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Rana Kumbha

Rana Kumbha (1419-69) was a remarkable ruler of the erstwhile Kumbhalgad in Rajasthan. He was a great general and his reign was one of expansion and consolidation.

He defeated the Sultans of Malwa and Gujarat. He built forts at Kumbalgarh, Achalgarh and Mandalgarh. He erected the Tower of Victory at Chittor and built innumerable temples. Apart from being a great general, he also was a scholar of Sanskrit and a fine musician. He wrote several commentaries on musical treatises. He was a tolerant by nature. During his reign the beautiful Jain temples at Ranakpur were built. Kumbha was treacherously murdered by his son Uda in 1469.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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