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Povadas Dance

Povadas Dances, MaharashtraPovadas are presented in the Marathi ballads form. This dance form describes the events in the life of the great Maratha ruler, Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Shivaji was the founder of the Maratha Empire, and did a lifelong struggle against the Mughals. By 1680, the year of Shivaji's death, nearly the whole of Deccan belonged to him. Shivaji was a great warrior and one of the finest rulers of India, so he holds the highest place in Maratha history. Maharashtrians maintain a high respect of this great hero and remember him through these ballads.