Hindu Samrajya Divas: Symbol of Swaraj
Hindu Samrajya Divas: Symbol of Swaraj
June 2, 2023
Maryam Nadimi tends her 'secret garden' through the Iranian art form of tazhib
Maryam Nadimi tends her ‘secret garden’ through the Iranian art form of tazhib
June 15, 2023

The eagerly anticipated moment arrived when the commoners would witness the restoration of their pride and identity. It was a momentous day on the Hindu calendar, specifically Jyeshtha Shuddha Trayodashi, which falls two days before the full moon day. This auspicious day, Saturday, June 2, 1674, marked the coronation ceremony of Shivaji Maharaj, a historical event within the magnificent fortress of Raigad. A plethora of detailed descriptions of this grand occasion can be found in various historical records, including the writings of foreign observers. Henry Oxenden’s diary, penned in 1674, provides a significant first-hand account of Shivaji Maharaj’s coronation. The Marathi records, the English Factory Records, and primarily Oxenden’s diary are essential sources for understanding and documenting this momentous event. Coronation with Hindu Tradition The events leading up to the coronation began on the previous evening of Friday, June 5, with traditional Hindu ceremonies, including Ganesh Pujan, SwastiPujan, and […]

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