Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2019

Maharana Pratap was a king during 1568 - 1597 CE in Mewar, Rajasthan India. He was born in a Rajput family. He was eldest son to Uday Singh II and Jaiwanta Bai. His younger brothers were Shakti Singh, Vikram Singh and Jagmal Singh.

Maharana Pratap
Maharana Pratap [Image Source: Wikipedia]
According to Julian Calendar Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th, 1540. But according to Gregorian calendar May 19th, 1540. However the birth day of Maharana Pratap is celebrated according to Hindu calendar. And according to Hindu calendar, he was born on "Tritiya, Jyeshtha, Shukla Paksha, 1597 Vikram Samvat".

So this year, 2019, we are going to celebrate birth of Maharana Pratap Singh on June 6th, 2019

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 6th June 2019 

After the death of Udai Singh in 1572, Rani Dheer Bai wanted her son Jagmal to succeed him but senior courtiers preferred Pratap, as the eldest son, to be their king. The desire of the nobles prevailed.

Maharana Pratap is also well know for Haldighat Battle

Haldighati Battle

The Battle of Haldighati was fought on 18 June 1576 between Maharana Pratap and Akbar's forces led by Man Singh I of Amer. In 1572 Maharana Pratap was crowned as king. At that time, most part of Mewar was lost to Moghuls. But still some areas Mountain areas were ruled by Maharana Pratap. Moghul Empire Akbar wanted a permanent route through mewar to Gujrat for trading and other purposes. So Akbar offered Maharana Pratap to become a Vassal like other Rajputs in the region. But Maharana Pratap dropped the proposal immediate. It led to the Haldighat Battle. 

The battle took place at a narrow mountain pass at Haldighati near Gogunda (today Rajsamand in Rajasthan). Maharana Pratap had 3000 cavalry and 400 Bhil archers where as Mughals led by Man Singh of Amber had 5000 to 10000 army. After a fierce battle lasting more than three hours, Maharana found himself wonded. But still mughals failed to capture him. He managed to escape to the hills. Haldighati was a futile victory for the Mughals, as they were unable to capture Maharana Pratap, or any of his close family members in Udaipur. As soon as the empire's focus shifted north-west, Pratap and his army came out of hiding and recaptured the western regions of his dominion. 

Still today people remember him for his bravery, courageous soul and true fighter who decided to fight against Moghuls rather surrender in front of them. He is immortal in the heart of Hindus.  
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