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Title :
Birthday of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Objective :
To let the people know about the great valour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Colour Scheme :
Red; the colour of valour.
Focus I :
The pic of Chhatrapati Shiavji Maharaj.
Focus II :
The quote by Chhatrapati Shivaji, stating to maintain once pride against all odds.
Misc. :
Chhatrapati Shiavaji's had owned some 240–280 forts at the time of his death.
Date :
19th February
Related to :
Birthday of Chhatrapati Shiavji Maharaj Birth Anniversary
Connect Date :
19 February 1630
Connect Place :
Shivneri Fort, Shivneri, Ahmadnagar Sultanate (present-day Maharashtra, India)
Special 1:
Shivaji Bhonsle (19 February 1630 – 3 April 1680) was an Indian warrior king. Shivaji carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. In 1674, he was formally crowned as the chhatrapati (monarch) of his realm at Raigad.
Over the course of his life, Shivaji engaged in both alliances and hostilities with the Mughal Empire, Sultanate of Golkonda, and Sultanate of Bijapur, as well as the English, Portuguese, and French colonial powers.
Special 2:
Commemorations of Shivaji are found throughout India, most notably in Maharashtra. Shivaji's statues and monuments are found almost in every town and city in Maharashtra as well as in different places across India. Other commemorations include the Indian Navy's ship the INS Shivaji, numerous postage stamps, and the main airport and railway headquarters in Mumbai. In Maharashtra, there has been a long tradition of children building a replica fort with toy soldiers and other figures during the festival of Diwali in memory of Shivaji.
More Info :
A proposal to build a giant memorial called Shiv Smarak was approved in 2016 to be located near Mumbai on a small island in the Arabian Sea. It will be 210 meters tall making it the world's largest statue when completed in possibly 2021.
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