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bhramos

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Sikh Soldiers





The above image says Sikhs in Nizam's Troops.
is this true???
Were their Sikh Solders in Nizam's Army?
 

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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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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.
 
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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
,

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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