Battle of Sinhagad
|Battle of Sinhagad|
|Part of Imperial Maratha Conquests|
|Maratha Empire||Mughal Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Tanaji Malusare †
|Uday Bhan †|
A steep cliff leading to the fort was scaled at night with the help of a tamed monitor lizard named "Yashwanti", to whom the Marathas attached a rope and sent to scale the wall with its claws. Thereafter, a battle ensued between Tanaji and his men versus the Mughal army headed by Udaybhan Singh Rathod, a Rajput sardar who had control of the fort. Tanaji Malusare lost his life, but his brother Suryaji took over and captured the Kondana fort, now known as Sinhagad.
A bust of Tanaji Malusare was established on the fort in the memory of his contribution to the battle.
- Gordon, Stewart (1993). The Marathas 1600-1818. 2. Cambridge University Press. p. 79.
- The Dawn and Dawn Society's Magazine. 1907. pp. 1–.
- Sudheer Birodkar. "Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the National Revival under the Marathas". hindubooks.org.
- Verma, Amrit. Forts of India. New Delhi: The Director, Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. pp. 83–86. ISBN 81-230-1002-8.