Rani Laxmi Bai, the warrior queen of Jhansi was born on 19 November 1828 in Varanasi. Born as Manikarnika Tambe, she was renamed Laxmi after her marriage to the King of Jhansi. Her upbringing was unconventional. She was home-schooled and her education included horse riding, fencing, and shooting. A fearless queen, she was one of India’s most prominent freedom fighters who gave the British a tough time. The fact that her life story is narrated even today is a tribute to her valour and courage. ‘Khoob Ladi Mardani Woh Toh Jhansi Wali Rani Thi’ - This epic line in the poem Jhansi Ki Rani by poetess Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, aptly eulogises the bravery of Rani Laxmi Bai. She died on 18 June 1858 in Gwalior.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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