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Maharatha in War in Mahabharata – The Meaning of Maharathi

Maharatha, or Maharathi, is a term widely used to refer to a warrior in the Mahabharata, Ramayana and other ancient Hindu scriptures. The meaning of the term Maharathi is a might warrior.

A Maharatha is skilled in the use of all weapons – bow and arrow, spear, mace, sword and other weapons. He is also highly proficient in fist handing and other hand to hand combats.

Maharathi is also skilled in riding animals like horses and elephant.

What makes a Maharatha different from other warriors is that he can take on ten thousand warriors single handedly.

The main warriors in the side of Kauravas and Pandavas in the Kurukshetra war were all Maharathas.