Rani Durgavati

Rani Durgavati
'Rani Durgavati Gaurav Yatra’ concluded in Madhya Pradesh
Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government launched six-day Rani Durgavati Gaurav Yatra
About Rani Durgavati
Born in 1524 in Chandela dynasty, Uttar Pradesh
Father: Raja Salbahan of Ratha
Known for Khajuraho temples
Married to Dalpat Shah, kingdom of Garha-Katanga
Widowed and took charge of ruling the kingdom
Battle with Mughals
Akbar led Mughal Empire’s expansion in India
Mughal governor Asaf Khan attacked Garha-Katanga
Rani Durgavati was struck by arrows, stabbed herself with dagger
Rani Durgavati’s leadership
Managed kingdom for 16 years
Maintained trade relations and undertook public works
Described as combination of beauty, grace and bravery by Abul Fazl
Legacy of Rani Durgavati
Political symbolism
Patriotic ruler and defender of culture
Symbol of pride and honour
Connected to Madan Mahal Fort in Jabalpur with son Veer Narayan
University of Jabalpur renamed Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, 1983
Postage stamp released in her memory by Indian government, June 24, 1988
Durgavati Express named for the Queen
Inshore Patrol Vessel, ICGS Rani Durgavati, commissioned by Indian Coast Guard, July 14, 2018

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