Last Updated: 03 Oct, 2023 | Views: 1148
Profession: Historical Women
Famous For: Defending Gondwana Against The Mughal Empire
Rani Durgavati was the Gondwanan Queen in power from 1550 to 1564. At the Mahoba fort, she was born into the royal Chandel Rajput dynasty of Salibahan. Durgavati married Dalpat Shah Kacchwaha, the Garha Kingdom's King Sangram Shah's adoptive son. The accomplishments of Rani Durgavati added to the grandeur of her ancestors' bravery and patronage. She married Dalpat Shah in 1542, the adopted son of the Garha Kingdom's Sangram Shah. Dalpat Shah, according to Abul Fazl, was a Kachhwaha Rajput who was the Raja of Garha Mandla's adoptive son.
Early Life & Life Span:
In 1542: Durgavati married Dalpat Shah.
In 1550: Since Dalpat Shah died and Vir Narayan was too young to rule, Durgavati assumed control of the kingdom of Gondwana.
In 1556: Shuja Khan took Malwa after Sher Shah Suri was killed, and his son Baz Bahadur took over.
In 1562: Mughal dominion was established in Malwa after Akbar defeated the Malwa ruler Baz Bahadur.
In 1564: She regained consciousness and realized that she was about to lose. She ignored her mahout's advice to flee the battleground, pulled out a blade, and killed herself.
Durgavati ruled the Gond kingdom with cleverness and bravery, assisted by two ministers named Adhar Kayastha and Man Thakur. She fought 51 valiant battles against numerous invaders, notably the Mughals, who launched three attacks, while the queen of a sizable Kingdom made up primarily of indigenous people. She never lost a battle.
• Rani ruled the Gondwana Kingdom effectively for 16 years with the help of Diwan Beohar Adhar Simha and Minister Man Thakur.
• The queen was skilled in many activities, including horseback riding, archery, and combat, and she was well-known for them.