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Birthplace of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi - Rani Laxmibai Janmasthali
Lakshmi Bai , also spelled Laxmi Bai , born c. During a siege of the fort of Jhansi , Bai offered stiff resistance to the invading forces and did not surrender even after her troops were overwhelmed. She was later killed in combat after having successfully assaulted Gwalior. She married the maharaja of Jhansi, Gangadhar Rao, but was widowed without bearing a surviving heir to the throne. Following established Hindu tradition, just before his death the maharaja adopted a boy as his heir.
Her actual name was Manikarnika. Her father Moropant Tabme was a court advisor, and mother Bhagirathi was a scholarly woman. At a very early age she lost her mother. Her father raised her in an unconventional way and supported her to learn to ride elephants and horses and also to use weapons effectively. She grew up with Nana Sahib and Tatya Tope, who were active participants in the first revolt of independence. After her marriage, she came to be known as Lakshmi Bai. In , she gave birth to a son but unfortunately he died in his fourth month.
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This story is from June 18, VARANASI: A number of memorials and grand structures came into existence in different parts of the country in memory of great personalities, but the birthplace of Jhansi ki Rani Lakshmi Bai , the warrior queen who struck terror in hearts of the British during war of Independence, is still a neglected site in Varanasi even years after her death in the fierce battle. It was the terror of the daughter of Kashi that in the report of the battle for Gwalior, the British general described her as the most dangerous of all the rebel leaders. She died on June 18, during the battle for Gwalior, and only after her death could the British capture Gwalior. She had been memorialised in bronze statues portraying her on horseback at both Jhansi and Gwalior.
Rani Lakshmibai was born on 19 November    in the town of Varanasi into a Marathi Karhade Brahmin family. Her parents came from Maharashtra. She was educated at home, able to read and write, and was more independent in her childhood than others of her age; her studies included shooting, horsemanship, fencing   and mallakhamba with her childhood friends Nana Sahib and Tantia Tope. Rani Lakshmibai was accustomed to riding on horseback accompanied by a small escort between the palace and the temple although sometimes she was carried by palanquin. The Rani Mahal , the palace of Rani Lakshmibai, has now been converted into a museum. It houses a collection of archaeological remains of the period between the 9th and 12th centuries AD. Manikarnika was married to the Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Newalkar , in May   and was afterwards called Lakshmibai or Laxmibai in honour of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi and according to the traditions.
This is an isolated place near assi ghat. It is at a walking distance from assi ghat. A statue of An urge to know about this place came from the movie "manikarnika". Bcz before that I didn't knew First of all, I did not know that Rani Laxmibai was born in Varanasi.