What is Story of Rani Padmavati?
Rani Padmini was the queen of Chittor. Padmi also known as Padmavati, is believed to be a legendary 13th–14th century Indian queen. Although there is no historical evidence that Padmini existed and most modern historians reject the existence of the 13th century queen Padmavati. The story of the courage and sacrifice of Rani Padmini is immortal in history. Padmini, Rani Padmini was daughter of King Gandharva Sen and Queen Champavati of Sinhala Island, was married to Raja Ratan Singh of Chittor.
How did Khilji first see Padmavati?
Rani Padmini was very beautiful and one day Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khilji had a bad eye on her beauty. Alauddin wanted to get Rani Padmini at any cost, so he attacked Chittor. Rani Padmini sacrifice her life by jumping into the fire, but did not let the heat come to her pride. Alauddin Khilji was the plunderer of Chittor in AD 1303 who was eager to get the majestic beauty queen Padmini. It has been heard that he saw the reflection of the queen in the mirror and was stunned by her mesmerizing beauty. But the noble queen thought it better to commit Jauhar to save her shame.
Rani Padmavati – Rani Padmini also allowed Alauddin to see his reflection in the mirror. Alauddin also decided that he would get Rani Padmavati at any cost. While returning to his camp, Alauddin was with Raja Ratan Singh for some time. Seeing the right opportunity, Alauddin took Raja Ratan Singh captive and asked to give it to Rani Padmavati in return.
Gora and Badal, the Chauhan Rajput generals of Songra, decided to defeat the Sultan in their own game and said that the next morning they would be given Rani Padmavati. On the same day 150 palanquins (which were fully decorated, covered and carried from one place to place by four men at that time. (At that time it was used by the royal ladies to go from one place to another).
They orderd and taken from the fort to Alauddin’s camp and the palanquins were stopped at the same place where Raja Ratan Singh was kept captive. When the king Raja Ratan singh saw that the palanquins had come from Chittor, the king felt that the queen must have also come in it and thinking like this, he was embarrassed. But when he saw that out of the palanquin, not the queen, but his female workers had come out and all the palanquins were full of soldiers, they were completely surprised.
Early Life of Rani Padmavati:–
Rani Padmini’s father’s name was Gandharvasen and mother’s name was Champavati. Rani Padmini Rani Padmini’s father Gandharvasen was the king of Sinhala province. In childhood, Padmini used to have a talking parrot named “Hiramani“, with whom she spent most of her time. Queen Padmini was very beautiful since childhood and when she grew up her father organized her swayamvara. In this swayamvar, he called all the Hindu kings and Rajputs. Raja Malkhan Singh of a small state also came in that swayamvar.
Is Padmavati second wife of Ratan Singh?
Raja Rawal Ratan Singh had already gone to Swayamvar despite having a wife Nagmati. In ancient times, kings used to marry more than once so that the dynasty would get more heirs. Raja Rawal Ratan Singh defeated Malkhan Singh in Swayammar and married Padmini (Padmavati). After marriage, he returned to Chittor with his second wife Padmini.
Insult and exile of Musician Raghav Chetan:–
At that time Chittor was ruled by Rajput king Rawal Ratan Singh. Apart from being a good ruler and husband, Ratan Singh was also a patron of arts. There were many talented people in his court, among whom Raghav Chetan was also a musician. People did not know about Raghav Chetan that he is also a magician. He used this evil talent of his to kill the enemy.
Is there any proof of Padmavati?
According to Ojha ji (Gaurishankar Hirachand), the status of Padmini as a princess of Sinhala island is very unhistoric. Ojha ji has presented a citation of Kumbhalgarh to prove the location of Ratna Singh, in which he has been written as the lord of Mewar and the son of Samar Singh, although this article was also engraved in 1460, 157 years after the death of Ratna Singh in 1303 AD. Was. In spite of famous monuments like ‘Padmini’s Palace’ and ‘Padmini’s pond’, apart from Bhattikavyas, Khyatas and other arrangements, it is incompatible to name the queen of Ratna singh as Padmini or to associate Padmini with her without any solid historical evidence.
It is possible that the unknown queen of Chittor, the leader of the ideal tradition of Jauhar for the protection of sati, the Charans etc., named the best known heroine of the scriptures, Padmini, and to make this story interesting and orthodox, on the basis of the anecdotes of the practice of sati, the queen’s aristocrat With the biography, other contexts must have been fabricated. It seems right to accept the name Padmini only as a popular symbol of beauty and ideal and as a poetic fictional character.
Facts Related to Rani Padmavati:-
There are many conflicting stories about Rani Padmini. While the Rajput community wants to maintain the sanctity of everything related to them, historians often say that their existence is nothing but the poet’s imagination. Padmavat was written in the Awadhi language in 1540 AD, more than two hundred years after Khilji’s death (1316).
1. Before Padmavat, there is no historical evidence of Padmavati. Whether it is a matter of Rajput history, or the history of Islamic rulers. No one has mentioned Padmavati or any other woman like her.
2. The Rajasthani folk songs associated with Padmavati are believed to be derived from the 16th century ‘Gora Badal Padmini Chaupai’, a Rajputana adaptation of Padmavat. It presented the legend of Padmavat as a true story.
3. The epic Padmavat begins with the description of a fictional country called Sinhala Island, where a princess named Padmini lived. The Sinhala Islands lie in the past Ceylon and present in Sri Lanka. According to Jayasi, Padmavati was an “ideal woman”, who was so beautiful that even the ladies were jealous of her.
3. Jayasi writes that Padmavati had a talking parrot named Hiraman, who was one of the princess’s confidante. Not only Jayasi’s Padmavat, but Milton’s Paradise Lost, including Hatimtai’s Arabic poems, many epics feature animals or birds as the main characters.
4. Hiraman described the beauty of Padmavati to Raja Ratan Singh of Chittor. When the king heard about Padmini from Hiraman, he wished to marry Padmini. After many more dramatic battles and adventures he was able to marry the princess.
5. Padmavat describes in detail how Rana Ratan Singh attends the swayamvara of Princess Padmavati. Perhaps if the parrot had not told them about the Sinhala-island, they would not have known anything about it. There he defeated many such princes and kings, who had come from Padmavati to create themselves. Ultimately Ratansen was successful in winning Padmavati in swayamvara.
6. Raghav Chetan was a royal priest in the court of Rana Ratan Singh. But in reality he was a magician, who knew black magic. When Ratan Singh came to know about his reality, he humiliated Raghav and drove him away. To avenge his humiliation, Raghav reached Delhi, and told Alauddin Khilji about the beauty of Queen Padmini.
7. At first Khilji did not believe his story. Because he already had a lot of beautiful women here. According to Jayasi, Khilji was compelled to think after hearing the description of Padmini as the most beautiful woman, and began to consider climbing Chittor.
8. The five gems were discussed in detail in the 1990 documentary serial, Bharat Ek Khoj. As Jayasi writes in Padmavat, this account was largely based on Khilji’s ascent to Chittor to attain Padmavati. Among these five gems was a swan, which could sing poems. Another gem filled with nectar. Third, a stone named Paras, which could turn anything into gold. Fourth a hunter named Shardul, who could hunt any animal at the behest of the king. The fifth was a grand royal bird ‘Lagna’, which could kill small animals and birds very easily.
9. Jaisi’s Padmavat also tells that Raja Rawal Ratan Singh did not die fighting Alauddin. He was killed while fighting the Kumblener king Devapala, who himself also wanted Padmavati.