King Porus History
King Porus was a famous Indian king; his real name was Purushotama. He belonged to the PURU tribe mentioned in RIG VEDA, the Ancient books of India. Porus ruled the Punjab region and expanded his Kingdom between the Jhelum River and Chenab River in the Indian Subcontinent. He was a legendary warrior and had more war skills. He made the army most powerful with war skills. Even Alexander had also made it challenging to defeat Porus. His parent’s name didn’t know clearly—however, his son’s name is also Porus.
King Porus’s history was known to us by Greek Historians. The Historians wrote about Porus as a great warrior king who defied Alexander the Great without fear. His war skills amused Alexander, who retired the Kingdom to Porus and treated him as a friend. King Porus was assassinated sometime between 321 and 315 BC by Eudemus, one of the greatest generals of Alexander.
The details of the Hydaspes Battle are also known to us by Greek historians. In 326 BC, a fierce battle was fought between Alexander the Great and King Porus on the banks of the Jhelum River; the site is in Mong, Punjab, in part of Pakistan. During the battle of Hydaspes, the Porus army fought against the Greek army with utmost daring and came close to victory. However, the modern battle techniques of the Greek army succeeded in defeating the Porus army. After the battle, Alexander felt astonished at King Porus’s army’s war skills and dare. Porus’s warrior skills impressed Alexander, and he gave back his Kingdom with some Novelties.
The Hydaspe’s battle made the fear of defeat in their thoughts of Alexander. So he ordered his generals to send his army back to Greek. The famous Historians thought that when Alexander struggled to defeat a small king Porus, how could he fight against the mighty ruler of Maghada, Dhana Nanda, who was about 100 times more potent than Porus? So Alexander left hope of conquering India.
So Porus also protected the Indian Continent from foreign rulers in those days.