Bhairavgad

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Bhairavgad
Near Patan, Satara district, Maharashtra, India
Bhairavgad, Maharashtra, India.jpg
Bhairavgad is located in Maharashtra
Bhairavgad
Bhairavgad
Coordinates 17°19′31″N 73°40′31″E / 17.325219°N 73.675196°E / 17.325219; 73.675196
Type Fort
Site information
Owner Government of Maharashtra
Open to
the public
Yes
Condition Ruined

Bhairavgad is a fort in India, twenty miles south-west of Patan, Satara district of Maharashtra.[1] The fort is situated on a peak of Sahyadri range. The fort has a temple of Bhairav (Shiva); from which it gets its name. It is located at an altitude of about 1000 meters.[2]

The fort has been described by James Grant Duff in his posthumously published book of 1863, History of the Mahrattas. The fort was built by Rajas of Panhala and was used by Marathas. It was later captured by British on 23 May 1818.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Sátára ( Volume 19 of Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency). Government Central Press. 1885. p. 454. 
  2. ^ Gunaji, Milind (2010). Offbeat Tracks in Maharashtra. Popular Prakashan. p. 76. ISBN 8179915786. 
  3. ^ "Bhairavgad Fort". Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 2 May 2013.