Hindu warrior overview: Dedicated Hindu warriors from Kshatriya or other jaatis faced invasions on behalf of all Hindu society as an inbuilt defence system in a Dharmik framework. We had studied some other inbuilt systems of Dharma that lent defence to Hindu society in the event of invasions in previous blogs…. systems like, (i) the deep ingraining of fitness and exercise among Hindu male youth through Vyayamshala Akhadas, with Dharmik exercise forms like Soorya Namaskar before images of Hanuman or Balabhadra… (ii) the worship of equipment and weapons by invoking Devi Maa, Vishwakarma or Hanuman…...more
Kshatriya tagged posts
Martial arts of Akhanda Bharat or undivided India including Sri Lanka are our pan-Hindu heritage – a crucial system of Hindu armed resistance to invaders. When practising weapons is practised as a Guru-Shishya parampara, with rules and restrictions, with updating and evolution of styles, it is a martial art.
A lot of internet information focuses on just a few styles. A lot of such internet websites fail to underline the Hindu nationalistic basis of these martial arts, or show their similarities in origins and tenets. All that has been attempted in this blog. So while the style is informative and slightly encyclopedic, it serves to provide a ready compendium on Indian martial arts.
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