Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is an ideal – a role model for almost all Maharashtrians.
I am sure you might be one of the many people who would love to have a painting or wallpaper of Shivaji Maharaj’s Rajyabhishek.
First let me describe Shivaji Maharaj Rajyabhishek Sohala – the Coronation Ceremony of Shivaji Raje Bhosle.
Shivaji Maharaj Rajyabhishek Sohala :
Shivaji was entitled Shakakarta (“founder of an era”) and Kshatriya Kulavantas (“head of Kshatriyas”), and Chhatrapati (“paramount sovereign”). The Rajyabhishek ceremony (coronation) of Shivaji Maharaj was performed on June 6, 1674 at Raigad. He assumed the title of a king in a formal coronation and became the first Chhatrapati of Maratha Empire.
In the Hindu calendar it was on the 13th day of the first fortnight of the month of Jyeshtha in the year 1596. Pandit Gaga Bhatt officiated, holding a gold vessel filled with the seven sacred waters of the rivers Yamuna, Indus, Ganges, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri over Shivaji’s head, and chanted the coronation mantras. Shivaji was bestowed with the sacred thread jaanva, with the Vedas and was bathed in an abhisheka.
Gaga Bhatt, the famous pandit of Banaras, conducted the Rajyabhishek of Shivaji Maharaj. Ambassadors and envoys from most of the Indian powers came to witness the coronation ceremony. Shivaji visited the famous temples in Maharashtra. Then Shivaji distributed fine pieces of cloth and several other things among the Brahmans. The Rajyabhishek ceremony was accompanied with music.
His mother Jijabai died on 18 June 1674, within a few days of the coronation. Considering this a bad omen, a second coronation was carried out 24 September 1674, this time according to the Bengali school of Tantricism and presided over by Nischal Puri.
Shivaji Maharaj Rajyabhishek Sohala Original Photo / Painting / Wallpaper :