Who began Shiv -Jayanti ?

Mumbai : Mahatama Jyotiba Phule discovered samadhi of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Raigarh fort .It was neglected during Peshwa Raj .Mahatma Phule not only discovered the samadhi , but he also  began Shiv Jayanti , the celebration of Shivaji Maharaj’s birthday .But it was very unfortunate that Shiv Jayanti was hijacked by communal forces .They also distorted history .They gave communal colour to the secular image of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj .Further  , a controversy was created about the actual date of birth date of Shivaji Maharaj .Now Shiv Jayanti is celebrated on two diffrrent days .Shiv Jayanti is a festival of Bahujan but this occassion is used by some elements to spread communal hatred .

This is great dis service to the ideals of Shivaji Maharaj .

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