10 Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai

Post On: November 16, 2016

Let me show you about the queen of Maratha on Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai. She was known as the Rani of Jhansi or Lakshmibai. She was born on 19th November 1828 and died on 18th June 1858. She ruled the Jhansi State located at the north-central area of India.  She rose to fame as the national hero due to her resistance to the British Raj. Moreover, she also played an important role in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Find out other interesting facts about Lakshmibai below:

Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 1: the birthplace

The birthplace of Lakshmibai was located in Varanasi. It was a holy town. She was from the family of Marathi Brahmin.

facts about rani lakshmi bai

facts about rani lakshmi bai

Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 2: the birth name

Her family named her Manikarnika. She was called Manu. Her mother was Bhagirathi Sapre, while her father was Moropant Tambe. Both of them came from Maharashtra.

Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 3: the death of her mother

When Lakshmi Bai was only 4, her mother passed away. During her childhood time, Lakshmi Bai was more independent than other children were.

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rani lakshmi bai pic

rani lakshmi bai pic

Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 4: the education

Lakshmi Bai received great education at home. She also studied fencing, horsemanship and shooting.

Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 5: marriage

In May 1842, Manikarnika became the wife of Raja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar. He was the Maharaja of Jhansi. Her name was changed into Lakshmibai inspired from the name of Lakshmi, a Hindu goddess.

Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 6: children

In 1851, Lakshmi Bai delivered a boy. He was named Damodar Rao. The baby boy died after four months.

Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 7: adoption

The day before the Maharaja died, he adopted Anand Rao, who later renamed as Damodar Rao. A letter from Maharaja to British official stated that the government of Jhansi should be under the leadership of Lakshmi Bai. His child should be treated with respect. However, the British Raj decided to annex Jhansi since Damodar Rao was adopted. Lakshmibai was forced to leave the fort and palace and was given Rs. 60,000 for the annual pension.

rani lakshmi bai statue

rani lakshmi bai statue

Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 8: the houses

Badal, Pavan and Sarangi were the horses of Lakshmi Bai. When she escaped from the fort, Lakshmi Bai rode Badal.

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Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 9: The Rani Mahal

The palace of Rani Lakshmibai is called Rani Mahal. Now it is a museum.

Facts about Rani Lakshmi Bai 10: the content of the museum

The museum features the archeological finds gathered from 9th to 12th centuries.

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