Rani Lakshmi Bai
Till date, all the historical Indian heroic queens have established their inexhaustible fame by astonishing the whole world with their heroic and courageous deeds. Rani Lakshmi Bai Biography (Birth, Death, Battle). The last Indian heroic queen among them was Maharani Lakshmi bai of Jhansi. Since the time of the Indian Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, the name of this brave queen has become widespread in India for the first time. All the natives and foreigners admire with great love and pride the indomitable valor and courage of this brave queen. Queen’s qualities like Shalini, freedom-loving, Veeramani’s character deserves the highest place in Indian history.
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Full Name – Rani Lakshmi Bai
Born – 19 November 1828 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Died – 18 June 1858 Kota ki Sarai, Gwalior
Husband – Maharaj Gangadhar Rao Newalkar
Father– Moropant Tambe
Mother – Bhagirathi Sapre
Children – Damodar Rao, Anand Rao (Adopted)
There is no more sacred thing in the world than love, if that love is done with true Sudhir rate. Such was the true love between Moropant and his wife. In the midst of such pure and pure love, why would the fruits not be sweet and perfect? Karthik Badi was born on 19 November 1828 in Moropant’s house. The joy that a man enjoys of the birth of a child is known to all the people in the world. Moropant was also very happy, all his friendly and affectionate brothers together blessed his daughter – God bless this child of yours and get this great fame and might in future. The eminent astrologers of Kashi ji, considering the rights of the caste, had predicted that this girl would be a very brave woman adorned with Rajalakshmi. At that time, seeing her soft limbs and calm face, no one could have imagined that this girl would be brave like this, and would also astonish the British with her mighty deeds. Her parents named her Manikarnika. Everyone used to call him Manu with love. After marriage, her name became famous as Rani Lakshmi Bai by going to her husband’s planet.
Unfortunately Manu Bai’s mother died, and Manu became motherless at the age of 3 or 4. After the death of his wife, Moropant had to take all the housework on his own head. They started taking care of Manu on their own. Along with her father, she always lived in men’s circles. Bajirao Peshwa and the people near him, seeing the girl as beautiful, used to call her as Chhabili. Bajirao’s adopted sons Nana Saheb and Rao Saheb were also children at that time. Both of them used to play various games with Manu. Manu’s education was also arranged according to the ancient education system. Due to her natural fickleness, she used to sit stubbornly for whatever she saw Nana Saheb doing. When he used to go out riding on a horse, she also used to go with him on a horse. When he went on an elephant, Manu also insisted on riding an elephant.
A few days later, in 1842 AD, Manu Bai was married with great fanfare to Maharaja Gangadhar Rao of Jhansi. Manu Bai was named Lakshmi Bai in the husband house. Moropant was also given the place of a pahar chieftain in Jhansi court by giving ₹ 300 monthly. When Moropant came to Jhansi, he had his second marriage with the daughter of Vasudev Shivraj Khanwalkar of Gursarai. The name of that wife was Chimnabai. After getting married, Maharaja Gangadhar Rao paid all the debt that had been imposed on the state of Jhansi. Then he got the full state rights of Jhansi. They had a son, whose name was Damodar Rao. They adopted a son whose name was Anand Rao.
Rani Lakshmi Rule-time and Battle of Jhansi
Maharani Lakshmi bai managed the state of Jhansi on behalf of the British for about 10 months and tried very hard to keep that province safe until the authority of the British government was fully established again. With this idea, he had gathered a lot of army in Jhansi., this time has become famous for a long time in the history of this country. At the time when Lakshmi Bai’s husband was alive, many of her natural qualities could not be manifested. But now as soon as the burden of direct state management came on his head, each and every quality of his started developing. He made such good arrangements for Jhansi province in a short span of time that the people of Jhansi became very happy and satisfied with many qualities like his rulership, proficiency, public loyalty, justice, self-righteousness etc. The beauty of ancient times started appearing in the state court of Jhansi and new factories of Vividh Bharati were started in the city. She wore a loose pyjama instead of a modest sari. Seeing a beautiful proud woman in such a strange dress, a young man was confused. Sometimes she used to go to court wearing women’s dress. At that time she used to wear white chadar and choli. Apart from this, there was a garland of pearls around the neck and a diamond ring in the finger. Apart from this, he had given up all the jewellery. Lakshmi Bai’s intellect was very sharp, whatever the matter was presented before her, she used to investigate it thoroughly, and would decide it herself. Maharani Laxmibai was very kind. She herself used to see the men who were injured in the war, handcuffs on their bodies and arranged for their medicine, water and ointment. Seeing the qualities of Lakshmi Bai’s cleverness, generosity, kindness, etc., it has to be said that if she had not protected Jhansi at the time of that fierce rebellion and did not take the kilo under her control, then that province would have gone into the hands of the rebels.
A Bundelkhand named Bundelkhand (that is, the name of a caste of Bundeli Rajputs where the Bundeli people live) in central India is a very beautiful, vast and famous region. There are many small and big princely states in it. Jhansi was the main city of the famous and exodus native state among them. In the present time all its ancient splendor has been destroyed. The mighty fort built by King Veer Singh Dev of Orchha gives some introduction of its former and vast form even in its present condition. There is not much evidence about the antiquity of Jhansi, only some account of it appears from 1500 AD. Earlier this province was under Raja Veer Singh Deo of Orchha. At that time Jhansi was a small village. Now everything is very good in Jhansi.
Death of Rani Lakshmi bai
In Rani Laxmibai, it was not accepted to kneel before the British. Giving them a befitting reply, she had attained Veergati. Captain Rodrigues Brix was the first person from the British side in the war, who had seen Rani Laxmibai fighting in the battlefield with her own eyes. The queen had a horse rope in her mouth and was wielding a sword with both her hands. Was doing bar on both sides simultaneously. On 18 June 1857, the British had to retreat from the attacks of Rani in the war, but Huroz himself came forward to fight. The queen handed over Damodar Rao to Ramchandra Deshmukh. Rani Laxmibai’s horse could not cross the Sanrekha drain (waterfall) when a soldier hit the queen sharply, her right side of her head was cut off. Even after being injured, the queen fought with that soldier and killed that soldier. And then gave up his life. On June 18, her last rites were performed by making a pyre in Baba Gangadas’s hut (where the queen died). Rani had proved at an early age that she was an efficient administrator and a very good general. He also recruited women in his army.
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