Manikarnika is no other but the queen of Jhansi. Her childhood name was Manikarnika and she was also called Manu and Chabali by love. She was born on November 19, 1828.
Manikarnika relating to the Maratha Brahmin family was wealthy for her knowledge of scriptures and well-being. His father served Moropant Maratha Bajirao and mother Bhagirathi Bai was very intelligent and knew about Sanskrit. But after the birth of Manikarnika, he did not get mother’s love for 4 years, he died in 1832.
In 1842, at the age of 14, Manikarnika was married to King Gangadhar Rao Nevala of Jhansi. Raja Gangadhar Rao was a worthy Maratha king of Jhansi. Prior to his tenure, Jhansi was crushed under British debt. But after coming to power, in a few years, they forced the English out. Rani Manikarnika was with her at this time. For this reason, King Gangadhar considered Manikarnika auspicious. Due to this, Rani Lakshmibai got her new name in the name of Mata Lakshmi.
At 1851 Rani Laxmibai and Raja Gangadhar, after eight years of marriage, blessed with a baby boy, who could survive only for 4 months. From this point, Gangadhar started to get sick.
Looking at the disease, Rani Lakshmibai and Raja Gangadhar Rao were advised to adopt a son.
After two years of his son’s death, 1853 Raja Gangadhar Rao died too. Earlier, Gangadhar Rao had adopted a son named Damodar Rao
After the death of son and King Gangadhar Rao himself, Rani Lakshmibai began to weaken and the advantage was raised by the English Government and the neighboring states. Together they all started attacking Jhansi. By 1857, the violence in Jhansi was surrounded by all and then Rani Laxmibai herself took the responsibility of protecting Jhansi from the enemies. She prepared her women’s army and named it ‘Durga Dal’. The head of this Durga Dal made her skeptical Jharkhandi Bai
Rani Laxmibai’s Mashakkal Jhalkari used to deceive the enemy army. The special thing is that they used to wear clothes and jewelry as the Queen Laxmibai used to land in the field. Jhalakari Bai fought many wars but was caught by British hands. Their heroism is still narrated in Bundelkhand through folk songs and folklore. Not only that, the Government of India issued a postage stamp in honor of Jhalakari Bai on July 22, 2001.
During a war in 1858, the English army surrounded the entire Jhansi and captured the entire city. But Rani Lakshmibai succeeded in escaping. From there, she met Tatya Tope.
Rani Laxmibai, together with Tatya Tope, captured a fort of Gwalior. But on 18 June 1858, Queen Laxmibai died at the age of 29 while fighting the British.
Manikarnika Movie 2019
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is playing the character of Manikarnika – Rani Laxmiba in the movie.
Release date – 25 January 2019 – Manikarnika biography, releasing in Hindi Telugu & Tamil language in theatre near you
Born: 19 November 1828, Varanasi
Died: 18 June 1858, Gwalior
Full name: Manikarnika Tambe
Father: Moropant Shiv Tambe
Mother: Bhagirathi Sapre