He stayed in Jungles,
Slept on floor, ate simple food
To get Mewad back…
Rana Pratap fought Akbar and his army and built his own army from the tribals, “Bhils”, whom he met in the Aravalli ranges, when his relatives and the other Rajput Kings did not help him.
The Charan Durshaji Aadha has written 72 Duha’s (verses) on the greatness of Rana Pratap and has sung them in presence of Akbar, which everyone needs to read.
Will share a few of them here for you all to read and understand them…
अलख धणी आदेश, धरमाधार दया निधे,
बरणो सुजस बेस, पालक धरम प्रतापरो. (१)
गिर उंचो गिरनार, आबु गिर ओछो नही ;
अकबर अघ अंबार, पुण्य अंबार प्रतापसीं. (२)
वुहा वडेरा वाट, वाट तिकण वेहणो विसद ;
खाग, त्याग, खत्र वाट, पाले राण प्रतापसीं. (३)
अकबर गर्व न आण, हिन्दु सब चाकर हुआ ;
दिठो कोय दहिवाण, करतो लटकां कठहडे. (४)
मन अकबर मजबूत, फुट हिन्दुआ बेफिकर ;
काफर कोम कपूत, पकडो राण प्रतापसीं. (५)
अकबर किना याद, हिन्दु नॄप हाजर हुआ ;
मेद पाट मरजाद, पोहो न आव्यो प्रतापसीं. (६)
मलेच्छां आगळ माथ, नमे नही नर नाथरो,
सो करतब समराथ, पाले राण प्रतापसी. (७)
कलजुग चले न कार, अकबर मन आंजस युंही ;
सतजुग सम संसार, प्रगट राण प्रतापसीं. (८)
कदे न नमावे कंध, अकबर ढिग आवेने ओ ;
सुरज वंश संबंध, पाले राण प्रतापसी. (९)
चितवे चित चितोड, चित चिंता चिता जले ;
मेवाडो जग मोड, पुण्य घन प्रतापसीं. (१०)
Totally there are 76 verses which the Charan, without any fear, has sung them in from of Akbar.
Will urge all my readers to find these verses and learn and appreciate the poetry of the Charan. We come to know the true history of our great Kings and our ancestors.
Rana Pratap had defeated Akbar’s forces many a times but it is not known to us as the history we study does not tell us. Historians call Akbar the Great and as a saviour of all, then why did Rana have to live in the jungles of Aravalli? Had he gone there for a picnic? Modern history is quiet about this. Why? Can we not tell the truth about Maharana Pratap and stop glorifying the Moghuls? The FACT is that Rana had taken a pledge to live in the jungles and sleep on the floor and eat simple food till He drives Akbar and his forces out of India.
And our modern day historians, the Nehruvians and the Communists tell us that we have to keep some portions of history out of reach of common man to stop the hatred spreading between two communities. Nonsense, does fighting for Motherland lead to hatred? Does fighting for ones freedom lead to hatred? Does not accepting slavery of the so called Masters lead to hatred? But they will follow their own set agenda.
So readers we need to find our history on our own. And we all will learn from history. Maharana Pratap has never hated anyone but at the same time not spared anyone who comes in between him and his freedom, him and his motherland. And no thinking and rational person would deny that.
Today on the birthday of Maharana Pratap, I bow down before him that we Hindus survived because of him and many great kings like who did not get into serving their masters over their Motherland.
Har Har Mahadev!!!