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A Poet named Malik Muhammad Jayasi wrote a poem 'Padmavat' in 1540 after almost 200 years of Khilji's death.
This was the 1st time Rani Padmavati was mentioned in history. It is also said that Padmavati wasn't a real character and that she was the poets imagination.
In the Poem places like Simhala-Dvipa is mentioned. Saying it was the place where Padmavati lived as a princess before marriage. It was Ceylons falls of yesteryears which is present day Shri Lanka.
King Rana Raval Ratan Singh had won Padmavati in the swayamvar where there was a brave condition to defeat the fighter, and the fighter was Padmavati herself. Rana Raval Ratan Singh Defeated her and they eventually married each other.
Padmavati's talking Parrot named Hari-mani narrated Padmavati's beauty to the King of Chittor.
Raghav Chaitanya was a Wizard serving Rana Raval's courtroom. He cheated his King. Raghav was a wizard and had special powers after which the King insulted and banished him. To take revenge he joined hands with the Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khilji.
When he couldn't get Khilji to capture Rana Raval's throne he lured him by using Padmavati's beauty as weapon. After which Khilji decided to attack on Chittorgarh but to confirm the facts he wanted to meet Padmavati.
Aware of khilji's intentions Padmavati requested the greedy ruler to only see her reflection. However Khilji fell head over heels for her.
Khilji tricked Ratan Singh when he invited him and captured him. While he asked Padmavati to surrender in return of her husband.
Padmavati sent 700 troops to save her husband and others but they all eventually died and a battle was announced to capture the fort .
In the fierce battle Ratan Singh was killed. After hearing this all the women at the fort performed 'Jauhar' or suicide and sacrificed their lives.