On April 3, 2021 the remaims of Shiva era objects have been found in the fourth area near the Jagadishwar fort. This fort is located on Raigad Fort. However, this is commonly known as the capital of the Hindavi Swarajya. The object which was found from the Shiva era was a gold bangle. As the Archaeological Survey of India which is commonly known as ASI and the Raigad Development Authority (RDA) have coordinated the excavation in the hill top fort complex. This complex is located at Mahad. According to the sources it was also informed that when this news came forward then Shri Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati who is a descendent of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj visited the fort and had a closer look at the artefact.
Shir Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati Shivaji on this discovery
As he visited the place where the ornament was found. He later added on this discovery that this will help the people to understand the lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the time period contemporary to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Also he appreciated the ASI for their efforts on Raigad excavation and conservation work. However, those who are unaware Shri Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati Shivaji belongs to the royal family of Kolhapur and a President nominated Rajya Sabha member. Later it was also informed that there are chances that such other objects can be found during the future excavation. Also till the date there are many ornaments, vessels, and contemporary things which are used in the construction, coins etc, has been discovered through excavation.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
He was the first Indian ruler and a member of Bhonsle Maratha clan..he also carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. Later in 1674 he was crowned as the Chhatrapati of his realm of Raigad.
Raigad Fort Significance
This fort has attained the status of a holy shrine for the devotees of Lord Shiva. As there are thousands of people who visit to this fort every day. As this fort stands as a silent reminder of Maharashtra’s glorious past thought the sound of trumpets and drums or the clang of clashing swords and shields are heard no more at this historic monument.