The palace is decorated, the preparations are underway, and people are in high spirits- their beloved Sambhaji is all set to become a Chhatrapati. In Zee Marathi’s popular show Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji where Amol Kolhe plays the protagonist, the time has finally come when prince Sambhaji will sit on the prestigious throne and become a King. The rituals of the Rajyabhishek have already begun and what’s awaited is the main ceremony where Sambhaji will declare his title as Chhatrapati. But Yesubai and Kaviraj are worried as despite there being such an important ceremony due, Sambhaji is distracted and is giving time to other matters.
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In the recent episode of the show, it was shown that Sambhaji lied to Yesubai and others, saying that he is stepping out of the palace to attend Jijamata’s samadhi. But in reality, Sambhaji had gone to meet Akbar since their meeting had been due for a while. However, the meeting never took place as Akbar failed to show up. If you follow the show regularly, you may already know that Akbar has waged a war against his own father Aurangzeb and has escaped. As a result, he is homeless and is looking for shelter in Sambhaji’s palace.
If we go back in history, it was shown that Shivaji and Sambhaji had travelled to Delhi and there, the latter met Akbar. The two became good friends and there developed an understanding between them. Hence later when Akbar asked for Sambhaji’s help, he couldn’t say no.
This decision, however, is being condemned by Yesubai, Kaviraj and many others, and we stand by them. Like these characters, we too feel Sambhaji helping Akbar is a bad idea. The primary reason is that Sambhaji is set to become a King and hence, should focus primarily on his own kingdom first instead of trying to help out others.
His people need him and he should make them his priority. Secondly, Aurangzeb is known to be one of the greatest Mughal emperors. He is strong and has a large army. Though Sambhaji is strong, it’s clear that he isn’t as established as Aurangzeb yet. Akbar has turned against Aurangzeb and thus invited trouble. This means that if Sambhaji takes Akbar in his wing, he will have to face Aurangzeb, alongside Akbar. Both Sambhaji and Akbar aren’t strong enough to defeat Aurangzeb.
As a King, Sambhaji will be taking on more responsibilities, and the last thing he needs is an unnecessary battle with the Mughals. We hope Sambhaji takes the right decision and denies helping Akbar at this crucial point.
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