Maratha kingdom was founded by Shivaji during the reign of
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The Maratha kingdom was founded by Shivaji during the reign of Aurangzeb.
In 1666, Raja Jai Singh persuaded Shivaji to visit the imperial court. Shivaji was humiliated by Aurangzeb. He, along with his son Sambhaji remained under house arrest for nine months. Shivaji managed to escape and reached Deccan. In 1674, Shivaji was crowned as a king.