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Devi Ahilya Bai (2002)

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 ... See full summary »

Directors:

Jayoo, Natiker

Writers:

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

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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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Marathi

Release Date:

10 August 2002 (India) See more »

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