Joining the celebration with the enthusiasm, Maharashtra CM paid tributes to Shivaji. In Mumbai, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao paid floral tributes to the Maratha warrior king at the Shivaji Park and garlanded his statue.
The state government's official 'Shiv Jayanti' celebrations are held on February 19 each year, while the Shiv Sena celebrates 'Shiv Jayanti' as per the "tithi." A Sena leader said that his party wanted the government to celebrate the event as per the "tithi" - on Falgun Vadya Tritiya.

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