Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj - a hero for all times


Today is the Chhatrapati's Jayanti (birthday). This Maratha emperor is a true hero for us Indians. He liberated India from the oppressive Mughal rule and safeguarded our nation against insurmountable odds. His story is indeed stuff of legends. The Maratha flag fluttered from Afghanistan to Orissa to Kanyakumari for almost a century between the mid 1600s and late 1700s.
May this hero continue to inspire every Indian to defeat the growing menace of jihad and bring glory to our motherland. We salute you Oh Chhatrapati.
Recommended read on the life of the Chhatrapati - Sriman Yogi by Ranjit Desai (In marathi). English translation, Shivaji the Great by Dr. V. Katamble.

1 comment:

satish said...

कथिलच काय पोलाद हि वाकवू तुम्ही फक्त जिजामाता बनून पाठीवर हात ठेवा आम्ही शिवबा हि बनून दाखू