Friday, 25 July 2014

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–443

Ought to be interesting.


The photo above depicts an exhibit at Udaipur city palace. All you have to do is tell me exactly what is being highlighted, and what it was used for.

Hint: Look up painted depictions of Chetak, the trusted steed of Maharana Pratap Singh. They should give you a hint.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


Four answers, and all more or less correct. This is an elephant disguise that Rajputs used when their army was fighting opponents that employed the pachyderms. The elephants would often mistake the disguised horses as babies of their own species, and would allow the Rajputs to get closer to their enemies to kill them. In case of Chetak, it is said that he would use to rest his front legs on an elephant to allow his legendary rider, Maharana Pratap Singh, aim and kill enemies riding on the elephant.


  1. Akbar's army had elephants. The fake trunks made the horses look like elephants, and elephants don't fight other elephants :)

  2. Horse being disguised as an elephant to prevent attacks from other attacking elephants during the battle.

  3. To save horses from elephant in battle.
    Matured elephant think of this horses as baby elephant and don't kill them.

  4. Armor of Chetak – Legend Horse of Maharana Pratap An Elephant trunk on the face to bluff Elephants of Enemy.


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