Monday, April 11, 2016

Rana Sanga

Maharana Sangram Singh (12 April 1484- 17 March 1527) popularly known as Rana Sanga was the Rajput ruler of Mewar. He ruled between 1509 and 1527.

The scion of the Sisodia clan of Suryavanshi Rajputs, Rana Sanga succeeded his father, Rana Raimal as the king of Mewar in 1509. He fought against the Mughals in the battle of Khanwa, which ended with the Mughal Victory, and died shortly thereafter on March 17, 1527.  He was married to Rani Karnavati who latter committed Jauhar on the March 8, 1535 AD inside Chittor Fort. She was the mother of next two Rana’s, Rana Vikramaditya and Rana Uday Singh and Grandmother of the legendary Maharana Pratap.

Maharaja Sangram sigh was not only the great warrior who fought gallantly but also a visionary. Under the maharaja many Rajput states united together and fought the foreigners.

Rana Sanga was the warrior with a resolute as strong as his grandfather Rana Kumbha. It is also said that despite of losing his one arm, one eye and number of other injuries, he continued fighting with his enemies.

Maharana Sanga is also remembered for his Chivalry, when he restored the kingdom Of Mandu. After defeating the Sultan Mahmud of Mandu and taking his as a prisoner of war, he treated him and his kingdom with the generosity and bravery.

Mahraja Sanga fought with rulers of Delhi, Gujarat and Malwa many times during his life defeating them on various accounts. After the assassination of the Ibrahim Lodi by Babur, the power in Delhi declined. He emerged as the strongest Hindu king of North India and then he decided to conquer Delhi and bring complete India under his rule.

 Maharaja Sanga, united with Rajputs fought Babur in the battle of Khanwa which proved to be extremely brutal and deadly. With the initial advantage, the Rajput lost and Rana Sanga fell unconscious. He was whisked away to safety by his men, after gaining the consciousness and knowing about the defeat. Maharana Sanga death established the Mughal rule in India marking the new beginning to the history of Indian subcontinent.

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