Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Shivaji Maharaj's coronation ceremony at Sinhgad


26/6/2018

PUNE: The golden moment of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Coronation ceremony was celebrated on Sinhagad fort first time with loud cheers of ‘Har har mahadev’, ‘Jai Bhavani, Jai Shivrai’, ‘Chhtrapati Sambhaji Maharaj ki jai.’

Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, Pune city had organized a grand greetings celebration event on the auspicious occasion of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Coronation ceremony and Dharmaveer Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj’s birth anniversary according to the Marathi calendar at Sinhagad fort.

Traditional instruments like dhol-tasha being played, beautiful rangolis, saffron flags, flowering on the traditional Palkhi with the idol of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and followers in huge numbers. To re-experience this moment in history, people gathered in massive numbers at Sinhagad fort.

At this occasion, MLA Bhimrao Tapkir, western Maharashtra co-minister Vivek Kulkarni, Pune metropolitan minister Kishor Chavan, Dr. Shital Malsure, Ajit Apte, Shahir Hemant Mavale, Shahir Shrikant Renake, corporator Vrushali Chaudhari, Prasanna Jagtap, Ramesh Konde, Lala Jawalkar, Sachin Pasalkar, Navnath Parge, Shrikant Chillal, Tushar Kulkarni, Nitin Mahajan, Ketan Ghodake, Shripad Ramdasi, Sampat Charwad, Sharad Jagtap, Rajesh Jadhav, Amar Satpute, Datta Tonde were amongst the dignitaries present.

The celebration event commenced at Veer Baji Pasalkar Samadhi near Rajaram Bridge to Sinhagad parking area with a grand 2-wheeler rally. This was followed by a grand celebration with Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s idol placed in a palkhi along with traditional instruments like dhol tashas being played.

On this occasion, the idol of Shivaji Maharaj was consecrated at the hands of the descendents of Tanaji Malusare, Dr. Shital Malusare. Shahir Shrikant Renake gave a poetic honor to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and temples were worshiped of Chatrapati Rajaram Maharaj’s idol.

Kishor Chavan said, Naraveer Tanaji Malusure won this fort quoting ‘First priority to winning the fort.’ To celebrate and re-experience the coronation ceremony of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and birth anniversary of Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj a huge crowd has gathered on the Sinhagad fort.

He further said that this golden moment in the history should be celebrated on every fort in Maharashtra. Sainath Kadam, Sameer Rupde, Dhananjay Gaikwad, Sachin Lohokare, Yogesh Deshpande, Sanjay Pawale, Nana Kshirsagar, Ravi Bodake, Sachin Gulanikar, Vishak Kadu were amongst the organizing committee for the program.

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