“A great calamity has overtaken the Mlecchas. God has become the protector of the virtuous. Hindustan has grown strong. The power of the Mlecchas has vanished. The Mother has blessed Shivaji and destroyed the sinners.”
Shivaji’s father Shahaji Raje Bhonsle protected Hindu chieftains inspite of being the commander in chief of the Adilshahi forces. Hindavi Swarajya was actually the vision of Shahaji, which was fulfilled by his son Shivaji. A great who never got his due from Hindu history buffs.
STATE AND CASTE SYSTEM (JATI) IN THE EIGHTEENTH
CENTURY MARATHA KlNGDOM*
21 SSRPD, vol. 8, No. 1128. This is Manbhan sect that was prohibited from missionary activities and
whose members were declared to lose their caste by the Government in June of 1782 for the reason that
they destroyed Hindu temples and idols, shaved their heads in their own way, and wore their own
special clothes. Regarding the sect, see I. M. P. Raeside: “A Bibllographical Index of Mahanubhava
Works in Marathi,” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studles, University of London, vol.