In the story of this heroine of Gondwana, there is a mixture of bravery, beauty and popular rule.
Rani Durgavati Sacrifice Day.
There are no less number of female heroes in history. But among them only Rani Durgavati is such who is also remembered as a skilled ruler of Gondwana with her sacrifice and valor.
On June 24, the country celebrates her sacrifice day (Balidan Diwas) when she did not accept the further defeat of the Mughals and never allowed her wishes to be fulfilled by facing the Mughal army till the last breath.
Rani Durgavati, who was born in 1524. Her kingdom was in Gondwana. She was the only child of King Kirtisingh Chandel of Kalinjar. Durgavati’s husband Dalpat Shah had authority over Garhmandala out of the 4 states of the Gond descendants living in the Gondwana region of Madhya Pradesh, Garhmandala, Deogarh, Chanda and Kherla. Unfortunately, after 4 years of marriage to Queen Durgavati, King Dalpatshah passed away.
Rani Durgavati was also very beautiful till Akbar praised the beauty.
At the time of her husband’s death, Durgavati’s son Narayan was only 3 years old, so the queen herself had to take over the rule of Garhmandala, the present Jabalpur was the center of her kingdom. The queen ruled the region for 16 years and created her own image of an efficient administrator.
But there were more discussions of his valor and bravery. It is said that once she had news of the sight of a lion somewhere, she would immediately take up her arms and leave and not even drink water until she killed it.
Rani Durgavati was also very beautiful till Akbar praised the beauty . When the Subedar of Manikpur Khwaja Abdul Majeed Khan instigated Akbar against Rani Durgavati. Like the widows of other Rajput families, Akbar wanted to make Durgavati the beauty of the queen’s residence.
It is said that Akbar had sent her a gold cage and told that the queens should remain confined inside the palace, but Durgavati replied that Akbar was stunned.
Rani Durgavati had fought hard against the Mughal rulers.
Rani Durgavati had fought hard against the Mughal rulers and defeated them many times and every time she refused to bow to the oppression and chose the battle ground for independence and identity.
After two attacks, on 24 June 1564, the Mughal army again attacked, by then the military power of the queen was reduced. In such a situation, the queen sent her son Narayan to a safe place.
During the war, first an arrow hit her arm, the queen threw it out. The second arrow pierced her eye, the queen pulled it out too but its tip remained in the eye. After this the third arrow hit her neck.
Knowing the end time was near, the queen requested Wazir Aadhar Singh to cut his neck with her sword, but he was not ready for it. Therefore, the queen moved on the path of self-sacrifice by piecing her own dagger into her own chest.
Rani Durgavati University located in Jabalpur has been named after the queen.
The place where this historical battle took place near Jabalpur is named Barela. Rani’s Samadhi is located on Mandla Road, where the people of Gond tribe pay their respects.
Rani Durgavati University located in Jabalpur has been named after the queen. After the death of the queen, her brother-in-law Chandra Shah accepted the suzerainty of the Mughals and became the ruler