British sources described the Lodhi as “immigrants from the United Provinces”, who spread from that area, and in doing so were able to raise their social status, becoming landholders and local rulers ranking only below the Brahmin, Rajput, and Bannia. Some of these large landholders gained the title of thakur, and some Lodhi families in Damoh and Sagar were labeled as rajas, diwans and lambardars. These now-powerful Lodhi played a significant role in the 1842 Bundela rising.
Avanti Bai, a Lodhi queen of Ramgarh who opposed the British in 1857.
Avanti Bai was the wife of Vikramaditya Singh, the ruler of the Indian state of Ramgarh. When he died, leaving his wife with no heir, the British placed Ramgarh under their administration. Avanti bai vowed to fight the British to regain her land and her throne. She raised an army of four thousand and personally led it against the British in 1857. When, after a few months’ struggle, she saw that her defeat was imminent, she killed herself with her own sword.
Uma Ragini Bharti, born May 3, 1959, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India; to a religious Hindu Lodhi-Rajput family. From a very young age, she started holding discourses on Indian Epics. Today, Uma Bharti hold a commanding position in one of the national political party of India.
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“Lodhi” is a Hindu Rajput community found spread throughout India. The community belongs to the Kshtriya class and is considered as a strong warrior group. The word Lodhi is another version of Lodh which means yodha (warrior). Lodhi were the first Kshatriyas of the earth.
The word Lodham first originates in the Rigveda, the oldest literature of Sanatan-Hindu dharma. Then the word appears in Manusmriti Chapter VII- 54 and in Parashuram Sahitya. In all the slokas depicted, the word Lodham is used for shoorveer (warrior, brave).
When Parashuram killed the Chakravarti king Sahastrabahoo, then left over leaders of Kshatriyas went to The Lord Mahesh. Mahesh saved them from Parashuram and ordered all the Khastriyas (including Lodham) to choose farming instead of kshatra (weapons). As The Lord Mahesh saved the Lodhams from the atrocities of Parashuram, he is also worshiped as The Lodheswar Mahadev.