- an Indian sword, having a broad, usually single-edged blade and a disklike pommel with a point.
Origin of khanda
1885–90; < Indo-Aryan; compare Hindi khā̃ṛa, Punjabi khaṇḍā sword, Assamese khāṇḍa heavy knife (Prakrit khaṁḍa-)
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Examples from the Web for khanda
There was never a word from Scott in the Khanda district, away to the southeast, except the regular telegraphic report to Hawkins.The Day's Work, Volume 1
Her crest is the straight Rajput sword, the Khanda, for an account of the worship of which very powerful divinity read Tod.From Sea to Sea
When she becomes of marriageable age she is formally married to the Khanda or daggar of Khandoba, and becomes his nominal wife.The Child in the Midst
Mary Schauffler Labaree
The state emblems are a jhar or sprig of seven branches and a khanda or sword.
All the acts of men are lost by discontinuance of their practice (as in Jnna khanda).
- a double-edged sword that appears as the emblem on the Sikh flag and is used in the Amrit ceremony to stir the amrit
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