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Agneyastra – The Arrow Associated with Agni

Agneyastra is the arrow of Agni in Hinduism. Agni guards the southeast side holding Agneyastra mounted on Ram (adult sheep). The arrow is widely mentioned in the epics and puranas. All the important warriors in the Ramayana and Mahabharata possessed Agneyastra.

When Agneyastra is shot, it emits flames, which is inextinguishable through normal methods. It is used against an entire army or against individuals.

In the Ramayana, Lakshmana countered Ravana’s Agneyastra using clutch of fluid and feminine arrows.

As per Mahabharata, Agni received the Agneyastra from Bharadwaja. Drona was blessed with the arrow.

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