Akshauni – Army Combination in Ancient Hindu World



Akshauni is an army combination used in war in ancient Hindu world. Akshauni is mentioned in the Mahabharata. It is said that in the Great War in the Kurukshetra in the Mahabharata, 11 Akshaunis fought on the side of the Kauravas and seven Akshauni fought on the side of the Pandavas.


The number of animals, chariots and humans in a Akshauni is 218, 700.

The Akshauni consists of

21, 870 Chariots

21, 870 Elephants

65, 610 horsemen

109, 350 foot soldiers.

The number of horsemen used to be three times of chariots.

The number of foot soldiers used to be 5 times that of the number of chariots.