Udai Singh I

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Udai Singh I
Rana of Mewar
Rana of Mewar
Reign1468–1473
PredecessorRana Kumbha
SuccessorRana Raimal
Died1473
FatherRana Kumbha
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)

Udai Singh I (? –1473) a.k.a. Udaikaran or Udah,[1] was the Maharana (r. 1468–1473) of Mewar Kingdom. He was a son of Maharana Kumbha. When Rana Kumbha was offering prayers to Eklengji (Lord Siva), Udai Singh I assassinated him and proclaimed himself the ruler. In 1473 he was assassinated by his brother Raimal who became the Rana after him.[citation needed]He was nicknamed ‘murderer’ in chornicle's of Mewar and such was the hatred that many omitted him from the genealogies of Mewar. [2]

Biography[edit]

In an act of patricide, he killed his own father, Rana Kumbha, while he was offering prayers to his deity, Lord Eklingji.[citation needed]

Udai Singh proclaimed himself as the new king and came to power. He ruled Mewar for five years; till he was defeated by his own brother Raimal and had to flee from Mewar. He fled to Delhi and offered his daughter to the Sultan of Delhi in marital alliance in return for his support. Udai Singh was struck by lightning before the marriage and died.[citation needed]

No Persian historian record of any proposed alliance by made by udai to any sultan except few rajput chornicle's

This account,however is mentioned in Mewar chornicle 'Vir Vinod' by Kavi Shyamaldas,which Todd mistook for sultan of Delhi than malwa as modern historian's believe it was Sultan of Malwa Ghiyath shah,not sultan of Delhi who agreed to render assistance to Udai Singh,and in return Udai Singh agreed to give his daughter in marriage to him The proposed matrimonial alliance was aimed at establishing friendly relations between the two States. But the destiny had it otherwise. Rana Udai Singh was struck with lightning, when he was returning to his camp, after completing the negotiations, and thus the entire plan fell through and no marriage took place.Surajmal and Sahasmal, however, remained in the Malwa court and continued to press the Sultan to help them in recovering their patnmonj . Sultan Ghiyath Shah finally agreed to assist them and with his forces marched on Chittor[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soszynski, Henry. "UDAIPUR". members.iinet.net.au. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  2. ^ http://www.eternalmewarblog.com/rulers-of-mewar/maharana-udai-singh-i/
  3. ^ Day, Upendra Nath. "Medieval Malwa: A Political and Cultural History, 1401-1562". Delhi University, History Department. p. 224.

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Udai Singh I
Born: 1468 Died: 1473
Preceded by
Rana Kumbha
Sisodia Rajput Ruler
1468–1473
Succeeded by
Rana Raimal