Antardhāna (Antardhana) is the favourite weapon of Kuvera, the god of wealth. After receiving the Pāśupata (Pasupata) weapon from Śiva (Siva), and immediately before visiting Indraloka (the celestial abode of Indra), Arjuna received this weapon from Kuvera. This weapon, says Kuvera, enhances the confidence and the physical glow of the one who applies the same, and takes away consciousness from the opponent . When God Śiva burned up the three pura(s) (cities) of Tripurāsura (Tripurasura), he used this very weapon called Antardhāna.