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Tweets on Historical monuments of Rajasthan (mostly)
Jul 9, 2022 10 tweets 3 min read
H Major Piru Singh Shekhawat- PVC awardee.

Piru Singh performed of one of the greatest single handed bravery act in Indian military history.

In Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan initiated offensive attacks during the 1947 war and on July 8, took over a key strategic position in the/ Tithwal sector.

the Indian leaders agreed that before the offensive could proceed, they must be taken back. /1

Indian soldiers started their assault. Even after four more days of these attacks, the enemy still held possession of the location./2
Apr 4, 2022 14 tweets 4 min read
8 March 1679 - The date on which 300 saffron clad warriors gave their life to protect temples from mugal army. Thread➡️
Aurangzeb's huge army, which was adorned with artillery, elephant and horses, under the leadership of Commander Darab Khan had marched to punish the ruler of/1 Khandela Raja Bahadur Singh, who became a rebel due to the anti-Hindu policies of Aurangzeb, and to destroy the temples of Shekhawati. Bahadur Singh to compete with such a large army, vacated Khandela for the purpose of conducting guerilla warfare and went Kot Sakrai /2
Dec 4, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
The War Elephant-2 part
The Mahabharata mentions the use of elephants in battle as 2nd preferred vehicle of the warriors.

Yudhistir, Bheema, Duryodhan, Vikarna, Bagdhatta, Saibya are some who are shown riding Elephant in battle.
Arjuna also knew how fight from elephant back. The samyutta nikaya mentions a “hattharoho gamani’s” visit to budha. He is a head of village and by profession mercenary soldier of Elephant corp. the epics "NIkayas" and "Vinaya" assign proper place to elephant in army organization.
Dec 3, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Elephants are associated with hindus since ancient times. Ramayana and Mahabharat mentions Use of Elephants in war. According to the Ramayan Airawat’s mother was Iravati. other legend says Airavata come out from churning the ocean (samundra manthan) . Image The king of Gods and chief Vedic deity Indra is depicted as riding Airavata a mythological elephant when in went to combat and defeated Vrita. King Prithu made Airavata king of all elephants. Image
Nov 27, 2021 14 tweets 4 min read
Marwari Horse- The Horse of Rajput- Read Thread

Marwari /Malani -is indigenous breed of India, the best cavalry horse of India. According to the traditional accounts, the Marwari horses were bred since at least the 12th century . The Marwaris were primarily war horses that/2 were primarily created with the purpose of appearing in the battlefields when there was an urgent need of creating such an animal that can act as a hardy mount to the royals and the soldiers. /3