Prithviraj Chauhan

Prithviraj Chauhan was a Rajput king of north India during the latter half of the 12th century. He was born in 1168, to Someshwara Chauhan and Karpuravalli. After the death of his father, he became the king at the age of 11 and ruled from his twin capitals, Delhi and Ajmer. He was married to a beautiful princess, Sanyogita, the princess of Kanauj. Prithiviraj was a romantic, chivalrous and an extremely fearless person. Through several invasions he captured many neighboring kingdoms. Prithviraj defeated Muhammed Ghori, sultan of Afghanistan, during his attack on Prithvirajís Fort. Later, Ghori again attacked him. With the allies, Jayachandra and Bhima, the king of Gujarat, Prithviraj raised his armyís strength and defeated the Afghan invasion. In the night, when the Rajputs were enjoying their double victory with their wives, they were double crossed by the Muslim army of Ghori. Both the Rajputs and their wives were maltreated. In the same night Ghori attacked Prithviraj and his wife in their bedroom and the king was taken prisoner and finally killed. Later Queen Sanyogita commited suicide due to the cruel abuse of Ghori. Even the infant child of Prithviraj was killed by the Afghan invader. Prithviraj Chauhan was the last Hindu ruler of Delhi.

Updated on 15th April, 2019


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