Raja Ror I

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Raja Ror I was one of the younger sons of Raja Khangar, the 10th king of the Ror Dynasty of Sindh.[1] He built a fort for himself in Kagarol, Agra district of present-day Uttar Pradesh in India.[2] His father being a contemporary of Ashoka, Ror I lived in the second half of the third century BC.

Appearance[edit]

A warrior's image found at the excavation site by A.C.L. Carlleyle is purported to be that of Ror I himself by Alexander Cunningham and his associates. In the Archaeological Survey of India Report for the year 1871-72, A.C.L. Carlleyle says about this image:[3]

The features of the face are fine and manly, of the handsomest Hindu type. The warrior has his right knee raised; on his right arm he presents a shield in defense and in the left hand he brandishes a straight sword of huge dimensions over his head. In a belt round his waist he wears a dagger with a cross-shaped hilt at his left side. The hair of the head is full but drawn back in straight lines on the head. Evidently, it is a figure of a warrior of great strength.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pages 89-92, Ror Itihaas Ki Jhalak, by Dr. Raj Pal Singh, Pal Publications, Yamunanagar (1987)
  2. ^ "The ancient fort under this place was actually founded by a "Raja Ror", who is said to have been the son of "Khangar". There is a tradition preserved in the neighborhood about a "white crow" or kag, in consequence of the appearance of which as an omen of augury Raja Ror built a fort here", Page 211, Report for the year 1871-72, Volume 4 of Archaeological Survey of India, Authors: Alexander Cunningham, J. D. Beglar, A. C. L. Carlleyle, Publisher: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1874
  3. ^ Pages 210-212, Archaeological Survey of India, Report for the year 1871-72, Volume IV, Agra circle covered by A.C.L. Carlleyle, Under the supervision of Alexander Cunningham