Shivaji Jayanti 2018: Top wishes, sand art tribute keep Twitter abuzz—Check inside

On the birth anniversary of the great Maratha warrior, Twitter is abuzz with wishes, quotes.

Shivaji Jayanti 2018: Top wishes, sand art tribute keep Twitter abuzz—Check inside
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New Delhi: The great Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's birth anniversary is celebrated on February 19. He was the member of the Bhonsle clan of Marathas. He was formally crowned as the Chhatrapati (Monarch) of his realm at Raigad in 1674.

Chhatrapati Shivaji is said to have innovated military tactics and pioneered unconventional methods. At the same time, he revived ancient Hindu political traditions and court conventions. Plus, he promoted the usage of Marathi and Sanskrit and not Persian, in court and administration.

On the birth anniversary of the great Maratha warrior, Twitter is abuzz with wishes, quotes and messages. Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid a beautiful sand art tribute too.

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Shivaji was the first to realise the importance of having a naval force and thus is known as the Father of Indian Navy. He established a navy and forts at the coastline to defend Maharashtra on Konkan's side. Jaigad, Vijaydurg, Sindhudurg forts are a testimony to Shivaji's efforts, ideas and valour.

It is said that his mother prayed to regional Goddess Shivai and was blessed with the child and so the name Shivaji was given to the great Maratha ruler.

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