Vajrāyudha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Vajrayudha, VajrAyudha, Vajraayudha


Vajrāyudha literally means ‘the thunderbolt weapon’.

Vajrāyudha is the invincible weapon of Indra with which he killed many powerful asuras[1] like Vṛtra.

Vajrāyudha

It is said to have been shaped out of the backbone of the sage Dadhīci by Viśvakarma, the architect of the gods.


References

  1. Asuras means demons.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore


By Swami Harshananda


Vāk literally means ‘speech’.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore