Shivaji Jayanti is observed with extreme grandeur and magnificence in Mumbai. It’s no less exciting than the Durga Puja we celebrate here in Bengal. It carries the same flamboyance and flavour that a national festival carries and henceforth, it is observed with all the festive splendour and majesty.
Shavaji Jayanti is celebrated in the memory of marks the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of Maratha Empire and one of the greatest ruler of Maharashtra.
Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on a grand scale in Mumbai along with the entire Maharashtra. Though it falls under the list of restricted holidays in India, it’s basically a state wide holiday in Maharashtra, where schools, colleges, banks and government offices remain closed.
In 2016, Shivaji Jayanti will be celebrated on 19 February 2016.
How will it be celebrated?
It’s no different from the previous years though with every year the festival emerged with its own natural charisma. On the very morning of the festival, the Governor of Maharashtra pays floral tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue at Shivaji Park. In fact, the core festival is actually observed in the Shivaji Park only, where the natives accumulate to observe the festival of Shivaji Jayanti.
Apart from the tribute giving ceremony performed by the Governor, Shivaji Jayanti celebrations programme is organised with majestic festivity by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). In due course, the patriotic songs are presented and life of Shivaji Maharaj is showcased.
Along with this landmark event, people of Maharashtra set out to go for a colourful in many parts of the city that is indeed an amazing way to celebrate the festival of Shivaji Jayanti across the state.
Apart from this, floral tributes are also paid to all other statues of Shivaji Maharaj in all the corners of Maharashtra. This is indeed a superb way to celebrate the birth anniversary of the renowned hero of India.
Apart from Mumbai, celebrations of Shivaji Jayanti are performed with great splendour magnificence in the cities and towns across Maharashtra, which includes, Pune, Thane, Satara, Nasik, Kolhapur, Dhule, Ahmednagar, Wardha, Jalgaon, Beed, Sangli, Yavatmal, Nagpur, Solapur, Akola, Aurangabad, Amravati, Nanded, Parbhani, Chandrapur, Osmanabad, Jalna, Buldhana, Hingoli, Washim, Latur, Ratnagiri, Nandurbar etc.
So, the festive day is fast approaching and it’s time to give a last minute touch to all your plans. Waste time no more. Indulge yourself in the fun and frolic of the upcoming festival.
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