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What is the story of Onake Obavva?

What is the story of Onake Obavva?

Onake Obavva (Kannada: ಒನಕೆ ಓಬವ್ವ, 18th Century) was a Hindu warrior who fought the forces of Hyder Ali single-handedly with a pestle (Onake) in the kingdom of Chitradurga of Karnataka, India. Her husband was a guard of a watchtower in the rocky fort of Chitradurga.

Why do still remember Onake Obavva?

In the absence of watchmen of Chitradurga fort, soldiers of Hyder Ali managed to get in the fort but at the wife of watchman Namely Obavva killed all solders by wooden pestle one by one due to this reason we still remember Onake Obavva.

When did Onake Obavva born date?

The Karnataka government has announced that November 11 will be observed as Onake Obavva ”Jayanti”. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday remembered 18th-century woman warrior Onake Obavva on her birth anniversary adding that Obavva is a symbol of “Nari Shakti”.

What is the name of Onake Obavva?

Obavanna Kindi- The crevice guarded by her is now named in her honour. To keep her legacy alive, Chitradurga Fort Onake Obavva has a stadium, Veere Vanithe Onake Obavva Stadium, named after her. A statue made by Ashok Gudigar is placed in front of the District Commissioner’s office in Chitradurga.

How many soldiers did Obavva killed?

After a truly exhausting amount of homicide, her thirsty husband wandered out for some water – only to find his bloodied, panting wife standing over a towering pile of corpses. In some tellings, by this point she had murdered upwards of a hundred men.

Who is the husband of Obavva?

Kahale Mudda Hanuma was a humble soldier of Chitradurga who was deputed over the fort. His duty was to keep a watch on the fort from his spot and alert the soldiers if he spots anything fishy. Obavva was his wife. The couple lived in a small abode along the fort.

Is Onake Obavva is a freedom fighter?

Onake Obavva was a brave woman in the kingdom of Chitradurga in Karnataka, who single handed fought with the army of Hyder Ali. She just used a pestle called as Onake in Kannada and fought with the army.

Who attacked Chitradurga Fort?

Hyder Ali
The fort was taken over for a short while by Hyder Ali at Chitradurga in 1779. The fort was captured by the British forces twenty years later, when they defeated his son Tipu Sultan….

Chitradurga Fort
Battles/wars Nayakas against Hyder Ali in 1760s, 1770s and 1799