Sunday, August 16, 2009

Maharani Sharmisthadevi Holkar during her conversion

Maharani Sharmisthadevi Holkar, wife of Maharaja Sir Tukojirao Holkar during her conversion on 8 March 1926.
(To become hindu and Dhangar (caste of Maharajas of Holkar) The first ceremonies admitted her to Sir Tukoji's caste, and made her the adopted daughter of his distant relative, the Princess Tara-bai. With her social status thus assured, she became by a second adoption the daughter of a Court functionary, Colonel Lam Bhate, whose duty it became to give her in marriage.)

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