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“Prithviraj Chauhan” – The Undefeated Warrior and Patriot

Rajputs are known for their bravery and culture. Prithviraj Chauhan was also a Rajput warrior king of Rajput Chauhan dynasty.

He was born in 1168 at Ajmer. His father was Someshwar Chauhan, and mother Karpuravalli. It is said that in his childhood, Prithviraj killed a tiger with his bare hands. He had an extremely sharp mind and brilliant military skills. He had a very unique quality of hitting the targets on the basis of sound. He defeated many kings in a very early age and was declared the king of Delhi when he was only 13 years old. Among so many interesting things about Prithviraj, his love Story with Sanyukta is very famous. He married her by eloping her from her palace in the presence of her father and so many other kings. Muhammad Ghori attacked Prithviraj at Midnight because he knew that Rajputs don’t fight in night. Prithviraj defeated Ghori in First battle of Tarain and set him free. Unfortunately Ghori attacked again and captivated Prithvi. His eyes were burnt with hot iron by Ghori to look straight in his eyes as it was not acceptable for a Rajput to bow down to someone. Prithviraj killed Ghori with “shabdabhedi baan’. He did not want to get killed by any Muslim ruler so Prithviraj and his friend stabbed each other and died. In this way Prithviraj Chauhan died as an undefeated warrior, taking Muhammad Ghori down before he could die. He is an example of bravery and patriotism.

By: Anita Aishvarya