?

Lord Brahma is very well-known as the creator of the world. His task is concerned with creation. Lord Brahma's weapon is named "Brahmastra", and its work is to destroy. So when Lord Brahma is ...

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