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Date: Mon Apr 14 1997 - 14:53:19 PDT
In a series of posts on Parthasarathi Perumal, Sri Sampath Rengi had posted one on 4 Azhwars who represented 4 of Sri Krishna's 5 weapons at this kshetram. He mentioned that Sri Krishna had used 4 of His 5 weapons for which Sri Rengi had references. The 5th weapon was the Nandaka sword which Sri Krishna used in the final stages of the battle with Rukmi the elder brother of Rukmini who chased Krishna after the latter had kidnapped Rukmini. After Krishna had made short work of Rukmi's bows and chariot with His Saranga bow and kowmodaki gada, Sri Krishna got off His chariot to fight the Rukmi on foot with His Nandaka sword. Since Rukmini would not allow Krishna to kill Rukmi and Rukmi would not surrender, Sri Krishna used the sword to shave off Rukmi's head and mustache, which back then was a sign of victory. Jaganath.