.Raigad, Maharashtra, India
People of Maharashtra are commemorating Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's coronation as the king. (Picture Credit-ANI)

  • On this day in 1674, Chhatrapati Shivaji was coronated as King of Maratha Swaraj
  • The event was a watershed moment in Maratha history
  • The Maharashtrian people in India are  commemorating his  'Shivrajyabhisek'

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Fondly called by admirers as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Maratha king was born in 1630 and carved out his kingdom and successfully expanded it in the face of hostile Muslim rulers.

  • Shivaji was a military genius and an able administrator who carved an empire from scratch
  • His empire also gave the spark for national rejuvenation
  • The most remarkable achievement of this Warrior King was the completely non-feudatory nature of his empire

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
This year marks 391st birth anniversary of Maratha ruler Shivaji Maharaj. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @aparanjape)

  • Every year on February 19, the birth anniversary is celebrated.
  • The celebration of this day initially started in 1870 by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule in Pune
  • Shivaji Maharaj joined the Maratha warriors and formed an army that eradicated and destroyed enemies