Claim: A photo of a sword and a scabbard has been going viral on social media with the claim that it is the sword of Maharana Pratap. The viral photo has a description attached to it that describes how one sword weighs 50 Kgs and urges the reader to imagine the caliber required by the warrior and how it is sad that it is not mentioned in our history books.
The message attached reads as follow:
“The sword of Maharana Pratap weighs around 50 Kgs each, he used to offer one Sword to the Enemy when his enemy would be disarmed. Imagine the calibre of this warrior in battlefield. But Sadly there is not much mentioned in our History books.
The History we are taught glorifies the invaders and degrades our nation's heroes. No wonder Indians suffer low self…
The sword of Maharana Pratap weighs around 50 Kgs each, he used to offer one Sword to the Enemy when his enemy would be disarmed. Imagine the calibre of this warrior in battlefield. But Sadly there is not much mentioned in our History books.
Courtesy: Ramaswamy. pic.twitter.com/9s378qzLZY
— SHRIRANGA🧢 (@ShrirangaPV) May 24, 2020
Great Maharana pratap was almost 7.5 feet, he had a 72 kg armor, a spear weighing 80 kg, two swords weighing 25 kg both means that he carried 206 kg in the battlefield and yet was a ferocious fighter.
— Rudra Pratap Dubey (@Rudrapdubey_) May 9, 2020
Maharana Pratap Sword
The Sword of Sri MahaRana Pratap used during the Haldi Ghat Battle. pic.twitter.com/eH4ti32qwG
— Gaurav Mohnot 🇮🇳 (@mohnotgaurav18) May 9, 2020
The sword doesn’t belong to Mahrana Pratap. Upon doing a simple reverse image search, it was found that the sword belonged to Muhammad XII. The viral photo was found on various websites. It was featured in an article under Islamic History on WordPress and a website called Imgur. Both the sites state that the sword and scabbard belonged to Boabdil (Muhammad XII), Nasir of Granada. A website called Sword-Site also has the image goes on to explain the inscription on the sword. Sword-Site also mentions that the sword belongs to Boabdil and states that on the hilt there is an inscription with the motto of the Nasrid dynasty: La ghaliba ila Allah (No Victor but God).
Thus it is proved that the sword doesn’t belong to Maharana Pratap.
Attached below are the screenshots and links of the websites that has featured the viral photo.
Source: Word Press