Weapon: 2 definitions
Weapon means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Worship of weapons with flowers, perfume and food, (adapted from the pre-existing Vedic model of military festivities), formed a part of the Navarātra Tantric ritual (an autumnal festival of the warrior goddess Caṇḍikā).—Various 5th century sources refer to rituals such as the worship of weapons, for example: Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa 2.158.6cd–7, Agnipurāṇa 267.13cd–16ab (repeating Viṣṇudharmottara); Varāhapurāṇa cited in the Kṛtyaratnākara, pp. 364–365.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics (History)
Books on the knowledge of Weapons were translated from Sanskrit and transmitted to Arab literature.—The foundations of Arabic literature and science were laid between 750-850 A.D. This was done chiefly with the aid of foreigners and with foreign material. The bulk of their narrative literature came to the Arabs in translation from Persian. Books on the science of war, the knowledge of weapons, the veterinary art, falconry, and the various methods of divination, and some books on medicine were translated from Sanskrit and Persian. They got the exact sciences from Greece and India.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Full-text (+2529): Ayudha, Brahmastra, Astra, Cakra, Vajra, Shataghni, Bhushundi, Gada, Trishula, Ashmadidyu, Tomara, Praharana, Hatnu, Udayudha, Musala, Mohanastra, Shitastrabhrit, Vadhatra, Shastratyaga, Jaghni.
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Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 27 - Shri Rama is given the celestial weapons < [Book 1 - Bala-kanda]
Chapter 56 - Shri Vasishtha conquers Vishvamitra < [Book 1 - Bala-kanda]
Chapter 48 - Hanuman allows himself to be taken captive by the Titans < [Book 5 - Sundara-kanda]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CC < [Drona-vadha Parva]
Section CLXVI < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section 14 < [Sauptika Parva]
Chapter 4 - Bhishma Battles Parashurama < [Adi Parva]
Chapter 10 - The Death of Ghatotkacha < [Drona Parva]
Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XXVII < [Book 1 - Bāla-kāṇḍa]
Chapter LVI < [Book 1 - Bāla-kāṇḍa]
Chapter XXX < [Book 1 - Bāla-kāṇḍa]
Nitiprakasika (Critical Analysis) (by S. Anusha)
Weapons and War in Vedas < [Chapter 1]
Vajra (Thunderbolt) < [Chapter 3]
Cakra (Discus) < [Chapter 3]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)