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[[File:MAHOBA, U.P. - allha.preview.jpg|thumb|Grand statue of Udal's brother [[Alha]] in Mahoba U.P.]]
 
[[File:MAHOBA, U.P. - allha.preview.jpg|thumb|Grand statue of Udal's brother [[Alha]] in Mahoba U.P.]]
'''Udal''' (full name Udai Singh) was a [[Rajput]] general in the army of [[Chandela|Chandel]] King Maharaj Parimard Dev Burman (also known as Parmal or Parimal) of [[Mahoba]] in 12th-13th century AD. He was younger brother of [[Alha]]. Parmal raised Udal as his own son, since he was born after the death of his father Dassraj, who - a general himself - was killed in the service of Parmal.<ref>{{Cite book |last=Mishra |first=Pt. Lalita Prasad |title=Alhakhand |language=Hindi |edition=15 |year=2007 |publisher=Tejkumar Book Depot (Pvt) Ltd |location=Post Box 85 Lucknow (India) |pages=1–11 (History of Mahoba)}}</ref>
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'''Udal''' (full name Udai Singh) was a [[Rajput|Banaphar Ahir]] general in the army of [[Chandela|Chandel]] King Maharaj Parimard Dev Burman (also known as Parmal or Parimal) of [[Mahoba]] in 12th-13th century AD. He was younger brother of [[Alha]]. Parmal raised Udal as his own son, since he was born after the death of his father Dassraj, who - a general himself - was killed in the service of Parmal.<ref>{{Cite book |last=Mishra |first=Pt. Lalita Prasad |title=Alhakhand |language=Hindi |edition=15 |year=2007 |publisher=Tejkumar Book Depot (Pvt) Ltd |location=Post Box 85 Lucknow (India) |pages=1–11 (History of Mahoba)}}</ref>
   
Udal was generally seen on a horse whereas Alha, on an elephant. Both are among the greatest warriors of Mahoba of all times. Out of total 52 battles fought by these [[Banaphar]] rajputs, Udal alone had won 22 battles. Alha and Udal chowk is now situated in Mahoba city. A grand statue of Udal has also been established there.
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Udal was generally seen on a horse whereas Alha, on an elephant. Both are among the greatest warriors of Mahoba of all times. Out of total 52 battles fought by these [[Banaphar]] Ahirs , Udal alone had won 22 battles. Alha and Udal chowk is now situated in Mahoba city. A grand statue of Udal has also been established there.
   
 
It is believed that both these brothers had built so many structures and temples in Mahoba district.
 
It is believed that both these brothers had built so many structures and temples in Mahoba district.
   
 
==Last battle against Delhi==
 
==Last battle against Delhi==
[[Prithviraj Chauhan]] declared war on Mahoba. During the battle the Mahoban army was split into three different sections. One was led by the Prince of Mahoba, while the other two were led by the brothers Alha and Udal. Chauhan defeated the sections under Udal and the Prince of Mahoba - Brahma. Udal had injured Pundir, a friend and general of Chauhan, in combat. Udal moved forward and injured Chauhan so badly that he could hardly move. Udal also defeated chamunda rai the chief commander but left alive him to say that he is Brahmin and he will not kill him due to Brahmin, Chamunda Rai, in an attempt to save his friend Prithviraj, killed Udal in the last from back . Alha, commander of the third section, had seen Chauhan falling injured. As soon as he moved forward to kill Prithviraj Chauhan, his guru Gorakhnath came in the way. The guru forbade him not to take revenge of his brother's death but to think for the welfare of the entire rajput state.
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[[Prithviraj Chauhan]] declared war on Mahoba. During the battle the Mahoban army was split into three different sections. One was led by the Prince of Mahoba, while the other two were led by the brothers Alha and Udal. Chauhan defeated the sections under Udal and the Prince of Mahoba - Brahma. Udal had injured Pundir, a friend and general of Chauhan, in combat. Udal moved forward and injured Chauhan so badly that he could hardly move. Udal also defeated chamunda rai the chief commander but left alive him to say that he is Brahmin and he will not kill him due to Brahmin, Chamunda Rai, in an attempt to save his friend Prithviraj, killed Udal in the last from back . Alha, commander of the third section, had seen Chauhan falling injured. As soon as he moved forward to kill Prithviraj Chauhan, his guru Gorakhnath came in the way. The guru forbade him not to take revenge of his brother's death.
   
 
Alha did not kill Chauhan and went to the Himalayan mountains.
 
Alha did not kill Chauhan and went to the Himalayan mountains.

Latest revision as of 17:44, 24 November 2021

Grand statue of Udal's brother Alha in Mahoba U.P.

Udal (full name Udai Singh) was a Banaphar Ahir general in the army of Chandel King Maharaj Parimard Dev Burman (also known as Parmal or Parimal) of Mahoba in 12th-13th century AD. He was younger brother of Alha. Parmal raised Udal as his own son, since he was born after the death of his father Dassraj, who - a general himself - was killed in the service of Parmal.[1]

Udal was generally seen on a horse whereas Alha, on an elephant. Both are among the greatest warriors of Mahoba of all times. Out of total 52 battles fought by these Banaphar Ahirs , Udal alone had won 22 battles. Alha and Udal chowk is now situated in Mahoba city. A grand statue of Udal has also been established there.

It is believed that both these brothers had built so many structures and temples in Mahoba district.

Last battle against Delhi[]

Prithviraj Chauhan declared war on Mahoba. During the battle the Mahoban army was split into three different sections. One was led by the Prince of Mahoba, while the other two were led by the brothers Alha and Udal. Chauhan defeated the sections under Udal and the Prince of Mahoba - Brahma. Udal had injured Pundir, a friend and general of Chauhan, in combat. Udal moved forward and injured Chauhan so badly that he could hardly move. Udal also defeated chamunda rai the chief commander but left alive him to say that he is Brahmin and he will not kill him due to Brahmin, Chamunda Rai, in an attempt to save his friend Prithviraj, killed Udal in the last from back . Alha, commander of the third section, had seen Chauhan falling injured. As soon as he moved forward to kill Prithviraj Chauhan, his guru Gorakhnath came in the way. The guru forbade him not to take revenge of his brother's death.

Alha did not kill Chauhan and went to the Himalayan mountains.

References[]

  1. Mishra, Pt. Lalita Prasad (2007) (in Hindi). Alhakhand (15 ed.). Post Box 85 Lucknow (India): Tejkumar Book Depot (Pvt) Ltd. pp. 1–11 (History of Mahoba). 

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