It was sunrise.
Uda Singh, son of Rana Kumbha, was waiting for someone with a sword behind his back in Lord Shiva’s temple. During this time, he heard the call of someone coming and hid behind the Shivling.
As the person came inside the temple, Uda Singh started keeping a watchful eye on his movements. In the sequel, as soon as he bowed his head in front of the man Shivling, Uday Singh severed his head.
You will be surprised to know that this person was no more Rana Kumbha. In this way, Rana’s son Uda Singh had killed his own father to death, which neither Mughal ruler nor any other enemy could do in the war!
You must have wondered how a son can cut his father’s neck!
After all, what would have been the reason that Uda Singh took his father to death and got his name written in history by Kali Siyahi.
However, before knowing this, ‘Rana Kumbha’ has to know –
Who was Rana Kumbha?
Rana Kumbha is also known as Kumbhakaran and Kanhu Rana Kumbha. He was born in the house of Rana Mokal, the king of Chittor. Since his father was a majestic king, valor was inherited from him. Further, his father died in 1431 AD, then in 1433 he sat on the throne of Mewar and first defeated his enemy Deora Chauhans and took possession of Abu.
After this he proceeded towards Malwa and tasted the defeat of Sultan Mahmud Khilji badly. To make his victory memorable, he built a Kirtistambha in Chittor, which is very famous.
The process of his victory continued even further.
He hoisted his flag on strong areas like Nagaur, Narana, Sarangpur, Ajmer, Bundi, Khatu, Chatuas, Mandore, Modalgarh. Not only this, he also got the Sultan of Delhi Syed Muhammad Shah to get his iron. It is said that his enemies tried to defeat him many times, but he was not successful in his plans.
Every time Rana chased them away.
The enemies united, but…
The Battle of Nagaur of 1455 is considered to be the most important in the conquest of Rana. In this war, he defeated the king Mujahid Khan and made Shams Khan the king there. He felt that Shams would be loyal to him, but he rebelled with Rana as soon as he was in power.
To teach him a lesson, Rana again attacked Nagaur.
The result was that Shams saved his life and went to King Qutbuddin of Gujarat. Then came to confront Rana with his army. He thought that he would win the battle with Rana, but Rana’s sword delivered the sixes of his army.
Ultimately, this war was in the name of Rana. As soon as this news was received by King Qutbuddin of Gujarat, he himself attacked Rana in 1456 AD. Rana also dusted him and moved forward.
Since Rana was busy in Nagaur war, Sultan Mahmud Khilji of Malwa took advantage of this opportunity and captured many of his kingdoms. However, in 1458, Rana showed his courage and recovered his lost states.
After all, why did he have his own son as the ’cause of death’?
Rana Kumbha had become one of the rulers of Rajasthan who was impossible to defeat due to many wars like Nagaur at the young age of 35 years!
Not only this, he did some such things for the people during his rule, due to which he became the king of their hearts also. A total of thirty-two fortifications were built by him in Mewar. Among them Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Achalgarh are some big examples.
In this way, Yashkirti of Rana spread all around. Also, the message went that as long as he is alive, no one else can sit on the throne of Mewar. This message may not have come from the neck of Rana Kumbha’s elder son ‘Uda Singh’.
He was very ambitious and cruel unlike Rana. He wanted Bagdor of Mewar in his hands, which was not possible without his father. He thought that as long as Rana is alive, he cannot become a king.
The difficulty was that killing them was not a matter of anyone.
For this reason, he himself plotted the death of his father. He knew that his father used to go to the temple near his building every morning for worship.
This was a time when there was no sword with them!
In this sense, his son Uda Singh made a complete plan for it and in 1468 made the holy place like temple red with the blood of his father.
What after Rana’s death ..?
After the death of his father, Uda Singh succeeded in occupying power, but he could not handle that throne well. Due to his weak grip and inefficiency, he lost large parts of Mewar within five years of his rule.
The interesting thing was that he also died strangely. It is said that he was outside his palace complex one day, when the thunder struck and fell on him. Due to this Uda Singh burnt to ashes and death became dear.
It is believed by the people that ‘Rana Kumbha’ himself became lightning and rained on him and avenged his murder.
Rana’s body was destroyed by his son Uda, but Rana is immortal in history. The story of his bravery will always inspire the youth.