Weapons used by Maratha Soldiers

Marathas Ancestors Kings, Maharattirar Of Kolhapur Sangam Literature


The ancestors of Marathas were spread in Dravida Desa,in Three Great Tamil Kings' armies as Special Protection Forces, called Kaikkolars,Suicide Squad to protect Kings ( Rajaraja Chola's Kaikkolars Unit was famous).They were also spread in Konkan,Tulu, Coimbatore area Orissa,Andhra( near Tirupat

Cho La Pass named Karikal Chola

Chola Pass Himalayas After Karikal Chola Gazette Notification 1885


Not only that,he created a Mountain Pass/ passed through a Himalayan Pass.This is recorded in Tamil Literature Silappadhikaram and Periya Puranam.While Silappadhikaram dates back to the period of Sangam Literature,Periya Puranam, a Religious Work that deals with the Lives Shiva Devotees, belongs to middle ages.