Remembering Maharana Pratap of Mewar on his 477th Birth Anniversary (28/5/2017)

Remembering the Great Rajput warrior, Maharana Pratap of #Mewar on his Jayanti (477th birth anniversary). His courage, self-sacrifice & valour will live on forever.

A Great warrior who never surrendered to  Mughal Emperor Akbar, at the time when almost all the kings in India surrendered​ to him, but MahaRana Pratap stood alone against Akbar and fought bravely.

Maharana Pratap was born on May 9, 1540 at Kumbhalgarh near Udaipur. His birthday is celebrated on 28th May 2017 according to Tritiya Tithi.

Maharana Pratap Statue photographed in 1967

Know about King Maharana Pratap of Mewar…

1. The battle of #Haldighati was fought between Mughal Emperor Akbar and Maharana Pratap on June 18, 1576 AD. This battle between Akbar and Maharana Pratap proved to be devastating like the Mahabharata war.

2. It is believed that neither Akbar could win the battle of Haldighati nor did Rana lose. If the military had more power in the Mughals, then Rana Pratap had no lack of belligerent power.

3. Maharana Pratap’s spear was weighing 81 kg and his chest cover was 72 kg. His spear, armor, shield, and two swords together, weighed 208 kg.

4. In the battle of Haldi valley Maharana Pratap had only 20,000 soldiers and Akbar had 85,000 soldiers. Despite this, Maharana Pratap did not give up and kept fighting for independence.

5. It is said that Akbar had sent 6 peace envoys to explain Maharana Pratap, which could end the war peacefully, but Maharana Pratap rejected his proposal every time saying this saying that the Rajput warrior will never tolerate it can not do.

6. Maharana Pratap had a total of 11 marriages in his life. It is said that they had all these marriages for political reasons.

7. Maharana Pratap was called in the name of Kika in childhood.

8. Maharana Pratap’s most beloved horse was Chetak. Like the Maharana Pratap, his horse Chetak was also very brave.

9. It is said that when the Mughal army was behind them during the war, Chetak had crossed the feet of a few feet long by sitting on his back, Maharana Pratap. Today also the remains of Chetak in Chittoor’s Haldi valley.

10. In the Battle of Haldighati, there was only one Muslim commander on behalf of Maharana Pratap – Hakim Khan Suri.

11. Maharana Pratap who fought till the last breath to save Mewar, rejecting the offer of running Raj in Mewar 6 times, assuming Akbar as the king. They did not accept the rule of any ‘foreign’.

12. His faithful horse Chetak was killed due to severe injuries in the battle of Haldighati. But this Shahadat gave him a lot of prominence.

13. Maharana Pratap had 17 sons and 5 daughters. Amar Singh, born of the queen Ajabhade, became his successor.

14. His own son betrayed and handed over to Mewar Akbar after the death of Maharana Pratap.

Our sincere tribute to the great king of Mewar. Wishing you all happy Maharana Pratap jayanti.
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