Rani Lakshmi Bai – Birth, Bio, Horoscope

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By: Manmeet Kaur Tura

Bio-

Name: Manikarnika

Date of Birth: Thursday, November 19, 1835

Time of Birth: 05:30:00

Place of Birth: Varanasi

Longitude: 83 E 0

Latitude: 25 N 20

Time Zone: 5.5

Died On: June 18, 1858

Place Of Death: Gwalior

Rasi/ Moon Sign: Libra

Nakshatra or star constellations: Swati

Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign/ Sun Sign (Western): Scorpion

Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign/ Sun Sign (Indian): Scorpion

Rani Lakshmi Bai Born Place


Her planets and personality

Planets sun and moon acted upon the birth chart of Jhansi ki Rani; Manikarnika which gave her all the traits and personality that make her a famous figure for all Indians. Under these planetary influences and movements, Lakshmi Bai got a very resolute and bold nature which helped her to head straightforward in the various battles without a second thought. She was a scorpion that made her strong and tactful and knew how to dodge the enemies well. Also hr moon sign was Libra that made her strong and a woman of valor which she proved through the many battles she fought on horseback. But apart from being gallant, she was also very caring, doting and motherly and that of course was her other side of the personality.

Life of Rani Lakshmi Bai-

Lakshmi Bai, also known as Jhansi Ki Rani (Queen of Jhansi) was born in Kashi, India on November 19, 1835 and was a warrior and a fighter. She was a leader that inspired generations to come. She was brought up in the household of the peshwa (ruler) Baji Rao II. Lakshmi Bai was brought up to be a fighter unlike other Brahman girls. She grew up with the boys in the Pe
shwa’s court and received training in martial arts and grew up to be proficient in sword fighting and riding. She was married to the 
maharaja of Jhansi, Gangadhar Rao, but was widowed soon. She had no child of her own who could be proclaimed to be the heir to the throne. But just before his death the maharaja adopted a boy as his heir.  Rani Lakshmi Bai’s sufferings began when Lord Dalhousie, the British governor-general of India, declined to recognize the adopted heir and claimed Jhansi in accordance with the doctrine of lapse.

The 22-year-old queen stood up against the British and refused to cede Jhansi to the British and On 10 May 1857 the Indian Rebellion started in Meerut.  Lakshmi Bai was proclaimed the queen of Jhansi, and she ruled until her son Damodar Rao, came of age.  Joining the uprising against the British, she swiftly organized her troops and fought bravely against the rebels in the Bundelkhand region. On seeing her rise, rebels in the neighboring areas headed towards Jhansi to offer her support.

Under the leadership of General Hugh Rose, the British forces had begun their counterattack in Bundelkhand by January 1858. By March they advanced towards Jhansi. The company’s forces laid an attack on the fort of Jhansi and entered into a fierce battle with Jhansi. Lakshmi Bai fought a tough battle with her troops and did not surrender even after the army began to lose the strength in the battleground.  Lakshmi Bai managed to escape with a small troop of loyal men and fled eastwards where she was joined by other rebels.

Tatia Tope who had suffered a defeat at the hands of the British joined hands with Lakshmi Bai and planned a successful assault on the city-fortress of Gwalior. The treasury and the arsenal obtained and Nana Sahib, a prominent leader, was declared as the Peshwa (ruler). After her victory over Gwalior, Lakshmi Bai marched East to Morar to fight in a Battle against the British counterattack led by Rose. She dressed as a man and fought with great valor until her last breathe. She dies in a combat during the battle and this marked an end to the fierceness of a woman leader on 18 June, 1858 in Kotah-ki-Serai near the Phool Bagh of Gwalior where the battle took place.

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