St Queen Ketevan

St Queen Ketevan was the queen of Kekheti, a kingdom in the eastern part of Georgia in the 17th century. She was the wife of Prince David of Kakheti, who ruled the region for just two years. Queen Ketevan was known for her resistance against Islamic conversions by the then Iranian ruler Shah Abbas I. She was strangled to death on September 22, 1624.
The External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar had recently handed over a relic of St Queen Ketevan. It is one of the relics of Queen Ketevan that were excavated in Goa a few years back in St Augustine Complex.

Written by IAS POINT

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