Karn Mishra, Gwalior. Veerangana Balidan Mela was inaugurated in Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday evening. On the 165th anniversary of the martyrdom of Veerangana Rani Lakshmi Bai, the Shaheed Jyoti, which came from Jhansi fort, was installed at the Samadhi Sthal. The Shaheed Jyoti Yatra started from Maharajbada and reached the Rani Lakshmi Bai Samadhi Sthal.
Bundeli Yuva Shaheed Jyoti reached Gwalior on Saturday night at 7 pm from Jhansi fort. Shaheed Jyoti was received by thousands of people along with former minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, the founder of the sacrifice fair at Maharajbada. Martyr Jyoti reached Laxmibai Samadhi, the land of sacrifice from Maharajbada. The martyr’s flame was established by bringing it to the tomb. The former minister installed Jyoti at Rani’s tomb and laid a wreath. Amid patriotic songs, thousands of people bowed down at the Rani Lakshmibai Samadhi and offered floral tributes. Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya said that Shaheed Jyoti today reminds us of the 1857 revolution of Rani Lakshmi Bai. Rani Lakshmibai had given martyrdom on this land of Gwalior. Veerangana Balidan Mela is being organized for the last 24 years on the martyrdom day of Rani. Through this, the sacrifice of Maharani Laxmibai is saluted.
Please tell that the martyrdom of Maharani Lakshmibai took place in Gwalior. On June 18, Rani Lakshmi Bai fought fiercely with the British at Gwalior Fort. The queen fought the war against the British with swords in both hands. From the fort, the queen along with her horse jumped to the bank of the river Swarna Rekha. The injured queen reached Gangadas ji’s school, where the saints expressed their desire that the body of the queen should not fall into the hands of the British. Sadhus fought with the British. 745 saints were martyred, but only the saints performed the last rites of Rani Laxmibai’s body. Today Veerangana Samadhi has been built at this place.
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