Brahmastra real life story: Know all about the powerful astra

written by Rajan Nath | September 12, 2022

Brahmastra and Brahmashirsha astra real life story and history: Ever since the film 'Brahmastra', featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, has been released in theatres, a lot of people wondered if it was based on a true real-life story or was fiction.

For those having query if the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer 'Brahmastra' is based on a true real-life story, well, it is not; it's fictional content that used the concept 'astraverse'.

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The real life story of Brahmastra is totally different as it is all about the powerful weapon which had all the potential to destroy the universe.  Here, we will learn about the history of 'Brahmastra' and how many time it was used.

Notably, the 'Brahmastra' and 'Brahmashirsha astra' are one of the most powerful weapons in universe, as per history, and the real life story of these two weapons will definitely enthrall you.

'Brahmashirsha astra', which is said to have the capability to destroy the universe, and conquer all beings. was created by Lord Brahma. Upon discharge, the whole nature witnesses the outrage of it. As per the history, the 'Brahmashira astra' can eventually destroy everything.

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On the other hand, the 'Brahmastra' is a person-centric weapon that can destroy a powerful enemy, if he does not have an alternate counter weapon.

Brahmashirsha astra real life story and history: 

It was once used by Ashwatthama, who hurled the Brahmashira astra against Arjuna. The Pandava countered it with the same weapon. Thus, to prevent the destruction, Narada and Vyasa stood between the two astras and asked the two warriors to withdraw their weapons.

Likewise, Arjuna, who was the perfect practitioner of 'Brahmacharya', was able to withdraw it while Ashwatthama had so many flaws, and hence, he was not able to call back his weapon. Thus, he aimed the astra at Uttarā's womb to kill the unborn Parikshita.

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Brahmastra real life story and history: 

  • It was once used by Maharaja Kaushika aka 'Brahmarshi Vishvamitra', who used the 'Brahmastra' against Maharishi Vasishta. However, 'Brahmastra' was swallowed by Vasishta's 'Brahmadanda Astra'.
  • In Ramayan, Indrajit used 'Brahmastra' against Lord Hanuman, but the latter was able to survive because of the boon given to him by Lord Brahma.
  • Even Lord Rama used Brahmastra several times. Once, against Jayanta who hurt Sita, against Mareecha, and in the last battle with Ravana. As per the mythological tale, the weapon was also aimed at Samudra (the sea god) in an order to carve a path out of the sea but as soon as the weapon was loaded, Samudra appeared and requested to withdraw the weapon. As per the ritual, once loaded, the Brahmastra must be discharged. Thus, it was aimed toward Dhrumatulya.

So, this was the Brahmastra and Brahmashirsha astra's real life story and history. For more interesting updates, stay tuned to PTC Punjabi.

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