Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Nihang are a militant Sikh order. Like the ancient Aryan tribes of India these folk are superb horse riders and archers. Their traditional dress is known as Shiva Swarupa which means 'Shiva's appearance' - with blue being sacred to Shiva. Interestingly the order are also known as the Akali, or the Immortals and the 'Akal Sena' which means The Army of the Immortal.

The origin of the word Nihang is Persian (نهنگ‎‎) and means 'Sea Serpent' - now I have a question, is the serpent Nihang is the same as the Norse Nidoggr? 

a light skinned  warrior of the Nihang