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Shiv Jayanti, also known as Shivaji festival, is a festival and public holiday of the Indian state of Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated on February 19, celebrating the birth anniversary of Shivaji I, the first Chhatrapati of the Marathas. He established Hindavi Swarajya (Hindavī Svarājya; “Self-Rule of the hindavi people”). Some people celebrate this day as per Hindu Calendar in Maharashtra.[1][2]