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Maharana Mokal

Ruling Period: 1421 – 1433

Maharana Mokal was a great builder and he inherited this trait from his father, Maharana Lakha. He created various buildings along with completing those commenced by his father. The duty to transform their motherland thus flowed down the veins of the Sisodiyas. …[Read More]

Maharana Kumbha

Ruling Period: 1433 – 1468

Standing in front of the fort of Kumbhalgarh, one cannot resist the awe this glorious fort manifests in it. Sometimes it is difficult to imagine how structures like such were conceived, perceived or built. At a height of 1,100 metres above sea level, this magnanimous structure is a saga of glory, gallant and grandeur. Built by Maharana Kumbha, this fort of Kumbhalgarh remained uncaptured till the end; and is a literal depiction of the Rana himself. …[Read More]

Maharana Udai Singh

Ruling Period: 1468 – 1473

The Rajputana land is infused with the courage and bravery of its warrior sons; their blood smeared desert soil is a symbol of Rajputana glory. Mewar produced abundant proud legends; sagas of valour, chivalry and freedom. But every coin has another side and every era dooms in its own darkness. The land of Mewar too had a black sheep of its own. …[Read More]

Maharana Sangram Singh I

Ruling Period: 1509 – 1527

The desert land of Mewar has produced abundant warriors and their heroic legends. The fables of bravery are infused in this desert soil, every time a son of Mewar is born with his own tale to tell. And amongst the numerous was the mighty Maharana Sangram Singh or as the Rajputs gloriously call him Rana Sanga; the king whose demise marked the beginning of Mughal rule and changed the course of Indian history forever. …[Read More]

Maharana Udai Singh II

Ruling Period: 1537 – 1572

The history behind a mesmerising city is seldom as beautiful as the city itself. Who hasn’t marvelled at the beauty of the city of lakes and not felt romantic? When Maharana Udai Singh II founded the city of Udaipur, one can wonder what splendour he must have felt on discovering this truly gifted part of the planet. He was a true connoisseur of beauty, it seems. …[Read More]

Maharana Pratap Singh

Ruling Period: 1572 – 1597

Maharana Pratap was the son of Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodiya clan of Rajputs, the rulers of Mewar. Pratap became the ruler of Mewar against his father’s wish, who had appointed his favourite son Jagmal as his successor. However, the senior nobles of Mewar decided that Pratap, the first son and rightful successor should be crowned king. …[Read More]

Rana Amar Singh I

Ruling Period: 1597 – 1620

Maharana Amar Singh I was the eldest son and successor of Maharana Pratap. He was the 13th Ruler of Mewar dynasty of Sisodiya Rajputs. Maharana Pratap, on his death bed, made his successor swear to him in front of his chiefs to maintain their fight against the Mughals and to re-conquer Chittor. From his childhood to the days of Pratap’s death, …[Read More]

Rana Karan Singh

Ruling Period: 1620 – 1628

Karan Singh was the successor to Rana Amar Singh, and was crowned king of Mewar in 1620. Karan had often proved his courage and bravery in battles commanded by his father; soon he was to show ability in repairing the damage of former adversities. As a part of the treaty between Rana Amar Singh and Jahangir in 1615, Karan Singh, …[Read More]

Maharana Jagat Singh I

Ruling Period: 1628 – 1654

Maharana Jagat Singh was the 57th ruler of Mewar and succeeded Maharana Karan Singh II. He ruled for twenty-four years from Udaipur and tranquillity and prosperity continued in the kingdom during the period of Rana Jagat’s reign. He is known to be the greatest builder of the Mewar dynasty. …[Read More]

Maharana Raj Singh I

Ruling Period: 1653 – 1680

The ancient lineage of Rajputana history has profusely produced great warriors who have been praised in the ballads and folklores since long. There are various sagas of courage, glory and independence infused within the Rajputana spirit, but amidst these battles of freedom and respect are some famous legends attached with the Mewar soil. …[Read More]

Maharana Jai Singh

Ruling Period: 1681 – 1698

The medieval Indian history is smeared with the Mughal and Rajputana bloodshed. The mighty warrior clan of Sisodiyas from Mewar produced its ferocious sons who died fighting the Mughals for the honour of their lineage and independence of their kingdom. …[Read More]

Maharana Amar Singh II

Ruling Period: 1698 – 1710

The Rajputs have probably been the synonym for courage, bravery and valour since times unknown. But their divided position against the Mughal had always favoured the Mughal rule, thus dominating the Indian history. With the emergence of Maharana Amar Singh II, the Rajput forces after a long time fought the Mughal forces united, retracting various parts of their lost kingdoms. …[Read More]

Maharana Sangram Singh II

Ruling Period: 1710 – 1734

The Rajputana history of freedom has numerous courageous warriors to boast of. Amongst the many, was Maharana Sangram Singh II, the brave son of Maharana Amar Singh II; who recovered the lost territories of Mewar and regained the respect of his dynasty. …[Read More]

Maharana Jagat Singh II

Ruling Period: 1734 – 1751

With the rising sun along the Lake Pichola in Udaipur, the mesmerising Lake Palace, formerly known as Jag Niwas, designed under Maharana Jagat Singh II is strategically placed to face and worship the rising Sun; the Sun god from which the Sisodiya clan is said to have descended. With one of the most beautiful summer palaces under his time in power; …[Read More]

Maharana Pratap Singh II

Ruling Period: 1752 – 1755

With an illustrious name in the history of Rajputana and a dynasty of warriors to boast of, Rana Pratap Singh II was nowhere near his distinguished predecessor Maharana Pratap. Maharana Pratap Singh II was the eldest son of Maharana Jagat Singh II and ascended the throne at an age of twenty seven after his father’s death. He is said to have very restrained relationships with his father. …[Read More]

Maharana Raj Singh II

Ruling Period: 1755 – 1762

With the decline of the Mughal Empire at the centre, the history of Indian sub-continent was at a crucial juncture, on the verge of marking a new beginning. The Marathas were the new emerging power with recurrent marauding attacks on their Rajputana neighbours and the Rajputs, disunited, continued fighting amongst each other. …[Read More]

Maharana Ari Singh II

Ruling Period: 1761 – 1773

During this time, the courageous Sisodiya clan was declining and disintegrating every day. With the downturn of the Mughal Empire at the centre and the emergence of the Marathas in west, Mewar was also experiencing the political shift. After the death of Maharana Raj Singh II, the heir of succession was reversed. …[Read More]

Maharana Hamir Singh II

Ruling Period: 1772 – 1778

Once the most powerful clan of Rajasthan and North India, the Sisodiyas of Mewar had lost their sheen by now. With frequent successions and no ruler being able to restore their pride or revive the state of affairs; Mewar lost all its hope. After the demise of Maharana Ari Singh II, he was succeeded by son Maharana Hamir Singh II. …[Read More]

Maharana Bhim Singh

Ruling Period: 1778 – 1828

Maharana Bhim Singh was the sixty seventh ruler of the Mewar Dynasty. After 40 years, he was the 4th minor that was crowned king at the age of 10! As a result, he remained under his mother’s Rajmata Sardar Kunwar Jhali’s scrutiny, sadly though this trend continued even after his minority was long gone. In his reign of 50 years, Mewar saw some really hard times. …[Read More]

Maharana Jawan Singh

Ruling Period: 1828 – 1838

With the likes of legendary Maharana Pratap and his son Maharana Amar Singh, or celebrated Maharana Sanga and Maharana Kumbha; the Sisodiya clan of Mewar who trace their lineage to the Sun God, produced abundant folklores of heroism, chivalry and patriotism. The multitude of magnanimous warriors, …[Read More]

Maharana Swaroop Singh

Ruling Period: 1842 – 1861

The sand of the royal hourglass in Mewar was changing and the era of reformation had approached the royal courtyards. The British had set their foot in India and Mewar, like the mainland was experiencing a new wave of reform. The battles of Haldighati and the jauhar of Padmini were a story of the past and resurgence of Mewar was invigorated. …[Read More]

Maharana Shambhu Singh

Ruling Period: 1861 – 1874

The rich and diverse land of India had faced numerous invasions and marauding before the British set their foot as merchants and slowly took over the dominance of the Indian main land. With the great Indian rebellion of 1857, the governance of India was transferred to the Queen and a new era had begun with Maharana Shambhu Singh ascending the throne of Mewar. …[Read More]

Maharana Sajjan Singh

Ruling Period: 1874 – 1884

While warrior kings of Mewar were busy creating legends for the bards and poets to recite through ages, a Suryavanshi king was busy doing both. A revolution was about to begin, and a hero was being created. …[Read More]

Maharana Fateh Singh

Ruling Period: 1884 – 1930

The Suryavanshi king of Mewar symbolised two things – pride for the legacy of their forefathers and duty towards their kingdom. Every Suryavanshi fought for sovereignty and dedicated their resources in developing their land, uplifting the social and living conditions of the people of Mewar. …[Read More]

Maharana Bhopal Singh

Ruling Period: 1930 – 1955

“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.”

-Helen Keller

A man with a vision is most definitely the strongest. This suffices the tale of a king who envisaged a life for himself and his people and fought the evil outside and within. Maharana Bhopal Singh of Mewar was born to Maharana Fateh Singh. …[Read More]

Maharana Bhagwat Singh

Ruling Period: 1955 – 1984

The Maharana was a title which came to be known as the Hindupats or the head of Hindu nation. Ever since the precinct of Rajputana history, the Maharanas of Mewar symbolised their pride with the rulers who fought for their people and died for the respect of their clan. But India was changing. In 1970 when the title hood was abolishing, Maharana Bhagwat Singh was on the throne. …[Read More]

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