Timeline of Shivaji Maharaj (Shivaji Maharaj History)
19 Feb 1630: Shivaji Maharaj born on Shivneri Fort near Pune and his mother Jijabai named him Shivaji in honour of the goddess Shivai, deity of the fort. (Shivaji Maharaj’s birth date has been a matter of controversy but recently a consensus has been reached and is deemed to be 19 February 1627 Other suggested dates include 6 April 1627).
1640: Shivaji got married to Saibai Nimbalkar. She was Mudhojirao Naik Nimbalkar’s second daughter and sister of Bajaji Rao Naik Nimbalkar of Phaltan. Saibai was Shivaji’s first and most favourite wife.
1646: Shivaji & his friends from Maval took oath of independence in the temple of Rohideshwar. At a young age of 16 he conquered the forts of Torna. Torna fort is the first fort that Shivaji captured.
1648: Conquered Fort kondhana near Pune
1648: Fort Purandar conquered by Shivaji & Raghunath Ballal
15 Jan 1656: Shivaji captured Javli from Chandrarao More
06 Apr 1656: Shivaji captured Raigad
14 May 1657: Birth of Sambhaji Maharaj (Saibai and shivaji’s eldest son)
24 Oct 1657: Shivaji conquered Mughal dominated places Kalyan & Bhivandi
08 Jan 1658: Shivaji took fort Mahuli
21 Jul 1658: Aurangzeb declared himself as New emperor of Mughal kingdom
05 Sep 1659: Shivaji’s first wife Saibai passed away on fort Rajgad
1659: Afzal Khan of Bijapur was killed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
09 May 1660: Shaiste Khan occupied Shivaji’s Lal Mahal & started staying there
03 Feb 1661: Shivaji defeated Mughal officer Kartalab Khan
05 Apr 1663: Shivaji attacked Shaiste Khan
06 Jan 1664: Shivaji looted prosperous trade center of Aurangzeb at Surat
23 Jan 1664: Shahji Raje Bhosle, Shivaji’s father passed away
30 Jul 1664: Shivaji raided Ahemadnagar
24 Nov 1664: Construction of Sindhudurg on small iseland called ‘Kurte’ near Malvan completed
03 Mar 1665: Mirzaraja Jaisingh enters Pune
30 Mar 1665: Dilerkhan begins siege of Purandhar
14 Apr 1665: Rudramal fort captured by Diler Khan
13 Jun 1665: Treaty of Purandhar
30 Sep 1665: Shivaji accepts Aurangzeb’s farmaan in Jai singh’s camp
05 Mar 1666: Shivaji starts for Agra to meet Aurangzeb
12 May 1666: Shivaji visits Aurangzeb’s court
19 Aug 1666: Shivaji escapes from Agra
28 Aug 1667: Jaisingh dies at Burhanpur
15 Feb 1670: Tanaji captures Kondhana from Mughal
24 Feb 1670: Shivaji’s second wife Soyarabai gave birth to Rajaram, Shivaji’s second son
15 Mar 1670: Kalyan captured by Shivaji maharaj
24 Mar 1670: Shivaji Maharaj re-captures Purandar
13 May 1670: Lohgad captured
16 Jun 1670: Mahuli fort captured
24 Jun 1670: Rohida fort captured
17 Oct 1670: Battle of Dindori
25 Oct 1670: Moropant captures Trimbak
03 Oct 1670: Second sack of surat starts
05 Jan 1671: Shivaji maharaj captured fort Salher Fort near Nashik
21 Apr 1672: Abdullah Qutb Shah Dies
1674: Shivaji crowned himself at Raighad and assumed the title of Maharaja Chhatrapati
1676: Shivaji’s last campaign against Jijapuri Karnataka. Captured Jinji and Vellore
1680: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj died
Films on Shivaji Maharaj
- Raja Shivaji (Marathi)
- Maratha tituka melawawa (Marathi)
- Gad ala pan sinh gela (Marathi)
- Mi ShivajiRaje Bhonsle Boltoy (Marathi)
- Chandrahas (Telugu)
Theatre on Shivaji Maharaj
- Raigadala Jevha Jaag Yete (रायगडाला जेव्हा जाग येते)- based on the complex relationship between Shivaji Maharaj and Sambhaji.
- Jaanata Raja (जाणता राजा)- a musical tale of Shivaji’s life, by historian Babasaheb Purandare.
TV Serials on Shivaji Maharaj
- Raja ShivChhatrapati: TV serial on Star Pravah. The role of Raja Shivaji is played by Dr. Amol Kolhe.
- Veer Shivaji: a Hindi TV series on Colors TV channel, the role of Shivaji is played by Paras Arora.