Paiks were the landed militia of Orissa. Paiks are divided into three according to their occupation or the weapons which they mainly used. The classifications are Paharis, Banuas and Dhenkiyas. Cap and vast made of skin of the tiger or leopard, chain armor for thighs and body were their dress code.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments