Ahilyabai Holkar.— True Indology (@TIinExile) March 7, 2020
A widow who became Malwa's great queen.
Defended her kingdom and personally led armies into battle. Never plundered anyone. Developed Malwa into a prosperous kingdom. Rebuilt temples destroyed by Aurangzeb. Built Dharmashalas at many Tirthas #SheInspiresUs pic.twitter.com/s0AWES6PtV
Map showing temples built by Ahilyabai Holkar.— True Indology (@TIinExile) March 7, 2020
Excepting territories controlled by Afghans, Nawabs & British, she built temples everywhere.
Without her, ALL Tirthas would have been in ruins and there wouldn't be any standing temple.
Built numerous tanks for people's welfare pic.twitter.com/SFjqQzAAP0
Ahilyabai who built temples, orphanages, residences and irrigation tanks all over India led a modest personal life.— True Indology (@TIinExile) March 7, 2020
She used to live in this small residence in Maheshwar. Never built anything for herself. The Saint Queen used to sleep on floor.
Her lips always uttered "Shiva" pic.twitter.com/XsTFDg494b
Ahilyabai never issued capital punishment.— True Indology (@TIinExile) March 7, 2020
Took personal oath from prisoners & released them.
Many adopted honest life.
She Introduced 7/12 scheme.
No trader tax beyond custom.
Her subjects weren't afraid to display wealth.
She rebuilt Kashi Vishvanath! pic.twitter.com/LpwmBkBKC0