Projectile weapons from Hindu mythology: Narayanastra – the personal missile of Vishnu in his Narayana or Naraina form

The Narayanastra (IAST: nārāyaṇastra, sanskrit: नारायणास्त्र ) (or Narainastra) was the personal weapon of Lord Vishnu in his Narayana form. This astra (“weapon” in Sanskrit) in turn fires a powerful tirade of millions of deadly missiles simultaneously. The intensity of the shower rises with increase in resistance. The only way of defense towards this...

Projectile weapons from Hindu mythology: Sudarshana Chakra – a legendary spinning disc like weapon used by the Hindu God Vishnu

The Sudarshana Chakra (सुदर्शन चक्र) is a spinning, disk-like weapon, literally meaning “disk of auspicious vision,” having 108 serrated edges used by the Hindu god Vishnu. The Sudarshana Chakra is generally portrayed on the right rear hand of the four hands of Vishnu, who also holds a shankha (conch shell), a Gada (mace) and...

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