Battle of Haldighati
On June 21, 1576, the two armies met at Haldighati, near the town of Gogunda, Rajasthan. Sources concur that the Mughal forces greatly outnumbered Pratap's men. The Battle of Haldighati, a historic event in the annals of Rajputana, lasted only four hours. Maharana Pratap used his iconic shield and Javelin in this war. In this short period, Pratap's men essayed many brave exploits on the field. Folklore has it that Pratap personally attacked Man Singh: his horse Chetak placed its front feet on the trunk of Man Singh's elephant and Pratap threw his lance; Man Singh ducked, and the mahout was killed. The numerical superiority of the Mughal army and their artillery began to tell. Seeing that the battle was lost, Pratap's generals prevailed upon him to flee the field, riding his trusty steed Chetak, Pratap was able to successfully evade captivity and escape to the hills.