Maharana Pratap Jayanti in India in 2021

Maharana Pratap Jayanti in India in 2021
Statue of Maharana Pratap at Haldighati. Image by Dev Vora

  How long until Maharana Pratap Jayanti?
This holiday next takes place in 334 days.
  Dates of Maharana Pratap Jayanti in India
2022 Jun 2
HaryanaThu, Jun 2Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshThu, Jun 2Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Jun 2Regional Holiday
2021 Jun 13
HaryanaSun, Jun 13Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSun, Jun 13Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Jun 13Regional Holiday
2020 May 25
HaryanaMon, May 25Regional Holiday
RajasthanMon, May 25Regional Holiday
2019 Jun 6
HaryanaThu, Jun 6Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshThu, Jun 6Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Jun 6Regional Holiday
2018 Jun 16
HaryanaSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
  Summary
3rd day of Jyeshta. Honours an eminent ruler in the region in the 16th century
  Which regions observe Maharana Pratap Jayanti in 2021?
  HaryanaJun 13Regional Holiday
  Himachal PradeshJun 13Regional Holiday
  RajasthanJun 13Regional Holiday

When is Maharana Pratap Jayanti?

Maharana Pratap Jayanti is a regional public holiday in the northern India states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan on the 3rd day of the month of Jyeshta. This means it takes place in late May or June in the western calendar.

This holiday marks the birth anniversary of an eminent ruler in the 16th century who stood up to the might of the Mughal Empire.

History of Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th 1540 in Rajasthan. His father was Maharana Udai Singh II, the ruler of the Kingdom of Mewar, with the capital at Chittor. As the eldest of 25 sons, Pratap was the Crown Prince.

In 1567, Chittor was surrounded by the formidable forces from the Mughal Empire of Emperor Akbar. Maharana Udai Singh II decided to leave Chittor, and relocate west to Gogunda, rather than capitulate to the Mughals.

Maharana Udai Singh II died in 1572, and after a power struggle with one of his siblings, Pratap Singh became the Maharana of Mewar.

His desire to reclaim Chittor would come to define the rest of his life. He resisted several peace treaties with Akbar, refusing to give up the independence of his kingdom. He fought bravely against overwhelming odds and never succumbed to the Mughals, but neither did he manage to gain the upper hand and regain Chittor.

In January 1597, he was seriously injured in a hunting accident. He passed away, aged 56, on January 29th 1597. He died fighting for his nation, for his people, and most importantly for his honour.

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