Shivaji Jayanti is the birthday of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and is celebrated on the 19th February is celebrated on a grand scale every year in Maharashtra. His achievements are portrayed in many events organized during the Jayanti.He has been the nucleus of the Maratha history and has inspired many leaders of his time.
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.