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Great Hindu Warrior Queen: Rani Durgavati of Gondwana

Rani Durgavati was born on October 5,1524 in the family of famous Rajput Chandel Emperor Keerat Rai. She was born at the fort of Kalanjar (Banda,UP). Chandel Dynasty is famous in the Indian History for the defense of king Vidyadhar ,who repulsed the Muslim attacks of  Mahmud Ghaznavi. His love for sculptures is shown in the world famed temples of Khajuraho and Kalanjar fort.

Rani Durgavati's achievements further enhanced the glory of her ancestral tradition of courage and patronage of arts. In 1542, she was married to Dalpat Shah, the eldest son of king Sangram Shah of Gond Dynasty. Chandel and Gond dynasties got closer as a consequence of this marriage and that was the reason Keerat Rai got the help of Gonds and his son-in-law Dalpat Shah at the time of muslim invasion of Sher Shah Suri in which Sher Shah died. Click here to read more.
  1. Introduction
  2. Rani Durgavati took the rein of Gond dynasty
  3. Warrior Rani Durgavati
  4. Choosing death to dishonour
  5. Legend of Rani Durgavati

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