Sunday, 1 February 2015
Raigad fort in Maharashtra
Raigad is a hill fort located in district raigad, Maharashtra. Raigad fort is among one of the famous historical places of India. In my previous article i told you about pratapgad fort. Today i will tell you brief history and little information about raigad fort. In 1674, Maharaj Shivaji was crowned as king of Maratha kingdom. At that time he declared raigad as his capital.Later on Maratha kingdom was developed as maratha empire.
Brief History of Raigad fort
Raigad fort was also known as fortress of rairi. It was seized in 1656 from the royal house of the Chandrarrao Mores, a junior dynasty to descended from the ancient Maurya imperial dynasty by Shivaji Maharaj.He renovated this fort completely and named it as Raigad. In 1818, with use of cannons, Raigad fort was bombarded and destroyed by British upon.
Fort ruins today consists of queen's quarter which includes six chambers, each chambers having its private room. The main palace was constructed using wood and only basis of pillar remains toady. An artificial lake called ganga sagar lake is made next to the fort. It has a view of execution point takmak tok. Takmak tok is a cliff from where sentenced prisoners were thrown to their death. There is also ruins of market and such structure that anyone can shop while riding on the horse.
So friends it was the brief history and information about Raigad fort which i know. I hope its helpful to you. If you are like to visit historical places and listen historical stories then Raigad fort is a very good place for you. If you have already visited this place then you are requested to mention your reviews about this place in comment box. Have a nice day.
Author: Raj Thakkar
Raj Thakkar is a Blogger (By Choice) from Bhuj.He has completed his B.Tech. CE from Ganpat University.