Hindu Samrajya Diwas

04 Jun 2020  Thu

June 4 is celebrated every year as Hindu Samrajya Diwas to mark the coronation anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is believed that the Hindu kingdom came into being with Shivaji’s coronation. The Maratha King was coronated in a grand ceremony at Maharashtra’s Raigad Fort which is situated at a height of five thousand feet. People in Raigad celebrate the day on the Hindu month Jyeshtha’s Shukla Trayodashi (13th day) which falls on June 4 this year. He revived ancient Hindu political traditions and court conventions and promoted the usage of Marathi and Sanskrit, rather than the Persian language, in court and administration. This day is very important for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and it is one of the six festivals they celebrate officially at the organizational level. The other five festivals are Vijaydashmi, Makar Sankranti, Varsh Pratipada Mahotsav, Gurupurnima, and Rakshabandhan Mahotsav. However, given the current circumstances, RSS will mark it through thousands of online events as the world is following the protocol of social distancing. The above-shown coin is the Gold Hon issued by Shivaji Maharaj after his coronation. The coin depicts legend “Shri Raja Shiv” on the obverse “Chatra Pati” on the reverse within a dotted border.

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