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Sree Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj established a competent and progressive civil rule with the help of a disciplined military and wellstructured administrative organisations. He innovated military tactics, pioneering the guerilla warfare methods (Shiva sutra or ganimi kava), which leveraged strategic factors like geography, speed, surprise and focused pinpoint attacks to defeat his larger and more powerful enemies. From a small contingent of 2,000 soldiers inherited from his father, Sree Shivaji created a force of 100,000 soldiers; he built and restored strategically located forts both inland and coastal to safeguard his territory. He revived ancient Hindu political traditions and court conventions, and promoted the usage of Marathi and Sanskrit, rather than Persian, in court and administration.

Early childhood of Sree Shivaji Maharaj was born in the hill-fort of Shivneri near Junnar in Pune on 6th His mother Quuen Jijabai preyed goddess Shivai for a son who could bring about an end to the tyranny of the then Muslim rulers. She named Sree Shivaji after goddess shiva. Sree Shivaji was extremely devoted to his mother Quuen Jijabai, who was deeply religious. This religious environment had a great impact on Sree Shivaji, and he carefully studied the two great Hindu epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata these were to influence his lifelong defense of Hindu values.Throughout his life he was deeply interested in religious teachings, and regularly sought the company of saints.

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