Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Centre:
The Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Centre has been inaugurated at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.
- The Convention Centre, named after the legendary Bundelkhand King Maharaja Chhatrasal, was built under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
- Born on 4th May 1649, to Champat Rai and Lal Kunwar, into the Bundela Rajput clan.
- Medieval Indian warrior, fought against the Mughal Empire, and established his own kingdom in Bundelkhand.
- Descendant of Rudra Pratap Singh of Orchha.
- He started his struggle in 1671, and first captured Naugaon region of Chhatarpur district.
- He fought for 50 years against Mughals and captured a large part of Bundelkhand with his seat of power at Panna.
- Baji Rao, I helped Chhatrashal against the Mughals. He sent military aid against the Mughal force led by Muhammad Khan Bangash in 1728.
- The Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao I’s second wife Mastani was Chhatrasal’s daughter.
- Before his death, Chhatrasal transferred Mahoba and the surrounding area to Baji Rao I in return for his assistance against the Mughals.
- His court housed several noted poets. His eulogies written by Kavi Bhushan, Lal Kavi, Bakhshi Hansaraj, and other court poets helped him gain lasting fame.
- Swami Prannathji also guided him in political, social, and economic matters.
- Swami Prannathji told Chhatrasal regarding the Diamond mines of Panna and thus helped him in strengthening his financial position.
- The Chhatarpur town and its district in Madhya Pradesh are named after Chhatrasal.
- Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum in Madhya Pradesh and the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi is also named after the Maharaja Chhatrasal.