The fearless queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmi Bai was born on 19 November 1828. She was one of the most important figures in India’s first war of independence and her courage is known to everyone.
Rani Laxmi Bai was a brave and fearless woman who fought heroically against the British and eventually lost her life on the battlefield of Gwalior. Today, on November 19, people in India tributes the warrior queen, Manikarnika Tamble for her remarkable role in the history of remarkable India.
The Indian nationalists were inspired by her bold approach and daring words against the British Raj.
She was born on November 19, 1828, in Varanasi into a Marathi Karhade Brahmin Family. She was named Manikarnika Tambe and was nicknamed Manu. After she married to Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Newalkar in May 1842, she was named Lakhmibai in honor of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi and also as per the rituals. On June 17, 1858, near Phool Bagh in Gwalior, British troops under Captain Heneage fought the Indian army being commanded by Lakshmibai as they were trying to leave the area.
Rani Lakshmibai attacked the British troop with her infant son toed to her back and completely armed on horseback. It was during that war, the Queen was wounded. Legends suggest that Rani Lakshmibai did not want her body to be captured by the British so she told a hermit to cremate her. As per her wish, her body was cremated on June 18, 1858.
As we observe Rani Lakshmi Bai birth anniversary today, let’s look at 5 quotes by the fearless warrior Queen, Jhansi Ki Rani
- “If defeated and killed on the field of battle, we shall surely earn eternal glory and salvation.” Jhansi Ki Rani Lakshmibai
- “I conjure the Hindus in the name of Ganga, Tulsi and Salikram, and the Mahomedans by the name of God and the Koran and entreat them to join us in destroying the English for their mutual welfare.”
- “We fight for independence. In the words of Lord Krishna, we will, if we are victorious, enjoy the fruits of victory.”
- “My late husband devoted his attention to the art of Peace, and not to keeping up even the semblance of a warlike state.”
- “I shall not surrender my Jhansi.” Jhansi ki Rani Lakshmi Bai