Sunday, February 17, 2013



Two days from today, is the day when an great indian, was born - Whom Swami Vivekananda called as the very incarnation of lord Siva. 19 February, is the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. My words on Shivaji Maharaj is very limited, for how can we understand the grandeur of Shivaji Maharaj, by reading text books which were crafted during British role of India ? If I remember correctly, these test books only carried one page on him, out of which half page was his photo. But it is in these below words of Swami Vivekananda, that we as INDIANS should revisit this great Indian in the true spirit and try to imbibe him in our blood of this Indian body.

“ Shivaji was the greatest Hindu king that India had produced within the last thousand years; one who was the very incarnation of lord Siva, about whom prophecies were given out long before he was born; and his advent was eagerly expected by all the great souls and saints of Maharashtra as the deliverer of the Hindus from the hands of the Mlecchas, and as one who succeeded in the reestablishment of Dharma which had been trampled underfoot by the depredations of the devastating hordes of the Moghals ”

- Swami Vivekananda

“ Shivaji was one of the greatest national saviors who emancipated our society and our Dharma when they were faced with the threat of total destruction. He was a peerless hero, a pious and God-fearing king and verily a manifestation of all the virtues of a born leader of men described in our ancient scriptures. He also embodied the deathless spirit of our land and stood as the light of hope for our future”

- Swami Vivekananda

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