Friday, December 04, 2009

Battle of bahraich - 14th June 1033.

nov 27th, 2009

i haven't heard of this battle either, but maybe it is true. any history buff who knows more? of course, since the hindus won, the 'eminent historians' would likely have deleted the incident from the 'official nehruvian history of india'. but maybe someone like majumdar talks about it?

the wikipedia entry has transformed the afghan invader into a famous mohammedan saint. i guess that stands to reason because mohammedan saints (or 'spiritual advisers') are usually violent jihadis. 

yet another instance of the worship of dead monsters. (and mohammedans say they are against idol-worship?)

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From: sen


I saw this in another list. Such a wonderful one to share.
Battle of Bahraich

It is interesting that none of the history textbooks we read, mention
this great victory of Indian Union over Islamic hordes from northwest of
India. There is a famous battle of Baharaich near Lucknow.

This battle was fought on 14th June 1033.


The nephew of Mahmood Gazni, known as Masud Gazni, invaded India with
army of more than 100,000 men in may 1031 AD. This time, the army was
not a raiding party like that of Mahmood who came with intention of
raiding, looting and retreating with the loot to Afghanistan. They were
backed by the imperial army Persian empire and came here with the
intention of permanent conquest and Islamization of India.

King Anandpal Shahi tried to check this Gazni advance towards heartland
of India. He was helped by king of Sialkot, Rai Arjun. But, this
alliance was overwhelmed by superiority of numbers of Pathan army. After
defeating Anandpal Shahi and Rai Arjun, Masood advanced towards towards
Malwa and Gujarat. King Mahipal Tomara tried to check their advance here
but was defeated too.

After victories across North Indian plains, Masood Gazni settled at
Bahraich near Lucknow. He stayed here up to mid 1033.

Meanwhile, 17 Rajput Kings of north India forged an alliance. This is
biggest confederation that have ever existed in India. The head of this
confederation was Raja Sukhdev, a Gurjara-Rajput King. It would be
interesting to know how the alliance was forged and how was the game of
chess played before the final showdown on 14th June. However, I have not
come across any books which deals with this part of History in detail.

In June 1033, as per Hindu traditions, Masood Gazni was intimated by
Rajput confederation that the land belonged to Rajputs and Hindus and
Masood should evacuate these lands. Masood replied that all land belongs
to Khuda and hence he would not retreat.

Battle of Baharaich - 14th June 1033 CE

On 13th June, Morning, Rajput army of about 120,000 descended on Gazni
camp of Bahraich. Masood's army was completely besieged and encircled.
The battle continued for hours. In the end, each and every man in
Masood's camp was killed. No POW's were taken, no mercy was shown on the
Afghan army. The location of this battle to be precise was near
Chittaura Jheel, a lake about 8 KM away from modern Bahraich on
Bahraich-Gond Road. The battle ended on 14th June with Victory of Raja
Sukhdev and his Rajput alliance.

The invasion was completely crushed and such resounding was this victory
that none of the king from Northwest dared to invade India for 160

This is one of the golden pages of Indian History. India is indebted to
series of Rajput Kings along the western border of India and in Central
India. They were extremely instrumental in keeping Arab invaders at bay
for 3 centuries. This was the time when Arabs were at their zenith. The
Khilafat extended from Western Sindh to Spain.. However, they could not
defeat Rajputs and enter Indian heartlands.

Rajputs were also instrumental in initial defeat of Muslim invaders from
Northwest. The Battle of Bahraich was the peak point of Rajput valor.
Their resistance waned with time over next 5 centuries. Rana Pratap was
perhaps last famous Rajput general to fight invaders.

The tomb of Masood Gazni is still present at Bahraich. People there have
elevated him to the status of peer and Gaazi and worship him. And there
is no single mention of this glorious victory of Hindus. This, in my
opinion, is an insult of Rajput valor. Same is the case with tomb of
Afzal Khan at Pratapgarh in Maharashtra who was slain by Shivaji.

I do not oppose theistic beliefs. However, people worshiping the tombs
of people like Masood Gazni and Afzal Khan should be made aware of their
heinous deeds.\

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Anonymous said...

Wow. Superb. Never was aware of this. thanks for informing me.

M. Patil said...

In this case Rajputs were sensible. They used the language these half reasoning animals understand. This is the only approach that works, it worked for Charles Martel and the European Civilization.


Shankara said...

Nizhal Yoddah,

I had posted a comment along with a link to a book to Sitaram Goels book on similar topic but I did not see it posted. Can you please check and post my comment, the book has a lot of relevance and should be made more popular. You surely can delete this one though :)