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Durgadas Rathore Jayanti 2024 Date – Birth Anniversary Of Veer Durgadas Rathod

Veer Durgadas Rathore (13 August 1638 – 22 November 1718) was the Rathod Rajput General of Kingdom of Marwar. In 2024, it is the 386th birth anniversary of Veer Durgadas Rathod. His jayanti celebrations are annually held on August 13. He is credited with having preserved the rule of the Rathore dynasty over Marwar, India, following the death of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in the 17th century. In doing so he had to defy Aurangzeb, a Mughal emperor.

Durgadas Rathod commanded the Rathore forces during the Rajput War (1679–1707) and played a major role in the Rajput Rebellion 1708-1710 which became one of the main reasons of decline of Mughal Empire. He was elected as the leader of the revolt along with Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. He won a number of victories against the Mughals and forced many Mughal officers to pay tribute to him.

He rebuilt a large number of temples destroyed by the Mughal army of Aurangzeb. He also gave courage to the Hindus to stand up against the oppression of Aurangzeb.

Durgadas after completing his duties successfully left Jodhpur and live in Sadri, Udaipur, Rampura, Bhanpura for some time and then left to worship Mahakaal at Ujjain.

The great warrior died on the banks of Shipra River at Ujjain on November 22, 1978. His canopy in red stone is still at the Chakratirtha, Ujjain, which is pilgrimage for all freedom fighters and Rajputs.