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Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2024 – Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap

Maharana Pratap Jayanti is annually observed in Hindu lunar month of Jyeshta. It is the birth anniversary celebrations of one of the greatest warriors in India who took on the Mughal rule in India. Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2024 date is June 9.

Maharana Pratap (9 May 1540 – 29 January 1597) successfully defeated Mughal army and freed a large part of Rajasthan from Mughal rule. His battles against Mughal ruler Akbar are even today remembered for it ferocity and tactics used.

Maharana Pratap was the only Rajput ruler who had not become a vassal of the Mughal Empire. Several treaty options with Mughals were turned down by the powerful Rajput ruler as he found them all as being subservient.

Akbar’s army defeated the army of Maharana Pratap at the famous battle of Haldighati. But in a famous counterattack, the fierce warrior defeated the Mughals and recaptured the kingdom with the help of Bhils, a tribe in the region.

The great warrior died in 1597 during a hunting expedition.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti is annually observed on Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month.