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Scindia Research Centre

It was the desideration of Maharaja Jiwajirao M. Scindia progressive Maharaja of Gwalior and the first Rajpramukh of Madhya Bharata, to conduct organised research on the history of the Marathas. The vision of Jiwajirao Maharaja became the guiding ideology of Scindia family. Under the leadership of HH Maharani Priyadarshini Raje Scindia a proud, carrier of the legacy of the Gaekwad and Scindia Marathas, the Scindia Research Centre was started, and Mr. Arunansh B. Goswami heads this ambitious think tank. The Scindia Research Centre has active social media presence, and contributes regularly in prominent Indian and foreign publications. It has established the first palace based Maratha Gallery in North India named “Gatha Swaraj Ki” and has been organising several cultural events to preserve, and promote Scindia Maratha culture.


The martyrdom day of Shrimant Dattaji Scindia, the defender of Punjab and Delhi, was observed on January 10 at Jai Vilas Mahal. Dattaji Scindia was a nationalist warrior and a swordsman of the Maratha Empire. Of all the brave Maratha chieftains, Dattaji Scindia was given the responsibility of liberating Ayodhya, Kashi and Prayag by Peshwa Balaji Bajirao and establishing the authority of Mahadji Scindia there. He was appointed as the protector of Punjab and Delhi, for a long time he was posted as the administrator of Lahore and established good governance in the area from Lahore to Attock in present day Pakistan. Dattaji Scindia's military prowess was remarkable, he defeated the Marwar Raj in Jodhpur, the Afghans at Sirhind in Punjab and the Nizam of Hyderabad at Sindkhed. Saying “If I live I will fight more” Dattaji attained martyrdom by the spear of Najib-ud-Daulah’s commander Shah Qutub Khan at Buradi Ghat while defending Delhi. From Veer Savarkar to freedom fighter Vasudev Govind Phadke, many were influenced by Dattaji Scindia.


From 13 January to 15 January Jai Vilas Palace Gwalior, through it’s think tank Shindeshahi Centre For Historic Preservation organised events to commemorate the victory of Mahadji Scindia over the British at Wadgaon on 13 January that halted the British March to supremacy in Indian polity, Panipat Shaurya Diwas on 14 January in memory of 16 Scindia martyrs who attained martyrdom while attempting to protect India from Shah of Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Abdali and Indian Army Day on 15 January.


A talk was organised on Hindavi Swarajya that Chhatrapati Shivaji was so passionate about, that became an inspiration to makers of modern India, taking various forms from Swarajya to Hind Swaraj to Purna Swaraj and so on. The journey of Hindavi Swarajya has been a long one it attained substantial success when India became independent but it continues even today what the rise of Maharashtra dharma taught will only be fulfilled when we create a society where the poor feels that he/she also has an opportunity for self growth and if it doesn’t so happen due to difficulties then the state is there to support him that is the Swaraj Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj dreamt of, and Rajarshi Mahadji Scindia worked for.

Inauguration of “ Gatha Swaraj Ki” Maratha Gallery by Honourable Home Minister of India Shri Amit Shah

The Scindia Research Centre under the able leadership of our patron Mrs. Priyadarshini Raje Scindia had a desideration to fulfil the dream of the first Rajpramukh of Madhya Bharat, Jiwajirao Scindia, that was to promote and propagate the values and sacrifices of Marathas manifested by the creation of pan-Indian Hindavi Swarajya specially when we are celebrating Azadi@75. This we did by establishing the first large scale palace based Maratha gallery in North India, successfully on 16 October 2023, and to be a part of this iconic moment were present, the chief guest Honourable Home Minister of Republic of India Shri Amit Shah, Honourable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Honourable Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Honourable Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar other ministers and dignitaries who inaugurated this gallery Christened as “Gatha Swaraj Ki” on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Our chief guest who inaugurated the gallery, visionary leader Mr. Amit Shah wrote in the visitor’s book. ``I feel great pride having seen the depiction of Scindia Empire built by the descendants of the valiant Maratha warrior Shri Mahadji Scindia, and having seen the museum of Hindavi Swarajya spread from Attock to Cuttak, Marathas and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the center of Scindia power. Mahadji Scindia re-established the Hindavi Swaraj which had ended in the battle of Panipat, this heroic saga of his will continue to give the message of 'Swaraj' and 'Swadharma' for centuries. Thank you`` .

Tue ‒ Sun: 10 AM ‒ 06 PM

Indian National: ₹ 300
Foreign Nationals: ₹ 850

Jai Vilas Palace Lashkar, Gwalior,
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