Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani
|Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani|
|Empress Consort of Mughal Empire|
Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani alias
Manmati Baiji Lal Sahiba
|House||Rathors of Marwar|
|Father||Raja Shri Udai Singh Rathor|
|Born||May 13, 1573
|Died||April 18, 1619 (46)|
Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani (Urdu:تاج بیبی بلقیس مکانی بیگم صاحبہ), also known as Rajkumari Shri Manavati Baiji Lall Sahiba, Princess Manmati, Jagat Gosain, Jodh Bai (May 13, 1573 – April 18, 1619) was an Empress of Mughal Empire. She was the wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and the mother of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
Manavati Baiji Lall was born a Rajput princess (Rajkumari) on 13th of May, 1573. She was the tenth daughter of Raja Udai Singh Rathor of Marwar (modern day Jodhpur), fondly nicknamed 'Mota Raja' by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Her mother was Shri Rajavat Kachavahi Rani Manrang Deviji Sahiba, daughter of Raja Askaram Bhimvrajot, Raja of Gwalior.
Jagat's marriage to Jahangir took place at Mota Raja’s Palace, Fatehpur Sikri near Agra, on the 21st of January, 1586 and was conducted in both Hindu and Muslim rites. She was the third wife of Prince Salim. She gave birth to Prince Khurram (the future Shah Jahan) on 15th of January, 1592. She was elevated to the title of Jagat Gosain Bilqis Makani/Taj Bibi Sahiba. Taj Bibi died on the 18th of April, 1619 at Akbarabad, and was buried at Sohagpur.
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