Parvateshwar original name of Porus, was a king of the Pauravas whose territory spanned the region between the Hydaspes (Jhelum) and Acesines (Chenab) rivers in what is now Punjab in North India

Porus was fought with Alexander in the Battle of the Hydaspes and defeated him in battlefield.
With the desire to occupy India, Alexander started to march towards the same after the Persian war. Persians warned Alexander, that many great rulers got mixed in the mud reaching the gates of India. They told him about Cyrus, one of the greatest Persian kings ever died in the hands of Indians far before the time of Alexander.
Assyrian queen Semiramis was a bit lucky and just made home with 20 soldiers while she went with 400,000 highly trained warriors. However, this didn’t fear Alexander. He just wanted to break the record by crushing India.

King Alexander knew about this and he gave the King of Taxila 25 tonnes of gold which he had plundered from Persia, (after the battle of Gaugamela) , as a bribe to ally with him. For he had heard that Porus had 85 elephants in his army and his own Greek army had never battled the war elephant.

Later, when Alexander tried to invade India, he found the real strength in the words of the Persians. Later, he wrote to his mother that
I am involved in the land of a ‘Leonine’ (lion-like) and brave people, where every foot of the ground is like a wall of steel, confronting my soldier. You have brought only one Alexander into the world, but every mother in this land has brought an Alexander in the world.”
 
Alexander crossed borders into India, Ambhi – the King of Taxila, accorded a warm welcome to him. He presented immense gifts on him and accepted his suzerainty. What made him to behave in such a supine manner was that with the help of Alexander, he wanted to take revenge on his enemy Porus. However, Porus, the brave and powerful ruler refused to surrender and decided to stand up all alone against the huge army of Alexander. Alexander army was more than 05 times of King Porus.
Porus face pic braveheartsindia.comPorus was a brave and strong king; as per the ancient history Porus was more than 6.7 feet heighten with a strong physic.
In July 326 B.C., Alexander marched towards the river Jhelum with his huge army together with 5000 soldiers contributed by Ambhi. The river was in flood and across it the king Porus was present with his vast army and warlike elephants. In view of the swollen river and the heavy strength of the forces of Porus, Alexander shifted the position of his troops from place to place everyday in order to camouflage Porus. He also dispatched several units of his army into different directions to find out a spot where from the river could be crossed.
Alexander’s small force crossed the river with the help of boats and the leather sacks filled with grass. The first who set his foot across the river was Alexander himself. The messengers immediately conveyed this news to Porus. When Porus learnt of this, he promptly sent his son Porus (Yes Porus Son’s name was also Porus) with small infantrymen to check the progress of Alexander. In the ensuing encounter Alexander’s horsemen made short work of this advance force and Porus’s son Porus died fighting in the battlefield.
 
When Porus knew about this, he was deeply bereaved and surprised because the camp army across the river was still preparing itself to cross the river. He left behind a small force consisting of some elephants and infantrymen to face the camp army and himself proceeded with a huge army to meet Alexander in the battlefield.
 
When Porus knew about this, he was deeply bereaved and surprised because the camp army across the river was still preparing itself to cross the river. He left behind a small force consisting of some elephants and infantrymen to face the camp army and himself proceeded with a huge army to meet Alexander in the battlefield.
 
king porus war elephants

Porus infantry consists of war-liked elephants, 200 Manhunts elephants prepared for the war with Macedonians. Alexander army had never experienced such war, wherein elephants crushing the human’s skulls and their roars scared Macedonians’s horses.

 

In the battle, at Lilla Mong on the banks of river Jhelum, Alexander lost his favorite horse Bucephalus, his horse was killed by Prince Amar, Porus’s brother. He also lost his Greek General Nicaea.
Macedonians left with no other option besides to retrieve from the battlefield. King Alaxender himself got wounded in the battlefield.
 
Then Alexander sends his own emissary to sue for peace. There was NO other way he would have got back to Greece in one piece.
 
At the end of war with peace, Porus gave Alexander a few elephants, with instructions on how to use them in war and a Tibetan Mastiff –the ONLY dog who can ignore pain. He also gifted some diamonds, — India was the only source of diamonds in the world till the 19th century.
 
Surprisingly, Internet told us stories about Alexander defeated Indian king Porus. And we can found 1000 + stories about Alexander. Stories about the greatness of King Alexander but being Indians we never talk about the greatness of King Porus.