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On Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, we look back on Shivaji's life and few of the unknown facts.



Shivaji Bhonsale was an Indian ruler and an individual from the Bhonsle Maratha clan. Shivaji cut out a territory from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that shaped the beginning of the Maratha Empire.


You may have heard frequently that Shivaji Maharaj is perhaps the greatest ruler in India , if not the greatest ever . Well here are some fascinating and untold realities about him :


Shivaji promoted secularism.

Shivaji was against the conflicts of the caste yet, was not against any religion. At that point, when any remaining realms in India were adhering to their religious beliefs, Shivaji acknowledged all the religions.


Derivation of Shivaji's name.

Shivaji's name was not gotten from the name of Ruler Shiva however from a regional deity by the name Shivai.


Father of Indian Navy.

Shivaji assembled an amazing navy and is known as the father of the Indian Navy. Shivaji understood the significance of maritime power in its beginning phases and accepted that it would keep them independent from foreign invaders—Dutch, Portuguese and British—and will likewise shield the Konkan coast from invaders. Shivaji Maharaj fabricated maritime forts at Jaigarh, Vijaydurg, Sindhudurg and numerous other spots. Shivaji Maharaj had four distinct kinds of warships like Manjuhasm Buddies, Gurabs and Gallibats.


Shivaji was a war planner.

Shivaji was a war planner and regardless of having restricted assets, he presented assaulting fighting abilities when he caught the 'Torna' fort at an extremely youthful age and gave the principal significant hit to the King of Bijapur. By 1655, he caught the Kondan, Jawali and Rajgarh forts individually possessing the whole Konkan and Western Ghats.


Shivaji offered assistance to Aurangzeb.

Shivaji contacted Aurangzeb to assist him with conquering Bijapur yet, two officials raided the Mughal region close to Ahmednagar and Bijapur wasn't conquered.


Shivaji shaped the army of Marathas.

Shivaji shaped an army of Marathas where numerous soldiers were paid for their administrations consistently. Before this, the Marathas had no army of their own. The Maratha army was separated into a few units and every unit had 25 soldiers. The two Hindus and Muslims were named to the army with no discrimination.An army of 2,000 men was changed over into 10,000 soldiers by Shivaji.


Shivaji represented the honor of ladies.

Shivaji was a staunch supporter of women and represented their honor. He unequivocally contradicted viciousness or provocation against ladies and gave severe guidelines to the soldiers that no lady ought to be hurt while striking. Under Shivaji's standard, women of the captured territories were left safe and none were taken as detainees. Individuals who assaulted or attacked ladies were seriously rebuffed by Shivaji Maharaj.


Shivaji effectively got away from Panhala fort.

Shivaji was effective in getting away from the attack of Panhala fort. At the point when Shivaji Maharaj was caught in Panhala Fort by Siddi Johar's army, he formulated an arrangement to get away. Shivaji organized two carts in which a barber was present who resembled Shivaji and requested that he lead him out of the fort. Hence, the soldiers pursued the phony cart and Shivaji effectively avoided 600 soldiers and got away from Panhala fort.


Shivaji was the defender of the Guerrilla war.

Shivaji was the defender of the Guerrilla war. He was knowledgeable in the topography of his region, guerrilla strategies, assaulting little gatherings with adversaries, and so on and was known as a rat of the hills. Be that as it may, Shivaji never raided religious places or homes of individuals living there.


Shivaji battled for India first and then his empire.

Shivaji used to battle for his realm later and battled for India first. His objective was to set up a free state and propelled his soldiers that they battled for India and not for any ruler.


Shivaji was very mindful and tolerant.

Shivaji Maharaj was benevolent and invited anybody in his army who gave up. He was very mindful and never raided religious places and homes of the common people as was the case with Aurangzeb.


He had numerous Muslims in his military positions which is a great illustration of his secular concept.

Instead of the regular conviction of him being a lord of Hindu inception who battled Muslims. He battled other rulers, not religions, who undermined his realm.


He changed over his army of 2,000 men into 10,000 soldiers.

His father left him 2,000 soldiers, which he changed over to 10,000. He knew the significance of a decent army and consummated fighting techniques. He had an insight unit that helped him in preparation of devise tactics like the guerrilla warfare..


He was a down to earth military commander and didn't urge his soldiers to be martyred for it.


All things considered, he generally requested that they make a stride back and pull together. He not at all like other rulers really focused on his soldiers .


His strategies and reasonableness caused him win fights where he was out-numbered too.

This demonstrates his common sense and his ideal strategies.


And naturally rape or molestation was severely punished. Dissimilar to other rulers around then he generally regarded and thought often about ladies.

He turned cruel towards the individuals who did pitiless things. The disciplines were consistent with the seriousness of the wrongdoing. He trusted in gender equality and during his system women could walk with freedom.



References: .Jagran Josh

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