Shivaji Maharaj was born at the Shivneri fort near Junnar in Pune district on the day of Phalgun Vadya Tritiya in the Shaka year 1551, that is, on 19 February 1630.
His father's name was Shahajiraje and his mother's name was Jijabai.
Shahajiraje received a jagir from Adilshah of Bijapur. Shahajiraje entrusted the administration of the Pune jagir to Shivajiraje and Veermata Jijabai. Dadaji Kondev, a loyal and experienced officer was commissioned to accompany them.Dadaji established peace and order in the jagir.