📜 Forgotten Battles — Battle of Narmada 1705 CE ⚔️

Maratha Sarsenapati Khanderao Dabhade vs. Mughals🚩

When 8,000 Marathas destroyed 24,000 Mughal - Koli Army with 0 casualties in ONE SINGLE Day!

A Classic example of how Marathas destroyed Mughal Empire using Ganimi Kava 🔥
During the phase of Maratha victory over Mughals in 27 Years War of Hindu Liberation, Mughal General Muhammad Beg Khan was sent from Ahmadabād city to stop and counter the Maratha advance.

Sarsenapati Khanderao Dabhade was one of the two Maratha heroes deployed in the North.
Muhammad Beg Khan and 10-12 Mughal Sardars were deployed with 13,000-14,000 Regular Mughal Cavaliers in addition with 10,000 Kolis.

Sarsenapati Khanderao sent forth some Maratha Squadrons to harass this army, who were attacked by over 20,000 Mughal horsemen & retired 2-3 Koses.
Muhammad Beg believed he had won an easy victory scattering away the cowardly Marathas.

The 24,000 strong Mughal-Koli army camped by the Narmada river, having unsaddled their horses, disarmed in their siestas.

From a distance Maratha Recons had observed all this.
Sarsenapati Khanderao timed this moment with the tide flow of Narmada river, and charged the slow-witted Mughal camp with 8,000 Maratha Cavaliers.

The Mughals were shook from their slumber and tried to flee by crossing the Narmada but got swept away by the strong currents.
The entire army was thus smashed with all 24,000 Mughals & Kolis and over 12 Mughal Sardars either killed or captured by Marathas, or drowned in Narmada.

This was accomplished in ONE single day. A barely recorded, random battle from 27 Years War. A testament to Maratha warcraft.
Source:

•A History of the Maratha People Vol. II, C.A. Kincaid, pages 110-111
•Muntakhāb-Ul-Lubab of Khafi Khan, trans. in Elliot's History of India according to it's own Historians - Muhammad Period, Vol. VII, pg. 375-376

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