"We are all 'bharat mata putra' (son of India) and are living together despite different culture, caste and religion since time immemorial," he said here, 35 kms from Bharatpur.

Taking out a leaf from history, Bhagwat highlighted the 1527 battle of Khanwa between Rana Sanga and Babar and said it was a "milestone" battle in the world.

The RSS chief said that Rana Sanga's warrior Hasan Khan Mewati had rejected Babar's offer to join his army and was 'bharat mata putra'.

"It was Rana Sanga's other warriors like Hasan Khan Mewati who had rejected Babbar's offer to join his army on the religious ground," he said.

"Hasan had told that his language, caste and religion might be the same as of Babar but he was first Indian and bharat mata putra (son of India)," he said.

He also appealed to the people to stay united without indulging into fight over petty issues.

"Choti-choti baaton ko lekar aapas mein nahin ladna, ek saath khare raho, desh ko khara karo, ekta ki jay bolo, sari dunia ko ekta sikhanye (do not quarrel with each other on pity issues, live unitedly, maintain unity and integrity of nation, raise unity slogan, teach message of unity to world," he called upon people.

He said that the battle of Khanwa was India's first introduction to the world that "we live in different culture, follow different religions and pray different gods but that does not make any difference."

"We are bharat mata putra, we are 'parampragat putra' (traditional son) and our ancestors were one," he said.

Bhagwat was addressing a gathering after unveiling a plaque of Rana Sanga history here.

Criticising Babar's war against Sanga, RSS chief said they might have built 'buland darwaja' in Sikari (Uttar Pradesh) after Sanga lost the war, but the actual monument in Khanuva is a befitting reply to it.

"Buland darwaje se bara smarak yanha khara hai Khanuva mein... jo jawab dega ki bharat yanha khara hai ekta ke saath (A bigger monument than 'buland darwaja' is present in Khanuva...its a reply that India is standing here with unity," he stressed.

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