In the 17th century, the anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s coronation celebrated as Hindu Empire Day or Shivrajyabhishek Day. This day is historically seen as a celebration of Shivaji’s inauguration, the ruler of the great Maratha Empire. Who brought a Hindu kingdom into existence, challenging the Mughals and many other nations. Chhatrapati Shivaji was the 17th-century ruler who established the Maratha Empire.
Shivaji born in 1627 AD at Shivneri Fort in Pune and named after Goddess Shivai. On 6 June 1674, According to the Gregorian calendar, Chhatrapati Shivaji crowned as the ruler of the Hindu Empire Day. However, Raigad’s people celebrate Shukla Trayodashi (13th day) of the Hindu month of Jyeshtha, which falls on 4 June. There are stories of Shivaji’s bravery from Maratha history. Who remembers him as a great warrior.
Shivaji Maharaj coronated in a grand ceremony at the Raigad Fort in Maharashtra, situated at an altitude of five thousand feet. This day also celebrated as ‘Shiva Rajyotsava’ in Maharashtra. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organizes various special programs on this day.
This year due to the lockdown, many events will be held online. According to history, Shivaji Maharaj swore to establish Hindu Swaraj only when he was a teenager. He had also announced that his decision was indeed God’s will, and he would succeed.
Shivaji crowned with the holy waters of seven rivers, including the Yamuna, Indus, Ganga, Godavari, Narmada, Krishna, and Kaveri. Around fifty thousand people attended the grand ceremony in Raigad.
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