Kirat weapons part 1

Image title: Kirat weapons part 1

Description of the photo

This photograph depicts the following traditional Kirat weapons (hathatiyar):

4. Bhala (भाला) referring in English to a “spear”. It can also be transliterated as: Bhālā.

5. Khuda (खुंडा) referring in English to a “flat-end sword”. It can also be transliterated as: Khuḍā, Khuṃḍā, Khuṇḍā (खुण्डा), Khumda or Khunda.

6. Khukuri (खुकुरी) referring in English to a “Nepalese sword”. It can also be transliterated as: Khukurī

8. Kaciya (कचिया) referring in English to a “razor/scythe”. It can also be transliterated as: Kaciyā.

10. Tarbar (कचिया) referring in English to a “sword”. It can also be transliterated as: Tarbār, Tarabāra or Tarabara.

Note: the word Hathatiyar (हातहतियार), in English “weapons”, can also be transliterated as Hāthatiyār, Hātahatiyāra or Hatahatiyara.

Gallery information:

The Kirat  people are an ancient civilization from Nepal whose kings ruled in Kathmandu valley since at least 650 B.C. Their native religion consists of worshopping natural entities. The Kirats consists of several groups of which the major branches are called the Yakha, Rai, Limbu and the Sunuwar

Photo details:
Date: 2019-11-11
Camera: SONY ILCE-6400
Exposure: 1/25
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 2000
Focal length: 18mm

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Resolution: 2400 x 1600
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