Laling fort

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Laling Qila
Laling, Dhule
Laling fort.JPG
Laling fort seen from a distance
Laling Qila is located in Maharashtra
Laling Qila
Laling Qila
Site information
Owner Govt. of India
Open to
the public
yes
Condition dilapidated
Site history
Materials Stone, Lime and Lead
Events Massacare of Asa Ahir by Nasir Khan
Garrison information
Occupants Ahirs, Faruqis, Holkars, British

Laling Qila (Marathi: लळिंग क़िल्ला, Hindi: लालिंग क़िला) is a small fort (qila) situated in the present day Dhule district of Maharashtra state in India. The fort is situated on top of Laling hill about 9.65 km (6.00 mi) south of Dhule city. It was one of the important forts in the Khandesh region during the time of the Faruqi Kings.

History[edit]

It is a place of considerable antiquity and the fort is supposed to have been built during the reign of the first of the Faruqi Kings. The fact that this fort and not that of Thalner was granted by Malik Raja (1370-1399) to his eldest son would show that Laling was his chief fort. It was in this fort that Nasir Khan and his son Miran Adil Khan were besieged in 1437 by the Bahamani general till they were relieved by an army advancing from Gujarat. Early in the seventeenth century it is mentioned more than once in connection with the movements of the Mughal troop's Deccan campaigns [Ellior, VII, 35, 102.]. In 1862, the fort is described, as strongly situated with very few defenses left.

Present condition[edit]

Around the fort is a small village called as Laling village with 1,549 inhabitants in 1961. Laling besides the fort has two Hemadpanthi temples in dilapidated condition. There is also a mined hemadpanti well. Presently the fort is in a ruined and collapsed state. It offers breathtaking panoramic view of Dhule city.

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