5 Facts You Need To Know About Rajyabhishek From Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji

We have all the details of the royal coronation ceremony.

1. When did the Rajyabhishek start?

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In Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji, we have seen extravagant preparations going on for the Rajyabhishek. Finally, after crossing so many hurdles, Sambhaji is getting the much-deserved title of ‘Chhatrapati’. If you are excited about the ceremony as we are, here’s everything you need to know about Rajyabhishek.

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The coronation ceremony of Rajyabhishek started from Shivaji Maharaj’s time. During this era, Chhatrapati was ruling an extensive and independent Maratha kingdom. To officiate the kingdom so the subjects and the outsiders could recognise him as the king, Shivaji Maharaj started this ceremony. This was successful with the support of his courtiers.

2. What's the water that is poured on the King's head?

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During the ceremony, the courtiers pour water from the gold jugs on the King’s head. But, have you wondered where the water comes from? This isn’t any normal tap water as it is collected from the sacred rivers which are flowing in India.

3. What is the importance of Rajyabhishek?

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Rajyabhishek provided more legal validation to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s treaties. Moreover, as the empire is surrounded by the kings of various religions, the Maharashtrian rulers urged for a Hindu King, this transformed into Hindavi Chhatrapati.

4. What is the give and take that happens during a Rajyabhishek?

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At the ceremony, the royals and Brahmins of various regions are invited. They gift King exorbitant items. After the Rajyabhishek is done, King is supposed to take his best horse and distribute gifts amongst the commoners.

5. What is the fuss over Gaga Bhatt attending the Rajyabhishek?

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In Swarajyrakshak Sambhaji, we have seen Sambhaji’s insistence for calling Gaga Bhatt (who hails from Varanasi) to bless Rajyabhishek. This was followed by Anaji Pant, trying to stop Gaga Bhatt from coming for the ceremony. Sambhaji’s supporters wanted Gaga Bhatt to come because he had conducted Shivaji Maharaj’s Rajyabhishek.

So, after reading this, let us know if you are excited to see Sambhaji’s coronation ceremony in the comments below.

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