Today marks the birth anniversary of great Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Shivaji Maharaj has been a natural leader and fighter who is also founder of the Maratha Kingdom, born on February 19, 1630 in Shivneri, Pune. A born leader who won numerous wars against the Mughals through the help of a disciplined military and well-structured administrative organisations. Shivaji Maharaj also expanded his army from 2,000 soldiers to 100,000. The great Maratha king was the one who revived ancient Hindu political traditions and court conventions. Also, Marathi and Sanskrit were promoted instead of Persian in his court and administration.
Memorials of Shivaji are found in almost every major cities of India, most notably in Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji, a brave warrior died in 1680 but still today, he is known as a source of inspiration and pride for generations.
On the 389th birth anniversary of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji, here is how people paid tribute to the great Maratha King –
I bow to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his Jayanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 19, 2019
A warrior for truth and justice, he is revered as an ideal ruler, devout patriot and is particularly respected by the poor and downtrodden. Jai Shivaji! pic.twitter.com/VUrv3e3TUk
प्राणाची बाजी लावून— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 19, 2020
लढणाऱ्या श्रीमंत छत्रपती शिवाजी राजे महाराज ह्यांना मानाचा मुजरा.
श्रीमंत छत्रपती शिवाजी राजे महाराज ह्यांच्या जयंती निमित्त सर्वांना हार्दिक शुभेच्छा.#ShivajiMaharaj #ShivJayanti pic.twitter.com/l1tgvghEZ3
T 3446 – ‘छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज’, यह शब्द नहीं, मंत्र है। सदियों बाद भी उनसे प्रेरणा ही मिलती है। वह दुनिया के एक श्रेष्ठ योद्धा और आदर्श राजा थे। उनका स्मरण हमेशा प्रेरणादायी रहा है।— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 19, 2020
छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज जी जयंती शत् शत् नमन।#ShivajiMaharaj #ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj pic.twitter.com/xtukepcFE8
Tributes to the Great Maratha King Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his Birth Anniversary.#shivjayanti#chhatrapatishivajimaharaj#shivajimaharaj#shivajijayanti#शिवजयंती #छत्रपतीशिवाजीमहाराज #छ्त्रपती_शिवाजी_महाराज pic.twitter.com/MzT5ZbKfJd— ░▒▓█ भारत █▓▒░🇮🇳 (@hindu4_bharat) February 19, 2020
Tributes to the Great Maratha King Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his Birth Anniversary.#shivjayanti#chhatrapatishivajimaharaj#shivajimaharaj#shivajijayanti#शिवजयंती #छत्रपतीशिवाजीमहाराज #छ्त्रपती_शिवाजी_महाराज pic.twitter.com/3H4QXuiu38— Pramod Prajapati (@prjpramod) February 18, 2020
A leader who taught us how to stay strong even in our defeats (The fortress and the Forts).— Hariom Verma (@HrHariomVerma) February 19, 2020
It is our duty to honour the sacrifices and admire the strength and valor of छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज on his Birth anniversary. 🚩#Shivaji #ShivJayanti2020 pic.twitter.com/tjht4qKmH4