Hambirrao Mohite

Shivaji's portrait (1680s) from the collection of British Museum

The chief military commander of Shivaji's army.

- Hambirrao Mohite

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One of the eight wives of Shivaji, the founder of Maratha empire in western India.

Shivaji's portrait (1680s) from the collection of British Museum

She was the younger sister of Maratha army chief Hambirrao Mohite.


The second Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire, ruling from 1681 to 1689.

A painting of Sambhaji, late 17th century
Watan Patra (grant document), by Chh. Sambhaji

The key Maratha commander Hambirao Mohite was killed and troops began to desert the Maratha armies.


Title in ancient India denoting the rank of military commander or general of the army.

Rigveda (padapatha) manuscript in Devanagari, early 19th century. The red horizontal and vertical lines mark low and high pitch changes for chanting.

Hambirrao Mohite


Indian ruler and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan.

Shivaji's portrait (1680s) from the collection of British Museum
Shivneri Fort
South India at the turn of the 17th century
An early-20th-century painting by Sawlaram Haldankar of Shivaji fighting the Bijapuri general Afzal Khan
A 20th century depiction of Shivaji's surprise attack on Mughal general Shaista Khan in Pune by M.V. Dhurandhar
Raja Jai Singh of Amber receiving Shivaji a day before concluding the Treaty of Purandar
20th century depiction by M.V. Dhurandhar of Raja Shivaji at the court of Mughal Badshah, Aurangzeb.
Statue of Shivaji opposite Gateway of India in South Mumbai
20th century depiction of the Coronation Durbar with over 100 characters depicted in attendance by M.V. Dhurandhar
Sambhaji, Shivaji's elder son who succeeded him
Sajjangad, where Samarth Ramdas was invited by Shivaji to reside, is now a place of pilgrimage.
Royal seal of Shivaji
Suvela Machi, view of southern sub-plateaux, as seen from Ballekilla, Rajgad
Sindudurg Fort provided anchorages for Shivaji's Navy
Maratha Empire at its peak in 1758
An early-20th-century painting by M. V. Dhurandhar of Shivaji and Baji Prabhu at Pawan Khind
A miniature Bronze statue of Shivaji Maharaj in the collection of the Shri Bhavani Museum of Aundh
Statue of Shivaji at Raigad Fort
A replica of Raigad Fort built by children on occasion of Diwali as a tribute to Shivaji.

Prataprao was succeeded by Hambirrao Mohite, as the new sarnaubat (commander-in-chief of the Maratha forces).

Prataprao Gujar

Prataprao Gujar (c.

Statue of Prataprao Gurjar

Maratha Army avenged the death of their general, by defeating Bahlol Khan and looting his jagir (fiefdom) under the leadership of Anandrao and Hambirrao Mohite.

Battle of Wai

Fought in the fall of 1687 as a part of the Mughal–Maratha Wars.

Sambhaji led the Marathas for the first nine years of the Deccan Wars.

Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj sent his forces under his senapati, Hambirao Mohite, to oppose Mughal army led by Sarja Khan.

Sarsenapati Hambirrao

Indian Marathi-language historical war film written and directed by Pravin Tarde and produced by Sandeep Mohite Patil, Saujanya Nikam and Darmendra Bora under banner of Urvita Productions.

Theatrical release poster

The film is based on life of Military Commander of Maratha Empire Hambirrao Mohite.

Mohite (clan)

Maratha clan.

Flag of the Maratha

In the internecine conflict between members of the Bhosale family after Shivaji's death in 1680, Soyarabai's own brother and army chief Hambirrao Mohite switched sides to support the claims of Sambhaji for the Maratha throne.

History of Satara district

The History of Satara district can be traced back to 200 BCE.

Shivaji's Ministers in 1674 with New Titles were, Moropant Pingle - Mukhya Pradhan, Ramchandrapant Bavdevkar - Pant Amatya, Annaji Datto - Pant Sachiv, Dattajipant - Mantri, Hambirrao Mohite - Senapati, Janardanpant Hanmunte - Sumant, Balajipant - Nyayadhish, Raghunathpant - Panditrav.

Sacking of Burhanpur (1681)

The Sacking of Burhanpur (31 January 1681 - 2 February 1681) refers to the looting of the wealthy city of Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh by the Maratha ruler Sambhaji.

The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan hunting wild Asiatic lions in Burhanpur (July 1630)

The Maratha army commanded by Sambhaji and Hambirrao Mohite attacked and plundered the city for three days.