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Bring back mortal remains of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan from Afghan, build samadhi in Dehli

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There must now be an urgency of bringing back the mortal remains of Prithviraj Chauhan to India for a worthy memorial at Delhi as well as Ajmer.

It is a part of the tradition in Afghanistan that those who pay visit to the tomb of Mohammad Ghori first disrespect the samadhi of Prithviraj Chauhan by stamping and jumping on the place, where the Indian emperor’s mortal remains are buried.

Reason for this tradition is that while the Prithvi Raj Chauhan was a Prisoner & was blinded by Md Ghori. then also he killed Md Ghori by his arrow in a dramatic event.

People who beat up the grave should come and see Humayun's tomb in India a contrast in the treatment meted out and maintenance.

Prithviraj Chauhan was the last Hindu king to sit upon the throne of Delhi. He was born in 1168 as the son of Someshwar Chauhan, the king of Ajmer.

In the first Battle of Taraori (misspled as Tarain) (1191 CE) Muhammad Ghori invaded Prithviraj's domains. Prithvi Raj defeated Ghori and captured him.

Ghori begged Prithvi for mercy and release. Prithviraj's ministers advised against pardoning the aggressor. However, the chivalrous and valiant Prithviraj respectfully released the vanquished Ghori.

Later, Ghori attacked India several times and lost the battle very badly to Pruthviraj Chavan but every time begged for the pardon and got released. In one of the next battle, Ghori repaid Prithviraj's gesture by again invading his kingdom with a stronger army.

Again, the two armies met at Tarain. The Hindus followed a traditional practice of battling only between sunrise and sunset. Ghori attacked the surprised Rajput army before daybreak and thus emerged victorious. Ghori captured Prithvi Raj Chauhan alive and took him all the way to Afghanistan from India.

As a prisoner in Afghanistan, Prithvi Raj haughtily looked straight into the Ghoris eyes. On this Ghori made Prithvi blind. Even after loss of his sight, he did not lose courage. He along with his poet friend Chand Bardai killed Ghori through blind archery and then stabbed themselves to put a chivalrous life to an end.

Samrat. Prithvi Raj rather sought his death himself than being killed by Ghori's army. Such was the life of this great warrior and saviour of his subjects. The brave emperor was buried near the tomb of Mohammad Ghori.

Even today it is heard that, Afghans vent their anger on Prithviraj's Grave by stabbing on it  through a rope & then pay accolades to their defeated king Ghori.

Now Afghanistan being a friendly country of India and India is investing lot of its resources to rebuild the neighboring country, this is the right time to make concrete efforts to bring back the remaining’s (Samadhi) of our great king and the samrat of glorious Bharat back to our country and build a Samadi in the capital so that all the citizen can pay their homage to the great king of his period.

His is a story only heard in hypothetical story books now. However he was for real and died and lived in way which is worth building a great Samadhi.

We request our honourable Foreign Minister Smt. Sushma Swarj and our Honourable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modiji to take up this issue with the Government of Afghanistan to bring back the mortal remains of Samrat. Prithviraj Chauhan with due respect and a Samadhi should be built in Dehli and Ajmeer.

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