Shastar

ਸ਼ਸਤਰ or ਸਸਤਰ according to Mahan Kosh


Noun. Which cuts (ਸ਼ਸ, ਕੱਟਣਾ), An instrument or tool to cut, Weapon


Sanskrit Scholars have categorised Shastar in 4 ways


1. ਮੁਕਤ - Released, Which are released from your hands. Chakar ਚਕ੍ਰ/ਚਕਰ

2. ਅਮੁਕਤ - Unreleased, Which are kept in your hands. Talwar ਤਲਵਾਰ Katar ਕਟਾਰ etc

3. ਮੁਕਤਾਮੁਕਤ* - Both released and unreleased, Which can be used in hand and thrown. ਬਰਛੀ spear ਗਦਾ club/mace etc

4. ਯੰਤ੍ਰ (ਯੰਤਰ) ਮੁਕਤ - Released using an instrument or contraption. ਤੀਰ Arrow ਗੋਲੀ Bullet


Dasam Guru Ji Da Granth, Gurpartap Suraj, Gurbilas and other Granths have mentioned many different shastar.

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