After a long wait, Sambhaji has finally attained the title of Chhatrapati in Zee Marathi’s popular show Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji. In a recent episode, we saw Sambhaji’s coronation ceremony take place where he was sworn in as a king. The great Maratha warrior has stepped into his father Shivaji’s shoes and now has to prove his worth as a king. Though Sambhaji has always known to be a great prince and ruler, the ball game completely changes with his title as a Chhatrapati. Now that he has an entire kingdom under his rule, Sambhaji has to take up double the responsibilities as a king.
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The first task on his to-do-list is to select his ‘Ashtha Pradhan,’ which is an army of eight subjects, chosen by the Chhatrapati. These men are assigned to protect the King and be faithful to him, against all odds. While Sambhaji has selected a few men for his Pradhan, he still has to choose more to complete his army.
Aside from this, with the title of a king, Sambhaji now is solely responsible as well as accountable for the Maratha kingdom. He has to protect it and also look into increasing the empire’s trade and wealth. Adding to this, the emperor has to discuss matters brought to him by his people and provide justice to those suffering.
Sambhaji in a scene from Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji.Sambhaji would now also have to act as a middleman between his kingdom and other external bodies. This means that he represents his kingdom and would take decisions for its expansion and trade, when in conversation with other kingdoms. Our Chhatrapati would also get direct control over the military and would take decisions on war strategy and political alliances.
Every move that Sambhaji makes, will directly impact his people and kingdom. It’s clear that a title as prestigious as ‘Chhatrapati’,’ comes with a hoard of responsibilities. We are excited to see how Sambhaji takes on these challenges. Are you?
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