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Celestial Weapons

Gods, goddesses, and supernatural beings have their own weapons based on their abilities. These celestial weapons are very powerful and can cause massive destruction. Often, gods gave their celestial weapons to humans on Earth.

List of Celestial Weapons:

Astra/ShastraDeityEffect
BrahmaastraBrahmatotal annihilation
BrahmashiraBrahmatotal annihilation
BhargavastraParshurammass destruction
AgneyastraAgniinextinguishable flames
NarayanastraVishnushowers of arrows and disks
VayvayastraVayupowerful winds
VajraIndrabolts of lightning
VaishnavastraVishnuunstoppable targeted arrow
SuryaastraSuryadazzling rays of light
PashupatastraShivaunstoppable targeted arrow
VarunastraVarunatorrential waves of water
VarunpashaVarunaa powerful noose
Sudarshan ChakraVishnu (specifically Krishna)unstoppable targeted disk
Vasavi ShaktiIndraunstoppable targeted bolt
SammohanaGandharvasarmies collapse in a trance
SudaamanastraTvastradeadly destruction
DharmapashaYamapowerful noose of death
SamvartaYamaenemies tear to pieces
VisoshanaIndradries everything
TwashtarastraTvastraopponents battle amongst themselves
MohiniastraMohinidispels maya/magic
KaalapashaKaalanoose of time
ChandrahasaShivainvincible sword
ParushaShivainvincible axe
PinakaShivapowerful bow
VijayaShivapowerful bow
TrishulaShivaunstoppable trident
Teen BaanShivathree targeted infallible arrows
BhaumastraBhumicreates deep underground tunnels
BrahmaanastraBrahmadefensive weapon
GandivaBrahmapowerful bow
Brahma BanaBrahmaunstoppable targeted arrow
ParjanyastraParjayacreates thunder clouds
ParvatastraHimavatmountains fall from sky
NagastraNagastargeted snake-arrow
NagapashaNagasbinds target in snakes
Maheshwar AstraShivafast fiery beam as powerful as Shiva’s 3rd eye
KaumodakiVishnuinfallible mace
Antardhana AstraKuberamakes something disappear
GarudastraGarudasummons giant deadly eagles
Prajnastra restores the senses
Sauparna releases birds
Sailastra makes all wind vanish
Jyotiksha AstraSuryalightens darkness
Adityastra dries anything
Anjalikastra unstoppable targeted arrow
Sthunakarna defensive weapon
Shiva KaakamShivaunconquerable sword

Many of the celestial weapons have a counter-weapon. For example, the Sailastra is a counter to the Vayvayastra.

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