Mula Gabharu

Mula Gabharu [1] also known as Nang Mula was a Tai woman warrior of Ahom Kingdom. She fought against an invading army. In 1532, she fought against the aggressive invaders. The Ahom soldiers were encouraged to see Ahom women in the battle and conquered the enemy by conquering the victory of Tai-Ahom. During the war, women warrior Jayanti, Pamila, Lalita etc. were the companions of Nang Mula.

Mula Gabharu [1]
Born1486
Died1532
Other namesNang Mula
OccupationWarrior
Known forSacrifice life for Assam
Spouse(s)Phrasengmung Borgohain
ChildrenTon Kham
Parent(s)Supimphaa

BiographyEdit

Mula was the daughter of the Ahom king Supimphaa,[2] and the wife of Phrasengmong Borgohain.[3] King of the Ahom kingdom at that time was Suhungmung. Mula Gabhoru's husband, Phrasengmung, heard that minister Khunlung and other warriors lost their lives in the hands of Turbak. Mula Gabharu said to Phrasengmung; 'Dark clouds in the sky of Assam. To Keep the freedom of Assam, free from the destruction of the enemy. Join the war'. The husband said to Mula Gabharu "You are an idol of brave, whose wife is fearless, there will no fear in his life. Life and death are not bigger than the independence of the country. The shield of self-defense and the weapon of courage is the best shield. During the war, Mulagabhoru gave her hands to her husbands and said, "Be able to protect your country, your own son, and your own wealth and honor with these words.

Promise to defeat TurbakEdit

Phrasengmung promise by lighting 101 lamps which is a tradition known as Kin Lao that he will take the determination of protecting his country, son, awards, and honors. The Ahom soldiers, who are wearing armor, were themselves unbeatable. Phrasengmung[4] did not get the chance to wear the armor and fight without armor. After seven days of fighting, the news of the death of her husband came. In mourning, she promised to destroy the murderers of his husband and the freedom fighters of the Ahom kingdom. After that, she takes Hengdan and joins the war. On the fourth day of the war, she saw her husband murderer, the commander Turbak Khan. Seeing the husband's murderer in the war zone, she got burnt in retaliation. Nang Mula strongly fights with Turbak Khan.[5] But Turbak Khan was a trained fighter so he killed Mula Gabharu. After her death, the Ahom soldiers were awakened in new strength. Under the leadership of Kanseng Barapatra Gohain, the Ahom soldiers defeated Turbak in the place Mokh.

Memorials and monumentsEdit

SchoolEdit

Mulagabharu Girl's MES School was established in 1987 in the name of great warrior Mulagabharu. The school is situated in Dichow Botua, Sivasagar, Assam, Postal Code: 785670 India.

Mula Gabharu DayEdit

People of Assam celebrate Mulagabhoru Day on 29 May every year.

Birangana Mula Grabharu AwardEdit

Every year Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad [TYPA] held a ceremony on Mula Gabharu Day and give the Birangana Mula Grabharu Award.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Brahmaputra Beckons. Brahmaputra Beckons Publication Committee. 1982.
  2. ^ (Gogoi 2011:1511)
  3. ^ Assamese women in Indian independence movement : with a special emphasis on Kanaklata Barua. Mittal Publications. 2008. ISBN 9788183242332.
  4. ^ Bīrāṅganā Mūlā Gābharu (1st ed.). Candra Prakāśa. 2011. ISBN 978-9324402257.
  5. ^ Assam's history and its graphics. Mittal Publications. 2008. ISBN 9788183242516.

ReferencesEdit

  • Gogoi, Debo Prasad; Bora, Prasanta (2011). Role of Ahom Women with Special Reference to Mulagabharu, Jaymati Konwari and Bar Raja Phuleswari Konwari. Proceedings of the Indian History Congress. 72(II). pp. 1511–1512. JSTOR 44145777.

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