Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj held egalitarian values dear. In his eyes, all religions were equal and no person was to be discriminated against on the basis of his caste. But the Dwijs have conferred the title of “Hindu Hriday Samrat” (One who rules over the hearts of the Hindus) on him. This is a conspiracy perpetrated against the common man. As part of it, the protagonists of brahmanical ideology had started celebrating Shivaji Jayanti twice or thrice every year. But now it has been firmly established that Shivaji was born on 19 February.