King Porus History

King Porus History

King Porus was a famous Indian king, his real name was Purushotama. He belonged to 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 more war skills. He made the army most powerful with war skills. Even Alexander had also made difficulty to defeat Porus. His parents name didn’t know clearly. However, his son name also Porus.

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King Porus history was known to us from Greek Historians. The Historians wrote about Porus as a great warrior king and defy the Alexander the Great with out any fear. His war skills made Alexander amused and retried the Kingdom back to Porus and treated him as a friend. The King Porus was assassinated sometime between 321 and 315 BC by Eudemus, one of the greatest generals of Alexander.

King Porus

Hydaspes Battle 

The details of the Hydaspes Battle also known to us by the Greek historians. In 326 BC, the fierce battle was fought between Alexander the Great and King Porus, on the banks of the Jhelem River, at present the site is in Mong, Punjab, in the part of Pakistan. During the battle of Hydaspes, the Porus army fought against the Greek army with utmost dare and came close to the victory. However, the modern way battle techniques of Greek army success to defeat Porus army. After the battle, Alexander felt astonished at the war skills and dare of the King Porus army. The warrior skills of Porus made Alexander very impressed gave back his kingdom with some Novelties.

The Hydaspes battle made fear of defeat, in the thoughts of Alexander. So he ordered his generals to sent back his army to Greek. The famous Historians thought that when Alexander struggled to defeat a small king Porus, how could it possible to him to fight against the mighty rulers of Maghada, Dhana Nanda, who was about 100 times powerful than Porus. So Alexander left hope of conquering India.

So Porus also the protector of Indian Continent from the foreign rulers in those days.