At gurukul , Prithviraj learnt shastra vidya (weaponry, armed combat), sahitya (literature), kala (arts) and rajniti shastra (politics).It was here that he learned the art of"shaabd bhedi baan chalaana" that is hittitng a target without seeing the target, that is only on the basis of sound. It was here that he was groomed to be the King of Ajmer. One day at the gurukul, young Prithviraj was attacked by a lion. Though caught unawares and unarmed, Prithviraj bravely fought the lion and killed it! Tales of his heroism spreading far & wide.
With the stories of Prithviraj''s courage, valour and intelligence spreading far and wide, Anangpal the King of Delhi decided to adopt him. He announced Prithviraj Chauhan as his heir. Thus he was crowned prince of Delhi at the young age of 13 years.
Prithviraj at the age of thirteen killed Bheemdev Solanki, the king of Gujarat, who betrayed his father Someshwar Chauhan.
He had 4 best friends : Sanjam, Chandar, Pundir,Arjunand and Zia