Rani Didda is also known as the Queen of Kashmir. (Photo Credits: eSamskriti)
sharp mind, skill to turn the tables and guerrilla warfare policy maker Amazon Didda Of History Written in golden letters. Didda had the skill to compete with a contingent of 500 soldiers against a contingent of 35 thousand soldiers and to win the war in 45 minutes. Who was known as ‘Chudail Rani’. This name also has its own story.
Stories recorded in history tell that she was such a great heroine whose husband put her name before his name and she was recognized as Didak Sengupta. This great heroine of the country is also known as ‘Queen of Kashmir’.
Once there was the rule of Lohar dynasty in Haryana, Punjab, Punj part of the country. A girl child was born in this dynasty, but due to being crippled since childhood, her parents abandoned her. A maid took care of them. Growing up, she became so proficient in the art of warfare that she left the men behind. One day while hunting, Emperor Sengupta of Kashmir saw her and fell in love at first sight.
When the husband died, he took over the power.
From here his royal life started. Amidst all the responsibilities, he started helping in the administration. The empire began to expand and issued a coin bearing his wife’s name in her honour. Everything was going well that time took a turn. Her husband died during hunting. This was the period when the tradition of becoming sati followed after the death of the husband, but Didda broke this rule.
On the death of her husband, she took a vow that she would not let the state fall into unsafe hands. This was the reason that he made his own rules and made his name famous in the world of governance dominated by men.
Defeated the dreaded Mahmud Ghaznavi
The dreaded Mahmud Ghaznavi dreamed of capturing India. In 1025 Ghaznavi attacked the Somnath temple in Gujarat. Only after this he started planning to get Kashmir. Ghaznavi moved forward but he could not stand before the bravery of Rani Didda. He adopted such a strategy that Ghaznavi was stopped from entering the realm of the state. That too not once but twice.
In his book on Didda, the author writes on Ashish Kaul that many kings could not stand before his intelligence and bravery. To hide his masculinity, he made fun of Rani Didda and named her Chudail Rani.
The method of choosing a capable heir was interesting
That queen of Kashmir was not only known for her greatness and heroic stories, but was also remembered for handing over power in capable hands. When it was time to hand over the power to capable hands in his old age, he kept an interesting competition between his nephews. The rule was that the one who would take the maximum number of apples in his hands would be handed over the same amount of power. In his own way, he assessed both might and intelligence.
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