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Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Coronation

Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Coronation:

The exhibition depicting 115 oil paintings of Shivaji Maharaj was organised by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) to mark the 350th anniversary of the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji .

  • The paintings at the exhibition were created under the guidance of Padma Vibhushan Babasaheb Purandare.
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was crowned as the king of the Marathas on 6th June 1674, at Raigad.
  • He was born on 19th February 1630 at Shivneri Fort in District Pune.
  • His father Shahaji Bhonsle was a Maratha general under the Bijapur Sultanate and his mother was Jijabai.
  • He took on the titles of Chhatrapati, Shakakarta, Kshatriya Kulavantas and Haindava Dharmodhhaarak.