Historical Heroes of India
India is considered to be one of those countries which has the richest history. The History of India is rich, vast, colorful and full of wonderful mysteries and stories. The historical figures of the country are magnificent and highly researched at an international level. The historical heroes of India are those characters of India who have made magnificent impact on Indian culture and tradition. The Indian Historical personalities ranges from the Mughal emperors to the royal emperors who have been a part of the Indian history since time immemorial. These rulers have played a very important role in bringing India to the state it is in today. India online gives a detailed account of the lives of historical heroes of India like Chanakya, Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka, Akbar, Chhatrapati Shivaji and many others.
A teacher, philosopher and royal advisor, Chanakya was
the main architect of the establishment of the Maurya Empire and the
rise of the first Maurya emperor Chandragupta’s rise to power.
Traditionally identified as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta, Chanakya is the
author of the ancient Indian political treatise called “Arthasastra”.
Chanakya is considered a pioneer in the filed of economics and political
science in India.Although he lived around the third
century BC his ideas and principles show concurrence and validity in the
present day world. Read More
Founder of the Mauryan Empire, Chandragupta Maurya was the first emperor
that tried to bring the entire India into one united country.
Chandragupta Maurya has a huge significance in the history of India not
only in terms of his reigning potency but also in terms of his ways of
reigning. By the end of his reign he succeeded in overpowering almost
all of the Indian sub-continent. Read More
Bindusara: Emperor of the Mauryan empire from 298 BC to 272 BC,
Bindusara during his reign had extended a long way towards the south. He
was referred to by the Greeks as Amitrochates or Allitrochades, which
is a Greek translation for Slayer of Enemies.
more commonly known as Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled over India for a major time period. He has been a war hero who made a number of military conquests and ruled over almost all of the present India through his valor and war tactics. The empire he ruled over, then extends from the Iranina provinces of Khorasan to Sistan and the unpartitioned Balochistan. Read More
A legendary 1st century BC emperor of Ujjain, Vikramaditya was a man of valor, wisdom and magnanimity. As per Pratisarga Parva of Bhavishya Purana, Vikramaditya is considered to be the second son of King Gandharvasena, of Ujjain belonging to the Paramara Dynasty.
Harischandra: According to the Hindu religious texts, Harischandra was the 36th king of the Solar Dynasty also called the Surya Maharishi Gothram. Harischandra is referred to as ‘Satyawaadi raja Harishchandra due to the fact he has never told a single lie in his entire life. He is considered to be an ideal person due to his nature of justice and honesty. He was a man of his words and whatever he promised he would fulfil it no matter what.
The third emperor of the Kalinga Dynasty, Kharavela was
an emperor famous so much for his seventeen line rock-cut inscription in
a cave in the Udayagiri hills near Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It was during
the reign of Kharabela, that the lost power of Kalinga dynasty was
Successor to Chandragupta I, Samudragupta was the ruler of the Gupta Empire who is considered to be one of the greatest military startegists of India. Being the third ruler of the Gupta Dynasty, he had the mind of a genius when it comes to military skills and with this he ushered in the Golden Age of India. Samudragupta was popularly known as the Napoleon of India because
he fought and won many glorious wars.
Chandragupta II: King Vikramaditya or
Chandragupta Vikramaditya was one of the greatest rulers of the Gupta
dynasty. Chandragupta II was the son of Samudragupta and grandson of
Chandragupta I. The Gupta dynasty was better known as Parama Bhagavatas
or Bhagavata Vaishnavas.
Born to Prabhakara Vardhana, Harshavardhana was the ruler of Northern
India from Kannauj which was the capital. He was the younger brother of
Rajya Vardhana, a king of Thanesar. Harshavardhana was a converted
Buddhist who had united all the small republics from Punjab to central
India. He had written the plays Ratnavali, Priyadarshika and Nagananda. Read More
Gautamiputra Satakarni: The 23rd ruler of the Satavahana Empire
was Gautamiputra Satakarni. Born to parents Satakarni and Gautami
Balashri, he is acknowledged by historians for being the greatest of all
Satavahana rulers. Gautamiputra is still remembered for the victory he
had over the Yavanas, Sakas, and Pahlavas and re-establishing the glory
of the Satavahanas.
Prithviraja III, also called Prithviraj Chauhan, was the king of the Hindu Chauhan dynasty. He ruled the kingdom of Ajmer and Delhi in the northern part of India. He conquered many neighboring kingdom thereby making the Chauhan kingdom the leading Hindu kingdom in the Northern India. He was one of the greatest warriors of India and the world. Read More
Pratap Singh I (9 May 1540 – 19 January 1597) popularly known as Maharana Pratap was a Rajput ruler of Mewar in Rajasthan. He was known for the display of bravery and chivalry. He opposed the Mughal rule in India. Rana Pratap was the greatest hero of Mewar and the greatest Rajput soldiers of India. Read More
Akbar the Great:
Also known as Shahanshah Akbar or Akbar the Great, Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad
Akbar was the third Mughal Emperor. He was one of the notable rulers of
the Mughal Empire. Akbar is known in the history of India as an able
administrator, emperor and ruler. A
mighty emperor of the 16th century, he was the third ruler of the Mughal dynasty and till date been considered the greatest ruler of all times. Akbar father was Humayun, whom he succeeded and was trained and guided by Bairam Khan, a loyal to the ruler who helped him expand to greatest lands. Such was the power and influence of Akbar that it extended to other countries and lands too. Read More
Born in the 16th century, as A'la Azad Abul Muzaffar Shahab ud-Din Mohammad Khurram, and known to the world as Shahjahan, he was the fifth and one of the most remembered Mughal Emperors in India. Grandson of the legendary emperor, Akbar the Great, Shahjahan succeeded the throne after his father, Jahangir's death and his reign was considered as one of the Golden era of Mughal rule. It is Shahjahan, who made one of the seven wonders of the world- Taj Mahal.Read More
Bahadur Shah Zafar: Bahadur Shah Zafar, born as Mirza Abu Zafar
Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar was the member of the Timurid
Dynasty and he was the last Mughal Emperor. He was born to Mirza Akbar
Shah II and Lalbai, who was a Hindu Rajput. He became the emperor in the
year 1837 after the death of his father.
Commonly known as Chhatrapati Shivaji, Shivaji Bhosale was the founder of the Maratha Empire. Shivaji is known as one of the greatest emperors of India. He was the pioneer of the commando actions in military organizations. He laid the foundation of swaraj or self rule. He created an independent Maratha kingdom. His military was
disciplined and well regulated. Shivaji was the pioneer of the commando
actions in military organizations. He laid the foundation of swaraj or
self rule. He established a Hindavi Swarajya. Read More
Baji Rao I:
Peshwa Bajirao I was a general who served to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati Shahu. He was also known as Thorale and Rau. He is one of the most famous of the nine Peshwas. He was one of the greatest warriors and protectors of Hindu dharma in the 18th century. Baji Rao is called a cavalry general for his use of the tactical movements in battle using his cavalry. Read More
Meerabai: A princess and a devotee of Lord Krishna, Meerabai was one of the most significant figures of the Vaishnava Bhakti Movement. Such was his significance to the movement that around 1300 devotional poems known as bhajans has been attributed to her. All of these devotional bhajans are popular and been published in several translation in languages at an international level.
Rani Laxmi Bai: Lakhsmibai, who was the queen of Jhansi, the Maratha ruled princely state that is situated in the north-central part of India has been one of the leading personalities of Indian history scenario. During the Indian Rebellion of 1857 she played a very prominent role and is one of the main figures as a symbol of resistance to the British rule in India.
The first female monarch of Delhi sultanate, the name of Razia Sultan shines in the history of India as the only woman to occupy the throne of Delhi. She was the fourth emperor of the slave dynasty. Read More
King Sri Krishnadevaraya was the greatest emperor South India has produced. He was the most famous ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire. He took the empire to its zenith and is therefore regarded as an icon by the people of India. He was given the title Andhra Bhoja, Mooru Rayara Ganda and Kannada Rajya Ramana. He was a great patron of art and literature. His reign is considered the golden age old Telugu literature. Read More
He was the last Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.
After the reign of Siraj- ud-Dullah ended the rule of the British East
India Company started over Bengal and the whole of the South Asia. The
Battle of Plassey, fought between Siraj-ud-Dullah and the British, is
considered the turning point in the history of India as it opened the
way to the British domination in India. Read More
Maharaja Ranjit Singh:
He was the first Maharaja of the Sikh empire. He is known as Sher-e-Punjab that is the lion of Punjab. He is considered one of the three lions of modern India. He is one of the revered heroes in the history of India. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was a great warrior, a fearless soldier, a secular king, an able administrator and a statesman. He made the golden beautification of the Harmandir Sahib, the Golden Temple with marble and gold. It is the most revered temple of the Sikhs and is
known as the Golden Temple. He built two temples in Punjab- Takht Sri
Patna Sahib and Takht Sri Hazur Sahib.Read More
He was the ruler of of Mysore. Tipu Sultan was also known as the Tiger of Mysore, “Sultan Fateh Ali Khan Saheb”, “Tipu Saheb” “Bahadur Khan Tipu Sultan”, and “Fatih Ali Khan Tipu Sultan Bahadur”. As an administrator he built roads, pubic buildings and ports along the Kerala shoreline. He started new coinage, calendar, and new systems of weight and measures, new government departments. He strengthened the education system in Persian and Urdu among the Muslims in Mysore. He was also a scholar and a poet. Tipu Sultan also made military innovations in the use of rocketry. Two of the rockets are displayed in the Royal Artillery Museum in London.Read MoreChaolung Sukaphaa:
He was the first Ahom king in medieval Assam. He was the founder of the Ahom dynasty. Sukaphaa was a Tai prince originally from Mon Mao. Read MoreMangal Pandey:
He was an Indian soldier who played a key part in events immediately preceding the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Mangal Pandey was considered as the chief initiator and the centre stage in the Barrackpore uproar. Pandey is regarded as a freedom fighter of modern India who laid down his life for the sake of freedom. Read MoreTatya Tope:
He was a rebel Indian leader during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the First War of Independence. He was a warrior credited with initiating the First war of Independence. Tatya Tope was a supporter of another rebel Indian leader Nana Sahib. Read More