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About Ahilyabai Holkar
Ahilya Bai Holkar was the Maratha Empire's historical royal queen in early modern India. She made Maheshwar (in Madhya Pradesh) the Holkar Dynasty's capital. Ahilya Bai took over the business of the Holkar dynasty after the passing of her father-in-law Malhar Rao Holkar and her husband Khande Rao Holkar. Tukoji Rao Holkar served as her military commander as she led armies into war to protect the Malwa state from invaders. Hindu architecture was greatly advanced by Ahilya Bai, who built hundreds of temples and Dharmashalas across India. She is particularly well-known for restoring and rededicating some of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites that the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had desecrated and destroyed a century earlier.
In 1733: Ahilya Bai married Khande Rao.
In 1759: She handed over her Khasgi Jagir to her after training her in accounts, administration, politics, etc.
In 1766: Male Rao Holkar, the only son of Khande Rao and Malhar Rao's grandson, became the ruler of Indore.
In 1795: Ahilyabai passed away.
In 1797: Tukoji Rao Holkar, Ahilyabai's nephew, and commander-in-chief succeeded her, but he abdicated in favor of his son, Kashi Rao Holkar.
At the age of 70, Ahilyabai passed away in 1795, and the people of Malwa mourned her passing for a very long time. She was a noble queen with exceptional intelligence and a charitable heart fit for a saint. People all around India and around the world hold her legacy and memory.
• On the banks of the renowned Narmada at Maheshwar, she built the Ahilya Fort. The Malwa Queen of Bravery led and ordered her soldiers to the battlefields, gave her adversaries the death penalty, and cared for her people as though they were her own children.
• Ahilyabai was known for her bravery, perseverance, and kindness. She is the queen who altered Malwa's course, and her tale is one we ought to remember more frequently.