India has been a country of the rich people, the Empires and the Kings who have been ruling the lands for ages. From the Mughals to the Rajputs, many kings had their own stories of success and destroy. However, there are many more things which made these kings go viral. They were identified because of their notorious nature or even for their freaking courage. However, here are some of The hidden facts of ancient kings not many of us know.
9. Nawab of Junagarh
The Nawab of Junagarh was known to be a fond of dogs. He almost owned more than 800 dogs in his palace. To take care of each of his dogs, he hired individual human attendants. Once when his two dogs mated, he spent lakhs of money on their marriage.
8. The curse by Queen Alamelamma.
When the Wadiyar dynasty took over the Mysore Kingdom by killing the King, the queen ran away but was caught. She gave a curse to the empire of having an heir-less future and then committed suicide. The family installed her statue and worshipped her. However, this practice is still being followed in the palace.
7. Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil
Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil has a very interesting story with him along the lines of his life. Manvendra Singh Gohil was the only member of the Royal family who was accepted by the people of his Kingdom. It was then revealed that he was gay. Later, his family disowned Manvendra Singh Gohil.
6. Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur
It is indeed very evident to say that Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur was one of the prettiest queens of the country. However, despite being so pretty, she suffered two major tragedies in her life. The first one was her husband's death while playing Polo and the later was her son's death in the year of 1997.
5. Maharaja Bhupinder of Patiala
The Maharaja Bhupinder of Patiala was of very kinky by his nature and he has his own desires. It was assumed that he had almost 88 known children from his wives. He also had an interesting objective. He used to do a naked parade once in a year to assure his wives, that he is alive and also healthy for having sex.
4. Nizam of Hyderabad
Well, this might be very shocking to you, but Nizam of Hyderabad got once scared about his wealth. He started to believe that the Government would cease his wealth. He actually hid all his wealth in trucks which got infested by termites and moths.
3. Mughal King Shah Jahan
We all know the love about Shah Jahan and Mumtaz, but it is the time to know more about it. Mumtaz had died at the age of 39 because of giving birth to 14 children in a short span of time.
Because of this, her body suffered complications which led to her death. After her death, Shah Jahan married 8 other women to ward off his sorrow.
2. Firoz Shah Tughlaq
We must all have heard about the story of Firoz Shah Tughlaq and Gujri. Gujri used to be a member of the abandoned people living in Hisar where she use to sell milk. One day when Firoz Shah Tughlaq went to this abandoned area for hunting activities , there he saw Gujri and fell in love with her. They both became good companions.
Firoz Shah Tughlaq tried to bring her to the palace but when she denied, he decided to build a palace for Gujri herself. This Palace was built around 1354. According to the legend Rana Kumbha , Firoz Shah Tughlaq facing many problems while constructing the fort which dissapointed him continuously. Later he went to a spitirual leader who asked him to give Human sacrifice which led to the death of more than 1000 people for building the fort..
1. Maharaja Kishan Singh of Bharatpur
Kishan Singh's intimacy interests are just one of those things which made him popular. He was actually married to 40 women at different times! He built a lake of pink marble and 20 sandalwood staircases where all his wives would welcome him being naked.
In order to sleep with their husband, the wives had to compete against each other by holding a candle & dancing. The one whose candle use to lit till the end was allowed to sleep & spend whole night with Maharaja.