Showing posts with label Khadga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Khadga. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is A Khadga?

 

Khadga (literally, "sword") - The sword is an artefact linked with a number of deities in Hindu mythology.

It has deep ties to Kali, representing the cutting off of her adherents' (bhakta) ignorance.

It's been known to be used to physically hack off the heads of animals sacrificed to her.

Other Goddess representations, such as Durga and Santoshi Ma, as well as various Shiva and Vishnu depictions, all wield the sword.

 


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Hinduism - What Is A Khetaka?


 (“shield”) The shield is connected with a number of Hindu deities, including the Goddess, Shiva, and Vishnu, among others.

The shield is often seen in photos when the character is wielding a sword (khadga). 


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