The Historical Attraction in Jhansi by:David H. Urmann
Jhansi is very popular because of the famous heroine Rani Jhansi. The trip here promises to be very exciting.
Just less than three hundred kilometers away from Lucknow City is a place known to be the pathway to Bundalkhand. It is named Jhansi, and it has been a big part of the history of India. The place has been very popular because it has been linked to the famous heroine named Rani Laxmi Bai. She was not your typical queen. She stood among the many men who fought in the 1857 revolt against the British.
The Jhansi is at the rocky hill. It has all the collections of sculpture that has a connection to the said revolt where Rani Laxmi Bai fought against the British. The city has many museums where important artifacts are held and preserved. These include antiques, bronzes, manuscripts and other important items of old.
Who was really Rani of Jhansi? How did she fight against the British? Rani Laxmi Bai, also known as the Rani of Jhansi, and was a great nationalist heroine. She is a heroine in the pre-independence time. She was a Benares Brahmin citizen who got married to the Raja of Jhansi who was Raja Gangadhar.
She did not have a child of her own, but she adopted. While she was the Rani or queen, the British exploited the place and forced her and her child to retire in the year 1853. The year of mutiny was in 1857. During this time, Rani retaliated and led her five hundred Afghan - Pathan bodyguards to seize the fort of Jhansi.
There were three days of very rudimentary fighting that ensued, and more than five thousand soldiers were killed during this time. She strapped her son on her back and joined the main army rebel. In this battle, she dressed like a man would, and killed to death. She fought with swords in the both hands and she used her mouth to hold the reins of the horse she is riding.
There are a lot of statues of the Rani of Jhansi located all over India today. These statues portray a strong and independent Rani. They are proudly displayed to honor the bravery and courage she exemplified. She is considered the Joan of Arc of India. She was a martyr and a good example that set people to action just to be able to attain freedom.
There are a lot of places considered a historic place in Jhansi because of other interesting stories that happened many years ago in India. One of these places is the Jhansi Fort. It was made in the 17th century by Raja Bir Singh. It was a strong army stronghold of the time. There is a tank inside this fort named the Karak Bijli Tank. A museum was built to showcase sculpture and insights of the Bundelkhand history.
The Jhansi Government Museum is the famous museum in Jhansi with all the representation of Gupta period. These come in the form of weapons, dresses, statues and even photographs. There are also manuscripts, coins and many other things.
The Rani Mahal Palace is known to be the residence of Rani Laxmi Bai. It was then eventually converted to a museum. It houses a collection of the remains of 9th and 12th centuries' happenings.
Aside from these three, there is other area of attraction that would interest the people to visit Jhansi. These include the Laxmi Tal, Shri Kali Temple, Gangadhar Rao-Ki-Chhatri and the Laxmi Bai Park. These places also have a connection to the history that Rani has made in the history of India. Visit these place and you will know her heroic acts.
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