Ahilyabai Holkar Commemorative Stamp

30 Jan 2023  Mon

Ahilyabai Holkar is considered one of the bravest female rulers in Indian History. She was the Holkar queen of the Maratha Malwa Kingdom.

Khanderao Holkar, a husband of Ahilyabai, was killed in the Battle of Kumbher in 1974. Twelve years later, her father-in-law, Malhar Rao Holkar, died. As there was no authorised ruler to sit on the throne, she was crowned as a queen of the Malwa kingdom.

Ahilyabai Holkar was the great pioneer of Hindu temples and constructed and renovated hundreds of temples and Dharmashalas throughout India. She was also a great administrator. She helped widows to retain their husband’s wealth. She also made sure that widows can adopt a child.

Ahilyabai Holkar was truly a noble ruler and a great queen. A commemorative stamp was issued by India Postage to commemorate her.

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