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Questions related to Lord Brahma's weapon, i.e., Brahmastra.

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How powerful was Brahmastra? [duplicate]

There's a weapon discussed in Mahabharata called Brahmastra. Maybe Bhishma and Drona had this weapon. How powerful was it? If any person used it, would it destroy whole world? Was there any technique/...
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Has any Asura or Rakshasa destroyed a city with an Astra, like the Brahmastra?

It is recorded in the Puranas and Itihasas that Krishna and Shiva destroyed some cities, like Kashi and Tripura respectively, with astras and other celestial weapons. My question is, has any Asura (...
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Do Hindu scriptures allow the use of weapons of mass destruction like the Brahmastra to annihilate the civilian population of a foreign country?

In the Mahabharata, Krishna destroyed the city Kashi with his Sudarshana Chakra. Is the use of Brahmastras and other celestial Astras, akin to weapons of mass destruction, to destroy entire cities ...
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Which weapon did a lot of actual damage from a single use?

The big name weapons like Brahmastra are often neutralized by the same or similar weapon. When was the most damage inflicted by a single use of a weapon?
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Which Hindu scripture talks about weapons and mythical objects? Please guide me with links to apt books

I want to know about mythical bows and weapons like Brahmastra, etc. So please tell which scripture talks about divine weapons, etc.
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Where did the Brahmastra, which Bhagwan Rama launched to dry up the sea, eventually fall?

At the time when Lord Rama was on his way to Lanka, he asked the sea god (sagara) for help and to make way for his journey , but the sea god didn't offer any help. Then Shree Rama activated brahmastra....
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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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If Lord Parashurama really cursed Karna, how could he launch Brahmastra on Arjuna twice?

Background: I saw some Karna movies and Mahabharata TV episodes and in there it's told that the main reason for Karna's defeat is that he was cursed (śāpa) by Lord Parashurama. All of them refer to ...
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Why Karna and Drona didn't use Brahmastra against Ghatotkacha?

Both Karna and Drona were capable of using Brahmastra while battling Ghatotkacha. Drona didn't use brahmastra and in the end Karna used the Divine Weapon that can be used only One Time against ...
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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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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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If Rama used Brahmastra on Ravana, why didn't Ravana turn to ashes?

Question 1: Did Lord Rama really use the Brahmastra on Ravana to kill him? If he did use it, then, Ravana's entire body should have turned to ashes. It would have even created a major natural ...
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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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Was a Brahmastra ever fired on Vishnu, Shiva or Brahma? If not, what would happen if fired on them?

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 ...
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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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What is the story behind the Brahmasthra? Was it actually ever fired?

In different Puranas there are mentions of the Brahmasthra which is one of the powerful weapons capable of destroying the whole world. I have seen usually in Purana TV serials, these astras (arrows) ...