SHIVAJI JAYANTI is the birth anniversary of Maratha king Shivaji. It’s celebrated on February 19 every year in honour of the founder of the Maratha Kingdom. This year marks the 392nd birth anniversary of the great Maratha. Chhatrapati Shivaji was one of the bravest, progressive and rational monarchs of India. A Maharashtrian holiday celebrated as a festival – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti celebration was started by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule in 1870. He discovered the tomb of Shivaji Maharaj on Raigad, which is around 100 km from Pune. Bal Gangadhar Tilak later brought the contributions of Shivaji Maharaj into light and influenced people by highlighting the image of Shivaji Maharaj. He played a significant role in uniting the Maratha chiefs of the Mayal, Konkan and Desh regions. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s role and contribution in Indian history make him a hero of the country.