War in Ancient India
  • Atiratha – 2

    In Mahābhārata (Mahabharata) and other Purāṇas (Purana) we find exceptionally skilled chariot-riding warriors (rathī; rathi) described as atiratha (the Sanskrit prefix ati- signifies ‘great’). But the word served as a terminology in ancient military science. In fact the greatest of the mahāratha (maharatha) or great chariot-riding warriors usually became famous as atiratha. In order to […]