First Battle of Tarain Prithviraj Chauhan vs Mohammad Ghori
The first battle of Tarain was fought between the Indian ruler Prithviraj Chauhan and the Muslim invader Muhammad Ghori in 1191 AD.
Muhammad Ghori was earlier defeated by Prithviraj Chauhan at the Battle of Thanesar in 1191 CE, but he returned with a large army to conquer northern India. He marched towards Delhi and met Prithviraj Chauhan’s army at Tarain near modern Haryana.
The battle was fiercely fought and both sides suffered heavy casualties. However, Prithviraj Chauhan’s forces were eventually victorious, outnumbering Ghori’s forces and forcing him to retreat.
This victory did not end the conflict between the two rulers, as Ghori returned the following year and defeated Prithviraj Chauhan in the Second Battle of Tarain in 1192 CE. Despite this, the First Battle of Tarain is considered a pivotal moment in Indian history, as it demonstrated the strength and resilience of the Indian Army against a foreign aggressor.