We all know what Corona-virus or COVID is and many of us have experienced it personally the pain, losses and various other struggles in many ways. There are so may theories or stories on how or where the virus originated. Basically, its either cooked up in a lab somewhere or the super virus which got mutated on its own and become dangerous. What ever may be the case it’s irreversible now – which I think we all know and understand. Another break-out will put us all in a very tough spot.
So, who is Ashwathama and what’s the specialty of his brahmastra? Aswathama is a character in Mahabaratha (epic) who was the son of Guru Dhronacharya. Towards the very end of the Mahabaratha war he used his brahmastra to destroy the womb of Uttara (Abhimanyus son).
Why am I saying COVID is more link Ashwathama’s brahmastra ? because of two reasons. One, Ashwathama doesn’t know how to recall a brahmastra after launching and two, Ashwathama used brahmastra to destroy the future of Pandava’s (i.e., their future generation). I feel in a sense this virus is also similar to that, some one did some experiment and release it and didn’t know how to control it and it’s destroying the future of mankind in some way, as we have witnessed over the year so many families lost their future and livelihood.
I don’t know if there was a brahmastra during those Vedic ages people use to compared them with atomic weapons. But to me the real weapon is not by any means just a fiery graphic, but the one that really impact the human life on the planet. Though we have travelled through the pandemic – there is always a question is it really over or still the Ashwathama’s brahmastra is out loose waiting to strike.