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Happy Birthday to Maharana Pratap- A great warrior was born today!!

Happy Birthday to Maharana Pratap- A great warrior was born today!!
Written by Priyanka sarangi

Maharana Pratap, was a king of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan. Pratap was the son of Udai Singh II (King of Mewar) and his mother Maharani Jaiwanta Bai. Maharana Pratap’s birth anniversary, known as Maharana Pratap Jayanti, is celebrated annually on the third day of the Jyestha Shukla phase. He was the eldest son of Maharani Jaiwanta Bai and Udai Singh II. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Amar Singh I. Maharana Pratap’s biggest enemy was Mughal Emperor Akbar.

In 1556, after defeating Sher Shah Suri’s kingdom, Akbar planned of stabilising the empire. He realised the importance of alliances with the Rajputs and among the many tactics marrying Rajput princess from Amer was the one. He was the one who came up with administrative machinery system also known as the Mansabdari system and this helped Mughal rule to stay long in India.

According to the system, officials were given specific posts and Rajputs were given important military positions. To demonstrate his authority, Akbar came up with the ‘Siege of Chittorgarh’ in October 1567. During the carnage, 8,000 Rajputs in Chittogarh Fort were surrounded and besieged by 5,000 men which was later expanded to 80,000, which concluded in the expected victory of the Mughals. To avoid capture by Mughals, Rajput women created a Jauhar also read as Johar or Juhar and jumped into the flame.

Many people have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to this great king. Dr Harshvardhan took to Twitter to wish him on his birthday stating “My tributes to the great warrior King, #MaharanaPratap on his birth anniversary.
An epitome of patriotism, valour, hardships and sacrifice”.

Suresh Prabhu, the railway minister also tweeted about the great warriors birthday

Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Information & Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu took to twiiter to remember the great warrior

The Twitter handle of National Students’ Union of India also tweeted about this great man

 

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Priyanka sarangi

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