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Union minister visits Bhuchar Mori war memorial in Gujarat

Press Trust of India  |  Jamnagar 

Union minister V K Singh visited the Bhuchar Mori war memorial in Dhrol taluka in Jamnagar district of Gujarat on Friday.

Singh, who is the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, was present as the chief guest at an event held on the open ground near the war memorial, organised by Akhil Gujarat Rajput Yuva Sangh.

As many as 2,000 women from Rajput community performed 'talwar raas', a traditional Gujarati dance using swords, there.

"These 2,000 Rajput women came from different parts of Gujarat. They practised this unique dance form using real swords for weeks before the performance," Jaydevsinh Gohil, one of the organisers of the event, said.

The Battle of Bhuchar Mori was fought in 1591 between the army led by Nawanagar state (Jamnagar) and the Mughal army at Bhuchar Mori ground near Dhrol.

It was meant to protect Muzaffar Shah III, the last Sultan of Gujarat Sultanate, who had taken asylum under Jam Sataji of Nawanagar (Jamnagar) after he escaped from the clutches of Mughal emperor Akbar.

It is often dubbed as the Panipat of Saurashtra.

While Akbar eventually won the battle, it left thousands dead. The war memorial was built at the site in memory of the fighters.

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First Published: Fri, August 23 2019. 20:30 IST
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