Ideal rulers and organizers like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the pride of Hindutva, are not found in the history of the world. He ruled impartially as a king and as a commander, boosted the morale of every soldier that in a blink of an enemy heaped. Today is the birth anniversary of Shivaji Maharaj. Shivaji was born on 19 February 1630 in Shivneri Durg.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, born in the holy soil of India, was an eternal icon of courage, royalty and skilled administrator. Planners and organizers like them are nowhere to be seen. He faced many ups and downs, but never violated dignity. He ruled with complete impartiality. Due to these qualities, they are still in the heart of entire India and Indians. To be fair, he has an unprecedented contribution in building modern India. He is our hero.
The example of Shivaji Maharaj’s organization skills is still given today. The Marathas lived separately at that time, and also fought separately. Shivaji Maharaj felt that the Marathas have passion and self-respect, but they are not able to succeed due to lack of unity. Hence Shivaji organized them one by one. After that, the victory of the Marathas began to unfold. Shivaji’s state system and the ability to build an army was amazing. His justice system was such that even the enemies praised him in this matter.
Chhatrapati Shivaji used to try to learn something from every person. A reference to him suggests that he also learned from his critics. It is a matter of those days when Shivaji was waging a partisan war against the Mughals. One night, he got tired and went to an old lady’s hut. Seeing his face, the old lady said, “Sipahi, your Surat looks like Shivaji.” You are as foolish as that. “Shivaji said,” Show any foolishness of Shivaji as well as me. ” Instead of winning power, he invades the big forts and then loses. ”This understanding of the old lady made Shivaji understand the reason for the failure of his strategy. He learned from old age and first set small goals and started working hard to achieve them. He focused on winning small forts and the result started coming as a victory. This boosted the morale of them as well as their soldiers. Due to this morale, they were able to win big forts. His power increased as he won.
Chhatrapati Shivaji wanted the Marathas empire to expand and have a separate state. To realize his dream, he started collecting his own army at the age of 28 and on his own merit organized the Marathas and established a separate empire. He established a strong navy by building a ship fleet. Hence he is called the father of the Indian Navy.
Shivaji got many institutions built for the long-term fortitude of the state. These institutions were used a lot in conquering the overwhelming power of Aurangzeb. For this reason, Maratha could do both protection and Rajyavardhan.
One day after sunset, Shivaji asked the gatekeeper to open the gate. The gatekeeper stated clearly that the gate would not open after sunset. For this reason, Shivaji had to spend the night outside. Early in the morning, he called the gatekeeper to the court and asked the reason for not opening the gate. The gatekeeper replied, “Maharaj, what will the people do when you do not obey your orders?” Shivaji was very impressed by the duty and fearlessness of the gatekeeper. They made him a bodyguard.
Samarth Guru Ramdas was the guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji. One day, he demanded a begging from Shivaji from outside the door. Shivaji said that you made us ashamed by asking for alms. Guru Ramdas said, “Today I have come here to ask alms not as a guru, but as a beggar.” Shivaji wrote something on a paper and put it in the Guru’s kamandal. It was written in it – The whole kingdom is devoted to Gurudev. Guru Ramdas tore the paper and said, “I have not removed the ego inside you. You are not a king, but a servant. You are giving me something that is not yours. “Gurudev further said,” Watts! This coronation, wealth and wealth is the result of all people’s hard work. He is the first authority on this. You are a capable servant. Donating one servant to another is not Rajdharma. “Shivaji understood Gurudev’s spirit and asked him to apologize, Gurudev! It will never be forgotten now.
Chhatrapati used to explain to Shivaji his Guru policy and knowledge. Once Shivaji was filled with pride and said to Guru Ramdas ji – I am the protector and Prajapalaak of the people. Guru Ramdas speculated that Shivaji might have been presumed to be king. Ramdas showed Shivaji a big stone and said – Watts! See if you break this stone. Shivaji broke the stone and saw that there is a living frog in the middle of the stone. The Guru said that now tell who is giving air, water and food to the frog in the middle of this stone? Hearing this, Shivaji bowed down before the Guru. Then Ramdas Ji said that the pride of the follower should not come within us.
Left historians have said many wrong things about Shivaji Maharaj. They are accused of being staunch Hindus. This is a false fact. Shivaji respected every ideology and creed. He had given complete freedom to all the sects during his reign, but he opposed the forcible conversion. There are many such incidents in the history which indicate that he had issued a decree for the protection of mosques and mausoleums. He respected the Sufi tradition very much. He often used to go to the shrine of Baba Sharifuddin, the great saint. Historian Kafi Khan and Bernier, a French tourist, have praised his religious policies.
Inspiring stories of patriots like Shivaji also instil in us the consciousness of renunciation, awaken the spirit of valour and illuminate joyous India. Shivaji did a lot of work to build India. He was a great patriot and was ready to sacrifice life for the country. Such great personalities cannot be tied within the geographical boundaries of a country. They are the ideal and source of inspiration for all humanity. Generations coming from his unique talent, indomitable courage and dedicated service also brighten the future of humanity.
At the age of just 16, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj cut off his little finger on the Shivling of the Shiva temple of Raishwar in Bhor taluka near Pune in 1645, dropping his blood drops on the Shivling to establish Hindu Swarajya and not live like a slave. Was sworn in.
At that time the Mughals were at their peak on the tyranny. At that time, the nation was facing a threat to religious culture, which Shivaji used to get hurt from childhood. Rajmata Jijabai used to narrate the epic stories of Mahabharata from childhood to her. He was very inspired to hear that. With the guidance of the able Guru Ramdas ji and with the blessings of Mother Bhavani, Shivaji became Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and protected the nation and religion.
Even today, we face the same danger. Our youth should also take inspiration from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ji to work for and protect the nation’s religion, this will be a true tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ji.