begda and Mohammed Lodhi
death of Ahmed Shah his son Mehmood Begda become the king at very
tender small age, Mehmood Begda was a very powerful and brave king.
He won many forts and palaces because of which he was known as Begda.
At that time
Mohammad Lodhi was the king of delhi.One person came to the court
of Mohammed lodhi and requested in the court of lodhi that in Madhya
pradesh, Dhar District there is a Village called Mandavgad, it has
a boundary of 70 kilometer
was surrounded by 12 small villages. King of that area was a
very Tyrant, Rude and Anti religion. He made a 24 foot huge idol
(Dev). He had a big Jail in which he had kept many people. Every
day he used to kill a person from his kingdom and from his blood
he used to put Tilak to the IDOL and to himself also. All the people
of his kingdom were scared of the King.
king had many Magicians, Tantriks, Hugoori and Many people who were
very well versed with Black Magic, Evil Spirits, Bad Curses. Any
king who attacked Mandavgad had to face defeat and nobody was willing
to help the poor people.
complained to Mohammed Lodhi and asked his help to get rid of the
Tyrant king and save thousands of people from his clutches. Mohammed
Lodhi said that Mohammed Begda is a very Brave king of Ahmedabad
and he can surely win Madavgad and free all the people from his
cluthes so Mohammed Lodhi sent a message to Mahmood Begda to help
the people of Madavgad and attack Mandavgad.
When the complain
reached to king Mahmood Begda he was very angry and decided to Attack
as soon as possible. He sent a message to Unnava for Dost Mohammed
(Father of Sayed Ali) and asked him to come to Ahmedabad with 250
Horse riding soldiers.
soldier got ready to attack Mandavgad.the battle continued for
several years but Mehmood Begda could not win over the fort. He
attacked several time but in vain.
was very upset..he cried in front of ALLAH Subhanwataala and asked
for his help and mercy..There after sombody said that in his army
there is a person named Syed Ilmuddin and his Grandson is Sayyed
Ali and Only Sayed Ali can win this fort for the king.
ceremony of Sayed Ali
Their in Unnava marriage preparation for Sayyed Ali who was just
Eighteen years of Age were going on. As call for war came to
his family they did not inform him. But somehow he came to know
that he was called upon by his grandfather. He responded on the
call of his grandfather Ilmuddin. He asked permission from his Brother
and Mother to join his Grandfather in the battlefield. Initially
his Mother hesitated to permit him as she knew the result but he
convinced her saying I am Sayed, Descendents of the Prophet Mohammed
(Sallala ali wassalam) Aal -e- Rasool (sallalali wasslam.) So you
please heartedly allow me to join the battle as it is wish of ALLAH
Subhana tala, I will Inshallh win this battle, At last permission
On Way to the Battlefield - ( Miswaak Tree
started to proceed toward the Battlefield on wish of ALLAH Subhana
Tala, As he reached at the Pond of Unawa he used Miswak and after
that he burried that miswak near pond.
Remains of Miswak tree Preserved at Dargah Shariff
people standing near by saw this and asked Sayed Ali why he did
so he said that if he is martyred in this battle of Mandavgad it
is this place where his body should be buried..
Miswak tree Preserved at Dargah Shariff
him that how will they come to know that he has been martyred..Sayed
Ali said the day when he will be martyred this small miswaak will
become a big Miswaak Tree.
Sayed Ali Made wazu and pray to ALLAH Subhana Tala, after that he
thought in his heart if I received Shahadat (to die in the way of
ALLAH subhana Tala) I should be burried here only.
As he reached
there he visited his grandfather, it was night time, there was a
strong strom(aandhi) furious wind blowed every thing, all the tents
of army were carried away Except one in which Sayyed Ali was reading
Quran with his grand father Ilmuddin seeing this miracle Mehmud
Begda was conviced that Sayed Ali has reached Mandavgad and he is
a sure Wali.(Friend of ALLAH)
with only one hundred twenty five soldiers he started his attack,
there was a river on the way which miraculosly gave him way and
the reached Mandavgad near Kokada Koh.
He observed the fort of Mandavgad. It was eighteen feet high, Sayed
Ali prayed to ALLAH and his horse jumped that height to reach inside
the fort, The foot prints of horse are still available today.
Once inside he made a tunnel from inside the Fort to help his army
of One Hundred and twenty Five Soldiers to enter fort.
On seeing face
of Sayyed Ali many soldiers of the king were terrified and they
ran away to King complaining that they are unable to fight Sayed
Ali. King was very furious on hearing this and he orderd to call
all Magicians and Tantriks of his kingdom to join the war attackhing
all at same a time. They tried there best but could not face of
There was a
furious and intense war, everywhere was blood
.and corpses. Nothing could stop Sayed Ali.
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