THE SUICIDE RAJA OF LAHORE – FRUSTRATION MADE JAIPAL TAKE HIS OWN LIFE

THE SUICIDE RAJA OF LAHORE
FRUSTRATION MADE JAIPAL TAKE HIS OWN LIFE

The victory of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi

Raja Lakhana (udaya) ditya like Raja Jaipal
Raja Lakhana (udaya) ditya like Raja Jaipal

Lahore is a strange city. To this day its origin cannot be determined on any scientific basis. It is very clear that the present site is the site of MAHMUDABAD, the city founded by Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi. The Hindu Lahore is undiscovered to this day. Some attributed the ICCHRA area to Hindu Lahore. Others think of it as being near Peshawer. The British divide and rule policy created the samadh of LOH, which strangely turned out to be constructed of British period bricks. Our research established it to be a corner point of the Mazar of Nau-guzza of Lahore (a separate story). Here the narration is different.

It may sound strange to those who do not read the fine line of history, that it was Raja Jaipal,who saw Sultan Sabuktageen as a threat, and decided to march on to Ghazni itself, in the year 986 AD. Yes, Jaipal picked up the fight with Sabuktageen himself, in his arrogance, that he could cut the enemy short. Sultan Sabuktageen met the invading army near Ghazak, which was a place between Ghazni and Lamaghan, and inflicted a severe defeat on the enemy. Raj Jaipal threatened suicide for himself and all his commanding Rajas, so Sabuktageen agreed on financial terms for treaty. Jaipal renegaded on the treaty as soon as he was out of sight of the danger. Jaipal marched on to Sabuktgeen and was defeated again. Two defeats scarred him forever.

Rajas pedigree
Rajas pedigree

After the death of Sultan Sabuktageen, Sultan Mahmud, hardly a teenager, ascended the throne and marched to battle Raja Jaipal. Jaipal was defeated again by the son of his adversary. Again a treaty was signed for a third time and Jaipal renegaded on the same. But this time, something different happened. He came back, lit a pile of fire, threw oil on himself and jumped in the fire. His suicide was that he had been shamed by his adversary again and again.

Raja Jaipal was suicidal but he was not alone. His whole tribe had the suicidal urge in them. He proudly claimed that suicide was their forte. After fear of defeat, they would kill their own wives and children, pull out their own hair, and then indulge in ritual suicide. Suicide was like a ritual for them, and it seems that the Raja Jaipal was the epitome of the SUICIDE BOMBERS of those days. Today stupid local fanatics terming themselves as ardent Punjabis, recall Raja Jaipal with pride. A warrior who renegaded on treaties and was defeated again and again by his adversaries, need no commendation but shame, which according to Hindu beliefs would lower them with each regeneration of life in lower forms of existence. There is no grace in a ruler who breaks treaty, and no grace in a warrior who takes his own life. Raja Jaipal left a legacy, which in a few generations, was wiped from the face of Punjab.

Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi
Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi

13 thoughts on “THE SUICIDE RAJA OF LAHORE – FRUSTRATION MADE JAIPAL TAKE HIS OWN LIFE”

      1. Another tragedy is that these Rajas were so cruel and tyrannical with their own people, that there was no love in the society for them, only fear. It is a ptractice we see even today. Our own leaders are on the legacy of these Rajas today as we hear slogans against them all the time. People must have wanted to shout GO JAIPAL GO even at that time.

        1. Raja jaipal is pride for punjabies. He fought against the most savage n cruel Dacoit Mahmood Ghazanvi forefather of nomadic fanatic Talbans who with lust attacked India and buthchered the people ruthlessly took along with him looted wealth ,children and women of punjabies, who were sold in the open Markets of his country as cattle. All the invaders coming across the borders via sea or land r not our Heroes.All of them were invaders usurpers, criminals .These invaders horribly robbed sub continent. We cannot approve or justify them in the name of religion. Pl. Do not distort history just to satisfy false ego. Great Jaipal could not tolerate the cruel and callousness inhuman crimes of Ancestors of Talbans. So he preferred not to witness the holoucaust. Inspire of requests of his people. He committed Rasme Jauhar.

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          1. Utter shame on people lıke you who are totally ıgnorant of hıstory. Stop usıng the name of son of Mahmood sultan, you are no Masood but Jaıpal Malık.

          2. Raja jaipal the great was the only true son of soil .he could not tolerate the inhumane treatment of a daco so he even sacrifice his own life and his immexiate family he knew how tbey would treat our womenfolk
            so he was left with no other altdrnative.

    1. Malik is right. These Rajahs were far better than these Taliban Heroes. These Mongol origin (also Mughal of India, as this word is derived from Mongol) people performed deadliest massacres in central Asia and thus became the reason of setback of whole east. In our books we take them as Heroes but in reality they were greedy and looting people and came for their lust and worldly gain.

  1. Malik is right. These Rajahs were far better than these Taliban Heroes. These Mongol origin (also Mughal of India, as this word is derived from Mongol) people performed deadliest massacres in central Asia and thus became the reason of setback of whole east. In our books we take them as Heroes but in reality they were greedy and looting people and came for their lust and worldly gain.

  2. Dear sir, nature repeats and retaliate the events, man can do nothing. These Ghazanvids attacked the lower regions and finally were themselves attacked by Mongols in 1220 under the leadership of Gengis Khan. Gengis Khan termed them sinful people indeed.

  3. i only found out that we are descendants of raja jaipal after my father passed away recently and we got to hav a good look at the shajrah nasb (family tree) which was kept safe. as we learnt a copy of the familytree is in a museum in india and my grandfather went there in 1904 to get a copy of it…mixed emotions right now.

  4. history is indeed mystery it is like a sword it can be used against its master . at present heroes can become zero and zero can become hero but salute to those people who fight for the right Raja was valor but was unfortunate as he did not accept Islam but is also right he gave value to Muslims in his state because Muslim did not come to India with the strange type of Jehad began with massacre and ended with looting and capturing by any way God knows better Ghaznwi had been there with mercenaries who were dying of starve

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