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Saiva Astra: A general term for all of Shiva's astras, such as Brahmasira and Pasupata.

The celestial weapons of Shiva are often referred to in the Puranas by the deity rather than the weapon itself such as Mahesvara and Raudra Astra. These texts may be of less scholarly value than older texts such as the Mahabharata because there is an element of propaganda involved in which the writers were attempting to replace the Vedic / Upanishadic belief system which is based on intellectual thought with deity worship which is based on devotion.

Thanks to Jijith Nadumuri Ravi from Ancient Voice.

Astra, India, Mythology, Weapon


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