As soon as the canal was crossed, Chetak collapsed in lap of his master thus saving the life of Maharana pratap singh.
According to folklores, it was said that during that time Brave Maharaja cried badly taking the dead Chetak in his lap. Today, this place is known as Chetak Samadhi/tomb where Chetak breathed its last in lap of Raja.
"Chetak was the beloved and favorite horse of Maharana Pratap. Inspite of being badly wounded in the battle of Haldighati on 18 June 1576, Chetak saved the life of this master by carrying him from Rakt Talai to this place by jumping across a stream where he fell and breathed his last in the lap of his master.
This memorial was built in the memoir of the supreme sacrifice that the loyal Chetak made while saving the life of his master."
We felt very emotional especially at that time when we were listening it by the guide.
Also, Chetak was disguised as Baby elephant to confuse the elephants in the war by placing an artifical trunk on his face.
There was a very beautiful poem called Chetak ki Veerta which I read on internet. Please click here to read that poem.
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