In Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s time, no woman ever performed a dance song, women were always respected, even if they were the enemy’s wife, all were treated like their mother and sister. The dignity of women should always be maintained. Of course, why shouldn’t that woman be from any caste or religion !! “
On 28 February 1678, a chieftain named Sukuji laid siege to Belwadi Fort. The fortress of this fort was a woman.
Her name was Savitribai Desai. This brave woman fought for the fort for 27 days. But in the end, Sukuji conquers the fort and insults her to avenge Savitribai.
When Raje heard this news, He became angry. As per Raje’s order, Sukuji’s eyes were blewed and He imprisoned for life.
On 24 October 1657, on the orders of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Sone Dev laid siege to the fort of Kalyan and conquered it. At that time, Maulana Ahmed’s daughter-in-law i.e. Aurangzeb’s sister and Shah Jahan’s daughter Roshan Ara was an unprecedented beauty. After the soldiers who were imprisoned her in the fort, when the soldiers presented that Roshana Ara in front of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj told his soldiers that this is your first and last mistake. After that, if the act of insulting it is done to a woman of any caste and religion, then its punishment will be death. And a palanquin was sent and Roshan Ara sent to her palace at her behest. Similarly, Shaista Khan sent Rai Baghin (lioness), wife of a Brahmin Udit Raj Deshmukh, along with his commander Diler Khan to conquer Konkan in 1663 AD, while Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj surrounded Rai Baghin and Mughal Diler Khan at Kolhapur in the night and Diler Khan escaped after saving his life. At that time Raje had sent the Rai Baghin back to her house after sitting in a decorated palanquin.
Because the role of Chhatrapati Shiva Ji Maharaj was that “the dignity of women should always be maintained. No matter what caste or religion it is !!”
If the wife of any enemy, irrespective of her caste or race, gets caught in the fight, then she should not have any problem. Such orders of Maharaj used to be a line of stone..
And they were also implemented 100 percent.
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