Chhatrapati Shivaji

Mysterious fort of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who hoisted the flag of the Maratha Empire, was born on 19 February. The name of Shivaji is one of the warriors of the country, who bowed down the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb with his bravery. We have already told you about his biography, today we will give you information about his mysterious kilos, which he had made to protect his power in difficult circumstances.

Shivneri Fort {Chhatrapati Shivaji}

Chhatrapati Shivaji was born in this fort. Shivneri Fort is in Junnar village near Pune, Maharashtra. Within this fort is the temple of Mata Shivai, after whom Shivaji was named. There are two sources of sweet water in this fort which are called Ganga-Jamuna. People say that they release water throughout the year. There is a deep moat around the fort which used to protect the Shivneri Fort. This fort has many caves that are now closed. It is said that Shivaji took the practice of guerrilla warfare inside these caves.

Purandar Fort

Purandar Fort is in Saswad village, 50 km from Pune. Another Chhatrapati Sambaji Raj Bhosle was born in this fort. Sambaji was the son of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Shivaji made his first victory by capturing this fort. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb captured this fort in 1665, which was rescued by Shivaji after just five years and hoisted the Maratha flag on the fort of Purandar. There is a tunnel in this fort whose path leads out of the fort. This tunnel was used by Shivaji to go out during the war.

Raigad Fort

The fort of Raigad is the pride of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s capital. He built this fort in 1674 AD. Raigarh Fort remained his residence for a long time after becoming the king of the Maratha Empire. Raigad Fort is situated at a height of 2700 feet above sea level. To reach this fort, about 1737 steps have to be climbed. Raigad Fort was captured by the British in 1818 AD and destroyed a large part of the fort by looting it.

Pratapgad Fort

pratapgad-fort Pratapgad Fort in Satara, Maharashtra tells the story of Shivaji’s valor. This fort is also known by the war in Pratapgarh. Chhatrapati Shivaji built this fort to protect the coastal areas and cross passes of the Neera and Koyna rivers. In 1665, the fort of Pratapgarh was completed. From this fort, there was a war between Chhatrapati Shivaji and Afzal Khan on 10 November 1656, in which Shivaji won. This victory of Pratapgad Fort is considered the foundation for the Maratha Empire.

Arnala Fort

The fort of Arnala is in the village of Vasai in Maharashtra. It is 48 km from Mumbai. Bajirao’s brother Cheemaji captured it, although Marathas lost a lot of people in this war. In 1802 AD, Peshwa Bajirao II signed the treaty. After this, the fort of Arnala came under the dominion of the British. Sultan of Gujarat, Portuguese, English, and Marathas ruled from this fort. The fort of Arnala is surrounded by the sea on all three sides.

Suvarna Durg

Suvarna Durg Fort is also known as Golden Fort. Chhatrapati Shivaji captured this fort in 1660 AD. Chhatrapati Shivaji defeated Suvarnadurga in the Maratha Empire after defeating Ali Adilshah II. This fort was captured to increase maritime strength. In this fort, the later kings of Chhatrapati Shivaji also formed the Maratha Navy. Through this fort, Marathas prevented many maritime attacks.

Lohagarh Fort

The property of the Maratha Empire was kept in the Lohagad fort. It is located in Lonavala, 52 km from Pune, it is said that the properties robbed from Surat were also kept. Peshwa Nama Saheb, under the Marathas, made Lohagad fort as his residence for a long time.

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