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Durgavati's wedding in 1542, with Dalpat Shah, the eldest son of
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When Rani heard about the plan of the Mogul General to declare war on her, despite Diwan Beohar Adhar Sinha's warning about the powerful Mogul army, she decided to defend her kingdom with all her might at any cost.
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Having gained considerable advantage in the battle against the Mogul army, against the wish of her advisors to show restraints, queen Duragavati wanted to take the enemy by surprise, attacking them in the night to render
Queen Durgavati proved a woman could become brave enough to fight in the battle as valiant warriors, if necessity arose, to save her country ' honor and the people at any cost. Till her last breath she never wilted under stressed situation and came back with vigor like a Phoenix bird. Besides being a woman warrior, she was a lover of arts. The famed sculptures in the popular temples of Khajuraho and Kalinjar Fort bear testimony to the patronage given by her ancestry in temple sculptures and designs. Rani Duregavati Maravi's indomitable spirit and wisdom has added yet another chapter in the glorious history of her ancestral courage of conviction and commitments.
To honor her courage and wisdom, the Madhya Pradesh state Government in 1983, renamed the University of Jabalpur as Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya. In her memory, Government of India issued a