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Sikhs with chakrams, inscribed "Nihang Abchal Nagar" (Nihangs from Hazur Sahib), 1844
Sikhs with chakrams, inscribed "Nihang Abchal Nagar" (Nihangs from Hazur Sahib), 1844

The chakram (Devanāgarī: चक्रम) is a throwing weapon that was used by the ancient Indians; it is a flat metal disc with a sharp outer edge from 5 to 12 inches (13−30 cm) in diameter. Sikhs with chakram, 1844 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Sikhs with chakram, 1844 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... () is an abugida script used to write several Indo-Aryan languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati,Marathi, Sindhi, Bihari, Bhili, Marwari, Konkani, Bhojpuri, Pahari (Garhwali and Kumaoni), Santhali, Nepali, Newari, Tharu and sometimes Kashmiri and Romani. ... For other uses, see Weapon (disambiguation). ... This article is about metallic materials. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial unit of length. ...


The word comes from Sanskrit and means round, circle, or wheel. Earliest references come from the Indian epics Mahabharata and Ramayana (here the Sudarshana Chakra is the weapon of the god Vishnu). It was used by Indian armies, mostly by Sikhs (who have it on at least one flag). Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... The ancient Sanskrit epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, laid the cornerstone for much of Hindu religion. ... For the film by Peter Brook, see The Mahabharata (1989 film). ... For the television series by Ramanand Sagar, see Ramayan (TV series). ... Sudarshana Chakra (Sanskrit: सुदर्शण चक्रम्) is a spinning disc like weapon with very sharp edge, which is one of the weapons in the Hindu God Vishnus hands. ... For other meanings, see Vishnu (disambiguation). ... A Sikh man wearing a turban The adherents of Sikhism are called Sikhs. ...


Because of its aerodynamic shape (similar to an aeroplane wing, Flying disc, or Aerobie), it is not easily deflected by wind. For other uses, see Wing (disambiguation). ... Frisbee redirects here. ... An Aerobie Sprint flying ring An Aerobie is a flying ring used in a manner similar to a Frisbee, for recreational catches between two or more individuals. ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ...


One should be careful not to confuse chakram with wind and fire wheels, which are larger and used in melee. Wind and fire wheels (Feng Huo Lun) are mêlée weapons, wielded as a pair, associated with Chinese martial arts such as Baguazhang and Tai Chi Chuan. ...


The chakram in pop culture

The character Xena with her Chakram on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess

A purely fictional version of the chakram has been used in many fantasy and martial mediums, such as the popular TV series Xena: Warrior Princess — where the fictional character Xena of Amphipolis, the main character of the show — is able to throw her chakram great distances and cause it to ricochet off of surfaces to either hit her enemy or return to her. Popular culture (or pop culture) is the widespread cultural elements in any given society that are perpetuated through that societys vernacular language or lingua franca. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... For the television show, see Xena: Warrior Princess. ... Xena. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Xena. ... For the television show, see Xena: Warrior Princess. ... Localization of Amphipolis Amphipolis (Greek, Ἀμφίπολις – Amphípolis) was an ancient Greek city in the region once inhabited by the Edoni people in the present-day periphery of East Macedonia and Thrace. ...


In Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, the chakram is an available weapon that can be dropped by certain enemies when defeated. The player can equip two of them at a time. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SOTN) is a Japanese action-adventure game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and published by Konami for the Sony PlayStation video game console. ...


In the Namco role-playing game Tales of Symphonia, the Chosen of Regeneration in Sylvarant, Colette Brunel, wields a pair of chakrams. This article is about Namco, a Japanese leisure company and game developer. ... Tales of Symphonia ) is a video game first released for the Nintendo GameCube and later for the PlayStation 2. ... This article lists the characters in Tales of Symphonia, a video game released on the Nintendo GameCube and Playstation 2 console systems. ...


In Cassandra Clare's novel City of Bones, Hodge's preferred weapons are a series of metal chakram, which he can throw with expert skill and precision. Cassandra Clare is the pseudonym of the author of the YA trilogy, The Mortal Instruments. ...


The character Axel from the Kingdom Hearts video-game series wields spiked chakrams along with the element of fire. The members of Organization XIII in the image are, from left to right, Xigbar, Demyx, Luxord, Saïx, Xaldin, Xemnas, Axel, Marluxia, Larxene, Lexaeus, Zexion, and Vexen. ... This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ...


The character Mizuti from the Gamecube game Baten Kaitos uses a pointed chakram, which he spins around his wrist using magic. Baten Kaitos (pronounced BAH-ten KAI-tos) is a series of role-playing games. ...


The character Mint from the PlayStation game Threads of Fate uses a pair of chakrams as both weapons and conduits for her magic. Threads of Fate, known in Japan as Dewprism ), is a console role-playing game for the PlayStation console developed and published by Square (now Square Enix). ...


The characters Salsa and March from the XBox 360 game Eternal Sonata use twin chakrams as their weapons of choice. Eternal Sonata , Trusty Bell: Chopins Dream) is an original role-playing video game created by tri-Crescendo, one of the developers of Baten Kaitos and Baten Kaitos Origins. ...


The weapon TokTz-Xil-Ul employed by the TzHaar people in the MMORPG RuneScape is essentially an obsidian chakram. RuneScape is a Java-based MMORPG operated by Jagex Ltd. ...


The character Tira from the PlayStation 2 video game Soul Calibur III uses a larger version of the chakram called the Aiselne Drossel (also known as a ring blade) as her weapon of choice. Tira ) is a fictional character designed for the Soul Series of fighting games. ... PS2 redirects here. ... Soul Calibur III ) is the sequel to Soul Calibur II and is the fourth overall installment in the Soul series of fighting games. ...


The character Django from the manga One Piece uses a chakram as a weapon and as a tool to hypnotize people. In the manga Buso Renkin,, Gouta Nakamura uses twin gear shaped chakram called Motor Gears. One piece redirects here. ...


The character Yuki Kenmochi from the Cutie Honey The Live television series can summon a chakram when transformed into Sister Yuki. Cutie Honey The Live ) is a Japanese tokusatsu (live-action) production of the popular Cutie Honey manga and anime series. ...


The characters named Wardens, Hero units from the Warcraft 3 game weild a stylized version of the Chakram. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, released by Blizzard Entertainment in 2002, is a real-time strategy computer game and the second sequel to Warcraft. ...


In the game Darkeden, the race Ousters wield Chakrams to performs melee based attacks. DarkEden is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing computer game in isometric projection or 3/4 perspective developed and published by SOFTON. It is the first MMORPG in the horror genre. ...


See also

An Aerobie Sprint flying ring An Aerobie is a flying ring used in a manner similar to a Frisbee, for recreational catches between two or more individuals. ... Discus redirects here. ... A Wham-O Professional Frisbee For the amusement ride, see Frisbee (ride). ...

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