Today is Rani Lakshmi Bai's "Balidaan Diwas"

Today is Rani Lakshmi Bai's "Balidaan Diwas"

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Khoob ladi mardani woh to Jhansi wali Rani thi

Rani Lakshmi Bai was the queen of the princely state of Jhansi, which is located on the northern side of India. She was one of the most leading personalities of the first war of India’s independence that started in 1857.

Jhansi became the focal point of uprising. Rani of Jhansi began to strengthen her position. By seeking the support of others, she formed a volunteer army. The army not just consisted of the men folk, but the women were also actively involved. Women were also given military training to fight a battle. In the revolt, Rani Lakshmibai was accompanied by her generals.

From the period between Sep-Oct 1857, Rani defended Jhansi from being invaded by the armies of the neighboring rajas of Orchha and Datia. In January 1858, the British army headed it’s away towards Jhansi. The conflict went on for two weeks. Finally, the Britishers succeeded in the annexation of the city. However, Rani Laksmi Bai managed to escape along with her son, in the guise of a man.

She took refuge in Kalpi, where she met Tatya Tope, a great warrior. She died on 17thJune, during the battle for Gwalior. It is believed that, when she was lying unconscious in the battle field, a Brahmin found her and brought her to an ashram, where she died. For her immense effort, she is referred to as the ‘Icon of the Indian Nationalist Movement’. Throughout the uprising, the aim of Rani was to secure the throne for her adopted son Damodar. Her story became a beacon for the upcoming generations of freedom fighters.

It is a shame for us (including me) that we remember February 14, but can remember these historic dates.

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A big Salute to Rani Laxmi Ba jii.Thanks for sharing https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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I wonder why the govt is not bringing coins or notes with their pictures.. that is the least we can do to remember them…

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chip wrote:

I wonder why the govt is not bringing coins or notes with their pictures.. that is the least we can do to remember them…


Have atleast some postage stamps

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Laxmibai—- why she fought in 1857..??

Coz of doctrine of lapse introduced by British…it wasa an policy wereby if a king didnt had their own child…then adopted child cnt become king,,,& his state will be accessed by British..

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