Chhatrapati Shivaji's Life at a Glance

A thread on main events in the life of Shivaji Maharaj.

#ShivJayanti #ShivajiMaharajJayanti Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
1630, Feb 19: Born at Shivneri fort, near Junnar, Pune dist.

1645: Oath of Swaraj at Raireshwar mandir. Conquered forts of Torna, Chakan, Kondhana.

1656: Conquered Javali area from Nimbalkars Oath of Swaraj, Raireshwar ...
1659: Afzal Khan, Bijapur Adilshahi commander, damaged temples of Pandharpur & Tuljapur.

Nov 10- Shivaji k!lled Afzal Khan on Pratapgad after sensing treachery, while Bijapuri army was also routed.

Dec 28- Marathas defeated Adilshahi troops under Rustam Jaman near Kolhapur. Afzal Khan k!lled at Pratapgad
1660: Adilshah sieges Panhalgad. Chhatrapati escapes to Vishalgad.

Adilshahi troops chase him, but are kept in check by Maratha detachment under Baji Prabhu Deshpande.

Baji fought & sacrificed his life at Battle of Ghodkhind (later called Pawankhind honouring Baji’s valour). Baji Prabhu DeshpandeShiva Kashid
1661: Mughals under Kartalab Khan march through Konkan. Marathas defeat Mughals at Battle of Umberkhind (near Pen), capture arms & ammunition. Image
1663: Shaista Khan was camped in Lal Mahal for 3 years. Shivaji Maharaj attacked the Mahal in the night.

In the ensuing chaos, Maharaj cut three fingers of Shaista Khan who was trying to flee the Mahal. Mughal army withdraws from Pune. Shivaji Maharaj attacks Sha...
1665: After Battle at Purandar, Treaty with Mughals. 23 Maratha forts, 4 lakh rupees were given, young Sambhaji & Netaji Palkar were sent to Mughals.

1666: Shivaji imprisoned by Aurangzeb in Agra. Escape from Agra after 3 months. Murarbaji Deshpande vs Dile...Shivaji Maharaj escapes fro...Escape route of Shivaji Mah...
1670: Feb 4, Marathas reconquer Kondhana fort after heroic sacrifice of Tanaji Malusare. Maharaj said in his honour, "गड आला पण सिंह गेला"

Raid on Mughal port of Surat. Marathas defeated Mughal army under Daud Khan at Battle of Vani-Dindori. Reconquest of Kondhana by T...
1672: Feb, Marathas defeated Mughals in Battle of Salher

1674: Marathas under Hambirrao Mohite defeat Adilshahi army under Bahlol Khan.

Jun 6, Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Jun 18, Jijamata passed away. Oct, Marathas conquer Khandesh Coronation ceremony at Raig...
1675: Apr, Goa campaign. Jun, Karwar. Nov, Naval battle with Siddi of Janjira

1676: Mar, Athni. Nov, North Karnataka campaign

1677: Jan, Marathas gain Vellore & Jinji forts in Tamil Nadu. Assigned to step-brother Vyankoji. Image
Vyankoji had disputes, resolved in a November battle, where Chhatrapati was victorious. Vyankoji was reassigned the forts after reconciliation.

1680: Apr, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj passed away.

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Such was the inspiring life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj -

An ideal son, a cautious leader, a skilled organiser, a benevolent administrator, a clever military strategist, a great warrior, a terror to the wicked, a defender of the good, and an epoch maker.

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Concluding the thread with Sitaram Goel's remarks:

"The fact is that Shivaji CANNOT be overglorified, such is the majesty of his character & role.The historian who will do full justice to the personality of Shivaji as well as to his role in Indian history is yet to be born." Image

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