Porus Latest News: All About King Porus Biography & Lesser Known Facts

Dec 08, 2017

Porus Latest News: The Great Clash of King Porus and Alexander at the Battle of Hydaspes

King Porus aka is widely known as one of the bravest kings of India. After all, he not only fought with the Macedonian king Alexander the Great with a lot of courage and valor but also could win an enemy’s respect without having to bend his own. This is the reason why we find the Greek history books appreciating this Indian king a lot. The serial Porus on Sony TV is showing Takshashila princess Anusuya as Porus mother and Puru King Bamni as his father. However, there is no historical evidence and/or records that gives the details of his family. This can only be a fictional element as nobody really knows about his family. Besides, we really doubt if his mother belonged to Takshashila province as shown in the serial because Takshashila King Ambhi shared a great animosity with Porus. In fact, it was him who had invited Alexander to fight his biggest rival – King Porus of the Paurav rashtra. In order to march towards the east, Alexander wanted to capture the Paurav Rashtra which led to the Battle of Hydaspes were their clash begin. Hydaspes is nothing but Greek name of river Jhelum. The battle was fought on May 326 BC with great valor from both the sides. In fact, Alexander looked highly impressed by Porus throughout. This is the reason even when the Pauravas were defeated by the Macedonian army, Alexander didn’t kill Porus but made him an ally, giving him his territory back. It was because of this bravery, courage, and valor, King Porus is widely appreciated and valued in the Greek history. However, some historians have been wondering why would Alexander leave Porus alive when all his life he was conquering territories and sparring none. This whole story documented only in Greek history further makes them suspicious that perhaps the winner of this battle was Porus and not Alexander. This is only an assumption because Alexander’s cavalry, war tactics, technology and even discipline was far superior to that of the Pauravas. After Alexander the Great died in 323 BC all his kingdoms were ruled by his satrap and kinsman. It is believed that one of his satraps in India killed Porus in 321 BC. However, again, we do not have any written records on the same. This is the reason why his year of death is questionable.

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