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Prajna Astra
(also known as Prajnastra, Pragnastra, Pragna Astra)

Prajna Astra is a celestial weapon in Hindu mythology which revitalizes the mind and restores the senses. It is often used as a counter in response to Sammohana Astra. In the Mahabharata it is sometimes mentioned as Pragna Astra: (Vana Parva section 20)

"And then, O mighty king, the dome of heaven blazed as with a hundred suns, and, O son of Kunti with one hundred moons, and thousands and ten thousands of stars! And then none could ascertain whether it was day or night, or distinguish the points of the horizon. And, becoming bewildered, I fixed on my bowstring the weapon called Pragnastra. And, O son of Kunti, the weapon went like unto flakes of pure cotton blown away by the winds! And a great fight took place, calculated to make the down on one's body stand on end. And O best of monarchs, having regained, light, I again fought with the enemy!'"

Thanks to Jijith Nadumuri Ravi from Ancient Voice.

Astra, India, Mythology, Weapon

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