Nowadays, the beautiful and progressive country of India is being ruled by a President, and this is under the modern-world political system. However, several years in the past, India was ruled by Hindu Kings. This is one reason why India is extremely rich in heritage and history. In this regard, here are the 10 greatest Hindu Kings in India:
He was one of the greatest kings in South India. He was known for his great intelligence. In fact, he was considered to be the great patron of literature and art. He had great contributions in the Telugu literature and Telugu history.
9. Chandragupta I
He was the Hindu King who founded the Gupta Dynasty. From 320 up to 335 CE, he was the Emperor of Gupta. He called himself as Maharajadhiraj, which simply means “King of Kings”. It was simply because he considered himself as superior among other kings at that time.
He was considered to be the greatest king of Gupta Dynasty. Samudragupta was actually the successor of Chandragupta I. He was known for his patronage for some other religions and his great tolerance. Moreover, he was well-known as generous ruler, connoisseur of art, and great warrior.
7. Ranjit Singh
In the earlier days of 19th century, Ranjit Singh founded the Sikh Empire that was based in Punjab. He was known for being a tolerant king. He was also called the “Maharaja of Punjab. The foundations of Khalsa were where his empire was based. It gave opportunities for some other people to be in the higher position, not only for Sikhs.
6. Prithviraj Chauhan
He was known to be the king of Hindu Chauhan Dynasty. At the early age of 20, he ruled the kingdom of Delhi and Ajmer. The highlight of his life story was his romance with Samyukta, who was Jai Chandra Rathod’s daughter. During the First Battle of Tarain, he defeated Muhammad Ghori.
He was also called “Kanishka the Great”. He was the famous Kushan Dynasty’s emperor. During his times, he was extremely famous because of his spiritual, political, and military achievements. He was also known to be a devoted patron of Buddhism.
As far as Maratha Empire is concerned, Shivaji Bhosale was known to be the greatest king and the empire’s founder. He created the Maratha Kingdom under his leadership. Because of winning the war from the Mughal Empire and Bijapur’s Adilshahi sultanate, he was crowned Chhatrapati.
He was the one who ruled the Maurya Dynasty from 269 BCE up to 232 BCE. He reigned over a lot of Indian subcontinents such as the Iranian provinces of Balochistan, Sistan, and Khorasan. He was also called Samraat Chakravartin.
2. Maharana Pratap
He was one of the greatest Hindu King who ruled Mewar, which is a current region in north-western India under the state of Rajasthan. This king was well-known for his magnanimity and gallantry. Maharana Pratap was the enemy of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Their tension between them started when the Mughals taken over some of Maharana’s territories just like the Chittor.
1. Chandragupta Maurya
He was the one who imposed unity within the entire India. He made India as a single state. He was said to be the Mauryan Empire’s founder. During his times, the Mauryan Empire was the biggest empire in India. Without a doubt, he was one of the greatest Hindu Kings of all time.
These are the 10 greatest Hindu Kings in India ever. During their reigns, the way they rule their kingdoms or empires were absolutely great.