The Gate of the Shaniwar Wada. Peshwa Baji Rao I, prime minister to Chattrapati Shahu, king of the Maratha empire named Shaniwar Wada from the Marathi words Shaniwar (Saturday) and Wada (a general term for any residence complex). It was completed in 1732, at a total cost of Rs. 16,110, a very large sum. The opening ceremony was performed according to Hindu religious customs, on January 22, 1732, a Saturday chosen for being a particularly auspicious day.