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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.[3] 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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  • Copyright: Anil Chavan (anilchavangw) (3)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-10-16
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-12-08 2:22
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