not have read about them in detail: “The Mahabharata – an ancient Indian epic compiled 3000 years ago – contains a reference to a terrible weapon. Regrettably, in our age of the atomic bomb, the description of this weapon exploding will not appear to be an exaggeration:‘…. a blazing shaft possessed of the effulgence of a smokeless fire (was) let off…’. That was how this weapon was perceived. The consequences ofiits use also evoke involuntary associations. ‘…
This makes the bodies of the dead unidentifiable. … The survivors lose their nails and hair, and
their food becomes unfit for eating. For several subsequent years the Sun, the stars and the sky
remain shrouded with clouds and bad weather’. This weapon was known as the Weapon of Brahma or the Flame of Indra……”.