There were some kings in the pages of history who earned names and fame in society. The king used to be the highest office of the monarchical government.
There are many kings who have done such great deeds in their lifetime, which even today people have not been able to forget. Many of those became our ideals.
India has been a country of great rulers. These great kings have ruled India at different times. These kings have had a great impact on the people of India and on our culture.
Today we are presenting a list of ten such rulers with you who are quite famous.
1- Maharana Pratap
Maharana Pratap is famous in Indian history for successfully fighting against the army of the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Pratap was one of the brave sons of India.
Partap was the king of the Sisodia dynasty in Udaipur, Mewar. According to a belief, Pratap was born on May 9, 1540, in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan. He was an Indian Freedom Fighter.
Maharana Pratap fought many battles during his lifetime. In which the battle of Haldighati is considered very important.
Pratap was a king who preferred to live in the jungle but never accepted the slavery of foreign Mughals. He sacrificed everything for the sake of country, religion, and freedom.
Akbar was the first Mughal ruler who changed Mughal politics forever. He was famous for his remunerating ability, devotion, and judgment. Jalal-ud-din Mohammad Akbar was the third ruler of the Mughal dynasty of Timurid lineage. Born on 15 October 1542, Akbar became the emperor of India at the age of just 14, following the untimely death of his father, Emperor Humayun.
Akbar was the only one among the emperors, who got equal love and respect from both the Hindu Muslim classes. He founded a religion called Din-e-Ilahi to reduce the distance between Hindu-Muslim sects. He was a courageous soldier, a brave warrior, a successful general, a great warrior. Jalal took the title of ‘Akbar’ which means great
3- Chhatrapati Shivaji
Shivaji was a great warrior and strategist of India. Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji forced the mighty Mughals to kneel with his valor.
He was not only a great ruler but also a kind warrior. His army was the first in which guerrilla warfare was heavily used. Shivaji had mastery in the ground war, which benefited him in fighting the enemies.
He was the first ruler to prepare a professional army and also the founder of the Maratha Empire. Veer Shivaji, the defender of the freedom and pride of motherland India, was a courageous soldier, a visionary man, a great patriot.
He was the servant of the entire motherland, not only of Maharashtra. He was a nurturer of nationalism, not only Hindutva.
Chakravarti Emperor Ashoka was the great emperor of the world-famous and powerful Indian Maurya dynasty. He was the only king who ruled Akhand Bharat.
His reign in ancient India was from 269 BC to 232. Chakravarti Emperor Ashoka was born in Pataliputra. Ashoka was a great king as well as religiously tolerant.
Emperor Ashoka fought only one war in his lifetime, which is known in history as the “Kalinga War“. He quit fighting after winning the first battle
He was a follower of Buddhism. The Buddhist Stupa of Sanchi was also built by Emperor Ashoka which is quite famous. Emperor Ashoka did many great works during his lifetime and he is known for those great works.
5- Chandragupt Maurya
Chandragupta Maurya was the greatest emperor of India. He was the founder of the Maurya Empire. Chandragupta was successful in bringing the whole of India under one empire.
Chandragupta Maurya ruled for 24 years. Chanakya was a great scholar. He taught Chandragupta various lessons in politics and warfare.
Chandragupta Maurya had made important social and political reforms. He was the first emperor to unite most of India under one administration. Chandragupta Maurya was a fearless warrior. He is also known as Chandragupta the Great.
6- Rani Laxmibai
The name of Queen Laxmibai of Jhansi, the greatest heroine of the 1857 revolution, is kept at the top of the category of gallantry. At the young age of 18, Manu took over the command of Jhansi and became Queen.
Today, the personality of Rani Lakshmi Bai is a source of inspiration not only for women but for the youth of the whole country.
The courage of Rani Laxmibai is inspiring for women nowadays. Rani Lakshmibai was born on 19 November 1828 in a Marathi Brahmin family in Banaras.
She was one of the fighters against British rule in the first freedom struggle of 1857.
7- Prithviraj Chauhan
Prithviraj Chauhan is a very unforgettable name in Indian history. Born in the Chauhan dynasty, Prithviraj was the last Hindu ruler. He was a great king of his time.
Prithviraj Chauhan was a skilled warrior since childhood. The great ruler Prithviraj Chauhan was born in 1149. Prithviraj Chauhan is also known as ‘Rai Pithora’.
He was a great Hindu Rajput king, who always stood as a mighty king against the Mughals.