Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj (Sambhaji Bhosale), the firstborn of the greatest Maratha emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was also known for his immense contribution to guiding the Maratha empire through various hardships and challenges like warfare, politics, etc. The day that Sambhaji Bhosale was crowned as the Maratha king is known as the day of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Rajyabhishek. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje Rajyabhishek Din 2022 is celebrated on January 16. As we celebrate Sambhaji Raje Rajyabhishek 2022, everything you need to know about this observance is Sambhaji Raje’s contributions to the Maratha Empire Sambhaji Raje Rajyabhishek Date origin and more. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Rajyabhishek Din 2022 Wishes in Marathi & Images: WhatsApp Messages, Banners, SMS and HD Wallpapers To Celebrate the Important Day.

When is Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje Rajyabhishek 2022?

Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje Rajyabhishek 2022 will be celebrated on January 16. While Sambhaji Raje was given the duties of the king on July 20, 1680, in Panhala, his official coronation was done on January 16, 1681. This ceremony was conducted at the Raigad Fort, just like Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s coronation.

Significance of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje Rajyabhishek

While Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje was the Maratha king for just a few years (9-10 years), the bravery he exhibited and the contributions he made in this time is significant. This is why the celebration of Sambhaji Raje Rajyabhishek is considered vital by the followers of Chatrapati. Sambhaji Raje took over the Maratha empire after the demise of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj in some troubling times. His reign was mainly spent tackling the ongoing wars between the Maratha kingdom and Mughal Empire, as well as other neighbouring powers such as the Siddis, Mysore and the Portuguese in Goa.

Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje’s Bravery

However, it is a known fact that Sambhaji Raje put up a brave fight even in these trying circumstances. He escaped the Mughal emperor Aurangazeb’s attempt to capture multiple times and kept the Maratha flag flying high. Even when he was captured in 1689 by deceit, Sambhaji stood strong against the torture and atrocities inflicted on him. He finally died in captivity on March 11, 1689, but historians quote that he showed exemplary courage, even while facing death.

This inspiring story of Sambhaji - the second Chhatrapati of the Maratha Kingdom- makes the celebration of Sambhaji Raje Rajyabhishek so significant. People are sure to take the opportunity of Sambhaji Raje Rajyabhishek to remember the life and work of Sambhaji Maharaj and all that he fought for.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 16, 2022 10:47 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website