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Story, history and life of Alha Udal of Mahoba in UP


Posted Date: 22-Sep-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Historical Personalities of Uttar Pradesh    
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Who is Alha Udal? Read stories, folk fare, legends and about the life of great fighters Alha and Udal of Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh. Know about father and mother of Alha Udal. Alha- Udal great fighters from Bundelkhad area in UP.



Alha and Udal were famous general of Chandela King Paramdi dev or Parmal. Udal full name was Udai Singh and he was younger brother of Alha. Alha and Udal were raised by king Parmal himself as their father, who was also a general was killed fighting for king parmal.

Legends, life and stories of bravery of Alha-Udal form Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh


Alha and Udal belonged to Banaphar Rajput clan. Alha's mother name was Devaki and was a Ahir. The stories of bravery of Alha and Udal are part of folkfare in India, especially central India comprising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar etc. Alha is one of the hero of Alha-Khand (also known as Parmal Raso). Alha Khand is very famous and is recited in Bundelkhand. According to Alha- Khand, Alha and Udal were such great fighters that even swords were defeated by them.

Folkfares associated with Alha-Udal


Folk fare of the bravery of Alha and Udal is such famous that when somebody see someone fighting bravely they say that they are fighting like Alha-Udal. In my childhood, I didn't know about them that who is Alha-Udal. But now that I know who they really were, I can understand the meaning of those words. Stories about bravery of Alha-Udal are very popular in Bundelkhand region of India. According to one such legend, Alha was undefeatable, as he was made immortal by the goddess Sharda. Legends say that , he was such fearless that he gifted his head to mother goddess by cutting it with a sword. The goddess was happy with his bravery and devotion and made him immortal.

Alha had two maternal brothers Malkhan and Sulkhan. They were also known for their enormous strength. Acoorrding to another legend, Alha's sword, which wsa given to him by Parmal, the ruler of Mahoba and his uncle, was from heaven and no weapon could match the fury of that sword. If you visit Mahoba in Utar Pradesh, you can see Alha and Udal chowk.
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Responses to "Story, history and life of Alha Udal of Mahoba in UP"
Guest Author: Manish singh tomar     19 Jan 2012
Nice ...and u know malkhan has iron body except palm of his legs..even swords cant cut him..when prithviraj came he was easily defeated by malkhan..bt malkhan spared him then after knowing about his body and exception he burried bhalas in ground..when malkhan came with his flying horse and landed powerfully bt was stabbed from and died..
my father told me..



Guest Author: anil kumar     16 Jul 2012
give me hindi story page of alha udal


Guest Author: nitin     01 Sep 2012
according to me they are gujjar...


Guest Author: RAJ     28 Sep 2012
GREAT RAJPUTANA warriors....


Guest Author: RAJ     28 Sep 2012
salute to GREAT RAJPUT warriors.,,.


Guest Author: Jagdeep Bali     28 Oct 2012
Ihave heard their bravery stories when I was hardly eight ,nine year old ,now i am above fifty still i am very much inspired by their braveries.


Guest Author: ROHIT KUMAR VERMA     10 Nov 2012
UDAL JANM SE YODHA THE AUR UNKE BHAI ALHA AMAR THE UNKE PITA DESHRAJ AUR MATA KA NAAM DEVALA THA YE MAHOBA KE NIVASI THE DESHRAJ KE BHAI BAKSHRAJ THE INKO MADAU KE KARIYA NE MARA THA UDAL NE KARIYA KO MARKAR BAP KA BADLA LIYA TABSE ALHA UDAL NE BHARAT KE ANEK RAJAON KO HARAKAR MAHOBE KE ADHIN KAR LIYA ANT ME PRITHVIRAJ NE CHHAL SE UDAL KO MARVA DIYA LEKIN LOG BATATE HAIN ALHA AB BHI ZINDA HAIN ALHA KE NAAM PAR HI ALHA NAAM KA KAVYA AB BHI BARSAT KE MAUSAM ME DHOLAK MAJIRE KE SAATH BUNDELKHAND KE LOG BADE JOSH AUR PREM KE SAATH GAATE HAIN


Guest Author: Manoj Shah     20 Mar 2013
When I was a kid..I used to watch Allah Rudal Naach which was most famous naach in easter nepal. But I just came to know that they were real. I thought it as a Story and Myth before


Guest Author: abhishek yadav from      06 Dec 2013
aalha udal bihar ke moja bachhar jile ke the unke pita dassraj ke 4 bhai the jinka naam tha - dassraj,bachhraj,chodarmal,or bodarmal unke beech jaydad ke liye ladai ho gayi tala syed ne unhe samajhaya :- "ladna marna rab se darna darna khoto kam koi nay aapas me mat karo ladai bhai bhai ho tum dusman nay"
parantu unke ek samajh mein nahi ayi tab unhone kaha ki ladne se kuchh nahi hoga kannouj mein maharaj jaichand ke yahaan chalo. [baki ki kahani bad mein likhoonga]



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