Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, i.e. King Shivaji was great Maratha warrior of medieval India. With his small guerrilla army, he established a new kingdom by defeating mighty Mughals and Bijapur Saltanat. He recruited common people like cultivators, artisans, barbers, sweepers etc. into his army.
His kingdom spread in Southern parts of India. After him, the kingdom became an Empire.
Here are some rare paintings of the great king.
Mir Mohamad, an artist and a contemporary of the great king painted this beautiful picture. This picture is of historical importance.
Painting of King Shivaji by a Dutch artist
A portrait of Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj. Artist Unknown
Raja Ravi varma was one of the famous painter from India. This is painting of Shivaji Maharaj by Raja Ravi varma.
Official painting for Government of Maharashtra and Government of India.
Mahaveer Sanglikar (author) from Pune, India on May 10, 2012:
Thank you for the comments.
Ajay suryawanshi on April 21, 2012:
A very patriotic attempt to inspire the Maratahas.