Discussion :: Indian History - Indian History (Q.No.2)
|Umesh Krishnan said: (Dec 24, 2010)|
|Porus is the great hero, who strongly against the invasion of alexander.|
|Prasanta said: (Jul 27, 2011)|
|King of ancient punjab who had their realm from jhelum to chenab (in Greek, the Hydaspes and the Acesines) , he came on the way of king Alexander the Great during south asia invasion, he defeated in the year 326bc near Hydaspes river thats why called Battle of the Hydaspes that one.|
|Rawal said: (Oct 6, 2011)|
|Porus is one of the greatest kings of his time.|
|Anand said: (Jan 11, 2012)|
|This war fought on BC 326 in that place because its called.|
|Sunith said: (Jan 12, 2012)|
|Alexander defet porus and gave him to the charge and return back to marcidona.|
|Mayank Rautela said: (Jan 29, 2012)|
|The territory of porus situated between the river of ghalum and chinab.|
|Gaurav Monga said: (Feb 17, 2012)|
|Porus is greatest ruler of his time and Chanakya said him to offer it to ALEXANDER the great because in summer the flood will come and many soilders in his will die.|
|Parvathy said: (Apr 18, 2012)|
|The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance was Alaxander between the river of Jhelum and Chenab.|
|Suresh said: (Apr 20, 2012)|
|Strong resistance was alax between the river of jhelum & chenab.|
|Vinay said: (May 14, 2012)|
|Porus is the greek name given to the king Pururava, his correct name is pururava.|
|Mukta said: (May 16, 2012)|
|Porus was a great king hwo were against alexender.|
|Kunal Rana said: (May 16, 2012)|
|ALexander defeated Porun while Alexander retrun to Greek. Alexander returned Porun Kingdom back to him.|
|Sandip Mandal said: (Jun 3, 2012)|
|Alexander defeated porus beside the river Jhelom.|
|Hirendra Chaudhari said: (Jun 13, 2012)|
|The battle of Haydaspes was fought between Alexender the great and Porus in 326 B.C. along the banks of Haydaspes river( Jhelum river) in Punjab. Porus was defeated. However, Alexendar was impressed by Porus's might so asked Porus to rule his dynasty under his name.|
|Sudhasindhu Behera said: (Jun 30, 2012)|
|In war puru has old method, but puru's soldiers were very brave.|
|Kamal Negi said: (Jul 14, 2012)|
|Alexander defeated porus beside the river of jhelum.|
|Showkat Ahmad (Historian) said: (Aug 1, 2012)|
|The only Indian ruler, who offered compatible resistance to the foreign might of Alexander of Macedonia was the great Indian Porus; though he was defeated in the fierce battle, but remained for ever as a hero in the history.|
|Samaresh said: (Sep 12, 2012)|
|Though Alexander defeated the Indian king Puru but was so affected for his heroism that he returned back his territory. The war held by the bank.of the river Jhelum in 326 BC.|
|Gayathri Appadurai said: (Oct 20, 2012)|
|Porus was a good ruler of his territory. He was not allowed to foreign affairs enter to our India. He have a greatest place in our Indian History.|
|Bhargav Vaishnav said: (Nov 6, 2012)|
|The capital of Porus is located between the rivers Jhellum and Chenab in Punjab. This location is also the home of the Punjabi Khatri or Kshatriyas in Sanskrit.|
|Teresa said: (Nov 13, 2012)|
|Porus great king and his territory situated at jhulem and chenab.|
|Neelkamal said: (Mar 10, 2013)|
|This war is also known as war of hidespies.|
|Shradha said: (Mar 12, 2013)|
|The bravery, war skills and princely attitude of Porus greatly impressed Alexander, who allowed him to rule Hydaspes in Alexander's name. Wounded in his shoulder, standing at over 2.1 m (7 feet) tall, he was asked by Alexander how he wished to be treated. "Treat me, O Alexander, like a king" Porus responded. Alexander would indeed treat him like a king, allowing him to retain his kingship.|
|Manbha said: (Apr 3, 2013)|
|Alexander returned because of Porus's shocking resistance in his way. Alexander's army was greatly afraid of elephant-army of indigenous king and they refused Alexander in his campaign according to Hollywood movie "Alexander-The great". They had to fight with Nanda dynasty which was huge and most powerful in south asia.|
|Annie said: (Apr 3, 2013)|
|But alexander marked its farthest point by placing huge stone altars beside beas river so why not beas river in answer.|
|Shavy said: (Apr 29, 2013)|
|He was realy a porous.|
|Tushar Kanti said: (Jun 21, 2013)|
|But. One of the important incident was Alexander died in Babylon.|
|Virendra Kumar said: (Jun 29, 2013)|
|King Porus was the Hindu King of Paurava, an ancient state within the territory of modern day Punjab, located between the Jhelum river and the Chenab river (in Greek, the Hydaspes and the Acesines) rivers in modern day Punjab, Pakistan, and later of dominions extending to the Beas (in Greek, the Hyphasis). Porus fought Alexander the Great in the Battle of the Hydaspes River in 326 BC (at the site of modern day Mong) and was defeated. He then served Alexander as a client king.|
|Prashant said: (Aug 5, 2013)|
|Because its unknown place for alexander.|
|Suparna said: (Aug 14, 2013)|
|One of the important incident was Alexander died in Babylon.|
|Arun said: (Aug 22, 2013)|
|King of ancient punjab who had their realm from jhelum to chenab (in Greek, the Hydaspes and the Acesines) , he came on the way of king Alexander the Great during south asia invasion, he defeated in the year 326 bc near Hydaspes river thats why called Battle of the Hydaspes that one. After the defeat alexander asked pours how to treat you he replied"treat me as a king" by hearing this alexander returned his kingdom back to pours.|
|Manoranjandas said: (Aug 23, 2013)|
|The porus is famous territory and it has good condition for cultivation and it is situated in two rivers. So Alexander offered strong resistance territory|
|Anjana said: (Aug 26, 2013)|
|What is the mean of territory?|
|Khushboo said: (Sep 5, 2013)|
|A subdivision of the United States that is not a state and is administered by an appointed or elected governor and elected legislature.|
|Shashank said: (Oct 4, 2013)|
|The river Jhelum is called Vitasta in the Rigveda and Hydaspes by the ancient Greeks. The Vitasta is mentioned as one of the major rivers by the holy scriptures of the Indo-Aryans - the Rigveda. It has been speculated that the Vitasta must have been one of the seven rivers (sapta-sindhu) mentioned so many times in the Rigveda. The name survives in the Kashmiri name for this river as Vyeth. According to the major religious work Srimad Bhagavatam, the Vitasta is one of the many transcendental rivers flowing through land of Bharata, or ancient India.
The River Jhelum below the bridge beside Jhelum City.
The river was regarded as a god by the ancient Greeks, as were most mountains and streams; the poet Nonnus in the Dionysiaca (section 26, line 350) makes the Hydaspes a titan-descended god, the son of the sea-god Thaumas and the cloud-goddess Elektra. He was the brother of Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, and half-brother to the Harpies, the snatching winds. Since the river is in a country foreign to the ancient Greeks, it is not clear whether they named the river after the god, or whether the god Hydaspes was named after the river. Alexander the Great and his army crossed the Jhelum in BC 326 at the Battle of the Hydaspes River where it is believed that he defeated the Indian king, Porus. According to Arrian (Anabasis, 29) , he built a city "on the spot whence he started to cross the river Hydaspes", which he named Bukephala (or Bucephala[disambiguation needed]) to honour his famous horse Bukephalus or Bucephalus which was buried in Jalalpur Sharif. It is thought that ancient Bukephala was near the site of modern Jhelum City. According to a historian of Gujrat district, Mansoor Behzad Butt, Bukephalus was buried in Jalalpur Sharif, but the people of Mandi Bahauddin, a district close to Jehlum, believed that their tehsil Phalia was named after Bucephalus, Alexander's dead horse. They say that the name Phalia was the distortion of the word Bucephala. The waters of the Jhelum are allocated to Pakistan under the terms of the Indus Waters Treaty. India is working on a hydropower project on a tributary of Jhelum river to establish first-use rights on the river water over Pakistan as per the Indus waters Treaty.
|Sanjeev said: (Nov 1, 2013)|
|King of ancient punjab who had their realm from jhelum to chenab (in Greek, the Hydaspes and the Acesines) , he came on the way of king Alexander the Great during south asia invasion, he defeated in the year 326 bc near Hydaspes river thats why called Battle of the Hydaspes that one. After the defeat alexander asked pours how to treat you he replied "treat me as a king" by hearing this alexander returned his kingdom back to pours.|
|Bhagya said: (Jan 16, 2014)|
|Porus was the renowned ruler of his time.|
|Sindhu said: (Jan 31, 2014)|
|Porus was a king in India whom Alexander the Great met at the Battle of the Hydaspes River in 326 B.C.|
|Abhishek said: (Apr 9, 2014)|
|King Porus was the ancient Hindu King of Paurava, an ancient Indian Kingdom located between the Jhelum and Chenab rivers in modern-day Punjab, Pakistan, and later of dominions extending to the Beas. Porus fought Alexander the Great in the Battle of the Hydaspes River in 326 BC and was defeated. He then served Alexander as a client king.|
|Thakur said: (Apr 19, 2014)|
|Alexandra asked Porous, how to treat him, the Porous said treat me like a King.|
|Binayak Purkayastha said: (May 29, 2014)|
|When Porus was defeated by Alexander, he was brought to Alexander and then Alexander asked Porus what behaviour Porus wants from Alexander. Porus then replied he wants Alexander should treat Porus like a king. Alexander was so impressed that he returned back Porus his kingdom.|
|Krishna Tripathi said: (Jun 23, 2014)|
|While sikandar invaded India he had to cross the river chenab and jhelum which was the kingdom of porous.|
|Munazir Rizvi said: (Aug 22, 2014)|
|I want know that which the old flag of India before the freedom of India and by whom made that.|
|Balu said: (Oct 11, 2014)|
|Alexander went to defeat Porus, Porus and his men fraught bravely but Porus was captured, Alexander told Porus" you are at my mercy and how would you like to be treated".
Porus said "treat me as a king who treat another " Alexander was impressed and set Porus free.
|Gautam Pandey said: (Dec 1, 2014)|
|Mainly the name of river is vyash river which is flowing b/w these two river.|
|Nisha said: (Dec 5, 2014)|
|Because Porus was the renowned ruler of his time.|
|Kaseem Saheb said: (Dec 22, 2014)|
|Porus fought Alexander the Great in the Battle of the Hydaspes River in 326 BC (at.....So, there is a possibility of King Porus to be a descendant of the Puru tribe.|
|Madhu Chowdary Klu said: (Jan 29, 2015)|
|The Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought by Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus of the Hindu Paurava kingdom on the banks of the Hydaspes River (Jhelum River) in the Punjab near Bhera. This battle is considered as Alexander's most costly by many historians, Peter Connolly notable amongst them. The battle resulted in a complete Macedonian victory and the annexation of the Punjab, which lay beyond the confines of the defeated Persian empire, into the Alexandrian Empire.
Alexander's decision to cross the monsoon-swollen river despite close Indian surveillance, in order to catch Porus' army in the flank, has been referred as one of his "masterpieces". Although victorious, it was also the most costly battle fought by the Macedonians. The resistance put up by King Porus and his men won the respect of Alexander, who asked Porus to become a Macedonian satrap.
The battle is historically significant for opening up India to Greek political (Seleucid, Greco-bactrian Indo-Greek) and cultural influences (Greco-Buddhist art), which continued to have an impact for many centuries.
|Madu said: (Feb 26, 2015)|
|In BC 326 Alexander want to defeat poras. First he offered to come and accept my my rule. But porus refused his offer and become ready to fight. On the west bank of river they both are stayed.
Alexander have 30000 thousand warrior and Ambi produced 5000 warrior to Alexander. Porus have 30000 thousand warrior, 4000 thousand horse warrior, 200 hundred elephants and porus came to east bank of the river.
In this war porus was defeated by Alexander. After that Alexander gave his empire to porus.
|Chinni said: (Mar 16, 2015)|
|Actually I don't know about porus but because of all this comments I knew about porus thank you all who wrote comments here.|
|Sreeja said: (Aug 31, 2015)|
|Because Alexander defeated Porus you know he lives near Jhelum river that happen in river Jelum.|
|Danish said: (Oct 2, 2015)|
|Alexander fought with porus battle of hydaspes at the bank of river Jehlam.|
|Anshuman Singh said: (Nov 16, 2015)|
|A very brave and chivalrous king -Porus.|
|Mohit said: (Nov 22, 2015)|
|Porous was brave and bold.|
|Vanitha said: (Dec 16, 2015)|
|The great Indian ruler.|
|Abhishek Kumar said: (Jan 27, 2016)|
|He had a great mankind.|
|Rajkumarbasor said: (Feb 26, 2016)|
|Alexander the great and the porus was the great.|
|Zuber said: (Mar 24, 2016)|
|Purushottama(Porus) fought bravely against Alexander.|
|Peter Amit Kashyav said: (Aug 20, 2016)|
|Porus fought Alexander the Great in the Battle of the Hydaspes River in 326 BC (So, there is a possibility of king Porus to be a descendant of the Puru tribe).|
|Nagendra Naidu said: (Sep 25, 2016)|
|Very fought Alexander the great in the battle of the Hydaspes river in 326 bc (so, there is a possibility of king Porus to be a descendant of the pururava tribe). Because alexander defeated Porus king you know he lives Jhelum that happened near river Jhelum.|
|Sky said: (Oct 14, 2016)|
|Alexander came to know the power of Indian military for the first time by the great resistance offered by Porous to his (Alexander) battalion.|
|Richa said: (Dec 15, 2016)|
|Very helpful, Thank you for the information.|
|Sujith said: (Dec 15, 2016)|
|The right answer is Porus died 1000 years before Alexander died.
The king of India military at that time was poon Noosa.
|Jagabandhu Mahanta said: (Jan 6, 2017)|
|Please describe about puru.|
|Amjad said: (May 12, 2017)|
|ALEXANDER became the king of macedonia in 336 bc.
AMBHI the ruler of Punjab invited Alex to India first.
ALEX defeated porus (prushottam) in the battle of Hydaspes on the banks of river Jhelum.
ALEX died of malaria in Babylon in 326 bc.
|Chandini said: (May 25, 2017)|
|Alexander is aganist king to the great porus.|
|Muanpuia Dayan said: (Jul 3, 2017)|
|During this time, the area between Chenab and Jhelum is not a part of India, but Pakistan.|
|Ritik said: (Oct 6, 2017)|
|Alexander won the porus.|
|Manhor Lal said: (Apr 8, 2018)|
|Porus has the renowned of his time.|
|Mahesha K V said: (Apr 16, 2019)|
|Good section, Thanks all for sharing the information.|
|Ranjan said: (Sep 2, 2019)|
|Porus have great warriors and great spears with a strong animal elephant during war Alexander and his horse got afarid and fall down due that he back to his home while going home only he died middle of the journey. He never won with Porus.|
|Bhanu said: (Mar 15, 2020)|
|Purushottam(porus) has fiercely defeated the Alexander and his army, porus has won the victory against Alexander. Jai Hind...!
Some people are innocents and blindly follow that Alexander defeated porus.
|Puvi said: (Nov 6, 2020)|
|King Porus defeated Alexander. If Alexander was the winner then why he didn't move further to face Magadh empire why he returned in between?
Alexander army saw the elephants in the army for the first time and the weather was in favour of King Pururva.
|Amir said: (Dec 10, 2020)|
The territory of Porus who offered strong resistance to Alexander was situated between the rivers of Jhelum and Chenab.
|Shah Hussnnain Yosaf said: (Dec 22, 2020)|
|This area is currently consist upon the following cities of Pakistani Punjab (Mandi Bhauddin-Phalia -Gujrat-Jhelum-Sargodha.
Main battlefield of this war called "MONG" which is 8km in NW from Mandi Bhauddin. &5 km in SE from river Jhelum.
When Alexander got badly injured ، his dearest horse/mare (Bocephalous) bear and bring him away almost 30 Km from the battle yard. & Alex. Got another life but bocephalis got death by hanging with its own rope.
Alex was we sorrowful at the death of his beloved mare?
He formed a city and named it Bosephalos after the war and after many centuries the Punjabi speakings changed its name Bosephalos to Phalia because in Punjabi hanging with a rope called Phaa -Lia so this city is known as Phalia currently.
This location is also famous for the battle of Chillianwala (final Sikh-Anglo war 1849).
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