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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Asţayudha, AsţAyudha, Ashţaayudha

  1. the eight weapons
  2. a group of eight weapons (also called aşţavajra) that are used by eight of major divinities, namely: the triśūla (trident) of Śiva, the cakra (discus) of Vişņu, the akşa (rosary) of Brahmā, the Vajra (thunderbolt) of Indra, the pāşa (noose) of Varuņa, the danda (staff) of Yama, the śakti (spear/ lance) of Kārtikeya, and the asi or khaŕga (sword) of Durgā.