Shivaji Jayanti 2024: Date, History, Significance, Quotes

According to English calendar, Shivaji Jayanti 2024 will be celebrated on 19th of February, while as per Hindu Samvat Calendar, it will be celebrated on 28th of March. This day marks the birthday of Shivaji Bhosale (also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji) and it is also known as Shiv Jayanti.

The birth anniversary of the famous Maratha monarch Shivaji is celebrated on Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti. Every year, on the 19th  of February, this holiday is observed. Greatness, gallantry, and compassion were all shown by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj throughout his life. Mahatma Jyotirao Phule established the celebration of Shiv Jayanti in Pune in 1870, and it has been held ever since.

The year 2024 marks the 394th anniversary of the birth of the Maratha emperor. On Shivaji Jayanti, celebrations with immense pride and bravery, and lengthy parades are planned including other festivities to commemorate the occasion.

In India, people remember the accomplishments and lessons of the greatest warriors who have walked the earth. Shivaji Maharaj brought together the Maratha soldiers and created an army that annihilated and murdered his adversaries, including the British.

Shivaji Jayanti

Shivaji Jayanti 2024 Overview

HolidayShivaji Jayanti 2024
Also Known asShiv Jayanti, Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, Birth Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

19th February- English Calendar

28th March- Hindu Samvat Calendar

DayMonday and Thursday
Where is Shivaji Jayanti celebrated?Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is best-known forHe founded the Maratha empire

Shivaji Jayanti History

In 1870, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule established an event called Shivaji Jayanti, which is also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti. At the Pune district of India, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule found the grave of Shivaji Maharaj in Raigad, about 100 miles from the city. The inauguration of the festivities on Shivaji’s birthday took place in Pune.

To further honour the birthday of Shivaji, independence warrior and social reformer Bal Gangadhar Tilak founded an annual festival known as the Shivaji Jayanti in order to make people aware of Shivaji Maharaj’s many achievements.

Shivaji was called after the local goddess Shivai, who, according to legend, appeared to bless his mother and grant her wish for a son. As the founder of the Maratha empire, Shivaji Maharaj is well renowned for his excellent administration, his martial valour, and his military strategies. The historic figure of Purushottam is credited for unifying the Maratha rulers of the Marathwada, Konkan, and Desh provinces. Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has proven to be a hero in the history of India, with his role and contributions.

Significance of Shivaji Jayanti

The state-wide festival of Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated with great fanfare and enthusiasm. In addition, the Maratha people celebrate their rich and varied cultural history. They often commemorate Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birthday, and this year marks the 394th birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji, so people hold cultural festivities in his honour. There is no end to the courage and intelligence of Shivaji Maharaj.

The king of the Maratha kingdom, Shivaji, encouraged the use of regional languages such as Marathi and Sanskrit in both the court and government, and as a result he stopped using the standard language of his day, Persian. In 1674, Shivaji Maharaj was crowned as the Chhatrapati in the Raigad fort.

Shivaji Jayanti 2024 Quotes

  • “Even if there were a sword in the hands of everyone, it is willpower that establishes a government.”
  • “Verily, Islam and Hinduism are terms of contrast. They are used by the true Divine Painter for blending the colors and filling in the outlines. If it is a mosque, the call to prayer is chanted in remembrance of Him. If it is a temple, the bells are rung in yearning for Him alone.”
  • “When you are enthusiastic, the mountain also looks like a clay pile.”
  • “Do not think of the enemy as weak, and then do not be too scared to feel too strong.”
  • “No need to be learned from own fault. We can learn a lot from others’ mistakes.”
  • “Self-confidence provides strength and Power imparts knowledge. Knowledge provides stability and stability leads to victory.”

Lesser-Known Facts About Shivaji Maharaj

  1. Many people are confused that the name of Shivaji Maharaj is derived from the name of Lord Shiva but it’s not the fact. In actual, his name is derived from a regional deity Shivai.
  2. Shivaji Maharaj is also known as the father of Indian Navy as he built an influential navy.
  3. He had peaceful relations with Mughals. There were 66,000 Muslims in his Royal Army. He even helped Aurangzeb while conquering Bijapur.
  4. Shivaji Maharaj had never compromised with his own religious roots however he used to respect all religions.
  5. The father of Shivaji Maharaj left him 2000 men which he converted into 10000 soldiers.
  6. Siddi Johar’s army captured him in the Panhala fort but he escaped.
  7. Shivaji Maharaj fought for India first and then for his kingdom. He was an amazing warrior King of Marathas.
  8. The Mumbai Airport renamed to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in honor of Shivaji Maharaj.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Shivaji Jayanti 2024?

Shivaji Jayanti falls on 19th February according to English calendar, while it falls on 28th March as per Hindu Samvat Calendar.

Why do we celebrate Shivaji Jayanati?

By celebrating Shivaji Jayanti we remember amazing contribution of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj including establishment of Maratha empire.

Is Shivaji Jayanti a public holiday in India?

It is not a public holiday in India, however it’s a holiday in Maharashtra.

10 thoughts on “Shivaji Jayanti 2024: Date, History, Significance, Quotes”

  1. छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज की जय हो!
    गढ़ आला पंढ सिंह गेला

  2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj fought for India first,then for his kingdom. I highly appreciate this remark about this great icon of Maharashtra, manacha mujra maharaj

  3. While we have greatest respect for Shivaji , history must not be said wrongly, first navy fleet was built by Rajendra chola and still evidences are there as stone carvings dated 1000 yrs back..


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