Rani Laxmibai Janamsthali
Situated in the Bhadaini locality of Assi area (B1/190-91 Assi, about 1.5 km from Assi Ghat) of Varanasi, U.P., India, lies the birth place of great warrior Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi- the famous freedom fighter of the War of Independence of 1857. She was born in 1835. Earlier the place had a plaque with inscription "Kashi Ki Kanya, Jhansi Ki Rani" (the daughter of Kashi, Queen of Jhansi) and there was no noticeable structure except a dilapidated wall with stone & plaque. The birth place of ‘Queen of Jhansi’, who was the epitome of bravery and empowerment, was lying neglected for a long time. But the place which was lost into oblivion over the years has been converted into a memorial & a tourist spot recently for the female warrior who gave a tough fight to the British during 1857 War of Independence. The present newly constructed memorial comprises of a golden coloured statue of Laxmi Bai accompanied by pictorial representation of major events from the life of the warrior queen on the side walls. The boundary walls of the memorial campus have been constructed with pink stone. The inspiring stories and the events of the bravery of Laxmi Bai’s life have been carved out on the walls of the memorial.