Hammir Singh

Maharana of Mewar

Maharana Hammir Singh (1302–1364),[2] or Hammir (not to be confused with Hammir Singh of Ranthambore), was a 14th-century ruler of Mewar in present-day Rajasthan, India.[3] Hammir Singh, was a scion of the cadet branch Rana of the Guhila dynasty, who regained control of the region, re-established the dynasty after defeating the Tughlaq dynasty, and captured present-day Rajasthan from Muslim forces of Delhi and became the first of the 'Rana' branch to become the King of Mewar with title of Maharana. Hammir also became the progenitor of the Sisodia clan, a branch of the Guhila dynasty, to which every succeeding Maharana of Mewar has belonged.


  • Maldeva's greatest enemy was Hammir, Rānã of Sesoda, whose grandfather Lakshman Singh had died with his seven sons including Arsi Singh, father of Hamrair, fighting in the battle of Chittor. Hammīr who had survived the memorable battle, Hammir became the Rana of Sesoda estate and constantly waged war to obtain Chittor Maldeva tried to conciliate him. He married his daughter to Hammīr and ceded certain parts of Chittor to him, but the brave Ränā was determined to regain the whole of Chittor. At last his efforts were crowned with success and after the death of Maldeva in about 1321 A.D. Hammir became master of the whole of Mewar, and assumed the title of Mahãrānā. In an inscription of Mahārānā Kumbhā's time,dated 1438 A.D.;Hammīr is said to have killed a large number of Musalmans. Hammir's descendants have ruled Mewar to the present day.
    • Kishori Saran Lal (1950). History of the Khaljis (1290-1320). Allahabad: The Indian Press. p. 131. OCLC 685167335.
  • In less than 25 years, Rana Hammir Singh regained Mewar. He was a direct descendant of Bappa Rawal, who along with Nagbhat Gurjar and a confederacy of other North and South Indian rulers, had driven the Arabs out of India in around 738 CE. Hammir Singh also helped the Marwar Rajputs regain their supremacy. He defeated Muhammed Bin Tughlaq in the battle of Singoli, captured him, and released him against a huge ransom. He regained the entire Rajputana from the Tughlaqs.
    • Rawal M. S. & Rawal Y. S. (2019). Saffron swords. Garuda Prakashan.
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