Maharana Pratap Jayanti is a festival and public holiday in India celebrated on the birth anniversary of Warrior Maharana Pratap. Maharana Pratap was the Rajput king of Mewar region of Rajasthan who is renowned to defend the kingdom of Mewar in its hard time against the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Maharana Pratap Jayanti is mostly celebrated in Northern parts of India.
Why is Maharana Pratap Jayanti celebrated?
Maharana Pratap Jayanti is celebrated to honor the Great Maharana Pratap and to pay a tribute to his struggle for the freedom of Mewar against Mughals. After Udai Singh, Maharana Pratap became a resistance to Mughal Emperor Akbar and rejected to hand over Mewar to the Mughals. Despite several attempts of Akbar to capture Mewar, Maharana Pratap defended Mewar from the Mughal rule and became an idol among Rajputana states. The festival is celebrated on day of birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap.
Maharana Pratap was born on 9 May 1540 as of English calendar. So the day of Maharana Pratap Jayanti is 9 May as according to the English calendar.
When is Maharana Pratap Jayanti?
Maharana Pratap was born on 3rd day of Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha, according to the Hindu calendar. Consequently, the day of the festival in both calendars of English and Hindu are not same. As Maharana was a Hindu King and followed Sanatan Dharm, Maharana Pratap Jayanti date is celebrated as per the Hindu calender.Maharana Pratap Jayanti date in 2021 was June 13.
Maharana Pratap Jayanti Dates (2022-2025)
Maharana Pratap Jayanti Date 2022 – 2nd June
Maharana Pratap Jayanti Date 2023 – 22nd May
Maharana Pratap Jayanti Date 2024 – 9th June
Maharana Pratap Jayanti Date 2025 – 29th May
Maharana Pratap Jayanti date varies among the calendars. Above are the date of Maharana Pratap Jayanti from 2022 till 2025 as per Hindu Calendar.
The festival of Maharana Pratap Jayanti is a regional holiday and also school holiday in the Northern parts of India and in states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan. This festival falls in the late month of May or early June as he was born on the Tritya Jyeshtha.
History of Birth of Maharana Pratap
He fought great battles like Haldighati, Dewair and many more in his struggle for Mewar. At last, he became an image of God for the people of Mewar.
All this started from his birth and the day of his birth is known as Maharana Pratap Jayanti. This festival will be celebrated for centuries and the legacy of Maharana will be kept alive. The above is Everything you should know about Maharana Pratap Jayanti.