Five Great Kings Of Ancient India
- The history of India is thousands of years old. Many great kings were born in this country and they sacked their life while fighting with foreigners. From British to Greek, with all these foreign forces, Indian kings fought till their last breath and protected their kingdom.
Great Kings Of Ancient India:-
Porus: – The state of King Porus was near Jhelum and Chenab River. Which today is presently inside Punjab. Jhelum fight is considered to be one of the most important wars in history. This battle took place between Porus and Alexander. At that time the weather situation on the battlefield was very bad, but the battle continued even after the weather was bad. King Porus showed amazing courage in that battle and Alexander got very impressed from Porus. Even Alexander had sent a proposal to King Poros to join his Council of Ministers.
Chandragupta Maurya: – King Chandragupta had established the Mauryan Empire. The Greeks constantly put pressure on him to leave Mauryan Empire. But despite the countless efforts of the Greeks, they still could not capture the Mauryan Empire. Emperor Chandragupta defeated Alexander’s successor Seleucus in battle and he married the daughter of Seleucus to establish peace between the two empires. Chandragupta Maurya defeated many foreign powers with the help of his great advisor Chanakya and protect his empire.
Maharana Pratap: – Maharana Pratap of Mewar never bowed his head in front of Emperor Akbar. He even rejected Akbar’s peace accord. Historians believe that Pratap and his family had taken shelter in the forests in the last days. In the battle of the Haldighati between Pratap and Akbar, there was a great deal of damage to the two sides. Even Pratap had lost his beloved horse Chetak in this fight.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: – Chhatrapati Shivaji is also called the glory of Maharashtra. Shivaji never bowed his head in front of the Adil Shahi dynasty. He fought with them till his last breath. To escape from the jail of Agra by hiding in a sweet box or to defeat the enemies with the help of a guerilla war strategy. Today Shivaji’s name is immortal in the history because of his wonderful efforts. He continued his war with the Mughals till the last breath of his life.
Tipu Sultan: – This King of Mysore fought his whole life against British colonialism. While protecting his kingdom, Tipu Sultan fought bravely against the colonial British and he was one of the first Indian kings who was martyred in the battlefield. In a private auction in London on September 2003, Tipu Sultan’s sword was purchased by Vijay Mallya. After 200 years, the sword of Tipu Sultan came back to Karnataka in September 2003.