Alauddin Khilji’s Facts I Bet You Don’t Know : Alauddin Khlji was the most powerful ruler of the Khilji dynasty (1296-1316). He ruled almost entire North India at one time. Let’s go through some Alauddin Khilji’s Facts I Bet You Don’t Know. We have collected these weird facts from different sources on the internet and books. Please like and share our post on various social networking sites like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and so on.
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Alauddin Khilji’s Facts I Bet You Don’t Know
- Alauddin’s real name was Juna Khan.
- He ordered the blinding of both of Jalaluddin’s (uncle’s) sons, Arkali Khan and Rukunuddin, along with the imprisonment of his widow, Malika Jahan, and accquired the wealth of nobles through force.
- Alauddin Khilji got the Kohinoor diamond from Warangal.
- He liked to call himself ‘The Second Alexander’. He took the title ‘Sikander-i-Sani’.
- He conquered Gujarat, Ranathambor, Mewar, Malwa, Jalore, Warangal, Mabar and Madurai.
- Alauddin Khilji laid his evil eyes and intentions on the land and queen of Chittor, Padmavati. He falsely befriended the King of Chittor and husband of Padmavati, King Rawal Ratan Singh.
- Alauddin Khilji was bisexual and a paedophile. During his reign, Alauddin declared himself to be The Prophet.
- Once during his visit to the famous slave market ‘Baccha Bazi’ in Gujarat, Alauddin purchased Malik (Indian born General), after being left mesmerized by his beauty.
- Alauddin and his generals destroyed several Hindu temples during their military campaigns. These temples included the ones at Bhilsa (1292), Devagiri (1295), Vijapur (1298-1310), Somnath (1299), Jhain in present-day Sawai Madhopur district (1301), Chidambaram (1311) and Madurai (1311).
- According to Jayasi’s poen, Alauddin’s lust for his sexual passions, had reached such a level that it is said his harem had more than 70,000 males, females and children. Of which, 30,000 women, were the widows of men that he killed in one day.
- Queen Padmavati and all the women, decided to commit Jauhar, rather than becoming slaves or part of Alauddin’s harem. It is said that the heart-wrenching wails coming out from the Jauhar Kund, continued to haunt Khilji for years.
His lover Malik Kafur tried with all his might to take over his place and order policies and rulings, on Khilji’s behalf; until latter’s official advisors interfered and reminded him that rightfully Khilji’s sons must take the throne.
- Malik installed Shihab-ud-Din Umar, Khilji’s 3-year-old son on the throne, and worked silently from the throne. Next he conspire Alauddin’s death, by injecting harmful liquid into his veins, leaving him to die of Oedema.
- He then, blinded his sons, Khizr Khan and Shadi Khan, by gauging out their eyes from the sockets, killing them in the process. He then ordered to blind Prince Mubarak, who somehow escaped this assassination attempt and informed Khiliji’s loyal army of Malik’s treachery. He was later beheaded.
- Allauddin Khilji died of Oedema in 1316 AD, leaving behind the great Khilji dynasty to his successor Qutb-ud-din Mubarak Shah.
- His burial chamber was constructed in the Qutub Complex, Mehrauli, Delhi.