The Sword of Chh. Shivaji Maharaj

About Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj


Chhatrapati Shivaji was the great warrior of 17th century, born in India. He started his mission to form a hindu kingdom (hindavi swarajya) in his early childhood, at the age of fifteen. In his life he captured & built about 350 hill forts & coastal forts. He also formed a strong navy to protect costal region of western India. Today he is called as the father of Indian navy.

He brought revolution in traditional maratha weapons. This development was the only thing, which took Marathas to the victory


Exactly how was Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja's Sword?


Maratha Swords are developed by Chh. Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha Swords are not like other sowrds found in the world. It has a unique comfortable hilt with a unique pomel.



Was it been offered by Godess Bhavani?

It's a believed that the sword used by Shivaji Maharaj was presented by Godess Bhawani, but it is a mith. There is no any evidance found in historical records.

How is it depicted in contemporary paintings & sculptures?


This is a famous contemporary painting of Shivaji Maharaj, now at Chh. Shivaji Vastu Sanghrahalay, Mumbai.

It is clearly seen that the sword held by Shivaji Maharaj is straight & hilt of the sword is of Maratha type.

This is a famous contemporary painting of Shivaji Maharaj, now at British Musium, London.

It is clearly seen that the sword held by Shivaji Maharaj is straight & hilt of the sword is of Maratha type.

This is a famous contemporary painting of Shivaji Maharaj, by Mir Mahmmad painted before 1688.

In this painting, the sword of Shivaji Maharaj is held by his Sardar which is marked above. The sword is of Maratha Type & straight.

A contemporary stone sculpture at Yadwad, dist. Dharwad, karnataka in which Shivaji Maharaj is shown holding a sword which is straight & Maratha Type.

A contemporary stone sculpture at Shrishail Mallikarjun, Andhra Pradesh which clearly shows Shivaji Maharaj holding a sword which is straight.

How do historical references & sources give us information about the sword?

A famous poet Jairam Pinde from Shivaji's father Shahaji's Royal court has written a famous Sanskrit poet 'Radha Madhav Vilas Champu' & 'Parnal Parvat Grahan Akhyan' are said to be the most authentic refrences of Maratha history in which he has mentioned description of Shahaji's sword which is later given by him to Shivaji Maharaj. (Refrance : Radha Madhav Vilas Champu, Page No. 99)

(Shivaji Maharaja's Bakhar written by Chitragupta, Chitnis Bakhar, Shiv-Digvijay Bakhar, Historical records during Tarabai period)

Shivaji's Sword in royal collection Trust,London



One of the sword of Shivaji Maharaj is now in London, in Royal Collection Trust of Royal family of Britain. This sword was presented by Shivaji IV of Kolhapur to Prince of Wales in 1875 AD.


The Royal Collection London

Address: Clarence House, St James's Palace, London, SW1 1BA





King Edward VII when Prince of Wales



Born: 1841
Died: 1910
Reigned: 1901 -10
  • Eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
  • In 1863 married Princess Alexandra of Denmark; their second son succeeded as King George V after the death of the eldest son, the Duke of Clarence, in 1892
  • The first member of the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha dynasty
  • Presented with jewelled arms and armour on his visit to India (on behalf of Queen Victoria) in 1875-6
  • Commissioned Alfred Gilbert to create the Art Nouveau tomb at Windsor for the Duke of Clarence
  • As Prince of Wales lived chiefly at Marlborough House, London and at Sandringham House, Norfolk (purchased in 1862 and soon rebuilt)
  • After his accession initiated a major refurbishment and redecoration project at Buckingham Palace
  • Gave Osborne House and its estate to the nation in 1902
  • Commissioned many items from Fabergé as gifts for Queen Alexandra, including models of animals at Sandringham

79 comments:

Gramps said...

Good collection of information. However I do believe that the sword was given to Shivaji by Bhawani mata. British destroyed histroy of Shivaji to a large extent. Not finding any evidence does not mean it was not true. It means we should just search more, truth can not be hidden for a long time
Vishal

nilu007 said...

Really great collection of images of swords....
Its great treasure that we Indians lost due to may be more specifically Panipat War.

Jai Bhavani Jai Shivaji!!!

purnima said...

Historical records state that Shivaji Maharaj presentad the Bhawani sword to Maharaj Chhatrasal and exhorted him to fight the mughals.Decendants of Maharaj Chhatrasal claim to still have the sword in their possesstion.

vikas said...

if sword of shivaji maharaj is in possesion of royal british family ,or whatever it should be brought back to india maharashtr ,it is our glory ,and no one has right to hold it back.

pranil said...

i should have the sword bck

omkar said...

bhavani talwar of shivaji should be in india only ............

jay BHAVANI jay SHIVAJI.

abhi said...

MY DEAR FRDS I undersand ur all feeling about bhavani talwar...

But if this sord was givn to Bitish member of Royal Family as a gift by Lord Shivaji the vi'th (as stated in this study also) in that case it would b completely unethical to 2 demand it back from British Royal Family . As this was one of the tradition of indian and British royal families to give presents (NAZRANA)to each other.
Th same logic also applies to KOHINUL DIMOND which was presented by MAHARAJA OF PTIYAlLA to QUIN VICTORIA

However i have never seen any gift from BRITISHI OR any other ROYAL FAMILY in any of indian musium. I am sure, There must be few of such in the personal collection of indian Royal famlies, like UDAYPUR, HAYDRABAD AND PATIYALA ROYAL FAMILIES.

mann said...

my frend why are sword is in london do you have any answer

mann said...

hi frends why are talwar is in london do you have any answer for this me marathi

ash said...

Pay attention u all
Though the sword has gone to London
because of certain things that time

but as a Hindu Maratha we must bring it to our region Maharashtra

AKSHAY said...

jai bhawani
jai shivaji
jai marathi
we want maharaj talwar back in india in maharashtra

AKSHAY said...

jai bhawani,
jai shivaji,
jai marathi.
we want maharaj talwar back in our country back

manoj said...

there is not a single kinsg like shivaji maharaj.....
yes, we all should respect the
un defeted king.....
we should not call him shivaji ,
we should call him...
(chatrapathi shivaji maharaj)

sanjay said...

Tumha saravanach Chhatrapati maharajan baddal aadar vatato yachach arth ajun marathi asmita jivant aahe.
mag tumhi sarvani aaple vichar marathi bhashemadhye mandanyacha prayatna ka kela naahi ?

aso, Maharajanchi talwar parat aanayalach havi parantu tyaani aapalyala dilelya advitiya killyanchya durdaivi avasthela aapanach kaahi aunshi jababdar aahot ase mala vaatate.
aapalyapaiki kiti janaani aapale durg pahile aahet ?

varil sarva maahiti atishay chaangli aahe. maahitibaddal punha ekda dhyanyavad...

Aapan maharajavar asech prem karave v tyanche vichar aaplya v pudhil pidhichya manamadhye rujavinyakarita sarvanich pudhakar ghyava hi vinanti.

JAI BHAVANI ! JAI SHIVAJI !!!
CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ KI JAY !!!

Ganesh said...

Baryachda aas hot ki, Shivaji Janmala yava pan shejarchya ghari, tyach karan aas aahe, aapan phakt tyanchyabadhal aadar dakhaun kiva tyanchyavar tayar kelele cineme pahun vichar bolun dakhavto pan pratyakshat kahi karaychi vel yete teva aapan mage hoto, tas n karta pratekane jar tharvale ki Maharajana apekshit aasnara Maharashtra ubha karaycha tar kathin nahi teva aaj pasun sarvani tharva ki mi phakt marathitach bolen, swatapasun survat kara, agodar swatala badala, jag badlel, Raj Thakereni hatat ghetlelya kamat kharicha vata uchala aani tyanchi takat vadhava.,

JAY HIND !
JAY BHAVANI !!
JAY SHIVAJI !!!

nikhil said...

JAI BHAVANI
JAI SHIVAJI
JAI MAHARASHTRA...
WE WANT BACK OUR GREAT MARATHA LEADER AND FOUNDER CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ'S SWORD BACK FROM ENGLAND...

pratik said...

british naliayakayanni aplya bhartatchi sampatti sangun lutli ahe ani apan fakt baghat rahilo , aplyala laz watli pahijay apan tay maghaya anayay cha prayatna karat nahi pan ak divas ti bhartatach asayal.

JAY MAHARASHTRA

Skywalker said...

I am as proud of Shivaji Maharaj as anyone else , but please lets be objective about history . Sword was given by bhavani mata .. doesnt make logical sense . Its a great way to motivate pepl tho .. and tht it did .

indrajeet said...

you so called BLOGGER....
Hi sarv mahiti aani photo Kolhapurache Itihas sanshodhak INDRAJEET SAWANT yanchya "SHODH BHAVANI TALWARICHA" ya pustakatun ghetali aahe blog banavatana tyanchya navacha sadha ullekh hi karayala hava hota... shame on u...

sanjay said...

mahatva kunaala dyayache ?
indrajeet sawantana ki bhawani matene shivaji maharajana talwaar dili ka ? ya vishayana deoon svatala kiti shahane mhanun ghyayache ha jyacha tyacha prashna aahe.
chhatrapatinche karyach evadhe mahaan aahe ki tyaacha adhaava ghenyakarita ek janma purnaar naahi ....
tyanchya durdarshipanamulech aaj aapan marathi mhanun mirvato aahot anyatha moughlani sarvanchi (suntha karoon) vajavali asati.
ashya mahaan vibhutila maajhe shatkoti pranaam.
Talwaar parat aanalich paahije....
Sanju s.s.

prakash said...

jai bhawani
jai shivaji
we want maharaj talwar back in our india

Solution Provider said...

With due respect to everybody's thought I will say,
Let our beloved Chhatrapati's Talwar be safe at England BECAUSE unfortunately here in India I dont think it will remain safe. As everyone know how our existing heritage articles are preserved and how safe they are here. So sadly (yeah with real tears in my eyes) I again will say; Those old gold days of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj are no more to come back in this political and corroption laden country.
So let my highest respected Maharaj's Talwar remain safe at England.

Yogendra said...

Why should the Shivaji Maharaj's sword be kept with Royal Family of UK.
Let us work hard & pursue the British High Commission to bring back the Jagdamba & Bhawani Sword back to India. Let the government form a Museum on Raigad & keep such valuable weapons & other articles from the graeat Maratha history so that atleast our next generation will be aware of our great heroes.

ashok said...

Jai Bhavani, Jai Shivaji

Chuni Chavda said...

The Bhavani Sword of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj the Great belongs to Hindus and its rightful place is in India.

Chuni Chavda said...

The Bhavani Sword of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj the Great belongs to Hindus and its rightful place is in India.

Tarusha said...

NAMASKAR BHANDHU & BHAGINI...
I am in UK currently in London & planning to visit the museam to see how does our respected Maharj's sword & other things look like... Manat faar manisha aahe baghychi.... I would keep you all posted...

Suraj said...

Shivaji Raje Is the Gratest Maratha King In Ever & ever & Ever. He is The MARATHA's God.
JAI BHAVANI JAI SHIVAJI RAJE.

Suraj said...

Shivaji Raje Is the Gratest Maratha King In Ever & ever & Ever. He is The MARATHA's God.
JAI BHAVANI JAI SHIVAJI RAJE.

avadhut said...

Shivaji maharajanchi bhawani talwar jagat kuthehi neun theva parantu ek matra visru naka ki talwar kuthehi asli tari shivaji raje fakta hindusthanat ahet ani fakta hindustanatach punha janmala yetil

paresh said...

MARATHA TITUKA MILAWAWA MARATHI DHARMA WADHAWAWA.
JAI SHIVAJI
JAI BHAVANI
JAI MAHARASHTRA.

PARESH NERKAR

akash said...

Jay shivaji,
I think let The sword be with them.
But we should bring the courage and inspiration associated with the sword.our shivaji Maharaj also wanted to have that courage in all of us.so dont waste your time in getting back the sword type of stuff.instead get ready to rule like our maharaj always wanted to be.JAI MAHARASHTRA.

NISH-LOVE GURU said...

fakhta bolun kahi hot naste........ saglyanna mavalyancha dum dakhavun dila pahije aapan......... aapan sarvaani eekine eekatra yeon... talwar majhya maharashtrat aanali pahije.........

jai hind
jai maharashtra.

umesh prasad singh said...

Sword of Chh.Shivaji Maharaj is a symbolism of BHAWANI TALWAR themes in the glory of RAJPUT VALOUR ENDOWED BY MOTHER BHAWANI HERSELF FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE.JAI BHAWANI .

viji said...

jai ambhabavaani!
jai chathrapathi shivaji!

ajinkya said...

why did the maratha prince gave it to englih prince was it a burden on him if yes then he would have given it to me i would have taken care of it till the end if my life

abhijit said...

"BHAVANI" should be brought back to INDIA as it is our national property, indeed it should have been brought way back.. Govt should initiate the talks for this matter soon with UK...

abhijit said...

My friend Sadashiv Bapat says- "Bhavani talwar shouryache pratik aahe. "Bhavani" yuvakanchi prerana srot aahe.. Ashi chaitanyadaai preranadayak "Bhavani" "Hindustanat" parat aananyas prayatn honyachi garaj aahe.,

pritam said...

when i will become the top bussinesmen and hv that much power at that time i promise i will definetly bring it baqck

pritam said...

it is our prime responsibility to bring sword back to india bcoz it is our inspiration

Sidhant said...

Jai maharashtra !
Shivaji maharaj he sampurn maharashtra chae aradya diyavat thanchi bhavani talalwar apan parat anali pahejayat karan jaya bavani talwarila british gabart hote tich aaj thanci shobha vadavat ahe

Rocky said...

are chhakyano gapp basa
shivaji sarkha purush 1ch asto jo magat nahi apla hakk swarajya he aplya pourushavar milvato kay bhavani talwar lawle ahe parat anayache kontya matene vagaire nahi dili ti.
Shivaji hota mhanun ti talwar famous zali nirjivalahi jiv ala
parat milvayache tar tumchya hrudayat shivaji ana talwar tumchyakade asel.

siddesh said...

Mavlyano jase maharaj aurangzeb cha aagaryatun sutale tasech bhavani talwar hi britishancha london madhun sodavun maharashtrat aanu. Jai bhavani,
jai shivaji
jai maharashtoa.

siddesh said...

Mala aase vatata ki bhavani talwar aanana he fakt aaplya yuvancha hatatch aahe.

Jar maharaj vayacha 15 vya varshi swarajya stapan karanya chi shapat gheu shaktat tar aapan bhavani talwar parat anayachi ka nahi. Vicha kara

mangesh said...

Mazya Mitra,
Aapanch fakt bolat basanya peksha kahitari karun dakhwale pahijet. Nahitar SHIVAJI MAHARAJANI dilelya ya sonycha jivacha kahich fayda nahi re.
Amhi college madhil mitra jewha September mahinyat Raigadawar gelo tewha gadhachi khoop waiet ahe. Ji Trust Shivaji Maharajachya nawakhali trust chalte ahe ti kadhi konate kaam karate tech kalat nahi.Aata parayant konta gadh athva killa durusth jala ahe. Ki tya trust ne sarkarakade kadhi Bhawani Talwar aani Maharajanchi itar moulyawan vastu baddal kadhi maagani keli ahe ka? Agadi congress sarkar sarkhe kaam kami bommba jaast karne. Jar yuva mitrano aapan jar ekatra aalo aani ya sarv gosthi baddal awaz uthvalat tarch yach vichar honar ahe nahi tar fakt leave your comment lihun kahi England madhil gore lok he mail vachnar nahi he lakshyat ghya. Upay donach ahe swata tari ladha naahi tar "Raj saheba" chya barobar jaun sabha gheun marg kaduya.
Apali manatil Prakat Iccha,swapnanich udyacha Etihas ghadto he lakshyat ghya. Ase Jija Maa sahebanich Maharajana sangitale mhanunch aapan "Jai Maharashtra" aani "Jai Bhavani Jai Shivaji" mothya garvani chaati war karun bolto na. Aani shevati iccha tethech marg asto mahitach ahe na. Jar ekatra evyun sabha genyas tayar ahat tar lavkar bhetu hya decemember prayant. Karan jar navin varsh sukhache aani samrudhiche changle karm kelywarch jate. Fakt SMS aani Calender badlun nahi. Vichar kara pakka tar de dhaaka dya aaplya manala je kal karo so abhi karo. Dusryanwar navhe tar aaplya mitrana aani mothya bhavanach sangto ahe.Ha message vachun tewdhya purte vachu naka.Maja mail id mangesh.shirke@gmail.com aani cell no.9702900701.
Jar swatasathi navhe tar Maharaja sathi tari ektra eyuana bhaguya khare mard maratha kon ahet ki nahi. Tumchya uttarchi mi pratiksha karat ahe.
"JAI BHAVANI JAI SHIVAJI"
"JAI MAHARASHTRA"
"HAR HAR MAHADEV"

Sandip.Chilamwar said...

Shivaji was a great maratha warrior. I proud to be a Maratha and Marathi off course. Shivaji is the only warrior who could not be defeated by Aurangjeb. Shivaji, with only a small army fought against strong Mughal Emperors and won almost all the battles. Further his son Sambhaji too continued the same tradition and won all the battles(almost 200)in two years. What they warriors were.

lp said...

Shivaji Maharajanna sashtanga pranam !!

Talwar ek madhyam ahe !! (sadhan)

Tya palikade jaun vichar kela tar he lakshat yeil ki, apan lakshya visrat ahot.

Datri mai tar aplya kadech ahe !!

Tila tari koni gheun gele nahiye.

Ahe ka koni assal yaa maticha putra jo ithihas parat ghadvu shakel ??

Atishay kathin ahe. Kinwa mhanal tar "impossible" .

Tondachi badbad and shabda fek karun kahi ek nishpanna honar nahi. Talwar anun tari kay fayda, jar ithlya mansa madhe dharma pramane vagaychi shikwan/ichha/sanskar rahile nahiyet. Kona karata talwar anayachi ? Tya layakiche ahot ka apan. Swatahala prashna vicharun bagha , tumche tumhala uttar milel.

aditya said...

Amcha maharashtra madhil vaighav paivun nele

aditya said...

THE GREAT MARATHA .
SHIVA SARKHA RAJA AAMHALA MILALA HE AAMACHE BHAGYA MANTO . AASA MAHARAJ PART HONAR NAHI . {JAY HIND} {JAY MAHARASHTRA}

siddhant said...

AAKSHAT UNCHA BHARARI GHAYALA PHANKAT SINHACHI TAKAT LAGTE ,
KAVLAY SARKHYA SHATRU LA PARAST
KARAYLA CHOCHIT "HAR HAR MAHADEO"CHI
GARJANA LAGTE.
JAI SHIVAJI,
JAI BHAVANI...........

pooja said...

I DNT UNDERSTNND 1 THING Y OUR PRESTIGEOUS HERITAGE IS WID ENGLAND
Y D HELL OUE POLITICANS WHO GULP OUR MONEY CANT GET BACK TO INDIA FRM DER.

KHANT VATATE HYA GOSTICHI KI AAPLA ABHIMAAN ANI LOKANCHA SANMAAN JYAANI CAPALA ASEE HE AAPLYA RAAJE CHI TALWAR AAPLYA KADHE NAHI :-(

OMKAR said...

Maharajs talwar is very special to we marathas. So if you are maratha demand for it bcoz it belongs to us not to british.

OMKAR said...

Maharajs talwar is very special to we marathas. So if you are maratha demand for it bcoz it belongs to us not to british.

jeronimus said...

Perhaps Goddess Shri Bhavani Mata intended Her sword to go to England so that country could be saved from being conquered by the Nazis. So many strokes of luck saved the Brits. But perhaps now it should return to Maharashtra Desha. Or to the Libyan rebels for a while?

jeronimus said...

The Goddess is universal and all humanity are Her children, so no one should be possessive about Her sword. It belongs to Her not to any one person or group. But at the same time, it means most to the people of Maharashtra because it is a part of their history and identity. So it belongs there.

Pradip said...

Maza Mitrano aatatri jagewha aapan
aak jut houn kilyachi dekhrek karu aapla yek sangh karun sarkar kadun kahe dengi gheuya aapan sarvajan morcha khaduya karn sarkar tay shiya sudharnar nahi.
Me Marathi Manus Me Maze aasmta Japnar.
" JAY SHIVAJI"
" JAY BHAWANI"
KAHI LIHATANA CHUKLE SHABD AASEL TAR MAAF KARA
ME HINDU - MARATHI YA DHARMAT/JATHIT JANMALA AALO YACHA MALA AABHIMAN AAHE.
"MARAN PAN DHARM/JATH SODNAR NAHI"

amritha said...

Is there in any evidence about Shivaji giving his most valuable sword to the British and do you believe in the britishers who spoilt many of our hindu monuments down south India during that time?I don t think so.

amritha said...

Is there in any evidence about Shivaji giving his most valuable sword to the British and do you believe in the britishers who spoilt many of our hindu monuments down south India during that time?I don t think so.

madhukar said...

Bring the Shivaji's sword to India

Save our sweet memories..

Jai Bhavani Jai Shivaji....

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Ang said...

we want our lords sward back in maharasta,
4 this purpose guys we have to come 2gether, make demand 4 this to d maharastra government.
so what is u next step guys..............

Unknown said...

we want our lords sward back in maharasta,
4 this purpose guys we have to come 2gether, make demand 4 this to d maharastra government.
so what is your next step guys..............

pranav said...

नसेल भगवा शिरावर
तर बसेल परका
उरावर............
मर्द मराठा

datta said...

""MARATHA TETUKA MELVAVA ,
MAHARASHTRA DHARM VADHVAVA.""
Yacha Arth Asa Ki Swarajyachya Kami Jo Koni Yet Ase to MARATHA
ani Tyacha Dharm MAHARASHTRA

prasad deogade said...

all maratha are in the search of bhavani talwar to show the braveness of chh.shivaji maharaj.

ramesh h n said...

nice photographs

Sagar said...

Hi All,

nice post, but i happened to be in London and did further research , the sword in the royal collection is not of Shivaji Maharaj. After lot of enquiries for the Bhavani talwar, BM did 10 years research and they found it is not of Shivaji.
I was able to see the sword.

Sagar Babar

Aj said...

nrcDid you know?
Bhavani Talvar was actually a double edged sword(Made in England), which was gifted to shivaji maharaj by a gujrati merchant. There is a lot of speculation regarding this...My source babasaheb purandare (Shiv-charitra-kathan)

VIVEK said...

Great information collection and presentation about Shivaji Maharaj and Bhavani Talwar. we are really proud on your great work. Good going.. Readers listen Shiv Charitra by Babasaheb purandare and know more about Shivaji Maharaj. Jai Bhavani!! Jai Shivaji!!

Sunny Vinayak said...

How much is the weight of chhatrapati shivaji sword?

Vasant Kamal said...

कोसळली ती वीज म्हणून तलवार,
उतरवला शत्रूचा तो माज.
मनगटी राहुनी तिने शिवरायांच्या -
स्थापले हिंदवी स्वराज,

शस्त्र ते अभिमानाचे, मराठी गौरवाचे,
स्वराज्या च्या प्रतीकाचे, महाराष्ट्र च्या प्रतिष्ठेचे
मराठी माती चा सुगंध पसरविला जिने सात समुद्रां पलीकडे
चमकते आज "भवानी" इंगलंड च्या संग्रहा मध्ये .

कधी तरी भवानी चे नशीब घडवेल दर्शन,
महाराज तुमच्या ख्याती ला विश्वाने केले वंदन.

राहुल अतुल मंठाळकर


Vasant Kamal said...

कोसळली ती वीज म्हणून तलवार,
उतरवला शत्रूचा तो माज.
मनगटी राहुनी तिने शिवरायांच्या -
स्थापले हिंदवी स्वराज,

शस्त्र ते अभिमानाचे, मराठी गौरवाचे,
स्वराज्या च्या प्रतीकाचे, महाराष्ट्र च्या प्रतिष्ठेचे
मराठी माती चा सुगंध पसरविला जिने सात समुद्रां पलीकडे
चमकते आज "भवानी" इंगलंड च्या संग्रहा मध्ये .

कधी तरी भवानी चे नशीब घडवेल दर्शन,
महाराज तुमच्या ख्याती ला विश्वाने केले वंदन.

राहुल अतुल मंठाळकर


Sadhana said...

The original painting of Shivaji was discovered by the great historian VS Bendre. Until this discovery the painting that was thought to be of Shivaji Maharaj was that of a Muslim Sardar. Historian VS Bendre also found the Sword of Shivaji called "Jagdambh". Shri VS Bendrey wrote close to 60 books on Maratha history and was a key figure in clearing the name of Sambhaji Maharaj to read more google VS Bendrey.http://historianbendrey.blogspot.com/. The Original painting of Shivaji Maharaj can also be found at the site.

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Vabs said...

mitrano thode diwas thamba... kahi diwasatch.. saglyana jag yenar ahe...! me ani mazi team ya var diwas ratra mehanat karat ahot..! konala sahakarya karaycha asel tar aple swagatch ahe!

Sachin Kondke said...

I believe that the sword of Shivaji Maharaj is still with us, so are his other belongings. We don't have any tradition of giving away so dear a family possession ... the British got a duplicate one....if the Govt is not so ready to snatch it from Shivaji's descendants we may see the light of it

abhijeet zende said...

MAHARAJANCHA VIAJAY ASO
CHATRAPATI saved us from evil society. And because of him we are today who we're!!! So Thank God we have been born here and we are happy.

About bringing back the sword, i must say we don't deserve it until and unless we overcome our current PROBLEMS . so after conquering current situations we will CONQUER TAKHTA-A-LONDON
JAI HIND!!! JAI SHIVARAI

Saiprasad Pol said...

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj King of Maharashtra, India ..................... JAI BHAVANI JAI SHIVAJI .....................

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