Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2024

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is an annual observance in India commemorating the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a legendary Maratha warrior king who lived in the 17th century.

Shivaji Maharaj was born on February 19, 1630, in the hill fort of Shivneri, near Pune, Maharashtra. His birth anniversary, known as Shiv Jayanti, is celebrated with great reverence and enthusiasm across Maharashtra and other parts of India.

Shivaji Maharaj is revered for his valor, military prowess, administrative acumen, and his commitment to establishing a strong and just Maratha empire. He is often hailed as the father of the Maratha nation and is considered a symbol of Hindu resistance against Mughal rule.

On Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, people pay homage to the great king by offering prayers, conducting special ceremonies, and organizing cultural events, processions, and rallies. It is a day of remembrance and reflection on Shivaji Maharaj's life, achievements, and contributions to Indian history.

The celebrations typically include the recitation of Shivaji Maharaj's valorous deeds and the display of his portraits, statues, and symbols of his reign, such as the Maratha flag and the sword known as "Bhawani Talwar.