Chatrapati Shivaji Jayanti 2019

Chatrapati Shivaji Jayanti 2019

Chatrapati Shivaji Jayanti 2019 Date: Tuesday, 19 February.

Chatrapati Shivaji Jayanti is the celebration of the birth of the Maratha ruler Chatrapati Shivaji. Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on the 19th of February every year, and is celebrated on a large scale in the state of Maharashtra.

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Chatrapati Shivaji was born to Jijabai and Shahaji, who named Shivaji after the Goddess Shivai, to who Jijabai prayed for bestowing her with a son. He was a fearless leader who fought against the Mughal emperors to establish his regime. He laid a base for the Hindu empire against all the outside forces, and made the Hindus realise that with unity amongst themselves they can conquer any outside forces that try to interfere. He had made great achievements at a very young age and is still a great source of muse for valour and military intelligence for the young minds.

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At a young age, the fearless Shivaji had attacked and took over the Torna fort in Bijapur, and by 1647 he took over Raigad fort and Kondana fort. He also was in control of the Western Ghats in 1654. Shivaji was also successful in the battle of Pratapgarh in 1659 where he was declared the hero of the Marathas. He also fought many battles against the Mughals, who were at first successful in gaining control over most of Shivaji’s empires, but Shivaji fought back with great valour and took back the control of not only his empires, but also managed to extend his empire further south.

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Shivaji was given the name Chatrapati in 1674, and since then he has been called Chatrapati Shivaji. He died in 1680, but had left a great impact and mark on the people, that his achievements and his battles are still remembered and honoured. On the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti his ardent fans and followers take out several processions in his honour, dressed up like Shivaji.

Chatrapati Shivaji Jayanti 2019 Date: Tuesday, 19 February.

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