Maratha Light Infantry and War Cries

Around 400 hundred Indian soldiers of Maratha Light Infantry led the march yesterday in Paris. I was reading the history of them on wikipedia and then the words “bol Shri Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki Jai’ caught my interest. Its the war cry of MLI. Here is the list of other war cries from India.

  • Maratha Light Infantry – Bol Shri Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki Jai! (“Cry Victory to King Shivaji!”)
  • Punjab Regiment, Sikh Regiment and Sikh Light Infantry – Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (Blessed is the one who proclaims the Truth of God)
  • Naga Regiment – Jai Durga Naga (Hail Durga Naga)
  • The Madras Regiment- Veera Madrassi, Adi Kollu , Adi Kollu(Brave Madrassi, Hit and Kill, Hit and Kill!)
  • Brigade of the Guards – Garud Ka Hun Bol Pyare (I am from the Guards, Say O my friend)
  • Mechanised Infantry Regiment – Bol Bharat Mata Ki Jai (Victory to Mother India)
  • The Grenadiers – Sarvada Shaktishali !
  • Rajputana Rifles – Raja Ram Chandra Ki Jai (Victory to Raja Ram Chandra)
  • Rajput Regiment – Bol Bajrang Bali Ki Jai (Victory to Lord Hanuman)
  • Dogra Regiment – Jawala Mata Ki Jai (Victory to Goddess Jawala)
  • The Garhwal Rifles – Badri Vishal Lal Ki Jai (Victory to the Great Lord Badri Nath)
  • Kumaon Regiment – Kalika Mata Ki Jai (Victory to the Great Goddess Kali) Bajrang Bali Ki Jai (Victory to Bajrang Bali) Dada Kishan Ki Jai (Victory to Dada Kishan) Jai Durge Naga
  • Assam – Rhino Charge
  • Bihar Regiment – Jai Bajrang Bali (Victory to Bajrang Bali) Birsa Munda Ki Jai (Victory to Birsa Munda)
  • Jat – Jat Balwan, Jai Bhagwan (The Jat is powerful, Victory to god!)
  • Ayo Gorkhali (The Gorkhas are here)

Some of them are really powerful and will make anybody stand and fight for their regiment

If you know any others please log below.

PS: Added later

  • Kittur chennamma and other north Karnataka rulers : Parvati Pateyah Har Har Mahadev (Victory to the Supreme God, The Lord of Parvati)
  • Moghuls : “Allahu Akbar” “God is great”

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16 Responses

  1. The full Gorkha battle cry is “Jai Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali” (“Victory to the Great Kali, Here come the Gorkhas”)

    Also, some Indian gamers use “Leeeroy Jennnkins”!

  2. sapience says:

    in war every regement try to rememember the god and ask for the God to give us courage and and give us to the patience also
    they learn their goddess and god .if they worship goddess they used to say “Ambey tuh hai jagdumbai kali” god bless us

  3. Maratha says:

    Bol Shri Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki Jai!
    || Jai Bhavani Jai Shivaji ||
    || Jai Hind ||

  4. The Great Of Maratha light infantry regimentel center belgaum…..

  5. Narendra Phanse says:

    The battle cry of Maratha Light Infantry “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki Jai” is shouted by the leader of the attacking unit and is followed by all soldiers in the assault line with”Har Har Mahadev.”

  6. swapnil says:

    Jai Shivaji …..

  7. Ram says:

    Veera Madharasi…Adi koll…Adi kollu
    Vetri vel… Veera vel

  8. Rahul says:

    Nagas are not Hindus. Why is there war cry “Jai Durga Naga ” ?

  9. A soldier says:

    Every regt have war cry that is they proud their casts and their moral up in case of war period.

  10. Sukhjinder Singh Khaira says:

    sikh and punjab regiment war cry jo bole so nihal sat sriakal(those who recite the name of god with true heart victory belongs to them)

  11. Arvind says:

    Marathas war cries from 17th century
    Chatrapati SHIVAJI Maharaj ki jay
    or
    Jay Bhavani Jay Shivaji(Hail godess Bhavani, Hail shivaji)
    or
    “Har Har Mahadev”

  12. ashish says:

    all regiment battle cry belongs to god but maratha light infantry battle cry belongs to the king of maratha empire shivaji maharaj. On this name thousands are died still dieing for bravery & honesty.

  13. मावळा - सुयोग बागुल says:

    Most energetic words
    जय श्रीशिवशंभूछत्रपती जय महाराष्ट्र

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