Mandangad fort

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Mandangad Fort
मंडणगड किल्ला
Part of Konkan coast
Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
Mandangad Fort is located in Maharashtra
Mandangad Fort
Mandangad Fort
Mandangad Fort is located in India
Mandangad Fort
Mandangad Fort
Coordinates17°58′47.4″N 73°14′37″E / 17.979833°N 73.24361°E / 17.979833; 73.24361
TypeHill fort
Height625 M(2050.52 Ft)
Site information
OwnerGovernment of India
Controlled by Ahmadnagar (-1661)
 Maratha Empire (1661-1818)
 United Kingdom  India (1947-)
Open to
the public
Yes
ConditionRuins
Site history
Built byKing Bhoj
MaterialsLaterite Stone

Mandangad Fort (also called Chitradurga Fort)[1] is about 2 km from Mandangad town in Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra. This fort is said to be constructed by King Bhoj [2]. After the Mughals lost the Battle of Umberkhind , This fort was captured by Shivaji in the battle with Adil Shah. A 400-year-old cannon is the major feature of the fort. The fort constitutes a Ganapati Temple and a tank called Thorla Talav.

It consists of three separate fortifications - Mandangad proper to the south, Parkot in the middle while Jamba in the north. The Jamba water reservoir is now dry. Even though they are believed be much older, local legend attributes Mandangad to Shivaji, Parkot to Habshi of the Siddis and Jamba to Kanhoji Angre(also called Angria). All three forts were captured in 1818 by Col. Kennedy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gazetteer. Govt Central Press. 1880. p. 352.
  2. ^ http://trekshitiz.com/trekshitiz/marathi/Mandangad-Trek-M-Alpha.html