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- Ganpat Yudhan
The son of Shiva and Devi Parbati's is the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha. Also known as 'Ganpat' - the master of the 'gans', the ghoulish soldiers of Shiva. Ganesha is traditionally considered to 'Biganharn' (the remover or obstacles), and 'Ekh Dant' (one-tusked). He is the most popular and revered deity in India, and most easily recognised the world over. His characteristic style of combat draws upon the qualities of his father Shiva, but with added capabilities around grappling – ideal when facing larger well-armed foes.
- Jaganathan Shiva Yudhan
This aspect of Adi Dev Yudhan is inspired by Shiva riding upon the unstoppable chariot of Krishna - the famed 'Jaganath' from which is derived the term 'juggernaut'. More than a Yudhan, this is actually an advanced version of 'parjog'. Its unique form involves advancing upon an opponent with speed whilst misaligning oncoming strikes. Upon taking a superior tactical position, it unleashes a barrage of blows focused on 'marma' (vital points).
- Mahakal Yudhan
This particularly vicious form of Adi Dev Yudhan is inspired by the great death 'Mahakal', an incarnation of Shiva that devours all in his path. At an individual level, it is the most highly evolved and efficient of all Yudhan; at this level 'parjog' and Yudhan are seen as one. The favoured style of the vanguard of armies, its purpose is to advance and chew through battle formations laying a path of pure destruction. Guru Gobind Singh describes the character as being like water:
"Many demons came in anger. They struck at Mahakal. The [weapons] became one form with him. They all merged with Mahakal as fish into water. As when one strikes water with water, then water merges with water. Then, no one can distinguish between the two as to which is the original water, and which the latter. In this way, when the weapons merged [into Mahakal's body] the demons were greatly angered. Great fear they felt in their hearts."
(Dasam Guru Granth Sahib, Treh Charitter, story 104 verse 195-196)
In its unarmed form, Mahakal advances upon opponent employing constant misalignments to all incoming attacks. As such, it slips past strikes, subtly sinking body mass and directing it into the opponent's body structure with slightest of touches. As the opponent crumbles, it focuses on the neck – a quick end ensues.