History’s often marked with the achievements of men over the years. However, there are a few females that regard the utmost respect with their sense of dare and might. Rani Lakshmi Bai is one such persona that has defied the logical reasoning of the history and made her mark on the outing. Here’s us with ’10 Interesting Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai’ down here in the blog.
We’ve been unearthing the fact-file of a number of personalities of Indian history in our series these days. The one we’d be looking is the Queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmi Bai. A clan of the India’s legendary fighters of the nation, she fought the foreign rule in the nation.
She has inspired generations of women to step out of fearlessness. Here’s a tribute to the lady that is the epitome of Indian history in the form of 10 interesting facts. Let’s start off the entry, then.
10) Her Palace has been turned into a Museum
- Lakshmi Bai’s palace, also known as the Rani Mahal, has now been converted into a museum.
- The museum is a collection of houses that had been part of her palace in that time.
- The site houses archeological remains from the period of 9th century to the 12th
9) He epic proclamation still resounds loud
- In the epic battle of Jhansi, she proclaimed with words, ‘We fight for independence’.
- Her exclamation means that we shall enjoy the fruits of battle if we’re victorious or we shall earn eternal glory and salvation if death dawns upon us on the field.
8) She preferred horse riding rather than palanquins
- Adhering to her training into multiple streams in her childhood, she pretty much endorsed riding horses.
- She loved riding on the horseback along with a small escort group rather than the palanquins.
7) She lost her first born after 4 months & later on adopted a son
- Lakshmi Bai had her first born in 1851. The child was a baby boy and was named Damodar Rao.
- The baby couldn’t live long and died when he was just 4 months old.
- Rani Lakshmi Bai and the Maharaja adopted the son of Maharaja’s cousin and named him Anand Rao. They renamed him as Damodar Rao later on.
6) Had different growing curve than other children
- Lakshmi Bai was miles ahead of other female counterparts or children of her age. She was raised in more akin to the sons of the time.
- This allowed her to gain considerable knowledge in theshooting, horse-riding, fencing and war tactics.
- Her indifferent upbringing that to the conservative way allowed her to lean on these experience in her future outings.
5) She was known as Chabbili in her childhood
- Lakshmi Bai, in her childhood, was gleeful and playful and was rightly known as the Chabbili.
- She was raised by Peshwa, who bestowed her the name of playful.
- Peshwa raised Lakshmi Bai as her own daughter.
4) Fought Brave-heartedly against the British force
- She set up an extremely tough fight against the British force in Jhansi.
- It was under the doctrine of Lapse, that the British wanted to annex Jhansi under their rule.
- The battle skidded into a demanding battle set up in the background of Jhansi’s fort and army against the British might.
3) Faced the demise of her mother at the age of 4
- She had to forego the loss of her mother at a young age of four.
- She was later educated at her home.
2) Died the Death of Soldier
- If history’s anything to go by with, almost every queen has had a lavish life long with a death in the consigns of luxury.
- But Rani Lakshmi Bai was different in terms that she shared a life of a soldier. She bravely fought against the might of the British Force and kept them at bay till she breathed her last.
- She died at a young age of 22 when the British troop besieged Jhansi.
1) She was born as Manikarnika, not Lakshmi Bai
- She was born in the year 1828 on the day of 19th Her birth name bestowed upon her was Manikarnika.
- She changed her name to Lakshmi Bai in honor of Goddess Lakshmi after her marriage to King of Jhansi, Gangadhar Rao in 1834.
- She married at a young age 14 to Gangadhar Rao.
A part of the illustrated history of freedom fighters in India, Rani Lakshmi Bai, the Queen of Jhansi, has been one of the best the history has on offer. We hope her life and the interesting facts of her outings offer the greatest of hopes to all. We shall be back with more the next time. Till then, Adios.