Maharana Pratap Jayanti: Did Maharana Pratap’s armor, spear and sword really weighed 200 KG?
#1 Chosen to fight Akbar, did not give up
When most of the Rajput rulers of Rajasthan succumbed to Akbar’s domination, including Pratap’s brothers Shakti Singh, Sagar Singh and Jagmal Singh. Then Maharana Pratap refused to bow before Akbar and decided to fight to save his motherland Mewar.
#2 Pratap had fewer soldiers than the Mughals in Haldighati
Maharana Pratap’s army had caused a lot of damage to the Mughal army. The first attack was so powerful that the Mughal army had to retreat several kilometers towards their camp. Pratap fought this battle with amazing war strategy. The Mughal army was made to fight in the narrow mountain pass known as the ‘Haldighati Pass’ where it was difficult for the huge army to enter completely.
#3 City Palace Museum Udaipur
Maharana Pratap had both might and mind. Their strength can be gauged from the fact that they used to fight on the battlefield with armor, spear and sword weighing more than 35 kg. Some people also claim that the total weight of the armor, spear and sword was more than 200 kg, but the weight mentioned in the City Palace Museum Udaipur is 35 kg.
#4 Height of Maharana Pratap is more than 7 feet
It is claimed that the height of Maharana Pratap is more than 7 feet but there is no concrete evidence for this, but it can be possible. It is also said that in the historic battle of Haldighati, he cut one of the Mughal opponents Bahlol Khan in two pieces from head to horse.
#5 Coronation of Maharana Pratap at Gogunda
On the recommendations of the nobles and people of Mewar, his coronation as the 54th Mewar ruler was done at Gogunda, which is 35 km from Udaipur during the days of his struggle against Akbar.
#6 Attack on Mansingh riding an elephant
It is said that in the battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap’s horse Chetak also showed indomitable courage. Pratap, riding on Chetak, attacked Jaipur ruler Mansingh riding an elephant with a spear, but Man Singh bowed down and averted the attack. The feet of Pratap’s horse Chetak had reached the trunk of Mansingh’s elephant. Due to this, Chetak’s leg was injured by a sword tied to the tip of the elephant’s trunk.
#7 Jhala Man Singh takes the form of Rana Pratap
Jhala Mann was close to Maharana Pratap. He was advised to leave the battlefield, as his beloved horse Chetak was injured. Then Jhala Mann wore his crown. The Mughals had attacked Jhala Mann as Maharana Pratap and Jhala Mann was killed.
#8 Akbar could never catch Pratap
The Mughal emperor Akbar always made plans to capture Maharana Pratap, but he could never succeed.
#9 Vowed to capture Mewar
Maharana Pratap vowed to conquer the whole of Mewar and for this he resolved to give up all the royal pleasures and decided to live in the forest.
#10 Maharana Pratap’s family
Maharana Pratap’s father was Udai Singh and mother was Jawanta Bai. Apart from Maharana Ajabde, Maharana Pratap had a dozen queens. They had a total of 17 children, including Amar Singh and Bhagwan Das.