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Goa govt releases film on Shivaji; to restore his forts, temples

The Goa authorities on Sunday launched a brief movie on Chhatrapati Shivaji on the event of the anniversary of Maratha king’s coronation day.

A Konkani and Hindi model of the movie, titled Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shivrajyabhishek Divas, was launched on social media by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and covers the historical past of Goa and Shivaji’s function in combating the Portuguese. It additionally speaks of “a whole lot of such true tales” that it wished the long run generations to pay attention to.

“It was as a result of affect of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj that the tradition of Goa was saved from the Portuguese,” Sawant says within the movie, which was made by the state division of knowledge and publicity.

The movie speaks of a royal tax imposed by the “traitorous” landlords in Pernem, Bicholim, Maneri and Sattari in North Goa to oppress the locals, after which they “betrayed the land and the state” and sought refuge with the Portuguese.

The movie says that in 1677, the Portuguese Governor, Conde De San Vincent, had given an “open warning to Hindus” that stated that “if you wish to dwell in Bardez (in North Goa), you’ll both must abandon your faith or go away Bardez”. This, the movie, says was not acceptable to Shivaji, who attacked Colvale Fort with 5,000 troopers, after which the Portuguese surrendered in three days. The movie says that Shivaji was the primary Indian king to defeat the Portuguese.

The movie additionally speaks of the Portuguese destroying the well-known Saptakoteshwar temple in Goa. The temple, the movie says, was an emblem of the glory of the Kadamba dynasty of Goa. Rebuilt in 1668, the temple in Bicholim was the heritage of Goa’s previous, the movie says.

The movie additionally speaks of the function of Shivaji’s son Sambhaji and after him, his brother Rajaram and Sambhaji’s Shahu in taking Shivaji’s legacy ahead. It speaks of Goans holding excessive positions within the Maratha courtroom.

In the direction of the tip of the movie, Sawant says that within the 60th yr of the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule, the state authorities had made “an effort to immortalise” Shivaji and was working in direction of renovating and reconstructing the forts and temples constructed by the king.

“Many historic incidents will probably be glorified and commemorated within the 60th yr of Goa’s liberation,” he stated.

Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya, a religious chief who has a large following in Goa, tweeted that the movie was the “actual historical past” of Goa introduced by the federal government. “CM @PramodSawant ji sure you r actual son of Mom Goa. After a few years nationalist CM of Goa finished this daring to point out actual historical past of Goa. Let it go viral in different languages too,” he posted.

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