The place of history, religion, and peace, the tomb of Bajirao Peshwa


'You can never doubt the leopard's movement, the eagle's eye, and Bajirao's sword.' If you have guessed from the dialog, then you must have thought that we are going to talk about Bajirao Peshwa today. If you have seen the Bollywood blockbuster film Bajirao-Mastani, then you must be curious to know about the tomb of Bajirao Peshwa.

Ravarkhedi, situated on the banks of the Narmada, just 100 km from Indore, houses the 'Samadhi of Bajirao Peshwa'. Raverkhedi symbolizes the valor and valor of the Peshwa. Though Raverkhedi is a small village, the structure here is so beautiful, which reminds me of the most powerful Maratha ruler. Raverkhedi may be a better option to learn the history of Bajirao Peshwa.

Raverkhedi, a small village situated on the banks of river Narmada, holds its special place in the pages of history and religion. On 28 April 1740, Srimanta Bajirao Peshwa I died in Raverkhedi. Bajirao Peshwa was a great warrior of the Maratha Sultanate, who was the Peshwa of the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati Shahuji from 1720. According to historians, this great warrior was returning from Delhi after winning a battle and died here due to falling ill.

Bajirao was the first most influential person out of the nine Peshwas of the Bhat family, who played an important role in expanding Maratha rule. He successfully competed with the Portuguese and the British. Bajirao Peshwa also formed a Maratha association, which included Gaekwad of Gujarat, Shinde (Scindia) of Gwalior, Bhonsale of Nagpur, Holkar of Indore.

The Scindia ruler of Gwalior, loyal to Bajirao I, had built a tomb in Raverkhedi. This mausoleum is built in the form of a fort, in which great stones have been used. The fort has beautiful figure windows, from where one can easily get a panoramic view of the Narmada.