Prithviraj Chauhan was Defeated and Killed by Whom? a. Jayachandra b. Mohammed Ghori c. Mohammed Ali d.Alauddin Khilji

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Updated on: November 14th, 2023

Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated and killed by Mohammed Ghori. He fought and defeated the Ghurid army led by Muhammad Ghori near Taraori. Later, Mohammed Ghori returned with his army and defeated Prithviraj Chauhan on the same battlefield. Prithviraj Chauhan ran away from the battlefield but was captured near Sirsa and executed.

Defeat and Killing of Prithviraj Chauhan

Prithviraj Chauhan and Mohammed Ghori fought the first Battle of Tarain which is also known as the first Battle of Taroari. The battle took place in 1191 between the Mohammed Ghori-led Ghurid army and the Rajput confederacy led by Prithviraj Chauhan. The Rajput confederacy got the victory in this battle and Mohammed Ghori managed to escape.

  • Later on, Mohammed Ghori raised the number of men in his Army to 1,20,000 and fought with Prithviraj Chauhan in the second Battle of Tarain.
  • In this battle, Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Mohammed Ghori. Prithviraj Chauhan escaped the battlefield but was captured and killed near Sirsa.
  • The battle was regarded as a watershed event in Medieval Indian history.

It is well-known that Prithviraj Chauhan was a brave warrior and fought his battles showing extreme courage and fearlessness. He was defeated and killed by Mohammed Ghori in extreme circumstances where he was eventually beaten up by the Ghurid army mercilessly.

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