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Gandiva

Gandiva Lord Varuna had been given a celestial bow and two quivers with unceasing supply of arrows by Soma, the Moon-god. This bow, the Gandiva, was matchless in that it was unbreakable and endowed with supernatural sturdiness. This bow had been designed by lord Brahma. Varuna also gave a resplendent chariot that had been designed by the heavenly architect Vishwakarma as a result of prolonged penance. The white steeds that drove it matched the speed of the Wind-god. It was provided with all that was essential in battle. The flag on the top of the chariot carried a ferocious monkey that appeared to be able to destroy hordes of enemies. http://www.vedicastro.com/varuna.asp
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