Nakula's Shield

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Tue Mar 8 01:09:36 UTC 2005

Is there any evidence whether these are crescent moons or full moons
(e.g. silver bosses)?

Are other warriors mentioned as having different cognizances on their


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>>> erockwell at WISC.EDU 03/07/05 8:08 AM >>>
In MBh 2((28)66.14 Nakula is said to take up his sword and shield with
eight moons. A seemingly identical shield is found in the Devī
Māhātmya 9:12
Niśumbha is found to wield an identical shield. Is there a
between the two sets of twins?

Thank you in advance.

Ernest Allan Rockwell
Graduate Student
University of Wisconsin

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