Bramhastra is said to be one of the most powerful weapons present in Hindu Mythology. Its a weapon of mass destruction.
Hindu Mythology is full of fascinating stories and myths. Many of which are believed to be true. And there has been various research over the past decades on the existence of the super natural world before us.
An Astra can’t be acquired by anyone or everyone. It requires some special knowledge. And can only be used when invoked by Mantras.
As Bramhastra was a weapon associated to ‘Lord Bhrama‘ who is considered as the Creator of universe. The weapon has the elements of the universe.
According to Hindu scriptures the Bramhastra had four aspects to it. First it could appear just by the wish of the user when invoked.
The second aspect talks about the chemical formations of the weapons which could be altered by the user. By doing so, the user can decide the level of destruction.
The Third and fourth aspect talks about the divinity of the weapon and it is capable of not only killing people but can even destroy the smallest elements of the universe.
The weapon has been showcased in Hindu Epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. One such story is described in the ‘Sundar Kand’ of Ramayana.
It became impossible to stop this avatar of ‘Lord Shiva’ for the soldiers of ‘Ravan’. Eventually Ravan’s son Indrajit saw no option and launched the Bramhastra at Lord Hanuman.