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  • Raigad Fort

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    Capital of the Maratha Kingdom, King's fort as it means in Marathi.
    © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Raigad Fort
  • Entrance to the fort through the stairs

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    Present day entrance to the fort through the stairs.
    © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Entrance to the fort through the stairs
  • Nane Darwaja

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    Olden day entrance to the fort. Derived it's name from Nahan (Lahan) or small in local language.
    © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Nane Darwaja
  • Mahadarwaja

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    1st entry point in the fort, Mahadarwaja or the great gate is supported by two massive well-preserved bastions Jay-Vijay.
    © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Mahadarwaja
  • Takmak

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    A north-west point of the fort, believed to the point from where prisoners were hurled, though no such instance recorded in the history.
    © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Takmak
  • Ganga Sagar reservoir

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    This reservoir was the chief source of water supply for the fort. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Ganga Sagar resovoir
  • Shirkai Devi Mandir

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    Gad devata (Goddess of the fort) Shirkai devi temple.
    © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Shirkai Devi Mandir
  • Baajar Peth/Nagar peth

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    A string of a 3 room structures, 22 on one side and 21 to the other side, believed to be Market place on the fort.
    © Shreyas Ghorpade for www.rohaonline.com

    Baajar Peth
  • Shiv Putala

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    A statue of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj on Raigad.
    © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Shiv Putala
  • Nagar Khana

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    The main entrance to the court room. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Dhavir Temple
  • Court Yard (nagarkhana)

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    Court room of the great kingdom. On 6th June 1674, this place witnessed the coronation of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Court Yard (nagarkhana)
  • Palakhi Darwaja

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    Entrance to the Palace of Royal Family. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Palakhi Darwaja
  • Towers

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    Three ruined towers,when in use are said to have been higher than what they are in the present state.
    © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Towers
  • Hirkani Buruj

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    Hirkani, the extreme west strategic point of the fort. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Hirkani Buruj
  • Wagh Darwaja

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    One needs a tiger's heart to descend the fort through this gate, hence called wagh darwaja. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Wagh Darwaja
  • Jagadishwar (Waadeshwar)

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    Biggest temple on the fort, Shivaji Maharaj used to visit this temple everyday during his stay on the fort. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Jagadishwar (Waadeshwar)
  • Hiroji Indulkar on the step of Jagadishwar

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    Inscription on the step of Jagadishwar by the chief constructor of the fort. In his only written mark on the fort, Hirojoi Indulkar says, will be at your service forever, your Majesty. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Hiroji Indulkar on the step of Jagadishwar
  • Shiv Samadhi

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    The place where final rituals of Shivaji Maharaj were performed. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Shiv Samadhi
  • Remains of the Palace

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    Here used to be a palace where the royal family stayed. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Remains of the Palace
  • Remains of he Minister's Palace

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    Believed to be the ministers' residence of the Maratha kingdom. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Remains of he Minister's Palace
  • Pachad fortress

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    The fortress built by the great King for his great mother, JijauSaheb, easily visible from the fort Raigad, but sadly only the ruins. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    Pachad fortress
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  • JijauSaheb samadhi

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    The place where the Raj Mata Jijau was cremated, after her death on 17th Jun 1674. © Shreyas Ghorpade for rohaonline.com

    JijauSaheb samadhi



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