Allauddin Khilji, waiting for Rani Padmavati (part 8)

Allauddin Khilji, waiting for Rani Padmavati

It is said that lust and greed take the wisdom of the mind. This is what happened with Alauddin Khilji. When Chitador Fort opened the doors one after another, hundreds of guardians started to come out instead of one. When it was asked why so many parents were with it, then Allauddin Khilji was replied that this is a special convoy of Queen Padmavati who always goes with her. Alauddin Khilji Rani was so fascinated by Padmavati that he did not even consider it necessary to check that all the guardians stopped and saw that they are actually slaves in them. And in this way, a complete fighter squadron of Chittor came out of the fort in the women's disguise. In a short time, Alauddin Khilji, separated the palanquin from Rani Padmavati and wanted to dilute the curtain and showcase them. So Rajput Senapura Gaura out of that, and he attacked. Chittoor soldiers also attacked at that time and in the confusions there, Badal liberated Raja Raval Ratna Singh and took him on a stolen horse from the stables of Alauddin Khilji and brought it safely inside the Chittor Fort. In this battle, all warriors who came out with Rajput Senator Gaura and Palaki were martyred.

2.4 Siege of Panhala and Battle of Pavan Khind

2.4 Siege of Panhala and Battle of Pavan Khind

In 1660, Adilshah sent his general Siddi Jauhar to attack Shivaji's southern border, in alliance with the Mughals who planned to attack from the north. At that time, Shivaji was encamped at Panhala fort near present-day Kolhapur with his forces. Siddi Jauhar's army besieged Panhala in mid-1660, cutting off supply routes to the fort. During the bombardment of Panhala, Siddhi Jahuar had purchased grenades from the British at Rajapur to increase his efficacy, and also hired some English artillerymen to bombard the fort, conspicuously flying a flag used by the English. This perceived betrayal angered Shivaji, who in December would exact revenge by plundering the English factory at Rajapur and capturing four of the factors, imprisoning them until mid-1663. Accounts vary as to the end of the siege, with some accounts stating that Shivaji escaped from the encircled fort and withdrew to Ragna, following which Ali Adil Shah personally came to take charge of the siege, capturing the fort after four months besiegement. Other accounts state that after months of siege, Shivaji negotiated with Siddhi Jahuar and handed over the fort on 22 September 1660, withdrawing to Vishalgad;Shivaji would later re-take Panhala in 1673. There is some dispute over the circumstances of Shivaji's withdrawal (treaty or escape) and his destination (Ragna or Vishalgad), but the popular story details his night movement to Vishalgad and a sacrificial rear-guard action to allow him to escape.Per these accounts, Shivaji withdrew from Panhala by cover of night, and as he was pursued by the enemy cavalry, so his Maratha sardar Baji Prabhu Deshpande of Bandal Deshmukh, along with 300 soldiers, volunteered to fight to the death to hold back the enemy at Ghod Khind (horse ravine) to give Shivaji and the rest of the army a chance to reach the safety of the Vishalgad fort. In the ensuing Battle of Pavan Khind, the smaller Maratha force held back the larger enemy to buy time for Shivaji to escape. Baji Prabhu Deshpande was wounded but continued to fight until he heard the sound of cannon fire from Vishalgad,signalling Shivaji had safely reached the fort, on the evening of 13 July 1660. Ghod Khind (khind meaning a narrow mountain pass) was later renamed Paavan Khind (sacred pass) in honour of Bajiprabhu Deshpande, Shibosingh Jadhav, Fuloji, and all other soldiers who fought in there.

Rani Padmavati part 7

Rani Padmavati, Chauhan Rajput Senapati Gaura and Cloud Tactics

Rani Padmavati, Gaura and Badal, together with a plan to make the 
king of Chittor state free from the capture of Alauddin Khilji, made 
a plan. Under this scheme, it was to send the message to Alauddin

 Khilji, outside the fort, that Rani Padmavati was ready to surrender

 and agreed to come out of the fort sitting in the palanquin. And 

then in the palanquin, Rani Padmavati and hundreds of her maidens 

should be sent to warrior warrior in the women's racket and attack 

the army of Delhi present outside, and in this raid, Raja Raval 

Ratna Singh should be freed from Alauddin Khilji's imprisonment.


2.3. BATTLE of kolhapur

2.3 Battle of kolhapur

To counter the loss at Pratapgad and to defeat the newly emerging Maratha power, another army, this 

time numbering over 10,000, was sent against Shivaji, commanded by Bijapur's Abyssinian general 

Rustamjaman. With a cavalry force of 5,000 Marathas, Shivaji attacked them near Kolhapur on 28 

December 1659. In a swift movement, Shivaji led a full frontal attack at the center of the enemy 

forces while two other portions of his cavalry attacked the flanks. This battle lasted for several hours 

and at the end Bijapuri forces were soundly defeated and Rustamjaman fled the battlefield. Adilshahi 

forces lost about 2,000 horses and 12 elephants to the Marathas. This victory alarmed Aurangazeb,

 who now derisively referred to Shivaji as the Mountain Rat, and prepared to address this rising 

Maratha threat.



   ( 2.2. ) BATTLE   OF  PRATAPGARH .                            
           {Veer shivaji} 

In the ensuing Battle of Pratapgarh fought on 10 November 1659, Shivaji's forces decisively defeated the Bijapur Sultanate's forces.The agile Maratha infantry and cavalry inflicted rapid strikes on Bijapuri units, attacked the Bijapuri cavalry before it was prepared for battle, and pursued retreating troops toward Wai. More than 3,000 soldiers of the Bijapur army were killed and two sons of Afzal Khan were taken as prisoners. This unexpected and unlikely victory made Shivaji a hero of Maratha folklore and a legendary figure among his people. The large quantities of captured weapons, horses, armour and other materials helped to strengthen the nascent and emerging Maratha army. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb now identified Shivaji as a major threat to the mighty Mughal Empire. Soon thereafter Shivaji, Shahaji and Netaji Palkar (the chief of the Maratha cavalry) decided to attack and defeat the Adilshahi kingdom at Bijapur.

2.1   COMBAT WITH AFZAL KHAN  (click hear)




       {Veer shivaji}

In 1659, Adilshah sent Afzal Khan, an experienced and veteran general to destroy Shivaji in an effort to put down what he saw as a regional revolt. The two met in a hut at the foothills of Pratapgad fort on 10 November 1659. The arrangements had dictated that each come armed only with a sword, and attended by a follower. Shivaji, either suspecting Afzal Khan would attack him or secretly planning to attack, wore armour beneath his clothes, concealed a bagh nakh (metal "tiger claw") on his left arm, and had a dagger in his right hand.Accounts vary on whether Shivaji or Afzal Khan struck the first blow the Maratha chronicles accuse Afzal Khan of treachery, while the Persian-language chronicles attribute the treachery to Shivaji.In the fight, Afzal Khan's dagger was stopped by Shivaji's armour, and Shivaji's weapons inflicted mortal wounds on the general; Shivaji then signalled his hidden troops to launch the assault on the Bijapuris.

( 2.2. )  BATTLE OF PRATAPGARH  (click hear) next post 


1.1 UPBRINGING (पालन पोषण ) click hear


Rani padmavati part 6

Alauddin Khilji gives cheating

According to the condition, Maharaj of Chittor gave alauddin khaliji a mirror of Rani Padmavati in the mirror and then feeding Alauddin Khilji with all his guests, crossed the seven gate of Chittoor fort with the entire Mahim Nawazi and left himself to leave to his army. Taking advantage of this opportunity, the cunning Alauddin Khilji captured Raja Raval Ratna Singh and imprisoned in his camp outside the fort. After this the message was sent that -

If Maharaj Raval Ratna Singh is to see alive, then Rani Padmavati should be sent immediately out of the fort in Khyamdid of Alauddin Khilji




                                                {Veer shivaji}

In 1645, the 15-year-old Shivaji bribed or persuaded the Bijapuri commander of the Torna Fort, Inayat Khan, to hand over the possession of the fort to him. Firangoji Narsala, who held the Chakan fort professed his loyalty to Shivaji and the fort of Kondana was acquired by bribing the Adilshahi governor.On 25 July 1648, Shahaji was imprisoned by Baji Ghorpade under the orders of the current Adilshah, Mohammed Adil Shah, in a bid to contain Shivaji. Accounts vary, with some saying Shahaji was conditionally released in 1649 after Shivaji and Sambhaji surrendered the forts of Kondana, Bangalore and Kandarpi,others saying he was imprisoned until 1653 or 1655; during this period Shivaji maintained a low profile.After his release, Shahaji retired from public life, and died around 1664–1665 during a hunting accident. Following his father's death, Shivaji resumed raiding, seizing the kingdom of Javali from a neighbouring Maratha chieftain in 1656.

2.1 COMBAT WITH AFZAL KHAN (click hear)

1.1 UPBRINGING (पालन पोषण ) click hear


1.1 UPBRINGING (पालन पोषण )

1.1 UPBRINGING (पालन -पोषण )

Shivaji was extremely devoted to his mother Jijabai, who was deeply religious. This religious environment had a great impact on Shivaji, and he carefully studied the two great Hindu epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata; these were to influence his lifelong defence of Hindu values. Throughout his life he was deeply interested in religious teachings, and regularly sought the company of Hindu and Sufi saints. Shahaji, meanwhile had married a second wife, Tuka Bai of the Mohite family, and moved to Karnataka to lead a military campaign on behalf of Adilshahi. He left Shivaji and Jijabai in his Pune holdings in the care of his administrator, Dadoji Konddeo. Dadoji Konddeo made significant contributions in teaching Shivaji basic fighting techniques such as horse riding, archery and marksmanship, patta and others.The boy was a keen outdoorsman, but had little formal education, and was likely illiterate. Shivaji drew his earliest trusted comrades and a large number of his soldiers from the Maval region, including Yesaji Kank, Suryaji Kakade, Baji Pasalkar, Baji Prabhu Deshpande and Tanaji Malusare. In the company of his Maval comrades, Shivaji wandered over the hills and forests of the Sahyadri range, hardening himself and acquiring first-hand knowledge of the land, which was to later prove applicable to his military endeavours. At the age of 12, Shivaji was taken to Bangalore where he, his elder brother Sambhaji and his stepbrother Ekoji I were further formally trained. He married Saibai, a member of the prominent Nimbalkar family in 1640. Around 1645–46, the teenage Shivaji first expressed his concept for Hindavi swarajya, in a letter to Dadaji Naras Prabhu.



Shivaji was born in the hill-fort of shivneri, near the city of junnar in Pune district around the year 1630. The Government of Maharashtra accepts 19 February,1630 as his birthdate ; other suggested dates include  6 April 1627 or other dates near this day.Per legend, his mother named him shivaji in honour of the goddess shivai, to whom she had prayed for a healthy child. Shivaji was named after this local deity. Shivaji's father Shahaji bhonsle was Maratha general who served the Deccan Sultanates. His mother was jijabai, the daughter of Lakhujirao Jadhav of Sindkhed (Sindkhed Raja).At the time of shivaji's birth, the power in Deccan was shared by three lslamic sultanates: Bijapur, Ahmednager, and Golconda. Shivaji often changed his loyalty  between Adilshah of Bijapur and the Mughals, but always kept his small army with him.



shivaji bhonsle (marathi)- छत्रपति शिवाजीराजे भोसले ;(1627/1630 -3 April 1680) was an indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan. Shivaji carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the maratha Empire in 1674,he was formally crowned as the chhatrapati (Monarch) of his realm at Raigad. Shivaji established a competent and progressive civil rule with the help of disciplined military and well-structured administrative organisations. He innovated military tactics, pioneering the guerrilla warfare methods (Shiva sutra of ganimi kava),which leveraged strategic factors like geography, speed and surprise and focused pinpoint attacks to defeat his larger and more powerful enemies. From a small contingent of 2000 soldiers inherited from his father, shivaji created a force of 100,000 soldiers; he built and restored strategically located forts both inland and coastal to safeguard his territory. He revived ancient Hindu political traditions and court conventions and promoted the usage of marathi and sanskrit, rather than Persian,in court and administration. Shivaji's legacy was to vary by observer and time but began to take on increased importance with the emergence of the indian independence movement, as many elevated him as a proto-nationalist and hero of the Hindus. Particularly in Maharashtra, debates over  his history and role have engendered great passion and sometimes even violence as disparate groups have sought to characterise him and his legacy.

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