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Devi Ahilya Bai (2002)

Born in the village of Chaundi in Maharashtra, Ahilyabai is the crowned queen of the Malwa Kingdom. She protects her kingdom from invaders and builds several Hindu temples across the nation.


Jayoo, Natiker


Nachiket Patwardhan (screenplay), Shama Zaidi (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ... Malhar Rao Holkar
Shabana Azmi ... Khaanda Rani
Bharati Jaffrey Bharati Jaffrey ... Gautama bai (as Bharti Jaffrey)
Mallika Prasad Mallika Prasad ... Devi Ahilya Bai
Aishwarya Shidhaye Aishwarya Shidhaye ... Young Devi Ahilya
Ganesh Yadav ... Khanderao


Ahilyabai was born on May 31, 1725 in the village of Chaundi, in the present-day Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra. Her father, Mankoji Shinde, was the patil of the village, a member of the proud Dhangar community. Women then did not go to school, but Ahilyabai's father taught her to read and write. Among Ahilyabai's accomplishments was the development of Indore from a small village to a prosperous and beautiful city; her own capital, however, was in nearby Maheshwar, a town on the banks of the Narmada river. She also built forts and roads in Malwa, sponsored festivals and gave donations for regular worship in many Hindu temples. Outside Malwa, she built dozens of temples, ghats, wells, tanks and rest-houses across an area stretching from the Himalayas to pilgrimage centres in South India. The Bharatiya Sanskritikosh lists as sites she embellished, Kashi, Gaya, Somnath, Ayodhya, Mathura, Hardwar, Kanchi, Avanti, Dwarka, Badrinarayan, Rameshwar and Jaganathpuri. Ahilyadevi also ... Written by Munshi maniac

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11 August 2020 | by Asawari9876See all my reviews

Directors is not Natiker it is direction by Jayoo and Nachiket Patwardhan.

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