Rajmata Jijau

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    • Recently, the Prime Minister of India has paid tributes to Rajmata Jijau on her Jayanti.

    Jijabai Bhonsle (12 January 1598 – 17 June 1674)

    • About:
      • She was referred to as Rajmata, Rashtramata, Jijabai or Jijau.
      • Jijabai was born to Mahalasabai Jadhav and Lakhuji Jadhav of Deulgaon, near Sindkhed, in present-day Maharashtra. 
      • Jijabai was married at an early age to Shahaji Bhosle. 
      • She was the mother of Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire. 
      • She died at Pachad village near Raigad Fort
    • Role & Contributions:
      • She managed her husband’s Jagir in Pune and developed it.
      • Mentored a great person like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
      • She taught Shivaji about swarajya and raised him to be a warrior.
      • She also renovated Kevareshwar Temple and Tambadi Jogeshwari Temple.

    Source: PIB