KHYBER PASS, SAMYUKTA'S SWAYAMWAR WITH PRITHVI RAJ CHAUHAN
The hidden strategic Khyber Pass is a 53-kilometer passage through the Hindu Kush mountain range.
It cuts through the northeastern part of the Safed Koh mountains . At its narrowest point, the pass is only 3 meters wide. It connects the northern frontier of Pakistan with Afghanistan, and was the only passage way to ancient India.
The Khyber Pass has been a silent witness to countless great events in the history of mankind and a transit trough this rugged pass can be truly nostalgic.
The Indian Aryans first used this high altitude pass at 3600 feet of the Hindu Khush range , in 4000 BC to migrate to foreign lands after the holy river Saraswati dried up. They went right up to Mesopotamia, between the Euphrates and Tigris.
In 1191 the ruler of Kabul , Shahabuddin Muhammad Ghori was given a bribe ( supari ) in gold by Jai Chandra Rathod, the Gahadvala king of Kannauj of the Gujjar ethnic group to teach a lesson to a handsome young Indian King by the name of Prithvi Raj Chauhan III of the Rajput Chahamana dynasty.
Chauhan’s s kingdom included the present-day Indian states of Rajasthan,Haryana, and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab with its capital at Pithoragarh .
Sanyogita or Samyukta was the stunningly beautiful but headstrong daughter of Rathod. She had heard of the valour and goodlooks of Chauhan and was infatuated with him. She started corresponding with him in secret , as her father was at logger heads with Chauhan. The love between Prithviraj and Samyukta is India's most popular medieval romance.
On finding out about the secret affair, Raja Jaichand was outraged that such a forbidden had been budding behind his back.
He decided to marry off his daughter as soon as possible to a worthy king by a Swayamwar . In haste he invited the entire royalty from far and wide to the ceremony, every eligible prince and king - except Prithiviraj Chauhan, much to the chagrin of Samyukta .
To insult Chauhan, Jaichand installed a life size statue of Chauhan at the gate of the Swyamwar arena , dressed up as a doorman.
Chauhan was provoked and he decided to elope with Samyukta.
On the day of the ceremony, Samyukta walked through the court holding the ceremonial garland, ignoring the gazes of all her ardent suitors. She passed through the door and put the garland around the neck of Prithviraj's statue, declaring him her husband.
Chauhan who was hiding in disguse nearby, immediately ran in scooped her inn his arms put her on his fast steed and made a daring getaway. This is now legend.
Jaichand seething with anger planned revenge.
He was not strong enough to defeat Chauhan in battle, so he paid the first Supari ever to a mercenary Mohammed of Ghori, outside India with information as to how to enter India via the treacherous Khyber pass.
In 1191, Shahabuddin Muhammad Ghori, leading an army of 120,000 men and horses, invaded India through the Khyber Pass and was successful in reaching Punjab. Chauhan had a larger army of 20000 men and 300 elephants. The two armies met at the town of Tarain, near Thanesar, in present-day Haryana, 150 kilometres north of Delhi.
History repeated itself ( like for Alexander in 326 BC ) and Shahabuddin Mohammed Ghori's horse cavalry was unable to hold its own against the 300 elephants. Terrified , the cavalry broke ranks and in the utter confusion Chauhan won easily.
Ghori was made a prisoner. He begged for his life and honourable Chauhan foolishly allowed him to return to Kabul against the advice of Samyukta and his wise ministers . This was the biggest mistake which lead to Muslim rule in free India, for 650 years before the British rule.
Ghori rode back to Afghanistan, and then a year later in 1192 at the Second Battle of Tarain , defeated Chauhan with a stronger and wiser army.
Chauhan never expected this , as he and his army were still still resting on their laurels , with even his army staying with their wives,in celebration mode. Chauhan had pleaded to his father in law Jai Chand for military help. Still in a deep sulk , he ignored him .
Prithviraj was taken prisoner and was brought in chains before Ghori. He eyeballed Ghori getting him pissed off. Ghori ordered him to lower his eyes, whereupon a defiant Prithviraj declared that the eyelids of a Rajput are lowered only in death.
Ghori prompty put red hot coals in Chauhan’s eyes and blinded him. He killed him only after humiliating and taunting him for days .
Ghori who was known to be ugly , brutally and repeatedly raped Samyukta and she committed suicide. Her father Jai Chand in remorse later drowned himself in the river Yamuna.
Thousands of Rajput women jumped into the fire with their children and killed themselves ( jauhar ) . Countless hindus were forcibly converted to Islam
Ghori’s lieutenant, Qutb-uddin Aibak later ruled India and founded India's first Muslim ruling dynasty. He ruled over India for fourteen years . His son-in-law constructed the famous Qutab Minar, a mosque and minaret, in his memory.
The defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan also marked the end of Hindu rule in Delhi and the turning point in Indian history.
From then on, until the Indian republic was formed in 1947 India was under foreign yoke and slavery.
A land that had been protected by Hindu Kush Mountains on its northwest frontier now was a thoroughfare for muslim invaders and marauders.All thanks to hasty steps by Jaichand, the Gaharwar Raja of Kannauj ,who was angry with his own darling daughter--
-- the first Indian Hindu Supari donor to an alien Muslim goonda.
HINDU KUSH MEANS --HINDU GENOCIDE.
12 YEARS BEFORE HAZRAT KHWAJA MOINUDDIN CHISTI CAME TO INDIA, PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN'S MOTHER HAD A DREAM , AND SHE WARNED HER SON NOT TO TRUST A SUFI SAINT WHO WOULD COME IN AS A SPY FOR AN INVADER FROM THE NORTH. SEE HOW DREAMS BECOME TRUE, FOR CHISTI WAS A SPY FOR MOHAMMED GHORI.
Prithviraj Chauhan paid the price for ignoring his mother’s advise. Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti had told his followers that at Mecca , he was instructed by Mohammed the Prophet to convert Hindus into Islam. His Sufi followers poisoned the lake waters from which the king's army elephants, horses and camels drank, as was standard warfare tactics in the deserts ( poisoning the oasis waters ) . The lakes had to be emptied out manually due to rotting fish and the animals were weakened due to dysentry, when Ghori had to be battled.
THE FIRST SUPARI IS THE REASON WHY 90 MILLION HINDUS HAVE BEEN KILLED OVER 800 YEARS. NOBODY CARES--INCLUDING HINDUS . ALL ARE BUSY BEING SECULAR.
CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL