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Maharani Gayatri Devi: In a male dominated country like India, women walk shoulder to shoulder with men. On the basis of their ability, Indian women have made their mark not only in the country but around the world. Indian women are sweeping the world from sports to entertainment and from business to politics. But the place of Indian women in the society today, its foundation was laid by some women of history. There have been many women in history who struggled to get equal rights as men. He made an unprecedented contribution to strengthen the status of women. One of these women is the name of Maharani Gayatri Devi. Maharani Gayatri Devi was from a royal family. A princess took over her kingdom after marriage and contributed in handling the country after joining politics. At that time, Maharani Gayatri Devi was competing with Indira Gandhi. It is said that she was no less than Indira in any respect. Many people also believe that Indira was jealous of Gayatri Devi. But Was Gayatri Devi really capable of this? Was Queen Gayatri Devi’s political career so strong? On Maharani Gayatri Devi’s birthday, know about her royal life, political career and her controversies with Indira.
Biography of Maharani Gayatri Devi
Maharani Gayatri Devi was born on 23 May 1919 in London. She belonged to the royal family of Jaipur. Gayatri Devi’s father’s name was Prince Jitendra Narayan, the younger brother of the Crown Prince of Cooch Behar in Bengal. However, after the death of the king of Cooch Behar, Jitendra became the king. Gayatri Devi’s mother was Princess Indira Raje, the queen of Cooch Behar and daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao of Baroda. When Gayatri and her other four siblings were younger, the father died and mother Indira Raje took care of the children and the royal family.
Teachings of Gayatri Devi
Gayatri Devi’s childhood name was Ayesha. He completed his early education from Shantiniketan and later from Glen Dover Preparatory School London, Visva-Bharati University, Lausanne and Switzerland. Along with studies, Princess Gayatri was an excellent player of horse riding and polo. His aim was amazing. She often went hunting.
Gayatri Devi’s love life and marriage
Gayatri Devi was similar to her mother Indira Raje in terms of love and marriage. At the age of just 12, she fell in love with Raja Mansingh Bahadur of Jaipur. Mansingh Bahadur was already married. She had been married twice but she accepted to be the third wife of Sawai Man Singh. Mansingh was 9 years older than Gayatri Devi. But when Gayatri Devi turned 16, Mansingh asked her to marry him. Gayatra Devi agreed and went against the society and married Mansingh.