Prithviraj Chauhan was the hindu king of Chauhan dynasty in 12th century. He is famous in Indian history for his bravery and courage.
- He was born in 1168 at Ajmer. His father was Someshwar Chauhan, the king of Ajmer and mother was Kamala Devi.
- In his childhood, he killed a tiger with his bare hands. He defeated the king of Gujarat, Bhimdev only at an age of thirteen. For his bravery, his maternal grandfather Angam declared him the king of Delhi.
- He built a strong Rajput empire and his empire was expanded mainly in the northwest of India. His empire included Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
- Chand Bardai, a poet of Prithviraj Chauhan’s court wrote a poem “Prithviraj Raso” describing Prithviraj’s life. Chand Bardai was also a friend of Prithviraj.
- He married to Somyukta. She was the daughter of Jaichandra Gahadwal, an enemy of Prithviraj. Their love story is famous in indian history.
- In 1191, He defeated Shahabuddin Muhammad Ghori in the first battle of Tarrain. He left Muhammad Ghori unharmed and forgave him. In 1192, Ghori again attacked Prithviraj and won the battle of Second Tarrain. Ghori not only arrested Prithviraj but also made him blind with red hot iron rods.
- Later Prithviraj killed Ghori in an archery competition with the help of his friend Chand Bardai and he got killed by Ghori’s bodyguard.
Quick Facts about Prithviraj Chauhan
|Born:||1168 at Ajmer|
|Family:||Father: Someswar Chauhan Mother: Kamala Devi|
|Famous As:||Rajput Emperor, Courage and Bravery|