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  • 19 August, 2022

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Veer Durgadas Rathore

Veer Durgadas Rathore

In Jodhpur, the statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore was recently unveiled by India's defence minister.

About Veer Durgadas Rathore (1638-1718)

  • He had defied Aurangzeb and was the Rathore Rajput General of the Kingdom of Marwar.
  • A well-known warrior who is credited with leading the rebellion against the Mughals.
  • During the Rajput War, Durgadas Rathore oversaw the Rathore army (1679–1707)
  • Played a significant part in the Rajput Rebellion (1708–1710), which was one of the key causes of the Mughal Empire's downfall.
  • Along with Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, he was chosen as the revolt's leader.
  • He rebuilt a large number of temples destroyed by the Mughal army of Aurangzeb. He also gave courage to the Hindus to stand up against the oppression of Aurangzeb
  • Admired as a representation of dedication, courage, honesty, and societal harmony.
  • He fought against societal division-causing forces.
  • The great warrior died on the banks of Shipra River at Ujjain on November 22, 1978. His canopy in red stone is still at the Chakratirtha, Ujjain, which is a pilgrimage for all freedom fighters and Rajputs.

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