Category Archives: Shivaji

Battle of Kolhapur

Panhala literally meaning “Home of Serpents” was one of the 15 forts built by Bhoja II, the Shilhara ruler between 1178 and 1209 AD. The famous aphorism of Raja Bhoj, Gangu Teli is believed to have been associated with this … Continue reading

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Battle of Pratapgarh

    Pratapgarh, the fort that started Shivaji Maharaj’s victory quest, located in Satara district, aroud 23 km west of Mahabaleshwar.  Standing 1080 metres above sea level, on a narrow spur between the villages  of Par and Kinesvar, the fort … Continue reading

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Chattrapati Sambhaji

  Mrutyuche aavhaan peluni, toch varasa aamhaala dila l Shivrayaancha Shambhu chaava, Hindu mhanuni amar jahala ll (Coming from the same legacy that confronted death, Shivaji’s son Shambhu, became immortal as a Hindu) Quite often, growing up in the shadow … Continue reading

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Shivaji- The Ruler

While a lot is known about Shivaji Maharaj’s military conquests and battles, I feel not much focus has been laid on his administration and the way he built up the military. Shivaji  has rightly been regarded as one of the … Continue reading

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Sinhgad

One of the greatest military operations in the history of India, would be the capture of Sinhagad . It is a story of courage, heroism, adventure. When you walk around Pune , and the surrounding areas, you feel the valor … Continue reading

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