15 Interesting Facts About The Fearless King-Chhatrapati Shivaji

Shivaji Bhonsle, better known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was one of the most astute rulers in the history of the nation. The stories of his victory and strength are known and told through generations. Upholding the values of Swaraj, and the heritage of his Maratha background, Shivaji was often misunderstood and contemned to be anti-secular. This myth can be busted with the mere fact that his royal army of 1.5 lakh had more than fifty percent Muslims.

Born in the Shivneri Fort and named after deity goddess Shivai, he was born a leader. We bring you 15 Interesting Facts About The Fearless King, Chhatrapati Shivaji

1. He protected his kingdom by devising numerous strategies and tactics.

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 012. Surprisingly, he wasn’t named after Lord Shiva

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 023. Conquered a fort in his teenage years

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4. He built a massive force and knew the importance of a good army

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5. He even offered help to Aurangzeb

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 056. He was an intrepid fighter who triumphed over Afzal Khan, a king with huge built and tiger claws

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 067. A shrewd strategist, he took hold of water by building sea forts to protect his kingdom

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 078. With his bravery, he resisted the rule of Mughal and Adishahi 

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 089. One of the best things about him, was his secular nature

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 0910. He taught his army the importance of strategy

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 1011. He preached togetherness and was kind to needy.

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 1112. He established the importance of religious monuments and never attacked pious sites or homes.

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 1213. He didn’t encourage capturing women, instead respected and protected them.

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 1314. At the time when people are adhering to their respective religious beliefs, Shivaji was secular and respected all religions.

Interesting Facts About Shivaji 1415. And this is how people respect him back

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Shivaji was a man of great power and honor. He strongly opposed any kind of violence, humiliation or harassment against women. Be it women or men, this valiant king cared deeply for his kingdom and forever rescued it from sufferings. It is believed that he inherited compassion and empathy from his mother, Jijamata, whom he loved immensely. 

Magnificent!

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