Channeling my inner Rani Samyukta 👑 Will be doing a series about historic female figures throughout South Asian history so here goes ☺️ Although the story of Samyukta is debatable, her romance with Prithviraj Chauhan, King of New Delhi during medieval India, remains one of the country’s most popular folk love stories. Samyukta, daughter of Rajput King, Jaichand was known for her fierce, headstrong nature and just as Rani Padmavati, she was known for her beauty. Samyukta desired Prithviraj because she was fascinated with his reputation and accomplishments as King. Upon hearing that, King Prithviraj himself stated he had fallen in love with the Princess as well. However, Samyukta’s father, Jaichand was furious when he became aware of this because Prithviraj Chauhan belonged to a rival Rajput clan. He then set up a “Swayamvara” ceremony where he invited every eligible Prince and King except Prithviraj to find the perfect royal suitor for his daughter. He also had a statue of King Prithviraj made and set up as a doorman - all out of pettiness. Prithviraj had found out about this ceremony and came up with a plan to elope with Samyukta. On the day of the ceremony, Samyukta walked through the court in front of all the royal families and placed the wedding garland around Prithviraj, announced him her husband and they were both off to Delhi on their horse. So what do you guys think of their love story? I think it’s a bit dramatic but hey, can’t deny it’s entertaining and would make for a great Bollywood movie 😂😭 Also, I couldn’t find many illustrations of Rani Samyukta but here is how imagine her - fierce, unapologetic and ready to break the rules all while radiating elegance and grace. Photography, set up, styling and makeup all done by me as well so please show some ❤️ .
⚜️ Face: @hudabeauty Faux Filter Foundation- Amaretti
@hudabeauty Overachiever Concealer - Sugar Biscuit .
⚜️ Eyes: @hudabeauty @shophudabeauty Topaz Obsessions Palette
@clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eye-lining Pen
@hudabeauty Lashes- Camille .
⚜️ Contour: @hudabeauty Overachiever Concealer- Hazelnut .
⚜️ Highlight: @hudabeauty Metal Melted Shadow - Bamboo Hoops .
⚜️ Lips: @hudabeauty- SHEro .