- May 2013
- The abode of the lord of the north
Erm, no. Maratha empire was founded by Shivaji during late 17th century.According to the recorded History, the first Hindu King ruled the state during 6th century, based in Badami. Shivaji Bhosle, the founder of the Maratha Empire
Chalukya dynasty of Badami was the one founded in 6th century BC. But not by any Shivaji, by Pulikeshin.
BUt even they weren't the first dynasty to build an empire in Maharashtra. Vakatakas existed before them.