Aśanī (Asani) is one of the Aṣṭottara Sahasranāma (Ashtottara Sahasranama; Thousand and eight names) of God Śiva (Siva). He is conceptualised in a ten-armed form; with ten weapons in those hands. Though Vajra or Aśani (Asani) is the weapon of Indra, here it is attributed to Mahādeva (Mahadeva). Adding ‘in’ pratyaya (which means ‘to hold’) to the term ‘Aśani’ , Mahādeva is addressed as Aśanī.