Pasha Weapon in Hindu Religion – Pasa or Noose as Weapon



In Hindu religion, Pasha is the noose with two or three ropes. It is triangular in shape, embellished with balls of lead. Agni Purana describes eleven ways of skillfully using Pasha.

As per the Purana, it can be used turning back, advancing forward, using it lightly and also extraordinarily quickly and rendering asunder.

As per Agni Purana, cotton thread, munja grass, leather or sinews of animals were used to make the noose.

It could be thirty cubits long and folded up in three rings. It was held on the left side, then taken to the right and whirled over the head.

SourceEncyclopedia of Hinduism Volume XI published by Indian Heritage Research Foundation