Rani Lakshmi Bai akka Jhansi Ki Rani was one of the India’s most prominent warriors in the first struggle for Independence from British rule. She was brave, patriotic and fearless. Her name was Manikarnika. She lost her mother when she was young and her father raised her to be fierce as a result of which she embraced skills of a warrior. She learnt to ride elephants and horses and also to use weapons effectively. She grew up in the era of Nana Sahib and Tatya Tope, who were active participants in the first revolt of independence.

Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, a renowned poet from the Hindi heartland, Allahabad, gave a brilliant tribute to the valour of Rani of Jhansi with her immortal lines “Khoob ladi mardaani woh toh Jhansi wali Rani thi.”

Jhansi Ki Rani Poem Khoob Ladi Mardani
Jhansi Ki Rani Poem Khoob Ladi Mardani / Indian Women’s Museum

# Chamak uthi san sattavan mein, woh talwar purani thi, Bundele harbolon ke munh humne suni kahani thi, Khoob ladi mardani woh toh Jhansi wali rani thi

# Lakshmi thi ya Durga thi woh swayam veerta ki avatar, Dekh Marathe pulkit hote uski talwaron ke vaar

# Inki gatha chhod, chale hum Jhansi ke maidano mein, Jahan khadi hai lakshmi bai, mard bani mardano mein Lieutenant Walker aa pahuncha, aage bada jawano mein, Rani ne talwaar kheench li, hua dwand asmanon mein.

# Toh bhi rani maar kaat kar, chalti bani sainya ke paar, kintu saamne naala aaya, tha woh sankat visham apaar Ghoda adaa, naya ghoda tha, itne mein aa gaye sawaar, Rani ek, shatru bahutere, hone lage waar par waar

# Ghayal hokar giri singhni, use veer gati pani thi, Bundele harbolon ke munh humne suni kahani thi, Khoob ladi mardani woh toh Jhansi wali rani thi

# Rani gayi sidhaar, chita ab uski divya sawaari thi, Mila tej se tej, tej ki woh sachchi adhikaari thi Abhi umra kul teyis ki thi, manuj nahi avtaari thi, Humko jeevit karne aayi, ban swatantrata nari thi,

# Dikh gayi path, sikha gayi humko jo seekh sikhani thi, Bundele harbolon ke munh humney suni kahani thi.

 

 

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