Raigadh Fort -This is the very heart of Maratha country -- Raigad, the capital of Shivaji's kingdom. Strategically perched atop a wedge-shaped block of hill, split off from the Western Ghats and inaccessible from three sides. Stories of incredible valour and heroic deeds are etched on every pebble at Raigad.
It was here that Shivaji built his capital city in the 14th century, and here that he crowned himself Chhatrapati. For six years upto his death, Raigad remained the capital of the Marathas with its broad gates and magnificent monuments. There was only one pathway leading to the top, and prizes were offered to those who scaled the fort through unconventional methods. Though parts of Raigad are in ruins, yet they inspire an aura of grandeur.
Shivaji's impregnable capital, the place where he was crowed and where he died. Besides the fort, you'll find his samadhi and the remains of his palace.
For its immence beauty, Raigad remains a hiker's paradice.The formidable Pratapgad fort with its equestrian statue of shivaji is an interesting excursion.
You can also visit Gangasagar Lake or worship at the nearby Jagadishwar Temple or pay your respects to the great Maratha warrior at his Samadhi.
Shivji Maharaj Rajyabhishek
Gaga Bhatt, the famous pandit of Banaras, conducted the Rajyabhishek of Shivaji Maharaj.
Invitations were sent to learned Brahman of all parts of India and many came un-invited.
Ambassadors and envoys from most of the Indian powers came to witness the coronation ceremony.
Shivaji visited the famous temples in Maharashtra. Then Shivaji distributed fine pieces of cloth and several other things among the Brahmans.
Shivaji spent the entire day in self-restraint and mortification of the flesh.
On the day of the Rajyabhishek, Shivaji got up early in the morning, worshipped the gods and took blessing from the priests.
Then, he took his seat on a gold-plated stool decked with ornaments. His queen sat to his left and the crown prince Sambhaji sat close behind him. The ministers of Shivaji Maharaj stood with gold jugs full of water from the sacred rivers and poured it over the heads of the King. The Rajyabhishek ceremony was accompanied with music.
Then, Brahman ladies with lamps on a gold tray waved the lights around the king’s head. Then Shivaji Maharaj changed his dress and put on a royal scarlet robe and precious ornaments. He then worshipped his weapons and bowed to his elders and Brahmans and entered the throne room which was richly decorated. He took his seat on the throne. The Brahman scholars chanted mantras and blessed Shivaji. Gaga Bhatta held the royal umbrella over the enthroned monarch’s head and hailed him as Shiva Chhatrapati. Salvos of guns were fired at the exact time from all the forts in his kingdom. Shivaji then gave away large sums of money to the Brahmans, other people and beggars. After the Rajyabhishek ceremony, Shivaji Maharaj passed orders and received visitors. He accepted their presents and conferred upon them royal honors. Then he mounted his best horse, descended down the fort and taking his seat on elephant rode through the streets of the capital in full military procession with his ministers and generals. The procession was preceded by his royal flags borne aloft on two elephants.
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(Fees include 1 Lunch, breakfast (2 Times) & Road transportation by pvt. Bus)
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Water bottles, and personal medicines. Torch, Good Trekking Shoes (Please don’t wear sleepers, sandals), Cap, Ruck Sack, Please bring additional small sack to keep water bottle and camera while sight seeing. Extra Pair of clothes, avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments, consumption of alcoholic drinks and tobacco products is completed prohibited.
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