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>Costume Studies
>>1766 Nayar velichapāḍu
>>>swords
>>>>nandaka
Subjectvelichapāḍu priest / medium
Culture: Nayar/Malayali
Setting: temple divination, Malabar/Kerala 18thc and later
Objectnandaka sword














* Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai - Weapons around the World
"'Nandaka' (sword of Vishnu), 
perhaps 1600s
Nayar (Nair) caste, 
Kerala, southern India
Steel; silver; iron
Weight: 1 lb. 14 oz. ..."