Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is an icon of bravery and the stories of his valor are recorded in the pages of history. Every year on his birth anniversary, Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on 19 February in Maharashtra and other places in the country.
Shivaji Jayanti 2022
The glory saga of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the ruler of Maharashtra, is not limited to Maharashtra only. Tales of his heroism are part of history lessons and are also the subject of many films and TV shows. The efforts and contributions of Shivaji Maharaj in reviving the Maratha Empire during the Mughal dynasty in India are remarkable. The thoughts of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj are an inspiration for many youth.
His greatness and bravery, including his struggle with the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, his escape from prison, among other thrilling stories, inspire people towards Shivaji Maharaj. The birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated every year on 19 February. This time the country is celebrating his 392nd birth anniversary.
History of Shivaji
Mahatma Jyotirao Phule announced Shivaji Jayanti in 1870. The Samadhi of Shivaji Maharaj is located in Raigad district, about 100 km from Pune. The first Shivaji Jayanti celebrations were organized in the city of Pune. Later freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak was instrumental in popularizing Shivaji Jayanti as he actively highlighted the achievements of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj within the people.
How is Shivaji Jayanti celebrated?
Shivaji Jayanti is a state holiday in Maharashtra. It is celebrated with much pomp and enthusiasm. The day is also celebrated to celebrate the rich and varied cultural history of the Marathas. Children dress up as Shivaji to honor his legacy. Food and other sweets are also served and the festival is enjoyed with great enthusiasm.