Shivaji Jayanti is the celebrations of birth anniversary of the great king and leader Sri Chatrapati Shivaji.He was the founder of great Maratha clan and state.On the day, it is widely celebrated in grand scale in Maharashtra.Several processions skits, dramas are observed in the state and the leaders of various poiltical parties take participation in various programs that are arranged for the day specific.
Time to Celebrate:
Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on 19th February every year.
Chatrapati Shivaji was born on 19th Februray in 1630 at the Shivneri fort, to Jijabai & Shahaji Bhosle. He was named Shiva, after the local Goddess Shivai, to whom his mother Jijabai had prayed for a son. From the very childhood, Shivaji was valorous and had great qualities of kshatriya.He got trained in leadership skills like military tactics, ruling ethics and peacetime diplomacy from his father and got preaches from his mother who taught him lessons from Ramayana, Mahabharata and other holy Indian scriptures.As he grew up he became a hero of the place and founded the hindu kingdom at that time when Mughals invaded India and established their kingdom all over.
It was Shivaji who founded the Hindu kingdom in the south against by fighting the Mughals.He united all the Maratha chiefs from Maval, Konkan to promote Maharashtra Dharma and thus became the founder of Maharastra state. He died soon in the year of 1680,leaving mark on the pages of History. The history of India is incomplete without the history of Marathas and Shivaji.He always been a source of inspiration and pride for the youths whose great victories and style of moving ahead despite of hurdles, made him idol.