Five months had passed since the siege of Chittor fort. Jalaluddin was roaming outside the tent in anger. Had a gun in hand. He went to the wall of the fort while walking, this was the time when the rising star became the hope of the Mughal army.
Jalaluddin had shed the blood of thousands of innocents in the attack on Chittor.
Spies informed Maharaja Rana Udaybhan of Chittor that mughalia army Heading towards the fort. Rana Udaybhan wanted to avoid war. Udaybhan knew that this war Chittor And not among the Mughal army but the emperor of the Mughalia Sultanate Jalaluddin And Rana will be between Udaybhan. He thought it right to stay inside the fort.
Jalaluddin did not know how strong the fort was. There was also a cannon in the Mughalia fleet. That’s why the Mughal army thought it necessary to attack directly. The army kept trying for many days, but could not penetrate the fort. Now Jalaluddin had only one option, either he returned or waited for the right time. Akbar decided to siege. On 20 October 1967, the Mughalia army laid siege to Chittor.
When patience started responding…
Jalaluddin was boiling inside. The feet of the soldiers were getting uprooted in the cold, patience was answering. Five months had passed. The logistics that came with the army were running out, but the objective of the siege did not seem to be fulfilled. This long siege of five months was deliberately done by Jalaluddin. He wanted that if the ration in the fort ends, then Rana’s power will end automatically, but his guess was proving wrong.
broken star that became hope
On 23 February 1568, Jalaluddin was roaming outside the tent in anger. Had a gun in hand. Jalaluddin went near the wall of the fort while walking, only then he saw Jaimal, the commander of Chittor. Akbar quickly picked up the gun and killed him in a single shot. It is said that Jalaluddin saw Jaimal’s face in the light of a broken star. This scene has also been shown in the recently aired web series ‘Taj: Divided by Blood’.
30 thousand innocent blood shed
The soldiers who had been besieging outside the fort for five months were bored, in such a situation, Jalaluddin filled the Mughal army with enthusiasm by killing Jaimal with a single shot. The Rajput camp could not tolerate the death of its commander. The Rajput army attacked the Mughal army, but in no time the Mughal army entered inside the fort. Whoever was found was killed. More than 30 thousand innocent people were put to death. Even women and children were not spared. The Rajput women who survived the attack of the Mughal army, jumped into the fire of Jauhar.
A lesson from Chishti made Akbar
It is said that after the victory at Chittor fort, Akbar stayed there for three days and after that, when he returned, he went to Fatehpur Sikri to see the Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chishti. It is said that despite being the emperor of India, he was very worried about his heir. Despite three marriages, he had no children.
When he reached Chishti, he reprimanded Jalaluddin. According to historians, Chishti said that the one who made the laps of thousands of mothers empty, has come to ask for children for himself. Chishti only taught that consider your Riya as your child. So this dream of yours will also be fulfilled. After this, Akbar fought wars, but avoided shedding the blood of innocents. He ruled by taking Hindus and Muslims together. Jalaluddin was honored with the honor of Akbar by the happy people under his rule. Akbar means great in Arabic language.