Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Shivaji Maharaj information, Who Is Shivaji Maharaj?
In this blog, I am telling you a little bit about our adored deity Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Shivaji Bhosale, who is known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj An Indian was a Warrior and a member of the Maratha dynasty Shivaji did not accept the supremacy of the Adilshahi Sultanate and fought many of them Shivaji won many battles with the Guerrilla system They are also considered as proto-nationalists and heroes of Hindus In 1674, the coronation of Shivaji Maharaj became and he got the title of Chhatrapati Let’s read his biography in detail,
The early life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born in 1627 in Shivneri fort, in Junnar city of Pune district There is a debate on their birthday But Maharashtra Government has accepted his birthday on February 19, 1630.
His mother named him Shivaji on the name of Lord Shivay who kept praying for a healthy family Shivaji Bhosle, father of Shivaji Maharaj was a Maratha general who used to work for the Deccan Sultanate Shivaji Maharaj mother Jijabai was the daughter of Lakhooji Rao Jadhav of Sindhkhed,
At the time of Shivaji’s birth, Deccan’s power was in three Islamic Sultanate Bijapur, Ahmednagar and Golconda Shahaji often used to change his loyalty between the Nizamshahi, Adilshah, and the Mughals But he always kept his manor in Pune and he had a small army with him,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was very devoted to his mother Jijabai who was very religious, The religious atmosphere had a profound influence on Shivaji Because of which Shivaji Maharaj has written the great Hindu texts like Ramayana And Mahabharat stories also listen to his mother Because of these two texts he continued to defend Hindu values for life During this time,
Shahaji Maharaj married another And with his second wife Tukabai, Shahaji went to Adalshah for military campaigns in Karnataka He left Shivaji and Jijabai and made his protector Dadoji Konande Dadoji taught Shivaji the basic fighting techniques such as horse riding, fencing, and shooting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was an ardent warrior since childhood, However,
due to this, he was given only formal education in which he could not read the writing But even then he was well remembered by them Shivaji united his trusted friends and army from the Maval region Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj with Maval peers Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, strengthening himself And for the knowledge of their motherland,
they used to roam the hills and forests of Sahyadri Range So that he can be prepared for military efforts Shivaji was taken to Bangalore at the age of 12 Where his senior brother Sambhaji and his stepbrother were already formally trained Shivaji Maharaj was married to Sibai of Nimbalkar family in 1640 In 1645, Kishore Shivaji first manifested the concept of Hindavi Swarajya before Lord Narada Naras Shivaji’s struggle with the Adilshahi Sultanate In 1645, at the age of 15,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj gave the Adilshah army an instruction to attack Torna fort won the attack Firangoji Narsaa accepted Shivaji’s allegiance And Shivaji captured the fort of Kondana Some facts tell us that Shahaji was released on this condition in 1649. That Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Sambhaji leave the fort of Kondana But some facts tell Shahaji Maharaj in imprisonment from 1653 to 1655 After the release of Shahaji, he was discharged from public life and during the hunting, he died around 1645 After the death of father Shivaji Maharaj attacked Again, In 1656,
the empire of Jawali was captured by neighboring Maratha chief In 1659, Adilshah sent an experienced and legendary commander Afzal Khan to destroy Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj So that they will reduce regional rebellion On November 10, 1659, they met in a cottage on the foothills of Pratapgad Fort Such a decree was made that both will come with only one sword Shivaji doubted that Afzal Khan would come up with a strategy to attack him,
Therefore, Shivaji hides his armor under his clothes, a hidden tiger hidden on the right arm And bring a Skewer in the left hand According to the facts, one of the two first struck, In the Maratha history, Afzal Khan has been described as a betrayer While in Parsi history Shivaji is described as treacherous In this fight, Afzal Khan’s dash was stopped in Shivaji’s armor And Shivaji’s weapon Tiger Nakail made so many deadly wounds on Afzal Khan that he died After this Shivaji ordered his hideout to attack Bijapur On 10 November 1659,
Battle of Pratapgarh In which the Shivaji Maharaj army defeated the army of the Sultanate of Bijapur The aggressive Maratha, Infantry, and horseman started attacking Bijapur And even before the cavalry army of Bijapur invaded Maratha army pushed back the Bijapur army 3000 soldiers of the Bijapur army were killed and Afzal Khan’s two sons were taken captive With this bravery Shivaji Maharaj & Marathe became a hero and great hero in folk song Maratha army with a large number of seized weapons, horses, And other military equipment.
The Maratha army became stronger Mughal emperor Aurangzeb considered Shivaji a big threat to the Mughal empire In 1660, Adilshah, his new general, Siddi Jauhar Alliance with Mughlo made preparations for the attack At that time Shivaji’s army was camping in Panhala present-day Kolhapur,
The army of Siddi Johar surrounded Shivaji’s army while closing the supply routes from the fort During the bombing of Panhala, Siddi Jauhar extended his war capacity Bought grenades from the British Also, some British gunners were also appointed to carry out some bombing Shivaji became angry with this alleged betrayal Because they had looted grenades from an English factory in Rajapur In 1666,
Aurangzeb called Shivaji with his nine-year-old son, Sambhaji, in Agra Aurangzeb had plans to send Shivaji to Kandahar So that he could unite the Mughal empire in the Northwest Frontier On May 12, 1666, Aurangzeb asked Shivaji to stand behind his manners in the court Shivaji considered it as his insult and rage at the court in anger Shivaji was immediately arrested by Kotwal of Agra.
Shivaji now has enough land and wealth from his military operations But they did not get any formal title yet The title of a king could have prevented them from coming to the challenge Shivaji was given the title of Raja of Maratha in Raigad Pandita’s coronated with the holy water of seven rivers,
After consecration, Shivaji took blessings from Jijabai About 5000 people of Raigad had gathered in that ceremony Shivaji was also given the title of Chhatrapati Jijabai died after some days of coronation. The coronation was done for the second time, considering it as an ominous Victory in Southern India and the last days of Shivaji In the beginning of 1674, Marathas launched an aggressive campaign and attacked Khandesh Bijapuri Ponda, Karwar and Kolhapur were captured After this,
Shivaji Maharaj sent a large army to South India and won the Adilshahi fort Shivaji Reconciliation to deal with his Stepbrother Venkoji But he failed, therefore defeated him while returning from Raigad and captured most of Mysore’s parts In 1680, Shivaji Maharaj fell sick and left the world at the age of 52 After Shivaji’s death,
His wife Soyarabai planned to put his son Rajaram on the throne Instead of Sambhaji Maharaj, ten years old Rajaram was placed on the throne, However, Sambhaji, after killing the commander, took possession of Raigad Fort and sat on the throne himself Sambhaji Maharaj sent Rajaram, his wife Janaki Bai to jail And mother Soyarabai hanged on conspiracy charges,
Sambhaji Maharaj then fought for the Marathas for many years as a brave warrior Marathas fought a war against the Mughals for 27 years after Shivaji Maharaj’s death And finally defeated the Mughals After this the British had ended the Maratha empire.
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