Ancient Indian Weapons of Great Indian Culture

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    Ankyles -elephant goads

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    Cavalry Swords

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    'A 19thc antique indian arit / indo persian'
     
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    Sikh Soldiers

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    The above image says Sikhs in Nizam's Troops.
    is this true???
    Were their Sikh Solders in Nizam's Army?
     
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    Vijayanagar empire soldiers
     
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    This curved sword that looks looks like an over grown kukri was popular though out India. It was replaced by the Talwar in North India, but survived in S. India, Nepal, etc.
     
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    South Indian curved swords.

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    Ajanta cave soldiers with curved swords(Gupta era)
     
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    Ancient Andras were armed with mostly broad swords

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    Spearmen. You can also see his sword.
     
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    10th Century AD
     
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    Thanks for Remaining my thread....
     
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    Gupta era, 4th-6th century AD

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    Kalingan spearmen, 2nd century BC

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    Kalingan warriors, 2nd century BC

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    Kalingan guard armed with a broad sword, 2nd century BC

    Atypical clothing for the period.
     
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    Gupta guard armed with two handed axe

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    Gupta emperor Samudragupta armed with a battle axe
     
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    cavalry with bow and lance, Sun temple
     
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    More of those pre-talwar swords.
     
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    From Markandeya Puran, Durgasaptasatti, describing the form of Durga:


    Om Khadgam chakra gadeshu chapa paridhanam shulam bhushundi shira
    Shankham sandadhatim karayistir nayanam sarvangabhusha-vritam I
    Yam hantum madhu-kaitabhao jalaja-bhus-tustava supte harao
    Neelashma-dyuti-masya-pada-dasakam seve Maha-Kalikaam II

    Meditation of MahaKali

    I resort to MahaKali, who has ten faces, ten legs and holds in her hands the
    sword,
    disc,
    mace,
    arrows,
    bow,
    club,
    spear,
    missile,
    human head and
    conch
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    who is three yeed, adorned with ornaments on all her limbs, and luminous like a blue jewel, and whom Brahma extolled in order to destroy Madhu and kaitabha, when Vishnu was in mystic sleep.
     
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    Bronze Age Antennae Sword
    Date: 1500–500 B.C.
     
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