Haldighati

The epic battle of Haldighati and its glorious history is recreated at Chokhi Dhani cultural village. In 1576, the Haldighati battle was fought between 20,000 Rajputs against a Mughal army of 80,000 men where Maharana Pratap showcased exemplary valor. We have beautifully built the Haldighati mountain pass and preserved its details.

Scenes & Stores of the Historical Battle

Financial Support by Bhamashah:

He was a noted Mewar general, and as a great patriot he was later promoted to the post of prime minister by Maharana Pratap. Bhamashah acted as an advisor, confident and close aide of Maharana Pratap. There was a time when Maharana Pratap had no resources to continue the battles. Bhamashah and his brother Tararchand showed extraordinary example of patriotism and generosity by presenting their wealth consisting of 20,000 gold coins and 2,500,000 rupee. Maharana Pratap, the most heroic and legendary Rajput ruler was pleased to receive the support from one of his closest generals. Today we have Bhamashah memorial in Udaipur, Indian postage stamp issued in 2000 and State level Bhamashah award in his honor.

Ghas Ki Roti:

After the battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap and his family took refuge in the forest. During the struggle in the jungle, Maharana Pratap had nothing to eat and they had to eat rotis made of grass. One can’t image how it would have been to eat ghas ki roti. There was a time when Maharana Pratap daughter’s ghas ki roti was stolen by a cat and he felt terrible that he decided to surrender to Akbar, the Mughal king. Akbar was elated receiving the letter of Pratap’s surrender and asked his general Prithiraj to speak with Maharana Pratap. Prithiraj couldn’t believe the news about Maharana Pratap’s surrender and he then wrote an inspiring letter to Maharana Pratap to continue as a great king of Mewar and give a fierce battle field to Akbar.

Jauhar Kund:

Jauhar also spelled as Jowhar was the practice of self immolation on a pyre. Jauhar was committed thrice by more than 13,000 ladies and children of the Rajput heroes who laid their lives in battles at Chittorgarh Fort, first led by Rani Padmini wife of Rana Rattan Singh who was killed in the battle in 1303, and later by Rani Karnavati in 1537 AD. Jauhar Kund, the place where Rajput women committed sati after the defeat of their husbands in battle to avoid mistreatment and didn’t surrender to the ruling sultan.

The Haldighati yudh, the beautiful Haldighati yellow pass, and the heroes of the Haldighati battle are all well recreated and its historical details are preserved at Chokhi Dhani Village.