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Battle of Kondhana: A complete story of Tanaji Malusare Part 1

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Hi friends i am himanshu, And today we are gonna know about the heroic battle of Kondhana and also know about the glorious warrior Tanaji Malusare. Recently Bollywood actor Ajay devgan had made on Movie on Subedar Tanaji Malusare as Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior. So let’s begin with the story.

Promise of Rajmata Jijabai

JIjabai
mother of chhatrapati shivaji

On one monday january 1670. In Pratapgarh fort mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Rajmata Jijabai was combing her hair with a comb made of elephant tooths. She was in her room in the Pratapgad Fort from where Kondhana fort was clearly visible.

Kondhana fort
Fort Kondhana

After seeing the Mughal flag hoisted on the fort Kondhana, Rajmata Jijabai get absolute disturbed and immediately ordered his servent to call Shivaji at her place, even if he doing some urgent work ask him to come to her. When Shivaji came, Rajmata asked him to play Chausar ( a boardgame of that time) when Shivaji got defeated at that game then he asked his mother what do you want in return , Then Rajmata asked Shivaji to conquer Fort Kondhana for her.Then Chhatrapati shivaji told Rajmata that it is impossible to win Kondhana. Mughals have commissioned Uday Bhan there. But Rajmata did’t agreed, She told Shivaji if he did’t win Kondhana she will curse his entire dynasty.In the Movie this instance is shown as, Rajmata will not wear his slippers until Kondhana get conquered by Marathas.

In the part 2 of this series we will know about why Kondhana fort holds so much importance for rajmata Jijabai and Maratha dynasty.

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