Shivaji Raje Bhosle the Great (Marathi: शिवाजीराजे भोसले) (February 19, 1627 – April 3, 1680), popularly known as Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (Marathi: छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराज) laid the foundations of the Maratha Empire. Shivaji Maharaj was younger of the two sons of Shahaji Bhosle and Jijabai. His father, Shahaji, was a Maratha general who rendered military services at various times against the Bijapur Sultanate and the Mughals. Shivaji the Great espoused the ideology of Hindavi Swarajya (Self rule of the natives) and took a solemn oath in a Shiva temple with his friends and soldiers to directly challenge the Muslim rule of the Bijapur Sultanate and ultimately the mighty Mughal Empire. Shivaji the Great succeeded in establishing control of a well defended segment of the present state of Maharastra in western India, during his lifetime.
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tulipan7 (628) 2009-12-08 3:38
First of all, welcome to TE.
Interesting thing is that here in Zagreb we have a similar statue on our main square - guy on the horse with sword in his hand... Different guy of course, and other details are different but it's still interesting...
As for your photo, I don't mind the tight crop but would prefer to see the end of the tail as well...