Another Sisodiya jewel
ascended the throne in 1508.
Little did anyone knew that not only he was going to expand Mewar's influence but he was destined to be acknowledged as leader of Hindu India.
Very soon he started recovering lost territories of Mewar.
Maharana Sanga's kingdom was surrounded by 3 muzzie kingdoms .
Delhi , Malwa and Gujarat.
The only way left here was to wage wars and conquer new territories.
He was pretty much successful in all battles he fought against them.
He extended his kingdom and established new boundaries which were not dared for a long time.
He won respect of all Hindu Kings of Northern India.
Everyone thought that a change is about to come
His Digvijaya can't be described briefly as he fought wars in all fronts and emerged victorious as well.
Battle of Khatoli :
Maharana Sanga defeated Lodi's army.
Unfortunately Maharana lost his arm in this battle and got several injuries.
Battle of Dholpur : Maharana again defeated Lodi's army brutally and pursued the fleeing army upto Bayana.
Maharana Burnt palaces built by Lodi and both Hindus and muzzies present there shouted "Ram Ram" .
By these victories.
Maharana Sanga gobbled up large territories including parts of Malwa and Eastern Rajasthan which further extended his kingdom .
Affairs of Malwa: Malwa saw rise of Silhadi Tomar and Medini Rai which helped in restoration of Hindu rule in many parts of Malwa.
Triggered by this Sultan raised an army to crurb their power.
Which led to Battle of gagron :
where Malwa sultanate supported by Gujarat sultanate fought Maharana Sanga supported by Silhadi Tomar and Medini Rai.
Rajputs again emerged victorious in this and Malwa's most areas were annexed to Mewar.
Affairs of Idar : Idar this time was going through a civil war where Raimal was supported by Maharana Sanga as rightful ruler.
While other rival was supported by Gujarat Sultanate.
Maharana Sanga raised a large army and was supported by several Rajput kings.
He took Idar and gave it to Raimal.
Governor of Idar ran away .
He also demolished a møsqüë and built a temple in Idar
Now Maharana led an invasion into Gujarat in order to terrorise Gujarat Sultanate.
Following events took place:
• Gujarat's army defeated and chased to Ahmedabad
• Ahmadnagar sacked and muzzies terrorised.
• Vadnagar spared
• Governor of Visalnagar killed and terrorised muzzie inhabitants more.
Sultan of Gujarat wanted revenge.
He teamed up with Sultan of Malwa again and sent proper commander for battle.
But Maharana Sanga was supported by almost every hindu king hence he had a large army so Malik ayaz retreated back to Gujarat.
Now Mewar was at peak of prosperity .
Sultans of Delhi , Malwa , Gujarat were beaten back place to place, battle to battle.
He was known as Emperor of Northern India.
At this time Babur had disposed off Lodi dynasty and was ruling delhi.
Hence war was inevitable.
Afghans joined Rajputs their confederacy and all were ready to kick Babur out of India.
It was thought that Hindu rule was gonna return to delhi again.
In Battle of Bayana : Mughals were defeated by Rajputs under Maharana Sanga.
Tables were turned and Maharana became the aggressor hence it was babur who had to stop his advances in Mughal territory.
Then Battle of Khanwa happened.
We all know what the outcome was.
Several Hindu lives sacrificed for a hope of change.
Later on Maharana Sanga had his swargalokawasa and he was remembered as the last Hindu king of Northern India who had extensive boundaries.
This was the size of his kingdom.
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