Goa to restore forts, temples of Shivaji

Goa government has released a short film on Chhatrapati Shivaji on the occasion of anniversary of Maratha king’s coronation day highlighting history of Goa and Shivaji’s role in fighting Portuguese.

Key points

Film titled “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shivrajyabhishek Divas” was released on social media in Konkani and Hindi version. Movie highlights hundreds of true stories that future generations need to be aware of. Film speaks about royal tax imposed by traitorous landlords in Pernem, Maneri, Bicholim,and Sattari in North Goa to oppress locals, after which they betrayed the land and state and revolted against Portuguese.

Shivaji Bhonsale I

An Indian ruler, also referred as Chhatrapati Shivaji, was a member of Bhonsle Maratha clan. He carved out an enclave from declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur and formed genesis of Maratha Empire. He was  crowned as Chhatrapati (emperor) of his realm formally in 1674, at Raigad.

Alliances and hostilities

During his life, Shivaji got engaged in alliances as well as hostilities with Mughal Empire, Sultanate of Golkonda and Sultanate of Bijapur besides European colonial powers. His military forces expanded influence of Maratha sphere and he captured & built forts. He established Maratha navy. He revived ancient Hindu political traditions and promoted Marathi language.

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