victory over his foes. Arjuna asks Śiva for it: If it pleases you to grant me my wish, Bull-bannered God, then I wish that divine weapon ( astra ), the dreadful Pāśupata Weapon, my lord, which is called Brahmā’s Head ( brahmaśiras ), gruesome ( raudra ), of terrible power, which at the horrible end of the

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weapon also called the Brahma´siras. After receiving others weapons from Yama, Varun . a and Kubera, Arjuna goes to the city of Indra where he obtains and masters the use of all the much coveted arms. Gandharva Citrasena also teaches him how to sing and dance. He stays in this city for Ž ve years. As a

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