portrait inspration- indian princesses

Samyukta:
She was the daughter of Raja Jaichand of Kannauj and went on to be the wife of Prithviraj Chauhan, the king of Delhi. Known for her bewitching beauty she was a determined woman. The love story of Samyukta and Prithviraj, is one of the most popular tales of medieval India. The fame of her beauty had spread far and wide in those times. When Prithviraj heard of the lovely Samyukta he had fallen in love with her even before setting an eye upon her.

Rani Padmini:
She was the beautiful queen of Chittorand the wife of King Rawal Ratan Singh who defeated Malkhan Singh in a swayamvar and married her. It is said that reason for one of attacks on Chittor by Alauddin Khilji was to forcefully capture the beautiful Rani Padmini. He was so obsessed of making Padmini a part of his harem such was her beauty. But he failed as Padmini chose to commit suicide by jumping into flames before Chittor fell.

Maharani Gayatri Devi:
Also known as the Rajmata of Jaipur, she was born as Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar. She became the third Maharani of Jaipur when she married HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. All through her life she was admired for her charm and beauty. Infact she was a fashion icon, an enigma for women all over. She was also included in the list of ‘The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World’ by Vogue magazine once.

Sita Devi of Baroda:
She was born to the Maharaja of Pithapuram and his wife Sri Rani Chinnamamba Devi of Mirzapuram. Known for her extravagant lifestyle she was also called the “Indian Wallis Simpson”. Her second marriage which was to Maharaja Pratap Singh Gaekwad of Baroda earned her the title of Her Royal Highness. She was beautiful no doubt and had a truly colorful personality.

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