OFFICIAL NAME :- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
JAYANTI OTHER NAMES:- Shiva Jayanti, Shiv Janamotsav, Shiv Chhatrapati Janamotsav.
PEOPLE OF MAHARASHTRA TYPE :- Social celebrations.
CELEBRATE :- One day.
DATE :- 19th February.
FREQUENCY :- Annual.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti or Shiv Jayanti is a famous festival and festival in Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated all over Maharashtra on February 19, as decided by the Maharashtra government on the birthday of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Maratha Empire. This is a public holiday in Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated in small quantities in some places outside Maharashtra. Like history. In the year 1869, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule discovered the tomb of Shivaji Maharaj on Raigad and wrote the first ever Powada on his life. In order to reach the people of Shivaji Maharaj’s work, flowers have to be created. In 8 years, Shiv Jayanti was started, which was the first Shiv Jayanti, and the first Shiv Jayanti was held in Pune. After this,Bal Gangadhar Tilak worked to unite people through Shiv Jayanti. In the 7th century, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar also celebrated Shiv Jayanti, who was twice president of Shiv Jayanti’s program. From then on, Shiv Jayanti began to be widely celebrated. The Maharashtra government accepted the birth date of Shivarayana on February 9, 29th. Accordingly, the Government of Maharashtra announces holidays on the 19th of February every year. Among other possible dates, April 1 was considered a birthdate. Accordingly, many people outside Maharashtra observe Vaisakha Pure Tritiya as the day of Shiv Jayanti, and some people in Maharashtra observe the day as Shiv Jayanti, by hanging like a Marathi calendar. Similarly, different calendars have different dates.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s birth anniversary is celebrated across the state with great enthusiasm. Various events, grand rallies are organized in various places including important cities in the state. The main processions are held around 4 pm. To make the procession attractive, loud announcements like ‘‘Jai Shivaji Jai Bhavani’’ are made, they wear drums, tassels, and Bhagavata colors and the processions are removed by wearing Shivaji Maharaj’s wrists.
The purpose of celebrating Shiv Jayanti is to spread the thoughts of Shivaji Maharaj to everyone in the community.