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Chhatrapati Shivaji's spirituality in History records
Dr. Jayashingrao Pawar has mentioned some records on visit of Chhatrapati Shivaji to saints. He mentions some records and names of Saints.
Chinchawadkar Deo (Pune)
Shahaji Raje donates a land to Chintamani Maharaj (1481-1625). Saint Tukaram give name 'Deo' to ancestor's of Chintamani Maharaj. Chhatrapati Shivaji take anugraha from Chinchwadkar Moraya Gosavi Narayan Maharaj. This record is seen in Rajyavewaharkosha by Raghunath Pandit.Narayan Maharaj period was 1601-1719.In this period Shivaji, Sambhaji, Rajaram, Shahu visited to Narayan Maharaj. Shivaji donate a land and finance Chinchwadkar Deo temple to develop the spiritual concept in their state. By the help of Narayan Maharaj Shahu become a Chhatrapati. Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj donates a land near Ravet Tal Haveli Dist. Pune in happiness of birth of a child to him. Main concept of Raje to donation of land and finance was to develop the Vedic and spiritual concept in their state.
The above records are from Tukaram Gatha internet copy
When Chhatrapati Shivaji call Saint Tukaram to meet him. Saint Tukaram sent above-mentioned Abhang?s. In this he wants to tell that there is Paduranga?s ruling government because he is free from death. He is always alive. So every one should have to become such an aatamadyne person. Tukaram Maharaj wants to teach spirituality to him. So he discards his material gifts. Because saints wants only faith in Guru. Many of spirituality loving persons say that Tukaram Gatha is the main origin of Swaraj rules. From this Shivaji knows the characters of real Guru or saint. How they are? How their work is? What they want to do? What they want to develop in our state? The Mavala's work on Tukaram Gatha?s concepts. Courage to fight against the enemies and to develop the real spiritual culture in their state that called the Ram Rajya.
The Abhanga?s above mention show the real characters of Sadguru. How they love or worship to God Panduranga. Their whole work is for Sadguru only. The real Guru's far away from money. They do not want material thing like Gold, silver. The Ant and Elephant are the same in Sadguru's sight i.e. all the higher caste and lower caste are the same in their sight. A common man and a King are also same in their sight. Because both are persons or human only. They have same soul.
Here we want to mention that Tukaram Gatha is a building element in Shivaji's character. Think other women as an own mother. This character is seen in Shivaji's laws.
Shidheshwar Bhat Bramhe
Shidheshwar Bhat Bramhe was Vedshatra Pandit in Chakan Paragana. In1653 the letter written by Chhatrapati Shivaji to Bramhe is in history records. In this he write that because of your bless he become a authorized person in state and get satisfaction. This state is of Swami's gift of bless.
Gopal Bhat was Vedshatra Pandit in Mahabaleshwar. Chhatrapati Shivaji and Rajmata Jijau take mantra of meditation from him in year 1653.
Keval Bharati was from Kenjal in Wai paragana. After the Javali's victory Shivaji wins the Wai paragana. For this victory he took a bless from him.
In year 1670 Chhatrapati Shivaji wins the fort of Swalher at that time he took an anugraha from Deo Bharati are the records in Bakhari. Deo Bharati was from Mudalgao. He was staying in Mahadev temple. From the bless of Deo Bharati he wins the Swalher and Moleher fort in nine days.
Kelashi's Yakut Baba was Muslim saint. But the records of Yakut Baba were very interesting. Shivaji raje gets bless from him. Sambhaji Raje also meet Yakut Baba and gets bless from him.
Parmanand Gosavi Nevaskar
He was famous sanskrut Pandit and also Sanskrut poet .His samadhi is at Poladpur in Raigad district. He wrote Anupuran or Shivbharat.The exact period of Shivbharat was unknown. But the period was near 1661.Because Shivabhart records upto appointment of Trabhak Bhaskar as a main officer at Shrungarpur. He mention that Shivaji's birth on earth to develop religion and spiritual concepts of happiness, to kill the enemies, protect the holy saints, cow i.e. wild life and holy Bramhians. He also says that Shivaji is a Lord Vishnu's new birth on the earth.
"Pranipatya pravakshami maharajashya dhimataa charit shivarajyashya bharatshetyv bharatam"
Samarth Ramdas Swami
Samarth Ramdas swami says about Chhatrapati Shivaji that he is an only one person in world who can protect the religion. Ramdas Swami and Shivaji meet at Shinganwadi in the Garden of temple Hanuman.Swamiji advise Trayodashakshar Mantra to him. Shivaji Raje keep Sambhaji Raje at Parali to learn spirituality from Ramdas Swami.
Mouni Maharaj math in Patgaon have following sanadas. Chhatrapati Shivaji gives sanad on 3rd June 1678 and second sanad on 26th March 1679. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje gives sanad on 13th September 1680 and 1686. Deshadhikari Kudal prant give sanad on 1679. Maharani Tarabai gives sanad on 25th July 1701.Chhatrapati Lokraja Shahu give sanad on 12th October 1920.
Mouni Maharaj Record in found Vishwakosh. see the record in vishwakosh Click the link https://vishwakosh.marathi.gov.in/30607/
Keshav Bhat Pandit
Keshav Bhat Pandit was working under Rajaram Maharaj.In 1690 he wrote RajaramCharitram. This book was found in library of Saraswati Mahal in Tanjavar.Shri V.C.Bendre found this book and publish in 1931. In this book Keshav Pandit write about the situation of state after the death of Sambhaji Raje.
Gaga Bhat was Maharashtrian Pandit in Varanashi. In 1663-64 he came to visit Maharashtra. He wrote on religion and social problems and make good decision on religion. His books are Rajyabhsekha prayog, Shivakondey, Samayanay. His main Goddess temples are Shri kashi Vishwanath and Shri Bindu Madhav.
Sant Dnyneshwar mention the characteristics of King in his holy book Dnyneshwari as self originity character ( Swayambhu ) ,courage,brave,brightness,daring,alerness,fighter,donor,worshipper etc. All these characters seen in king Shivaji's victorious work so Gaga Bhatt vedically declared Shivaji as a King i.e.Rajyabhishek.
Gaga Bhatt was Purohit in Banaras. His ancestors from Paithan,Maharashtra.He born in Banaras.His father Dinkar(Divakar)Bhatt was an analyst.Gaga Bhatt also known as Vishweshwar Bhatt. He was famous as an analyst.In1673,Chhatrapati Shivaji's secretary Balagi Awagi sent Pandit Bhalchandra Purohit and Pandit Somanath Bhatt Katre to meet Gaga Bhatt at Banaras. Gaga Bhatt come to Raigad to declear Shivaji as a king and made ceremony of Rajayabhishekha of Raje Shivaji .After that he stayed on Raigad for one year and then went to Banaras with Purohit and Katre.Gaga Bhatt's great grandfather Narayan Bhatt (birth year 1513) was a famous analyst.He wrote so many books on Philosophy.Akabar's Chief Raja Toradmal was impressed on Philosophy of Narayan Bhatt.Narayan Bhatt reconstructed the Shri Visheweshwar Temple of Banaras. In memory of this work Bhatt dynasty have honour of first adore in Vishweshwar temple today also.
List of Reference Books
|Sr No.||Reference Books on Shivaji||Author's Name|
|1.||Marathi Riyasat : Shahaji Raje Bhosale||G.S.Sardesai.|
|2.||Marathi Riyasat : Shak Karta Shivaji||G.S.Sardesai.|
Shri Shivchhatrapati 7episod Charitra SuvicharPublication,Sadashiv Peth,Pune
|5.||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj||V.C.Bendre|
|6.||Bharat Varsh Madhyayugin charitrakosh||C.V.Chitrav|
|7.||Bhartiya sanskruti Kosh||Pandit Mahadevshatri Joshi|
|8.||Punyasholka Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ( 3rd part)||Balshastri Hardas|
|9.||Shivcharitra- ek study||Setu Madhavrao Pagadi|
|10.||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj||D.V.Kale|
|11.||The Artic Home in the Vedas||Lokmanya Tilak|
|13.||Krunaji Anant sabhasadanchi Bakhar-Chhatrapati shri ShivParbhu Charitra||V.S.Vakaskar|
|14.||Shri Mantri Dattaji Trimal Vakenivas virchit 91 kalami Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Bakhar||V.S.Vakaskar|
|15.||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Letters||Dr. Ravindranath Vaman Ramdas|
|16.||Kolhapur Arvachin History||B.P.Modak|
|17.||Divyamrutdhara ( Baba Maharaj Aarvikar )||Moreshwar Joshi|
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