Raimal Singh Sisodia also known as Rana Raimal (r. 1473–1509) was a Hindu Rajput ruler of Mewar. Maharana Raimal was the son of Rana Kumbha. He came to power by defeating his patricide predecessor, Udai Singh I in battles at Jawar, Darimpur and Pangarh. Early in Raimal's reign, Ghiyas Shah of Malwa attacked Chittor unsuccessfully. Soon after, Ghiyas Shah's general, Zafar Khan attacked Mewar and was defeated at Mandalgarh and Khairabad. By marrying Sringardevi (daughter of Rao Jodha), Raimal ended the conflict with the Rathores. During Raimals' reign, Raisingh Toda and Ajmer were recaptured. Raimal also strengthened the state of Mewar and repaired the temple of Eklingji in Chittor. The last years of Raimal's rule were marked by conflict between his sons with Prince Sanga (later Rana Sanga) having to flee Chittor. The sons, Prithviraj and Jaimal were both killed. At this difficult juncture, the Rana was informed that Sanga was still alive. Raimal summoned Sanga back to Chittor and died soon afterwards.[3]

Rana Raimal
Rana of Mewar
Mewar
Reign1473–1509
PredecessorUdai Singh I
SuccessorRana Sanga
Died1509
Spouse
  • Sringardevi Rathore of Marwar
  • Ratanbai jhala of Halwad
IssueSons
Rana Sanga
Prithviraj Sisodia
Jaimal Sisodia
Kalyan Mal Sisodia
Fattaji Sisodia
Rai Singh Sisodia
Bhawani Singh Sisodia
Kishen Das Sisodia
Narain Das Sisodia
Shahnkar Das Sisodia
Devi Das Sisodia
Sunder Das Sisodiya
Veni Das Sisodia[1]
Daughters
Damodar Kanwar
Har Kanwar[2]
DynastySisodias of Mewar
FatherRana Kumbha

Ascent to the throneEdit

Raimal was not the heir-apparent, he was younger to Udai Singh I. But as fate would have it, Udai Singh I killed his father, the legendary Rana Kumbha, while he was praying to Lord Eklingji (Shiva) and ruled for five years. He was a great ruler and under his reign Mewar took back Abu and Ajmer, both states were recaptured by the great ruler of Mewar.[citation needed]

Raimal fights the sultan and his nephewsEdit

Sultan of Delhi, Sikander Lodi fought against Rana Raimal of Mewar, allying with Surajmal & Sahasmal in which Sultan was defeated. Surajmal survived and was pardoned by Rana Raimal. He was a conspirator and ensured that sons of Raimal fought with each other in order to make his way clear to the throne. He was a brave fighter and possessed all the great qualities of his clan.

Fight at SadriEdit

Surajmal and Raimal's armies met at Sadri, a town that Surajmal had captured. Raimal's son Prithviraj joined his father at a crucial time in the war and directly attacked Surajmal. Many such skirmishes occurred till Surajmal finally left Mewar and settled at Pratapgarh where his descendants still flourish and keep up the name of Sisodia clan. Prithviraj was later killed by poisoning by the Abu Deora chief and thus made way for Sanga's return when Jaimal died.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maharana Sanga - The Hindupat : The last great leader of the Rajput race by Har bilas Sarda Page no.12
  2. ^ Maharana Sanga - The Hindupat : The last great leader of the Rajput race by Har bilas Sarda Page no.12
  3. ^ Sharma, Dasharatha(1970) Lectures on Rajput History and Culture, pp 79-84 Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi
  • Day, Upendra Nath. "Medieval Malwa: A Political and Cultural History, 1401-1562". Delhi University, History Department. p. 257.
Rana Raimal
Born: 1473 Died: 1508
Preceded by Sisodia Rajput Ruler
1473–1508
Succeeded by