Intro Here are some of the greatest Kings and queens of Historic India.
Vikramaditya An ideal king who was as wise as he was brave and strong. Matchless in war and matchless in forgiveness, an excellent ruler, he won the hearts of his people. Vikramaditya means the Sun of Valour, that is, one who is powerful as the Sun.
YUDHISHTIRA The eldest of the Pandava brothers, the heroes of the great epic,the Mahabharata. Yudhishtira lived for justice, and patiently suffered humiliation and exile.
JHANSI LAKSHMI BAI The great heroine of the First war of India Freedom. She lived for only twenty-two years. She became a widow in her eighteenth year. Jhansi, of which she was the queen, was in the grip of the cunning, cruel British. She was the embodiment of patriotism, self-respect and heroism.
SHIVAJI Shivaji was born in the fort of Shivneri in 1630. The hero who escaped from the prison of the Mughal Emperor himself, to become the ruler of a kingdom devoted to Dharma and the service of the people.
DILEEPA An illustrions king of the solar dynasty; an ancestor of Sri Rama. Though ren- owned for his valour, Dileepa tended the celestial cow Nandini like a cowherd. In an ultimate act of pity, he offered himself as food to a lion to protect Nandini.
Harischandra With his vow to remain truthful at all times, Harischandra successfully faced the rigorous, hard times. The story of Harischandra is of perennial interest. The story will last for as long a time as the value of truth lasts.
Ashoka The Wheel, which adorns the flag of free India, has kept His memory green. Lord of a vast empire, after a great victory on the battlefield he grew sick of violence and took an oath never to fight again..
KELADI CHENNAMMA She ruled over a small state, Keladi, for twenty five years (1671-1696), but proved herself a great and heroic queen. She faced the wrath of the mighty Aurangazeb, and gave shelter to Rajaram, Shivaji's son.
KHARVELA A great king of Kalinga who ruled twenty- one centuries ago. Coming to the throne when the state was in distress, he brought confidence and self-respect to the people.
HAKKA-BUKKA Hakka was the first ruler of the famous kingdom of Vijayanagar, and Bukka, his brother, the second ruler. They opposed the mighty Sultan of Delhi and brought unity and freedom to south India.
1.What does the name ‘Vikramaditya’ mean? The sun of Valour Who was the eldest of the Pandava Brothers? 2. Who was the eldest of the Pandava Brothers? YUDHISHTIRA 3.Who was the queen of the first war of India's freedom? JHANSI LAKSHMI BAI 4. What year was Shivaji born ? 1630 5.Which king pitied a cow? 5. Which king pitied a cow? Dileepa 6.Who ruled the state of Keladi ? 6. Who ruled the state of Keladi ? Keladi Chennama 7Which king represents the wheel of the Indian Flag? 7. Which king represents the wheel of the Indian Flag? Ashoka 8. Who was the king of kalinga? Kharvela