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Haldi Ghati

Another Masterpiece by 'Shayam Narayan Panday'

Author: Shayam Narayan Panday

Hindi Poem

Last Updated On: Friday, May 20, 2011



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Haldighati is a mountain pass in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan in western India. It connects Rajsamand and Pali districts, 40 kilometers from Udaipur. The name is believed to have come from the turmeric-colored yellow soil (Turmeric is haldi in Hindi).

The mountain pass is historically significant as the location of the historic Battle of Haldighati, which took place in 1576 between Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar and Raja Man Singh of Amber, general of the Mughal emperor Akbar.

The battle between Rana Pratap and Akbar’s army under the leadership of Man Singh has been immortalized by a great classic poem by Shyam Narayan Pandey. This poem entitled “Haldighati” is must read for all lovers of Hindi poetry.


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