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ShivneriFort- Birthpalce of Shivaji Maharaj

Shivneri Fort


Shivneri Fort birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Shivneri Fort

 The Shivneri Fort is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. It is arranged close Junnar town in the locale of Pune, around 105 Kilometers from Pune. 

There is a little temple of Goddess Shivai and the icons of Jijabai (Mother of Shri Shivaji) and Shivaji in his adolescence. The state of Shivneri fortification resembles Shiv-Pind (Shiva's sacrosanct image; Divine Phallus). This post is obvious when you enter Junnar town. This post isn't that huge in the region. Dr. John Friar of East India Company visited this post in 1673. He has referenced in his book that, this post can accumulate adequate nourishment to address the issues of one thousand families enough to keep going for a long time. 

History of Shivneri Fort

The present-day Junnar was known as Jirna-Nagar, Junior and existed before the start of year AD. Junnar was the capital of King Nahapan from the Shak administration. The Satvahan ruler Satkarni, a child of Gautami, cleared out Shakas and held predominance over Junnar and its encompassing zone. Naneghat was a business course in former times. A ton of traffic used to pass on this course. To regulate traffic the post was based on this course. After Satvahan, Shivneri stronghold went under the control of Chalukya of the Rashtrakut Empire. Yadavas built up its standard between 1170 to 1308. During this residency, Shivneri was worked as a post. In 1443 Malik Ul Tujar crushed Yadavas and vanquished the stronghold. Along these lines, the stronghold went under the control of the Bahamani Empire. In 1470 Malik Mahammad, delegate of Malik Ul Tujar encompassed and vanquished it once more. In 1446 Nizamshahi was set up after the demise of Malik Mahammad. 
Shivnery Fort Birthplace of Chhatrapati Shvaji Maharaj
Shivnery Fort Birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

In 1493 AD the capital was moved from this post to Ahmednagar. In 1565 Sultan Murtija Nizam held his sibling Kasim as a hostage on this fortification. In 1595 this fortress and region encompassing it went under the control of Maloji Raje Bhosale. When Jijamata was pregnant, she was moved to Shivneri fortnight under the security of 500 rangers. Jijamata made took a pledge before Goddess Bhavani Shivai on Shivneri fortress, that on the off chance that she sires child she will name him after Goddess. Shri Shivaji Raje was conceived on nineteenth February 1630. He left the fortress joined by his mom in 1632. The stronghold went heavily influenced by Mughals in 1637. Anglers opposed Mughals in 1650, however, Mughals won the fight. In 1673, Shivaji Maharaj made a fruitless endeavor to vanquish the fortress by prevailing upon the stronghold chieftain Ajijkhan and encompassing the fortification. In the year 1678, the Junnar zone was looted and the Maratha armed force made a fruitless endeavor to catch the stronghold. After the hole of 40 years, in 1716 Shahu Maharaj brought the fortress heavily influenced by the Maratha Empire and from that point it was given over to Peshvas. 

Interested Places in Shivneri Fort

1. Temple of Goddess Shivai

While going ahead post through Seven Doors, in the event that one diverts left from the fundamental street subsequent to the intersection of the fifth entryway called Shipai Darvaja, you reach the sanctuary of Goddess Shivai. There are 6-7 collapses the stone behind this sanctuary. These caverns are not appropriate for medium-term remain. There is the icon of Goddess Shivai in the temple. 

2. Ambarkhana

After the passage in the fortress from the last entryway, Ambarkhana can be seen at the front. It has experienced a ton of harm. Prior it was utilized to store nourishment grains.

 3. Water Tank

On the way, there are many water tanks namely Ganga, Yamuna, etc.

4. Shivkunj

This is a remembrance of Shivaji Maharaj on Shivneri fortification. Its establishment was laid by the principal Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Yashavantrao Chavan, and it was initiated additionally by him. Bal Shivaji ( Shivaji in his adolescence) pivoting his little sword and depicting his fantasies to his mom Jijamata, is the topic of this dedication laid in Shivkunj. 
Shivneri birthplace of shivaji maharaj image
Shivneri birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj image

5. Place of birth of Shivaji Maharaj

Shivneri birthplace of shivaji maharaj
Shivneri birthplace of shivaji maharaj

Before Shivkunj, there is where Shivaji Maharaj was conceived. This is a two-story working, on the ground floor of which Shivaji Maharaj was conceived. A statue of Shivaji Maharaj is introduced there. Before this structure, there is a water tank in particular Badami. 

6. Kadelot Kada

kadelot point at Shivnery Fort
kadelot point at Shivnery Fort

The street going from the front of the above spot prompts Kadelot Kada ( A slope from where an individual was murdered by heaving down). This sheer drop was utilized to grant discipline to crooks. 

Roads to reach Shivneri fort

 Both the principal streets prompting the stronghold experience Junnar town as it were. Guests from Mumbai and Pune can stay with the post and return inside a day. 

a) Sakhalin Road

While taking this highway, one needs to go to the statue of Shivaji Maharaj introduced before another Bus remains in the wake of entering Junnar town. The path on the left-hand side of this square prompts a sanctuary about a kilometer away. A trodden path before this sanctuary prompts the precarious precipice of Shivneri's fort. One needs to climb the fortress with the assistance of an iron chain and steps dugout in the precarious vertical stone. This course is somewhat troublesome and takes around 3/fourth of 60 minutes. 

b) A route through Seven Doors

On the off chance that one proceeds on the left-hand side, a tar street drives one to the means at the base of the stronghold. While taking this highway one runs over seven entryways. These are sequentially called Mahadar Door, Pir Door, Parvangi (Permission) Door, Hatti ( Elephant) Door, Shipai ( Soldier) Door, Phatak ( Gate) Door, and Kulabkar Door as one ascension up. It takes around one and a half hours to arrive at the fort

How to reach Junnar

After one crosses Malshej Ghat on Kalyan-Nagar road, there is a road sign after a distance of 8 to 9 kilometers, indicating that Shivneri fort is 19 kilometers away. This road goes to Shivneri fort via Ganesh Khind (pass). It takes one day to reach the fort on foot.