Shivaji Jayanti in 2024-2025, When, Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti, How is Celebrated

Shivaji Bhonsle 3 April 1680 was an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan. Shivaji carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. In 1674, he was formally crowned as the Chhatrapati (monarch) of his realm at Raigad.

Shivaji Jayanti in 2024-2025, When, Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti, How is Celebrated


  • Date: Monday, 19 February 2019

SHIVAJI JAYANTI

Shivaji Jayanti is a holiday In India that Celebrates the birth of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and is celebrated both on February 19th and on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Tritiya (the 3rd dark phase day of the Hindu month Phalgun). It is a restricted holiday in most parts of The India State of Maharashtra - Meaning that most offices and government buildings remain open across the country – but is an official statewide holiday in Maharashtra (schools and government buildings are closed in this state).

HISTORY OF SHIVAJI

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born February 19th, 1630 in Shivneri Fort, or what is now known as Maharashtra, India. At the age of 16, he seized the Toma fort and by the time he was 17 had seized the Rajgad and Kondana forts. His aggressive tactics continued until 1676. By this time he had significantly expanded the Maratha Empire through the use of guerrilla tactics. Today, he is regarded as both a great warrior and civil administrator.

TRADITIONS AND CELEBRATIONS OF SHIVAJI

This holiday is celebrated extensively in the regions of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra. He is especially popular in Maharashtra and not only has many public buildings named after him but is also considered a demigod by many.

Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated with many colorful parades and public shows that chronicle his life. There are also many speeches on his importance given by prominent government officials on this day.
Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire

CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI OF THE MARATHA EMPIRE

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  • Born c. April 1627 or 19 February 1630 Shivneri Fort, Shivneri, Ahmadnagar Sultanate (present-day Maharashtra, India)
  • Died 3 April 1680 (age 50-53) Raigad Fort, Raigad, Maratha Empire (present-day Maharashtra, India)
  • Spouse Saibai Nimbalkar Soyarabai Mohite Putalabai Palkar Sakvarbai Gaikwad Kashibai Jadhav
  • Issue Sakhubai Nimbalkar Ranubai Jadhav Ambikabai Mahadik Sambhaji Rajaram Rajkumaribai Shirke
  • Marathi Shivaji Bhosale
  • Sanskrit Shivaji Bhosale
  • House Bhonsle
  • Father Shahaji Bhonsle
  • Mother Jijabai
  • Religion Hinduism

WHERE IS SHIVA JAYANTI CELEBRATED?

Shiv Jayanti or Shivaji Jayanti is a festival and public holiday of the Indian state of Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated on February 19, celebrating the birth anniversary of the Maratha emperor, Shivaji. This festival is celebrated in a small extent outside Maharashtra.

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