Bilheti

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Bilheti
village
Bilheti is located in Madhya Pradesh
Bilheti
Bilheti
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°16′56″N 78°24′4″E / 26.28222°N 78.40111°E / 26.28222; 78.40111Coordinates: 26°16′56″N 78°24′4″E / 26.28222°N 78.40111°E / 26.28222; 78.40111
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bilheti is a village in Gwalior district in Madhya Pradesh. Bilheti is located at a distance of 20 km from Gwalior city in east direction on Gwalior-Chitaura Road. [1]

History[edit]

There is a small fort in Bilheti known as ‘Rana Ranjit Singh ki Garhi’. The fort was constructed by Gohad ruler Maharaja Bhim Singh Rana. The fort is situated on a hillock and surrounded by deep ditch to protect it. The fort has three tyre defence system. One can enter it through a small but very illusive entrance. As one enters after passage of a gallery there is a big gate which leads to the underground building which was probably used for defence in emergencies. Inside compound there is the palace. The palace is surrounded by a ditch. [1]

There is a Shiva temple inside the palace which shows that the Gohad Rana Rulers were the followers of Shiva.[1]

The defence strategy of the fort is exemplary. The fort could be conquered only in case of an internal conspiracy or the chieftain himself surrenders.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Albel Singh Rana :, “Garhi Bilheti”, Jat-Veer Smarika, Gwalior, 1992, p. 46

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