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In fact, he was named after a regional Goddess Shivai. He was known for his bravery and tactics with which he won numerous wars against the Mughals. Now share the story Too bad. Post your comment. He had numerous Muslim soldiers in his army. He was also very supportive of people who converted to Hinduism.
Shivaji was a dependable supporter of women and their honour. Anyone under his rule caught violating woman's rights was severely punished. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Image source: Jump to navigation.
Chhatrapati Shivaji was called as the 'Mountain Rat' and was widely known for his guerrilla warfare tactics. Remembering the greatest Maratha ruler on his birthday, here are some interesting facts about Shivaji. His mother prayed to the goddess for a son and was blessed with one.
Tell us what you didn't like in the comments. Shivaji established a royal name for himself in history with his administrative skills by upholding the Swarajya values and the Maratha heritage. He was called so because of his awareness in geography of his land, and guerrilla tactics like raiding, ambushing and surprise attacks on his enemies. Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.
Contrary to popular belief, Shivaji was not named after Lord Shiva. The secular ruler was very accommodating of all religions.
The Jaigad, Vijaydurg, Sindhudurg and other such forts still stand to testify his efforts and ideas. His only aim was to overthrow Mughal rule and establish Maratha empire.
Till date, the day is celebrated as Shiv Jayanti with great rigour and traditional style by Maharashtrians. Known as the Father of Indian Navy, Shivaji was the first to realise the importance of having a naval force, and therefore he strategically established a navy and forts at the coastline to defend the Konkan side of Maharashtra.
The founder of the Maratha Kingdom, Shivaji was born to be a natural leader and fighter on 19th February, 1630 in the prestigious Shivneri Fort. February 19, 2017 00: The god-like stature was given to him for his deeds, and not his name.