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394 th Shivjayanti celebration as cultural pride for nation

February 19, marks the 394th birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, celebrated mainly in Maharashtra.

Banks in Maharashtra are closed for the occasion, but they’re open in other states.

Shiv Jayanti honors Shivaji Maharaj’s courage, justice, and cultural pride. He founded the Maratha Empire and aimed for self-rule (Swarajya) for his people.

Shiv Jayanti is a significant celebration in Maharashtra, commemorating the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is a time to remember and honor his bravery, leadership, and commitment to justice. People celebrate with processions, cultural events, and paying respects at Shivaji Maharaj’s monuments and statues. It’s a day filled with pride and reverence for one of India’s greatest historical figures.

Shiv Jayanti began as a way to honor and commemorate the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the legendary Maratha ruler. The celebration has evolved over time, gaining significance as a public holiday in Maharashtra and spreading to other parts of India where people recognize and celebrate Shivaji Maharaj’s contributions to history and culture. The exact origins of the celebration may vary. This was celebrated by  Lokmanya Tilak on national level. Now it has become an integral part of Maharashtra’s cultural heritage, typically observed on the date corresponding to Shivaji Maharaj’s birth according to the Hindu lunar calendar.

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