Shivaji Jayanti also known as Shiv Jayanti is a grand festival in India. It is celebrated with much fervour especially in Maharashtra. Shivaji Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of the warrior king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The founder of the Maratha Empire, Shivaji Maharaj, is admired by individuals across the world. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is observed on two different dates. As per the English calendar, February 19 is marked as Shivaji Jayanti. But as per the Hindu Lunar calendar, Shivaji Jayanti 2020 falls on March 12.