Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on 19th February every year to celebrate the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Shivaji was the founder of Maratha Empire. Shivaji Jayanti is very popular in the state of Maharashtra. People celebrate this occasion with a sense of pride. The Mumbai airport is named Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in honor of Shivaji Maharaj.
Shivaji was a great statesman and a great warrior. He had an organized and well-disciplined army. On this day, the heart of the people of India gets filled with courage when they listen to the heroic stories of Shivaji.