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Old measurement of armies.
In Mahaabhaarat, Kaurav had 11 Akshauhinee army and Paandav had 7 Akshauhinee army. According to
Mahaabhaarat its calculation is given like this -
The following table has been copied from Agni Puraan, ch 366, p 804. In this table, various sections of an army are given with the numbers of horses, elephants and foot soldiers etc.
It explains - "Chakra" and "Aneek" are the synonyms of Senaa (army).
army there are 1 elephant, 1 chariot, 3 horses and 5 foot soldiers, that
is called Patti.
[In this Table a separate section was not made originally for Chariots, that is why it creates confusion. I have created that section - the 2nd Row, just for convenience, which coincides all numbers with MBH numbers. One may overlook it as this row is already included in th first row - with Elephants ]
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 01/10/12