Onake Obavva

Onake Obavva


  • The Government of Karnataka has decided to celebrate November 11 as ‘Onake Obavva Jayanti’ across the state from this year (2021).

Onake Obavva The Hindu Analysis current affairs:

  • Onake Obavva was a female warrior who single-handedly fought Haider Ali’s army with a pestle (‘Onake’ in Kannada) at Chitradurga in the 18th century.
  • Hyder Ali, the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore and father of Tipu Sultan, attacked the Chitradurga Fort, which was ruled by the Madakari Nayaka in the 18th century.
  • Chitradurga Fort locally known as Elusutina Kote (Fort of the Seven Circles), 200 km from Bangalore. Chitradurga is located in the north-west.
  • Onake was the wife of Obawwa soldier Kahale Mudda Hanuma, who was the keeper of the fort.

Significance of Obavva The Hindu Analysis current affairs for UPSC:

  • Obavva is considered a symbol of Kannada pride and is included among other women warriors of Karnataka state such as-
  • Abbakka Rani- The first Tuluva queen of Ullal in Coastal Karnataka who fought with the Portuguese.
  • Keladi Chennamma– Queen of the Kingdom of Keladi who is known to have fought against the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
  • Kittur Chennamma-Queen of Kittur, best known for her revolt of 1824 against the British East India Company.
  • In the year 2018 inspired by Onake Obavva, Chitradurga Police started ‘Obavva Pade’ for women police constables with the aim of educating and protecting women in the district.

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