Who was Jodha Bai (Mariam-uz-Zamani) Wife of Akbar

Who was Jodha Bai

Jodha Bai or Marium-Uz-Zamani was the daughter of Raja Bharmal of Amer (Jaipur). Properly known as Jodha Bai, Mariam Uz Zamani was born on October 1, 1542. She was a Hindu Princess but married a Muslim king Akbar. Their marriage was considered to be an example of religious tolerance. Mariam-uz-Zamani was referred to as the Queen Mother of Hindustan during the reign of the Mughal Akbar and also during her son Emperor. Jodha Bai was the longest-serving Hindu Mughal Empress. Her tenure lasted for over 43 years. Jodha Bai is known as Akbar’s first and last love.

Jodha Bai/Marium-Uz-Zamani Facts

Jodha Bai/Marium-Uz-Zamani
Marium-Uz-Zamani, Wife of Akbar the Great (Jodha Bai Real Pic)
Born1 October 1542m, Amer, India
Died19 May 1623, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Cause of DeadDysentery 
HusbandAkbar the Great

Jodha Bai Marriage 

Jodha Akbar
Jodha Bai and Akbar the Great

Raja Bharmal considered Akbar weak and declared war against him, which was the biggest mistake Raja Bharmal. In return, Akbar ordered his brother-in-law Sharifuddin to attack Amer. And Sharifuddin Conquered Amer in a few days. Raja Bharmal apologized and requested to rule Amer under the Mughals, in return, Bharmal offered Akbar the marriage of his daughter Jodha Bai, which Akbar accepted. Marriage between Muslim rulers and the daughters of Hindus is unusual. Mariam uz Zamani, popularly known as Jodha, created history by becoming the FIRST WOMAN in the world annals of medieval history to keep her culture, traditions, religion, and maternal. Mariam-uz-Zamani is known as “a great adventurer” and as a woman of high spirit with a taste for the unusual. 

Jodha Bai Sons 

On 19th October 1546, after two years of her marriage, Mariam Uz Zamani gave birth to twin sons, Mirza Hassan and Mirza Hussain. Both of them died within a few days of their birth. Mirza Hussain died on 29 October 1564 and Mirza Hassan died on 5 November 1564. On 31 August 1569, the empress gave birth to  On 31 August 1569, the empress gave birth to a boy who received the name, Salim and later who came to be known as Jahangir, the 4th Sultan of India.

Marium-Uz-Zamani Death 

On 19 May 1623, Maryam-uz-Zamani died due to dysentery, extremely rich and powerful, and due honor was given by burying her in a mausoleum close to that of an equally redoubtable man she was married to, Akbar. There is no concrete evidence stating the reason for death though it is believed to have been because of sickness. 

Mariam-Uz-Zamani Tomb

Mariam-Uz-Zamani Tomb
Mariam-Uz-Zamani Tomb in Sikandra, Agra, with Tomb of Akbar the Great

Mariam-Uz-Zamani’s tomb is present in Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India Jodha Bai’s tomb was built by her son Jahangir

Jodha Bai Palace

Jodha Bai Palace
Jodha Bai Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

Jodha Bai Palace also known as Jodh Bai Mahal is a very beautiful and luxurious palace located in Fatehpur Sikri Agra which was built by Akbar the Great for his most beloved wife Jodha Bai/Mariam-Uz-Zamani. This palace is the largest complex of Zenana.

People Also Ask?

Who was the real Jodha Bai?

Jodha Bai was the Hindu Rajput Daughter of Raja Bharmal, and Spouse of 3rd Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar.

Why did Jodha Bai marry Akbar?

Jodha Bai Her other names were Hira Kunwari and Harkha Bai. Rajasthan on 20th January 1562 and made a political alliance with Mughals & married his elder daughter Jodha bai to Akbar on 6th February 1562.

Who was the Father of Jodha Bai?

Raja Bharmal

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