Battle of Purandar

The Battle of Purandar was fought between the Mughal Empire and Maratha Empire in 1665. The Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, appointed Jai Singh to lead a 14,000 strong army against Shivaji and deputed several Mughal commanders like Dilir Khan, Rai Singh, Sujan Singh and Daud Khan to serve Jai Singh in his campaign.[2] to besiege Shivaji's fortress at Purandar. After Mughal forces killed Maratha General, Murarbaji on 2 June 1665, Shivaji surrendered and gave up 23 of his fortresses.[1]

Battle of Purandar
Part of Imperial Maratha Conquests

Mughal Victory

  • Shivaji surrenders.[1]
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Empire Flag of the Mughal Empire (triangular).svg Mughal Empire
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Shivaji  Surrendered
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Murarbaji 
Flag of the Mughal Empire (triangular).svg Jai Singh
Flag of the Mughal Empire (triangular).svg Diler Khan
Unknown 14,000[2]
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown


  1. ^ a b Jacques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Press. p. 825. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5.
  2. ^ a b Shivaji and His Times By Jadunath Sarkar p.80