Shivaji Jayanti i.e., birthday of Shivaji Maharaj is followed on a royal magnitude in Maharashtra. His parents Jijabai and Shahaji Bhonsle named him Shivaji following local Goddess Shivai. He was the initiator of the Maratha nation and he was involved in unifying the Maratha chiefs of Mayal, Konkan and Desh regions. His armed and civil administration was of greatest significance. Shivaji was victorious in carving out a small empire by conquering the alien empire.
Chhatrapati Shivaji is a brave man not only for the people of Maharashtra but for those of India as well. On the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti several processions are taken out and people gear up like Shivaji and his associates. The birthday is celebrated on a huge level and different programmes remembering the achievements of the huge ruler are organised