Rana Sanga History

Rana Sanga Early Days

Rana Sanga is also known as Maharana Sangram Singh, the famous Rajput king who ruled during the 16th century. He ruled the powerful Hindu kingdom Mewar for 20 years with great administration and fierce courage. He was born on 12 April 1482 to Rana Raimal, the then king of Mewar in 1508 AD. Rana Sanga married to Rani Karnavati and blessed four sons, who also made history in later years. Rana Sanga fought against the Mughal emperors and Lodhis of Delhi Sultanate.

Maharana Sanga as Mewar King

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After the coronation of Mewar King, Sangram Singh concentrated on expanding the boundaries of the kingdom. Since then he was engaged in the wars with neighboring kingdoms. At first, he fought with Ibrahim Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi and succeeded in the battle. Especially, the Idar battle brought out the unbelievable war skills of Sangram Singh. In the war, he defeated the Bharmal who supported by Gujarat. At the mean time, the Muslim invader Babur founded the Mughal Empire after defeat Ibrahim Lodi. Then he gathered all the Rajput kings as one to defy Mughal Emperor Babur to expel from India in order to restore the Lodhi Dynasty. In another side, Sikandar Lodhi’s son Mahmud Lodhi gathered few Afghan soldiers and accompanied the Rajput kings to defeat Babur. Unfortunately, Rana Sanga was poisoned by hiw own chiefs and died on 30 January 1528 AD. This tragic death made all attempts futile to overthrow Babur from Delhi throne. If king Rana Sanga didn’t died, the Indian history may be different without Mughals.

Major Battles

The Battle of Khatoli was one of the major battle in the life of Mahara Sanga. In this battle, he fought against Ibrahim Lodi, the Delhi Sultanate. During the fierce battle, his courageous moves made the enemies bitrayed, finally defeated the Ibrahim Lodi. However, the sharp sword cut his arm and made lame, even few arrows also hit Rana Sanga and seriously injured. Even though, the king didn’t lost his spirit even a bit. After the defeat, Ibrahim Lodi gathered the army and again proclaimed to defeat Rana Sanga. Again, the Mewar king defeated Lodi and merged many territories of Delhi sultanate into the Mewar Kingdom.
Another battle was Khanwa, in the battle he fought against the Mughal Emperor Babur. During the battle, the Mughals cannons played a major role to defeat Maharana Sangh and the way made to strengthen the new empire in India.