Discussion in 'Military History' started by bhramos, Dec 19, 2009.
Ankyles -elephant goads
'A 19thc antique indian arit / indo persian'
The above image says Sikhs in Nizam's Troops.
is this true???
Were their Sikh Solders in Nizam's Army?
Vijayanagar empire soldiers
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.
South Indian curved swords.
Ajanta cave soldiers with curved swords(Gupta era)
Ancient Andras were armed with mostly broad swords
Spearmen. You can also see his sword.
10th Century AD
Thanks for Remaining my thread....
Gupta era, 4th-6th century AD
Kalingan spearmen, 2nd century BC
Kalingan warriors, 2nd century BC
Kalingan guard armed with a broad sword, 2nd century BC
Atypical clothing for the period.
Gupta guard armed with two handed axe
Gupta emperor Samudragupta armed with a battle axe
cavalry with bow and lance, Sun temple
More of those pre-talwar swords.
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
human head and
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.
Bronze Age Antennae Sword
Date: 1500â€“500 B.C.
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