Maharani Gayatri Devi Photo Gallery at Jaipur Jewellery Show 2009
Maharani Gayatri Devi and Maharaja Sawai Mansingh of Jaipur
Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur
Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur breathed her last this year 2009. She was the queen of Sawai Mansingh, Maharaja of Jaipur in Rajputana. Kachhawa dynasty governed Rajputana for more than a millennia. They shifted their capital from Amber to Jaipur as Sawai Jaisingh of the dynasty established Jaipur in the 18th century. Since then, Jaipur remained as the capital of the kingdom.
Maharani Gayatri Devi was born in the Royal family of Cooch Behar state of Bengal, India and married to Sawai Mansingh. She was a beauty queen of her time and a fashion icon. Vogue magazine mentioned her among ten most beautiful lady in the world. She was a very good horse rider and Polo was her favorite sports. She was brave, literate, politician and stateswoman of her time.
It is believed that Sawai Mansingh won a polo match against her and won the heart of the beauty queen Gayatri Devi.
She fought and won several elections in independent India after the abolition of the monarchy. She was a leader of Swatantra party in India and became Member of Parliament from Jaipur. Swatantra party was in opposition at her time while Congress party was ruling in India and also in the state of Rajasthan. Later on, she supported Bharatiya Janata Party.
She blessed Girdharilal Bhargava to be a member of parliament (MP) from Jaipur. Mr. Bhargava won parliamentary elections for consecutive six times (1989- 2009) representing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
She was a strong lady and opposed Indira Gandhi, mighty Prime Minister of India throughout her life. She was honored as Rajmata (Queen mother), after the death of her husband Maharaja Sawai Mansingh, the last ruler of Jaipur.
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Photo gallery at Jaipur Jewelry show 2009
Jaipur Jewelry show is one of the most important events in Jaipur. This show has been organized by a non-profit organization of Jewelers and gem dealers of Jaipur. Jaipur Jewelry show 2009, is giving a tribute to their beloved queen Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur who breathed her last this year only.
A picture gallery, fully dedicated to Maharani Gayatri Devi has been inaugurated on the opening day (December 19, 2009) of Jaipur Jewelry show, 2009 by Brigadier Bhawani Singh, the eldest successor of Maharaja Sawai Mansingh.
This is a rare collection of photos and images of Rajmata Maharani Gayatri Devi. Most of the photos are from the Royal collection of Jaipur and some are from the collection of Mr. Sudhir Kasliwal of Gem Palace.
Executive members of Jaipur Jewelry show has shown their gratitude to Mr. Sudhir Kasliwal of Gem Palace in the inaugural ceremony for his contribution.
Maharani Gayatri Devi photos at various pose
Archive footage of Maharaja Sawai Mansingh marriage
Maharani Gayatri Devi in different mood
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