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SHIV PRATAP DIWAS

Today is a big day!

A day of triumph of good over evil.

A son of a Marathi Sardar, Shivaji Maharaj’s triumph over Afzal Khan is one of the notable moments of Maratha History.

The treacherous Khan was killed in broad daylight in sight of his bodyguards, when he tried to act smart and kill Shivaji Maharaj. Maharaj was well prepared and dug his dagger deep into Khan’s abdomen and pulled out his intestines. Yet the Khan fought back and tried to escape, when one of the Maratha Sardar’s beheaded him.

Maharaj won and the tyranny lost.

Khan was tyrannical. He had destroyed Pandharpur and Tuljapur temples and broken the idols installed there, while moving towards Shivaji Maharaj. He had killed a lot of innocent people and plundered their households. Burnt all the fields in his path, just to get Shivaji Maharaj out of his hole, as he put it. But Shivaji was alert and he stayed put at Pratapgad, a fort in the dense jungles of Javali, a fort near Mahabaleshwar hill station now. Slowly Khan drew up nearer and nearer to Shivaji.

At the opportune moment, Maharaj wrote a letter to Afzal Khan and agreed to meet him. But he had his own terms and conditions. They would meet at the foothills of Pratapgad. Accompanied by a few bodyguards and no one else. Khan felt that Shivaji Maharaj was afraid of him and so he agreed.

And this meeting took place on 10th November, 1659

And the rest is history!

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ki Jay!

JAY BHAVANI! JAY SHIVAJI!

Am sharing the Powada of Afzal Khan vadh. We all have heard it in the movie “Mi Shivaji Raje Bhosale Boltoy”
प्रतापगडाच्या पायथ्याशी खान …(३)
आला बेगुमान नाही त्याला जाण
शिवाजी राजाच्या करामतिची
त्याशी नाही जाणीव शक्तिची
करील काय कल्पना युक्तिची हा जी जी जी …(३)
महाराजानी निरोप घेतला …(२)
अन दंडवत घातला भावानीला
तसाच आई जिजाऊला
वकुत ह्यो वंगळ त्यों कसला
पानी आल आईच्या डोळ्याला
अन सरदार लागला रडायला
अहो हे हे हे सरदार तर रडतीलच
पण हत्ती घोड़ शिव ना चार्याला
अन गाई बघा लागल्या हम्बराया
असला बेहुद वकुत आला
दुश्मनाच्या गोटामधी चालला मराठ्याचा राजा
अहो राजा हो जी र दाजी र जी जी …(३)
खानाच्या भेटीसाठी …(२)
महाराजानी एक शानदार शामियाना उभारला होता
भेटीसाठी छान उभारीला
नक्षीदार शामियान्याला
अन अशा ह्या शामियान्यात
खान डौलत डुलत आला …(२)
सय्यद बंडा त्याच्या संगतीला
शिवबाच्या संगती महाला
म्हणतात ना होता जीवा म्हणुन वाचला शिवा
राजाला पाहून खान म्हणतो
आओ आओ शिवाजी आओ हमारे गले लग जाओ
खान हाक मारीतो हसरी …(२)
रोखून नजर गहिरीजी र जी जी …
पण आपला राजा …(२)
काही कच्च्या गुरुचा चेला नव्हता
राजा गोर पहात त्याची न्यारी
चाल चित्याची सावध भारी
जी र जी जी …
खानान राजाला आलिंगन दिल
अन दगा केला
खान दाबी मानी मान्याला …(२)
कट्यारीचा वार त्यान केला …(२)
गर खरा आवाज झाला
चिलाखत व्हत अंगाला
खानाचा वार फुका गेला
खान यडबडला
इतक्यात महाराजानी
पोटामधी पिसवा ढकलला
वाघनखांचा मारा केला
हे टरटरा फाडल पोटाला
हे तडा गेला खानाचा कोथळा
बाहिर आला जी र जी जी …(३)
प्रतापगडाचे युद्ध जाहले …(३)
रक्त सांडले पाप सारे गेले
पावन केला क्रुष्णेचा घाट …(२)
लावली गुलामिची हो वाट …(२)
मराठे शाहिचा मांडला थाट हो जी जी …(३)

शाहीर अद्न्यातदास

Am also attaching the YouTube link for this song for my readers to listen to.https://youtu.be/hoNjMhgV6R8

Author:

Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

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