Maharana Pratap punyatithi: Today, January 19, is the death anniversary of Maharana Pratap, the brave son of Rajasthan, a great warrior and a symbol of amazing bravery and courage. There have been very few people in the history of the country who have had the courage not to give up under any circumstances. Maharana Pratap has been one of the few such people in Indian history. Brave Shiromani Maharana Pratap, a symbol of renunciation, sacrifice and self-respect, never bowed down before the Mughals. He had learned war skills from his mother. Battle of Haldighati: Maharana Pratap vs Akbar is considered very special. Here he defeated Akbar with his 20 thousand soldiers. His struggle has always been inspiring the youth. The enemies also admired his fighting style.
According to the English calendar, Maharana Pratap was born on May 9, 1540 in Kumbhalgarh Fort (Pali). But a large section of Rajput society in Rajasthan celebrates his birthday according to Hindu dates.
Know here 5 special things about the great Hindu ruler of Mewar, Maharana Pratap.
1- Maharana Pratap was born in the house (Kumbhalgarh Fort) of Maharaja Udai Singh and mother Maharani Jaywanta Bai. He was also called Kika in his childhood and youth. He got this name from the Bhils in whose company he spent his early days. In the dialect of Bhils, Kika means ‘son’. Jayavanta Bai herself was a horse rider. He made Pratap brave and courageous since childhood.
2- Maharana Pratap had a horse named Chetak which was his favorite. Chetak has his own place in the stories of Pratap’s bravery. His agility, speed and bravery played an important role in winning many battles. According to historians, Pratap used to fight with a weight of 208 kg. The combined weight of spear, armour, shield and two swords was about 208 kg.
3- Although Maharana Pratap fought many battles with the Mughals, but the most historical battle was the battle of Haldighati in which he came face to face with the huge army of Akbar led by Mansingh. Maharana Pratap along with about 20 thousand soldiers faced 80 thousand Mughal soldiers in this tremendous battle that took place in 1576 in the ‘Haldi Ghati’ field, which is known for its turmeric-like yellow soil, 40 km away from Udaipur. This is the most famous war in medieval Indian history. Pratap’s horse Chetak was injured in this war. After this war, Mewar, Chittor, Gogunda, Kumbhalgarh and Udaipur were captured by the Mughals. Most of the Rajput kings became subordinate to the Mughals but Maharana never gave up his self-respect. He did not accept the subjugation of Mughal Emperor Akbar and fought for many years.
4- In the battle of Diwar in 1582, Rana Pratap recaptured those areas which he had once lost to the Mughals. Colonel James Tow called this war with the Mughals the Marathon of Mewar. After a long struggle till 1585 he succeeded in liberating Mewar.
When Maharana Pratap ascended the throne, all the Mewar land he had under his control was now completely under his control.
5- While hunting in 1596, he suffered an injury from which he never recovered. He died in Chavad on 19 January 1597 at the age of just 57.
Precious thoughts of Maharana Pratap (Maharana Pratap Quotes)
– It is the duty of the entire human race to destroy injustice, unrighteousness etc.
– This world listens only to the hard-working people. Therefore, remain firm and steadfast on the path of your work.
– Time is so powerful that it can feed even a king with grass.
– The man who strives for the welfare of the entire creation is remembered throughout the ages.
– Time gives its inheritance only to the strong and courageous. So stay firm on your path.
– People who do not give up even in the most difficult situations. They win even after losing.