The national awareness that Shivaji Maharaj initiated, his religions, and his sense of duty towards his subjects was what awakened the pride of the farmers. he was a religious person. He had faith in the Hindu religion. He did not discriminate against people of other religions. He considered the ordinary Mavala farmers as the foundation of his kingdom. He set new standers of social conduct with his clean morals. He followed the policy of public welfare with integrity. the secret of his success and popularity lay in all these virtues of his.