Secures North, heads South
After Shivaji's coronation, there was some internal discontent in the family and it
alienated Sambhaji. Shivaji was fighting the Mughals on the northern front and
at the same time establishing control over Ankola, Shiveshwar, Kadra, Karwar etc. Marathas
were also attempting to win Janjira, but in vain. Meanwhile, Netaji Palkar, who was forcibly
converted to Islam, returned to Raigad. Shivaji re-converted him back to Hinduism. It was
nothing short of a revolutionary step at that time. While Shivaji prepared for his southern
campaign, he deputed Sambhaji away from Raigad, to administer Prabhavali region.