Rajmata Jijau

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  • January 14, 2023
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Context: Recently, the Prime Minister of India has paid tributes to Rajmata Jijau on her Jayanti.

About Jijabai Bhonsle (12 January 1598 – 17 June 1674):

  • 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 and Contributions of Jijabai Bhonsle:

  • 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

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following pairs:

King                         Dynasty

  1. Nannuka              Chandela
  2. Jayashakti            Paramara
  3. Nagabhata II       Gurjara-Pratihara
  4. Bhoja                    Rashtrakuta

How many pairs given above are correctly matched? (2022)

  1. Only one pair
  2. Only two pairs
  3. Only three pairs
  4. All four pairs

Q.2) Consider the following statements:

  1. It was during the reign of Iltutmish that Chengiz Khan reached the Indus in pursuit of the fugitive Khwarezm prince.
  2. It was during the reign of Muhammad bin Tughluq that Taimoor occupied Multan and crossed the Indus.
  3. It was during the reign of Deva Raya II of Vijayanagara Empire that Vasco da Gama reached the coast of Kerala.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2021)

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 3 only
  4. 2 and 3


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