Chhatrapati Shivaji is regarded as one of the bravest rulers of India who was responsible for standing up against Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor and founding the Maratha kingdom. Every year on 19th February, Shivaji’s birthday is celebrated with much pomp and gusto, especially in the state of Maharashtra.
Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Date In 2020
|Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti||Wednesday, 19 February 2020||Many States|
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About Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Shivaji was known for his wit, a virtue that won him many wars against the Mughals. He was one of the first Indian rulers who is said to have introduced the concept of “naval force” to defend the Konkan side of Maharashtra. He was secular to his core and employed many Muslim soldiers in his battalion.
How is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti celebrated?
It’s a state-wide holiday in Maharashtra with almost all schools, colleges, and offices closed to observe Shivaji’s birthday. Several processions are taken out where people are seen dressed up as Shivaji and his subordinates. It’s regarded as the day of pride and honour for the people of Maharashtra. Other than Maharashtra, Shivaji’s birthday is also celebrated in Goa and Karnataka.
Plays and dramas depicting the life of Shivaji are enacted in various places. In addition, speeches are given by Government officials on Shivaji’s life and his relevance in modern India.
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