Ahilyabai Holkar Jayanti 2021 (Photo Credits: File Image)
In the pages of Indian history, there are stories of the bravery of many bravehearts who, having withstood all the struggles and mental oppression, have risen from floor to floor and sacrificed themselves for their country, one of them is Ahilyabai Holkar. . Ahilyabai of Marathavansh is remembered today for her simplicity, valor, skillful leadership and martyrdom. She was a woman with a bright character, a Mamatamayi mother and a liberal-minded woman. As a woman, she sacrificed her life for the upliftment of the female caste and all the suffering humanity. Today the country is celebrating his 286th birth anniversary. Come, learn some inspiring stories of this adventuress’s life…Also read: Ahilyabai Holkar Jayanti 2020 Wishes & Images: Send this lovely WhatsApp Stickers, GIF Greetings, Photo SMS, Wallpapers, Quotes to loved ones on Ahilyabai Holkar Jayanti and remember this brave queen of Indore
Birth and education in a farming family
Ahilyabai was born in the year 1735 in the village of Pathdari near Ahmed Nagar (AhmedNagar) in Maharashtra, in the house of a common farmer father Mankoji Scindia and devout mother. Ahilya was the only child of her family. This was a period when women education did not matter, but when the farmer father became aware of the meritorious tendency of Bal Ahilya, he made special arrangements for education for her. However, due to lack of education of women, Ahalya could not study further.
This is how Raja Yoga started for the girl child
Ahilya had inherited it from her devout mother. She used to sing bhajans and aarti at the Shiva temple in the village daily. They were married in today’s film style. It is said that one day Maharaja Malhar Rao of Indore was staying near the Shiva temple near Pathdari Village. One day when Malhar Rao woke up in the morning, hearing aarti in a very melodious voice from the temple aroused emotion. He came to the temple and was enchanted to see 12-year-old Ahilya, a symbol of simplicity. He felt that for his son Rajkumar Khanderao, there could be no better one than Ahalya. After talking to father Mankoji Scindia, Ahalya was married to the son of Malhar Rao and thus the simple girl of a village became the queen of Indore. Malhar Rao was convinced of his daughter-in-law’s honesty, simplicity, service and honesty. Respecting Ahalya’s wish, she arranged for the special education of Rajkaja along with his education in the palace itself. After marriage Ahilya gave birth to a son Malerao and a daughter Muktabai. ALSO READ: Rajmata Jijabai Jayanti 2020: Rajamata Jijabai’s 422nd birth anniversary on January 12, know the saga of a heroine who made Shivaji with all sorrow and ‘Chhatrapati’
The Queen did not lose patience in the plagues
One day Khanderao died while fighting with the Jats of Bharatpur. Ahilya wanted to be traditionally Sati, father-in-law Malhar Rao stopped her from being Sati by giving her the responsibility to take care of Indore’s security. 29-year-old Ahilyabai Holkar, with great patience and courage, placed her 17-year-old son Malerao on the throne and took the responsibility of the Rajpat on his shoulders. Meanwhile, father-in-law Malhar Rao also died. Malhar Rao had a special image as a skilled administrator in Indore. In view of this, Ahilyabai Holkar built ashrams for all widows, orphans and the disabled in the name of Malhar Rao, started ghats, temples, ponds, bawdis, Dharamshalas and free eateries for the poor in his name.
An exclusive devotee of Lord Shiva
Ahilyabai Holkar built the world famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Kashi (Varanasi) in the year 1777. As a result of the temples broken by the Muslim invaders, Shiva temple was built in Somnath, where even today there are crowds of Shiva devotees. It is said that without Shiva-puja, she would not take even a drop of water in her mouth. It was her exclusive devotion to Lord Shiva that she used to write not only her name but Sri Shankar while signing the edicts. A picture of Shivling and Bilva Patra was printed on his money and a picture of Nandi on money.
Stroke by stroke
Despite being the Empress of Indore, Ahilyabai could never live a life of peace and peace. His son Malerao was known throughout Indore for his cruel, luxurious, selfish and tormenting public. She was very sad about this, but one day Malerao also died. Yashwant Rao (Yashwant Rao), the husband of daughter Muktabai, died before she could bear the pain of son Viog. The daughter Muktabai also committed suicide due to not being able to bear her husband’s disconnection at such a young age. The distraught Ahilyabai was often broken by the death of the members of the family, but she did not want to let the dominion of Malhar Raj from Indore be snatched at any cost. Because every moment of their own, they used to make every attempt to capture Indore by betrayal. Till the time Ahilyabai was alive, she did all the work for the development of Indore, whose signs are still present today. He eventually died on 13 August 1795 at the age of 72.