Lakha Singh

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Lakha Singh
Maharana
Maharana of Mewar
Reign1382–1421
PredecessorKshetra Singh
SuccessorMokal Singh
Died1421
SpouseHansa Bai
IssueMokal Singh, Chunda
FatherKshetra Singh
Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar II
(1326–1884)
Hammir Singh (1326–1364)
Kshetra Singh (1364–1382)
Lakha Singh (1382–1421)
Mokal Singh (1421–1433)
Rana Kumbha (1433–1468)
Udai Singh I (1468–1473)
Rana Raimal (1473–1508)
Rana Sanga (1508–1527)
Ratan Singh II (1528–1531)
Vikramaditya Singh (1531–1536)
Vanvir Singh (1536–1540)
Udai Singh II (1540–1572)
Pratap Singh I (1572–1597)
Amar Singh I (1597–1620)
Karan Singh II (1620–1628)
Jagat Singh I (1628–1652)
Raj Singh I (1652–1680)
Jai Singh (1680–1698)
Amar Singh II (1698–1710)
Sangram Singh II (1710–1734)
Jagat Singh II (1734–1751)
Pratap Singh II (1751–1754)
Raj Singh II (1754–1762)
Ari Singh II (1762–1772)
Hamir Singh II (1772–1778)
Bhim Singh (1778–1828)
Jawan Singh (1828–1838)
Sardar Singh (1828–1842)
Swarup Singh (1842–1861)
Shambhu Singh (1861–1874)
Sajjan Singh (1874–1884)
Fateh Singh (1884–1930)
Bhupal Singh (1930—1955)

Laksha Singh (? – 1421) was the third Maharana of the Mewar Kingdom.[1] He was the son of Maharana Kshetra Singh and ruled from 1382 until his death in 1421, when he was killed in battle.

Lakha was married several times and had at least eight sons.[1] His son Mokal Singh by his wife Rani Hansa Bai of Mandore(now in Jodhpur) became the fourth Maharana in 1421.[1] During his reign, Lakha took the remaining Mewar territories from Delhi. His eldest son Chunda took oath to safe guard his motherland against all external powers who were trying to overpower the Mewar state in the exchange of his father's marriage to Rani Hansa Bai. After having some misunderstanding with Rani Hansa Bai and Rao Ranmal(brother of Rani Hansa Bai) Rana Chunda left the Chittorgarh fort and went to Begu Fort in Chittorgarh district and ruled their itself. The followers of Chunda are known as Chundawats.

Rule[edit]

Rao Lakha Singh was one of the most successful Maharanas. He extended his dominions[2] by the subjugation of Merwara and the destruction of its chief stronghold, Beratgarh, on the ruins of which he founded Badnore. It was in this time that the tins and silver Mines of Jawar were discovered in the country conquered from the bhils by his father. With the revenues thus augmented he rebuilt the palaces and temples destroyed by Alauddin Khalji, excavated reservoirs and lakes, raised immense ramparts to dam their waters, and constructed a number of forts. He conquered the Sankhla Rajputs of Shekhawati (Nagarchal territory) and like his father, he defeated the imperial army of Delhi led by Sultan Firuz Shah Tughlaq at Badnor.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Udaipur". Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Tods Rajasthan Vol I pg 274.
  3. ^ Har Bilas Sarda "Maharana Kumbha: sovereign, soldier, scholar"
Preceded by
Kheta
Ruler of the Mewar Kingdom
1382 - 1421
Succeeded by
Mokal