Ancient Indian Empires and Weapons

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  1. dhananjay1

    dhananjay1 Senior Member Senior Member

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    The first one looks more from Gupta period than Pala period. There is a Gupta period inscription found from the site, so there was some gupta period structure on the site before Dharmapala built Somapura mahavihara.
     
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    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    I agree with you. Good eye.=============================
     
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  3. Haldiram

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    There are classifications of weapons (and warriors), based on their range and type (ranged weapons vs melee weapons).

    Mukta (kinetic weapons which can be released : arrows etc)

    Amukta (weapons which cannot be released : battering ram)

    Mukta-Amukta (weapons which can be thrown and boomerang back : throwing axe, sudarshan chakra)

    Arjuna had the knowledge of Akshya Trunira (unending quiver) where his chariot kept producing arrows and reloading it in his quiver like a machine gun.

    The ranged weapons were further classified as :

    Pani-mukta : thrown by hand (spear)

    Yantra-mukta : thrown by machine (catapult)

    Mantra-mukta (the one you are referring to) : these come from the individual siddhis received by the warriors during their lifetime. There are 15+ of them. Brahmastra, Narayanastra etc. There's one very fascinating one called Gandharv-astra which sprinkles Manojava particles (mentioned in Mudaka Upanishad) on the chariot and he zips around the battle field, in what could be described like Kurt Wagner from X-men.
     
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  4. Haldiram

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    Dand-patta : flexible ribbon sword used in Ganimi-kawa (guerrilla warfare)

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    There's a multiple blade version of this called Urumi, used in Kalari-pattu.

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  5. Innocent

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    Is this the same one Bajirao used?
     
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    rishivashista13 Regular Member

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    Urmi was used by Bajirao, the Urmi has more flexible blade whereas Dandpata is having a special grip which is able to cover whole fist

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    [​IMG]

    Maurya aged Kumara with spear or battle axe
     
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    Haldiram Senior Member Senior Member

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    This one is Bajirao's patta

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    Can you tell us which Dynasty created this? Thanks
     
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