Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: The Great Maratha King- A Guide

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar2023-02-19,09:18:52 education

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

Born on 19 February 1627, in the fort of Shivnes, he rose to become a nation builder


Creation of the Maratha empire

He built a strong empire in Maharashtra, Karnataka & Konkan amids the strong opposition of the mighty Mughal Kingdom under Aurangzeb



Shivaji entered into military career even before attaining the age of 20. He captured many forts like Chakana, Simhagad, Kondana and Purandar from Adil Shah of Bijapura


Revenue System

He built an efficient administrative system, set up an authentic revenue system for income and broadened the economic base of the empire


Father of the Indian Navy

Chatrapatti Shivaji Maharaj introduced big fleet of vessals across the West cost of India and introduced new warfare on the ships


Secular Ruler

He had numerous Muslim soldiers in his army. His only aim was to overthrow Mughal rule and establish Maratha empire

The 'Mountain Rat'

He was widely known for his guerrilla warfare tactics. He expanded his father's 2000 soldier army to 10,000 soldiers

Supporter of women

Anyone under his rule caught violating woman's rights was severely punished

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