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:: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ::
:: The great Maratha King (1630-1680)
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  • Shivaji Bhonsle (1630-1680)
    Shivaji Bhonsle, was an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan, Shivaji, in 1674, carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of an independent Maratha kingdom with Raigad as its capital.

  • Chatrapati Shivaji's Rule
    Shivaji established a competent and progressive civil rule with the help of a disciplined military and well-structured administrative organisations. He innovated military tactics, pioneering the guerilla warfare methods (Shiva sutra or ganimi kava), which leveraged strategic factors like geography, speed, and surprise and focused pinpoint attacks to defeat his larger and more powerful enemies. From a small contingent of 2,000 soldiers inherited from his father, Shivaji created a force of 100,000 soldiers; he built and restored strategically located forts both inland and coastal to safeguard his territory. He revived ancient Hindu political traditions and court conventions, and promoted the usage of Marathi and Sanskrit, rather than Persian, in court and administration.

    City of Pune, India
    Pune is a sister city to San Jose, CA.

  • References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivaji http://www.francoisgautier.com/shivaji-a-hero-for-modern-india/

This statue was given as a gift to the people of San Jose by the people of Pune. This statue is now erected in the Guadalupe Park. This is the only statue of Shivaji Maharaj in North America.

Shivaji Maharaj in San Jose Guadalupe Park

Pune, India; Sister city of San Jose  ShivajiSJC  ShivajiStatue

Shivaji Maharaj     Shivaji Maharaj from San Jose Heritage Rose Garden

Donate to the Chattrapati Shivaji Museum of Indian History, in Pune, India

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