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Four legged companion of Maharana Pratap, the brave Chetak

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Published on 9 May 2016 7:36 AM GMT

Four legged companion of Maharana Pratap,  the brave Chetak
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Lucknow: As May 9 marks the birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap, known for his struggle and determination to keep foreign invaders away from his motherland, newztrack.com brings you the story of unbreakable bond of the Rajput leader and his pet horse Chetak

Chetak has gone into folklore because of his bravery and loyality He has proved his loyality by being his companion till his last breath.

Western India hasthree breeds of horses – Marwari, Sindhi and Kathiawari --and Chetak is claimed to be of a Marwari breed.He had an expressive high forehead with long face and prominent sparkling eyes.

m2ph

Ranbeech Chaukri bhar bhar kar

Chetak ban gaya nirala tha

Rana Pratap ke Ghode se

Pad gaya hawa ka pala tha

  • According to the folklores sung in the Mewar region it is said that Chetak’s coat had a certain blue tinge, that is why Maharana Pratap ,in ballads, is often referred as the ‘Rider of The Blue Horse’ .

m3ph

Jo tanik hawa se bagh hili

Lekar savaar udd jata tha

Rana ki putli firi ni

Tab Tak Chetak Mud Jata Tah

When it come to traits and behaviour, Chetak was no less than his proud Rajput owner. There was an equational connection between the two.

m4ph

Girta Na Kabhi Chetak Tann Par

Rana Pratap Ka Koda Tha

Wah Daud Raha Arimastak par

Wah Asmaan Ka Ghoda Tha

Chetak was not just loyal and tireless but also competitive and fearless.

m5ph

Tha Yahi Raha Ab Yaha Nahi

Wah Wahi Raha Ab Waha Nahi

Thi Jagh Na Koi Jahaan Nahi

Kis Arrimastak Par Kah ni

His loyalty towards his owner was more than the Rajput kings of his time. Chetak not only remained loyal to his owner till he breath his last,but also rescued him from the battlefield to a safe place in spite of having a fatal wound himself.

m6ph

Nirbhikh Gaya Wah Dhaloo Me

Sarpat Dauda Karbalo Me

Phans Gaya Shatruu Ki Chaalo Me

During the Haldighati battle he was riding Chetak and was leading the Rajputs .

mph

Badhte Nad sa wah Lehar Gaya

Fir Gaya Gaya wah Thehar Gaya

Bikral Brajmay Badal Sa

Ari Ki Sena Par Gehar Gaya

During the battle Chetak got injured as one of its leg got a cut when Rana attacked the Elephant of Man Singh.

To save the life of Pratap the injured horse took his mater away from the battle field and covered a long distance. After jumping a 22 ft river it collapsed and died. A samadhi has been built at this place.

che

Bhaala Gir Gaya Gira Nishang

Haye Taapo Se Khann Gaya Angg

Bairii Samaaj Reh Gaya Dang

Ghode Ka Esa Dekh Rang

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