“Far and wide the roads were planted with shady trees, and wells were made, and rest-houses for travellers. The poor, the homeless, the orphaned were all helped according to their needs. The Bhils, who had long been the torment of all caravans, were routed from their mountain fastnesses and persuaded to settle down as honest farmers. Hindu and Musalman alike revered the famous Queen and prayed for her long life,” writes Annie Besant.
Such was the power and greatness of Rajmata Ahilyadevi Holkar!
It was under her leadership, Maheshwar flourished as a hub for handloom textile enterprise.
Our Ahilya Collection of sarees is dedicated to all the weavers from Maheshwar.