Jijabai

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Rajmata Jijabai Bhosale
Rajmata of the Maratha Empire
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A statue of Jijabai and young Shivaji
Rajmata of the Maratha Empire
Reign1645-1674
BornJijabai Jadhav
(1598-01-12)12 January 1598
Jijau Mahal, Sindkhed Raja, Ahmadnagar Sultanate (present-day Maharashtra, India)
Died(1674-06-17)17 June 1674 (aged 76)
Pachad, Maratha Empire (present-day Maharashtra, India)
SpouseShahaji (m. ? - 1664)
IssueSambhaji Shahaji Bhosale (Shambhuji)
HouseJadhav (by birth)[1]
Bhonsle (by marriage)
FatherLakhuji Jadhav
MotherMahalasabai Jadhav
ReligionHinduism

Jijabai Shahaji Bhosale (née Jadhav; 12 January 1598 – 17 June 1674[2]), referred to as Rajmata Jijabai or Jijau, was the mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire. She was a daughter of Lakhujirao Jadhav of Sindkhed Raja.[3]

History[edit]

Maa Saheb Jijabai was born on 12 January 1598, to Mahalasabai Jadhav and Lakhuji Jadhav of Deulgaon, near Sindkhed, in present-day Buldhana district of Maharastra. Lakhojiraje Jadhav was a Maratha noble. Maa Saheb Jijabai was married at an early age to Shahaji Bhosle, son of Maloji Bhosle of Verul village, a military commander serving under the Nizam Shahi sultans.[citation needed] She taught Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj about swarajya and raised him to be a great warrior.[4]

Maa Saheb Jijabai died on 17 June 1674.[citation needed]

Jijabai on a 1999 stamp of India

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Reddy (November 2005). General Studies History 4 Upsc. p. B.50. ISBN 9780070604476.
  2. ^ GHUGARE, GANESH JANARDAN (2017). IMPORTANCE OF MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES OF CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI ON THE BATTLE GROUND A STUDY. Chapter 3. Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibarewala University. p. 47. hdl:10603/193985.
  3. ^ Tibbetts, Jann (30 July 2016). 50 Great Military Leaders of All Time. Vij Books India Pvt Ltd. ISBN 978-93-85505-66-9.
  4. ^ Sardesai, Mr. (2002). Shivaji, the Great Maratha Volume 1. p. 80.