I am paying a tribute to the princess today in this blog. A few days back, I dreamt of a princess. In crux, I dreamt that I was in a palace where I got to know that a princess died before her marriage at a very young age. To find the reason for her death I started searching for the real cause where I got to know that the story is from the 18th century before the birth of rani Laxmi bai and the rule of British. The dream related to my past life but I couldn’t find the actual reason for death as I woke up.
I couldn’t forget the dream as it was like a movie and so real hence I decided to Google to find some information. Finally, I found that in history there was a princess who died before her marriage.
I couldn’t gather more details but let me share her story with you.
The world is so brutal and unsafe for girls since the beginning. Unlike, Rani Padmavati you will never find her story highlighted.
I have never watched any story or film related to her life. I don’t remember reading about her. Her death is a mystery where Wikipedia states that she committed suicide but in other articles, it was stated that she was poisoned.
The history begins:
Krishna Kumari was the name of a girl, a princess, an object, a trophy we can say. As even now, things have not changed much.
She was born on 10th March 1794, in the Rajput dynasty. She was the princess of Udaipur state in the Mewar region of India.
The girl was born with magnificence, elegance, grace, charm and beauty. She was the daughter of Rana Bhim Singh.
Only at the age of nine, she was engaged to Bhim Singh of Jodhpur. Soon they both started to like each other (according to my dream) and the princess fell in love with the brave man.
Love of her life
Bhim Singh seized the Mehrangarh on 13th April 1792 and proclaimed himself as the ruler. He died at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur on 19th October 1803. The reason for his death and the year of birth is unavailable. But the king kept on fighting with his own cousins and uncles during his tenure.
After the premature death of the groom and Krishna kumari’s love now the beautiful, young princess sprung from the poorest blood of hindu was available for other kings of the kingdom. Her beauty was celebrated as’ the blossom of Rajasthan.’
The kingdom was losing its power day by day, nearby kingdoms we’re looking to attack the dynasty and now they have another reason to do so. Britishers have already started to colonize.
Every day the king used to worry about her daughter and kingdom. The entire kingdom was surrounded by enemies Marathas from the southwest had already annexed some part while the attack from Jaipur and Marwar was eminent.
But the reason for the attack of Jaipur and Marwar with an intention to marry the princess, Krishna Kumari.
The kingdom was already at the verge of collapse and over and above the shadow of war was looming over it.
His father was week and old enough to fight and the kingdom could never win the fight against the other states.
Krishna Kumari, who was aware of the situation decided to maintain the tradition. At sixteen years, of age, she decided to sacrifice her life and die rather than putting her kingdom in a difficult situation.
Now there are two different types of stories that’s why I mentioned it as mysterious.
The day princess crowned with death:
The poison was made of poisonous flowers. It’s said it was prepared of Kasumba blossom.
She drank it (according to my dreams) there was no one nearby when the drank the poison and died within some time. The poison was so strong that it killed her in minutes. No one got to know, that she was dying inside the room except a few. After sometime when her mother opened the door she was lying dead on her bed.
Her mother couldn’t take her daughter’s death she stopped eating and passed away soon.
Her father Rana Bhim Singh, converted the room into a shrine beauty and splendour.
Another story from the history books:
Let’s go back to the incident when Marwar king Bhim Singh died after his dead father of Krishna kumari fixed her marriage with Jagat Singh-2, King of Jodhpur. When Rao Mansingh get to know about this, he threatened Rana Bhim Singh;
If you marry your daughter to Jagat Singh, I will kill everyone and the first person to die will be the groom. Krishna is only mine.Rao Mansingh
Rana Bhim Singh got scared and immediately shared the threatening message to Jagat singh-2.
On 1807, both the kings got indulged into the fight in Gingoli. In this fight, Jagat Singh won but the profit was earned by a plunderer Amir Khan. Jagat Singh won the fight with the help of Amir khan.
Mansingh couldn’t forget the insult and he included Amir Khan with him.
Mansingh said to Amir khan;
By hook or crook, convince Rana Bhim Singh to marry his daughter to me.Raja ManaSingh
Now the ball was in Amir Khan court, being a witty person, he conspired with the king’s royal person.
Tell your king to kill his daughter, the entire Mewar will be fighting just for a girl it’s better to kill her to save the dynasty.Amir Khan
The king got persuaded to kill his own daughter. He poured poison in a juice and sent to his daughter with a note.
Drink it, daughter.
Her mother was standing in front of her and trying to stop her from drinking the poison but she did.
I am left out with so many questions:
I don’t believe in past lives or dreams as such but I am actually curious to understand the meaning of such dream.
Also, exactly the time was mentioned in my dream I found the history behind it.
Rani Laxmi Bai fought to save her kingdom until the last breath. That’s why history does remember her.
Committing suicide is not a heroic tradition that the Rajputana blood cherishes for.
I want someone to reach out and help me reveal some of the hidden mysteries and theories.
The second incident states that it was a conspiracy and murder.
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A father who failed to protect her child killed her, to save himself and others. Is it a brave deed?