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Remembering a Great Warrior, of #BhavyaBharath a Great Leader, and one of the greatest kings to walk the face of the earth. May the fearless achievements of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj inspire us in all our endeavors.
#Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is a man of valor and a true patriot.
Shivaji Maharaj was born on February 19, 1630, to Shahaji Bhosle and Jijabai in the fort of Shivneri, near the city of Junnar of the Pune district, and established Hindavi Swaraj. This is believed to be an original picture of the Chhatrapati ShivajiMaharaj
A great visionary and leader par excellence never received the respect that was due to him, during British Rule. Goddess Tulja Bhavani Ma of Tuljapur blessed him with a sword, it is said. He is and will ever remain the pride of our #BhavyaBharath
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There were 2 deities at the centre of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s religious & spiritual consciousness. One was Lord Shiva, whom he invoked in his battle cry of ‘Har Har Mahadev.’ The other was Goddess #Bhavani. One of the avatars of #Durga, Bhavani was Shivaji’s patron goddess. A🧵
Her temple at Tuljapur - where she also takes the name ‘Tulja Bhavani’ or simply ‘Tulja - was for him the holiest of holies. Before every battle & before every campaign, small or big, Shivaji prayed to his Mother Goddess. His contemporary chronicler Parmanand wrote that just...
before he went in for his dramatic, life-or-death encounter with Bijapur general Afzal Khan, Shivaji ‘sent up a prayer in his mind to Bhavani.’ The killing of Afzal Khan marked a big turning point in Shivaji’s life, & in honour of the goddess who he was convinced was blessing...
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#Hindu Funerary Monuments:
Ordinary Hindus are cremated after their #death except for the saints. According to religious traditions, they are buried, and their shrines are called #Samadhi. The term Samadhi in #Hinduism also refers to an elevated state of mental awareness. 1/ Pic - Rajesh Avhad
Death by Samadhi usually involves inhumation rather than cremation on a pyre. However, samadhi memorials may or may not contain the remains of the deceased. This ritual occurs in 3 stages- taking Samadhi, the burial of the body, and site construction. 2/
The belief is that body of a saint or guru should be preserved as a symbol of sacred power. In this context, the #Hindu memorial is similar to the #Buddhist stupa, where relics of Buddhist teachers are buried and worshipped. 3/
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Today #bahujans
If you have a little reasoning #power,then some #Questions are given to those sly
#Ask #Brahmins Q1) If Chhatrapati #Shivaji Maharaj was the protector of #Hindu religion, then your
Why didn't the father-grandfather crown him? @Profdilipmandal @ProfVilas [Thread]
Q2] Chhatrapati #ShivajiMaharaj you #Brahmins
Should have #danced on his shoulder as he was #fighting against the #Mughals
Were! Why were your ancestors #angry with him? [Thread]
Q3] If indeed #Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Guru was Ramdas, then he
Why did #Guru #Ramdas Wrote a #foolish king [Shivaji Maharaj] in his Book Bodh Granth? @Profdilipmandal @ProfVilas @artinchow @BharadwajSpeaks [Thread]
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Early 20th century Bengalis were strongly inspired by Shivaji's resistance to foreign rule. Aurobindo ends an imaginary conversation between Shivaji & Jai Singh thus:

"I undermined an empire and it has not been rebuilt. I created a nation and it has not yet perished."

Rabindranath Tagore too wrote a poem celebrating Chhatrapati #Shivaji 's resistance to the Mughals.

The first stanza of the poem reads thus:
Similarly Swami Vivekananda was a great admirer of Shivaji and considered him among greatest kings of India. 3/n
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Armenia announced death of 96 soldiers-- so far the largest number of soldiers lost in a single day.
When I read news like this, my belief that
1. Guerilla tactics
2. Coercive disclosures
are better than conventional warfare, is reinforced.

Vietnam is a case study.
Vietnamese carried out guerilla sniping, American soldiers wr clueless abt the direction they wr hit frm. Underground rooms & traps worked wonders.
#Shivaji Maharaj also used such guerilla tactics successfully on his enemies.

Circumvent a conventional war, avoid losses!!
3/5 In the above pic: lady sniper.
Under present circumstances, it wld b cheaper to carry out "surgical strike" like attacks on the enemy and bring down their assets. Bt these attacks shld be made more regularly and for a sustained period. Otherwise attacks will achieve zilch!
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When Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaja Was Told To Salute A Mleccha 🔥

As a young prince, the Son of the great Kingsmaker Maharaja Farzand Shāhājiraje Bhonsale, Chattrapati Shrimān Shivaji Maharaja visited Bijapur (Karnataka) and saw the pathetic state of the local Hindus.
The following were his words when he was told to pay his respects to the Adilshahi Darbar!
Chattrapati Shrimān Shivaji Maharaja's reaction after entering Bijapur
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Since Dragon warriors or whatever are posing with some blades on a stick, I thought I would share some Indian boys with knives. These boys know how to go chop-chop with it. When it flashes, heads roll. Literally. Let's begin with Glorious Gurkhas #IndianBlades #IndiaChinaFaceOff
And this Dao is from our 'Rhinos' boys of Assam Regiment. Comes in handy when patrolling in jungles or high altitudes. Cuts through the bushes or bushy-tailed princes really well. #RezangLa #IndiaChinaFaceOff #IndianBlades
Next in line are our Sikh boy. Best avoided when they charge with their 'Kirpans' with the name of Wahe Guru on their lips and breathing fire. I am sure you would recognize them, they spent quite some time in the Dragon country. #RezangLa #IndiaChinaFaceOff #IndianBlades #Galwan
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#Shivaji plundered and looted Jalna, and didn't spare the hermitage of Sayyid Jan Muhammad Sufi.

Whether he died of curses of the Sufi, or by poisoning as a result of the power politics among his many wives, is a question though.

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Many a times I hear statements like “#Shivaji has nothing to do with Mumbai”... so is he really from a far away place? @mumbaiheritage #ShivajiMaharaj #ShivJayanti 1/n
#BelieveItOrNot #Shivneri Fort, his birthplace is less than 100 kms from #Mumbai as the crow flies! 2/n
Raigad, his capital and the site of his cremation, is also less than 100kms from #Mumbai!
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Personally, Shivaji has been some kind of a parallel journey as each time I would stray from my path, his name would be propped up by my mother almost like a tight slap - A reminder of both my individual potential and my civilisational duties. So here's a reread of his tales -
How Chhatrapati Shivaji Scaled The Great Maratha Heights Using Hill Forts…
" Even to pretend to be Shivaji is a reward for me — this Shiva is blessed." - Shiva the Barber…
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