Born in 1675, Rani Tarabai was the wife of Chatrapati Rajaram Bhosale and the daughter-in-law of the great Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Maratha empire. Fiercely independent as a young girl, she was well-trained in sword fighting, archery, cavalry, military strategy, and diplomacy. Realizing the need for stable and strategic leadership, the Rani ascended the throne a month after the death of her husband Rajaram (Shivaji’s second son) in 1700. In her seven-year reign, Rani Tarabai single-handedly commanded and led the Maratha resistance against the massive army of Aurangzeb, who was considered the mightiest ruler at that time. An indomitable warrior queen who was deeply devoted to her kingdom, she played a crucial role in the rise of the Maratha empire. One of the grittiest characters in Indian history, her resolute spirit has often been compared to Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi. Rani Tarabai is said to have passed away on 09 December 1761.
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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