Shivaji Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,
the great Maratha ruler, well known as the creator of the Maratha nation.
In order to honor the Maharaj, every year this festival is celebrated
on huge scale in the month of May. The highlight of the festival is the
colorful procession with dancers playing a traditional musical instrument called
lezims. A float is taken around the city all the way up to the bronze
statue of Chatrapati Shivaji at Kranti Chowk. Large number of people attend
the procession with great fervor wearing clothes like Shivaji and his