Rani Laxmi Bai Martyrdom Day: Wanna know Interesting facts about The Queen of Jhansi? Rani Lakshmibai’ martyr day is observed to remember the warrior queen of Jhansi on her death anniversary which is June 17, 1858.
Rani Laxmibai, the Queen of Jhansi, is famously known as Rani of Jhansi who was born into a Maratha Brahman family and was named Manikarnika.
Nicknamed as Manu from Manikarnika, she was one of the leading figures of the Rebellion of 1857 which began on May 10, 1857.
For the entire country, she emerged as an icon for the freedom struggle against the British Raj for Indians.
Manikarnika was raised in a different manner which was more associated with sons at that time.
She lost her mother at the age of four and was then raised in an unconventional way by her father who was an advisor in the court of Peshwa.
Her father supported her in learning archery, self-defence, and shooting.
When did she become Rani Laxmibai?
Laxmibai got married to Gangadhar Rao Newalkar, the Maharaja of Jhansi in 1842 and got the name of Rani Laxmibai. In 1851, Manikarnika gave birth to a boy but he couldn’t survive and died after four months after which Laxmibai and Gangadhar Rao adopted Rao’s cousin’s son, Anand Rao, who was renamed as Damodar.
Maharaja passed away due to an illness in 1853 and she became the ruler of Jhansi when she was only 18 years old.