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Shivaji Jayanti 2025 - Birth Anniversary Of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj - Shiv Jayanti 2025 Date

Shivaji Jayanti 2025 date based on Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, also referred as Shiv Jayanti, celebrates the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who established the Maratha Empire during the 17th century and kindled the spirit of self rule among Hindus who were being governed by foreign rulers. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2025 date as per Hindu Tithi is on March 17. The birthday of Shivaji Maharaj as per Gregorian calendar is on February 19, 2025.

Shivaji Jayanti 2025 Tithi

Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhonsle was born the third day (Tritiya) during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in the month of Phalgun (February – March) as per traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. In 2025, it is on March 17.

Showed The World Hindus Can Be United

From childhood, Shivaji Maharaj showed exemplary courage and was troubled by the lack of unity and helplessness among his community.

In the second half of the 17th century, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj rose from a minor chieftain to an independent king, founding the Maratha kingdom. With this he brought back the lost self respect of Hindus and showed the world that Hindus can be united and they can challenge any force that tries to unsettle the Hindu world. Swaraj - our own rule - was his ultimate aim.

Shivaji had inherited courage, pride, knowledge, honor and sacrifice from his mother – Jijabai. He had a unique ability to struggle constantly. This never-say-die attitude made him never give up or get discouraged, no matter what.

His entire life was devoted to the establishment of a proud Hindu state. He wanted the heads of Hindus to always stay high. He wanted them to be courageous and confident.

Chronology of the Life of Shivaji

  • Shivaji is born to Jijabai and Shahaji – 1630 AD
  • Shahaji faces severe reversals in 1636 AD
  • Shivaji is married for the first time to Saibai – 1640 AD
  • Jijabai and Shivaji arrive in Bangalore to join Shahaji who was granted the Jagir by Adilshah – 1641 AD
  • Jijabai and Shivaji arrive in Pune 1641 AD
  • Shivaji receives formal education from Dadoji Kondadev under the strict watch of Jijabai – 1641 – 1645 AD
  • Oath of Rohideshwar - A 15-year-old - Shivaji takes oath of Swaraj - the greatest turning point in the history of Hindu Swabhiman - 1645 AD
  • Shivaji captured Torna – 1646 AD
  • Shivaji conquered the forts of Kondana and Purandar – 1647 AD
  • Son Sambhaji is born to Shivaji – 1657 AD
  • Shivaji achieves numerous victories – 1659 AD to 1666 AD
  • Shivaji escapes from Aurangzeb's prison on August 17, 1666 cleverly hiding inside a basket of sweets.
  • Meeting with his Guru Samarth Ramdas - 1672 AD
  • Shivaji is crowned king – 1674 AD
  • Shivaji dies - 1680 AD (Shivaji can never die - He will keep inspiring generations of Hindus - He will constantly remind us about the unimaginable sacrifices of thousands of Hindus who fought for the honor and freedom of Hindus - those brave Hindus who gave up their life so that their sons and daughters can live with their heads held high.)
  • Shivaji is Immortal 

Battles fought by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Battle of Pratapgad 
  • Fought on November 10, 1659
  • At the fort of Pratapgad near the town of Satara, Maharashtra,
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj fought against the Adilshahi general Afzal Khan.
Battle of Kolhapur
  • Fought on December 28, 1659
  • At Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj fought against the Adilshahi forces.
Battle of Pavan Khind
  • Fought on July 13, 1660
  • At a mountain pass in the vicinity of fort Vishalgad, near the city of Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • Maratha Sardar Baji Prabhu Deshpande fought with Siddi Masud of Adilshah.
Battle of Chakan
  • Fought in 1660
  • Maratha Empire fought against Mughal Empire
Battle of Umberkhind
  • Fought on 2 February 1661
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji fought against Kartalab Khan of Mughals
Battle Of Surat
  • Fought on January 5, 1664
  • At Surat, Gujarat
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj fought against Inayat Khan, a Mughal commander.
Battle of Purandar
  • 1665
  • Maratha Empire fought against Mughal Empire
Battle of Sinhagad
  • Fought on 4 February, 1670
  • On the fort of Sinhagad near the city of Pune, Maharashtra
  • Tanaji Malusare, a commander of Shivaji Maharaj, fought against Udaybhan Rathod, fort keeper under Jai Singh I who was a Mughal Army Chief.
Battle of Bhupalgarh
  • Fought in 1679
  • Between Maratha forces and Mughal Emperor
Battle of Sangamner
  • Fought in 1679
  • This was the last battle of  Shivaji Maharaj.
  • It was between Maratha forces and Mughal army.
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