Date : 18 Jun, 1576
Place : Haldighati, Udaipur (Rajasthan)
Battle : Mughals vs Rajputs.
Akbar’s massive army attacks Maharana Pratap.
Rajput army heavily outnumbered by Mughals led by Man Singh.
Maharana’s eyes searching for the traitor who ditched motherland to join the invaders.
What happened next:
Maharana spots the traitor a distance away. On an elephant. Protected by hundreds of Mughal warriors.
Innumerable Jihadis carrying green Islamic flags shouting Allahu Akbar stand between lion and his prey.
Allahu Akbar becomes louder. Maharana must clear the path to reach Man Singh.
Maharana takes out the other sword.
Armor is on chest.
Shield is put on the back.
Both hands now have swords.
Akbar’s Jihadis watch, for the first time, the might of Hindu sword.
And then :
Jihadi heads start rolling.
One versus hundreds. Hindu warrior versus Jihadi invaders.
In two minutes, hundreds of Jihadi flags, heads, hands and legs scatter around and get trampled under legs of Chetak.
Maharana cuts every head that comes between him and Man Singh.
Then comes Behlol Khan, the mighty commander of Mughals, along with his partner on a horse.
This man had killed Maharana’s men earlier. Today, he is fleeing the battlefield seeing wrath of Maharana’s sword.
Pratap challenges both together.
They lift swords to save themselves from Maharana’s rage.
But alas! They are late. 3 heads are rolling on the ground in next split-second.
The mighty Behlol Khan, his swordsman partner and horse’s head are separated from their bodies with a single swing of Maharana’s sword.
Everyone is stunned. Suddenly, a pin-drop silence!
How can someone hit with such power?
Har Har Mahadev – Maharana roars.
It started with Allahu Akbar. It ends with Har Har Mahadev.
Mughals are terrified.
The path to traitor becomes clear all of a sudden.
Man Singh, the next target, is right ahead…
For next twenty years, Mughal soldiers debated that Maharana was not a human but a ghost with Satanic powers.
Akbar’s commanders refused to accept duty in Chittor region.
One commander chose to become a fakir.
Akbar and hundreds would wake up from nightmares for rest of their lives.
The PTSD would not go and Akbar wetted his bed every single night henceforth despite increased usage of narcotics.
The mighty sword dug such a permanent hole in Akbar’s empire that few generations later, Mughal sultans were surviving on Maratha pension.
Today, many Mughal crown-princes are seen begging on Etawah railway junction.
Read this story to your kids. They will never become slaves of anyone. And will know how to destroy terrorism.
Vashi Sharma is a globally renowned energy scientist. He is a doctorate from IIT Bombay and a scientist with Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. Vashi is an expert on Islamic terrorism and deradicalization.