Parashuvu, aka: Paraśuvu; 1 Definition(s)

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Parashuvu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

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Paraśuvu refers to a kind of weapon employed in warfare by the soldiers, according to Śrīnātha’s 15th century Palanāṭivīra-caritra. Paraśuvu is an offensive weapon resembling a hatchet. The Vardhmānapuram inscription states that the king should be proficient in dealing several varieties of weapons.

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (weapons)
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

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