Hindus/What are the four types of astras in Mythology?
One day, I was reading the second volume of Ramesh Menon's Mahabharata. It mentions that Arjuna was a master of all the four types of Astras. However it didn't specify what were those types. Can you give me an Idea as what it could refer to????
P.S: The book is of Rupa publications and it comes up maybe during the night battle of the 14th day of the Kurukshetra War.
There is a complete description of 'astras' at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astra_
(weapon). I hope you will find what you need here. That brings me to the question of 'shastras'. Let me see if there is an equivalent write-up on 'shastras' in Wikipedia (checked, there is no article on Sastras). With best regards,