हर हर महादेव

Mavala

शत्रूची लूट
पंढरीची तूट
सोसले मुकट
हर हर महादेव

प्रजा बेजार
मुठीत तलवार
एकच ललकार
हर हर महादेव

शिवबाशी मेळ
मावळ्याचं बळ
स्वराज्याचा खेळ
हर हर महादेव

काफिरास संदेश
सोड प्रदेश
भवानीचा आदेश
हर हर महादेव

मातीची शप्पथ
उजळणार मुलुख
भगव्या रंगानं
हर हर महादेव

ओतून रक्तास
सजवू सह्याद्रीस
घडवू इतिहास
हर हर महादेव

 

History only remembers it’s leaders and heroes who led with a grand vision, but not the many without a name or face who gave their blood and sweat to make that vision a reality. With the war cry of हर हर महादेव (Har Har Mahadev), the mavala army of Shivaji captured over 300 forts across the rugged western ghats laying the foundation for swaraj or self rule.

PS: The religious references are only an attempt to recreate the times that existed 350 years ago. Today, such sentiments are anachronistic – as much as possible, religion and governance should stay as apart from each other.

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