Festivals of Bharat



The thirteenth day of the bright half of Jyeshtha

This function is to commemorate the Coronation of Chhatrapati Sri Shivaji Maharaj in 1674 A.D., at Raigadh in Maharashtra. According to Hindu calendar, the day was Jyeshtha Shuddha Trayodashi of Aananda Samvatsara of the Shalivahana Era 1596 (or Vikrama Era 1731).

The choice of this particular occasion for celebration lies in its inspiring historical significance. The occasion holds up for the HIndu people inspiring lessons for their future march - perhaps unequalled by any other single event during the past 3-4 centuries of their history.

The greatest contribution which Shivaji made to the freedom struggle of Hindusthan lay in the fact that he infused in it the right kind of national idealism. Even at the tender age of fourteen, he wrote to his friend, Dadaji Narasa Prabhu Deshpande, that he had vowed in the presence of God to achieve Hindavi Swaraj. Shivaji further expressed his supreme confidence that it was God's will that this mission should succeed.


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