Bollywood has already made films based on historical events and characters. Now taking this sequence forward, Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Prithviraj’ is coming on screen this Friday. This film is made to show the valor of Prithviraj Chauhan. If you want to see this film, then first we are going to tell you amazing stories related to the heroism of Prithviraj Chauhan in this article. You will be surprised to know that even after losing his eyes, Emperor Chauhan had killed Muhammad Ghori.
Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan Introduction
Emperor Prithviraj Chauhan was a Hindu Kshatriya ruler of the Chauhan or Chahamana dynasty who ruled Delhi and Ajmer. Emperor Prithviraj Chauhan was born in 1166 AD to Someshwar Chauhan, the ruler of Ajmer. Prithviraj Chauhan was very talented since childhood. Prithviraj Chauhan’s mother’s name was Karpuri Devi who was the only daughter of Anangpal II, the ruler of Delhi. Prithvi Prithviraj Chauhan found himself on the throne of Rajgarh in Ajmer at the age of just 13 when his father died.
Skilled warriors from childhood
Prithviraj Chauhan had indomitable courage since childhood and he had mastered the art of warfare. Prithviraj, who was rich in talent since childhood, had developed himself into a warrior. Prithviraj Chauhan had all the qualities of a warrior and ruler, hearing which the ruler of Delhi and his maternal grandfather Anangpal were very much impressed. Thus Prithviraj Chauhan was declared the successor to the throne of Delhi. The story of Prithviraj’s valor is also popular that he once killed an unarmed lion.
Prithviraj Chauhan as the Emperor of Delhi
After becoming the ruler of Delhi, he assumed the title of Rai Pithora and built the fort of Rai Pithora. Prithviraj Chauhan defeated the mighty ruler of Gujarat, Bhima Dev, at the age of just 13. Prithviraj Chauhan was not only a warrior but also a scholar, he had knowledge of six languages - Sanskrit, Prakrit, Magadhi, Paishachi, Shauraseni, and Apabhramsa. Apart from this, he was also a knower of Mimamsa, Vedanta, Mathematics, History, Military Science, and Medicine.
Prithviraj Chauhan’s army
Prithviraj Chauhan had a powerful army. According to historians, his army consisted of 300 elephants and an army of 3,00,000 men. The number of cavalrymen in his army was also considerable. The empire of Prithviraj Chauhan, the most famous powerful emperor of medieval Indian history, extended to Delhi, Rajasthan, and Haryana. Prithviraj Chauhan was proficient in archery and fighting skills since childhood.
Story of Prithviraj Chauhan and Sanyogita
Prithviraj Chauhan fell in love with Sanyogita, daughter of Jaichand, the ruler of Kannauj. Due to this enmity developed between Kannauj and Delhi. Jaichand organized the Swayamvar of Sanyogita and did not invite Prithviraj Chauhan. As a result, Prithviraj Chauhan kidnapped Sanyogita from Swayamvar and married Gandharbha. After this, the enmity between Jaichand and Prithviraj became more severe.
Prithviraj and Chandbardai
It is said that Prithviraj Chauhan and Chandbardai were childhood friends. Later on, Chandbardai became famous as a poet and writer. Chandbardai described the valor of Prithviraj Chauhan in his book ‘Prithviraj Raso’.
Prithvi Raj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori
In 1191 AD, between Prithvi Raj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori Ghori, the first battle of Tarayan took place, in which Muhammad Ghori was badly defeated. Prithviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori faced each other 17 times during the war and each time Ghori had to face defeat. On many occasions, Prithviraj Chauhan had saved the life of Muhammad Ghori.
Second Battle of Tarayan 1192
Disturbed by the constant defeats, Muhammad Ghori got the support of Jaichand, the ruler of Kanauj and in 1192, succeeded in conquering Prithviraj in the second battle of Tarain. Prithviraj Chauhan was imprisoned and taken to Ghazni, along with Chandbardai was also imprisoned. Muhammad Ghori broke both the eyes of Prithviraj Chauhan with hot iron bars.
Prithviraj Chauhan and Chandbardai were brought before Muhammad Ghori in the court where Ghori asked Prithviraj for his last wish. Chandbardai told Muhammad Ghori that my master is very proficient in archery and wants to perform his art. Muhammad Ghori gave the permission.
Muhammad Ghori was also present at the place where Prithviraj Chauhan was to perform his art. Chanderbardai and Prithviraj Chauhan had already devised a secret plan so that Muhammad could kill Ghori. When the whole gathering gathered, Prithviraj Chauhan started saying a couplet that ‘Char bans chaubis-gaj, Angul Ashta Praman, Ta upar Sultan hai mat chuk re chauhan’.
Prithviraj Chauhan understood the meaning of this couplet. Hearing this couplet, wah-wah Shabbas came out of Muhammad Ghori’s mouth. Muhammad Ghori did not know that Prithviraj Chauhan was adept at hitting the target accurately even without eyes. Soon, Prithviraj Chauhan shot an arrow in the chest of Muhammad Ghori. After this, Prithviraj Chauhan and Chandbardai sacrificed their lives by stabbing each other in order to avoid the misfortune caused by the enemies. Sanyogita also gave up her life after hearing the news of Prithviraj Chauhan’s death.
We also want to make it clear that this event is not confirmed historically, because the year of the death of Muhammad Ghori is clearly mentioned in the history books as 1206. But still it is clear from the legend of this incident that Prithviraj Chauhan was a brave and powerful ruler.