A commemorative postage stamp on Rajarana Sardar Jhala Mann Singh, a soldier in Mewar‘s Army, saved Maharana Pratap in Battle of Haldighati against Mughal emperor, Akbar :
Issued by India
Issued on Jun 18, 2017
Issued for : The Department of Posts is pleased to issue a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Jhala Manna.
Stamp/FDC/Brochure/Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.5 million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Jhala Mann Singh
- Jhala Mann Singh (Jhala Manna) was one of the Mewar nobles of a Rajput Clan of Bari Sadri. The Bari Sadri jagir was given by Maharana Raimal to predecessors of Jhala Manna, Shri Ajja and Shri Sajja. Jhalas of Bari Sadri retained the honor of standing in for their prince whenever the need arose.
- Jhala Manna took part in Maharana Pratap Singh’s war council at Gogunda (1576) prior to the Battle of Haldighati. When Chetak was wounded at the battle and Maharana Pratap, also severely wounded, had to retire from the field, Jhala Manna donned the Maharana’s tunic and took charge of the Mewar forces. He died in the ongoing battle.
- Seeing the attack of Rana Pratap on ‘Saleem’ (later Jahangir) in the war, numerous Mughal soldiers surrounded Maharana Pratap and started attacking him from all four sides. Jhala Manna went ahead and took away the royal insignia and crown from Rana Pratap’s head and put on his head, while requesting him to leave the battlefield. This ruse worked, and Maharana Pratap was saved. However, the enemies attacked Jhala Manna thinking he was Rana Pratap, and Jhala Manna was killed after putting up a fierce fight.
- Jhala Manna died fighting but not before he had forced the Mughal army to back off to the east. It is because of this sacrifice that Rana Pratap continued to fight on against the enemies and eventually could liberate all of Mewar except Chittor. Thus, in this fierce battle of Haldighati, Sardar Jhala Manna fought as a great warrior and rescued his king by taking his crown. His descendants in Udaipur still proudly carry the emblem of Mewar as their coat of arms.
- Jhala Manna is remembered for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his king, and the bravery with which he fought. He is also remembered as someone who kept his wits in a crisis and could show his presence of mind even while surrounded with enemies and fighting for life. Such inspiring stories leave a blazing trail in the history of our country. Jhala Manna is a shining example of bravery, loyalty, valour and sacrifice.
- Text : Based on the material received from proponent.