Bajrangarh Fort

Bajrang Garh fort was built by the Yadav/Yaduvanshi king Jai Narayan of (Nandvanshi) sub-caste in Ahirs 1400 AD and by 1600 AD, the Yaduvanshi Ahirs/Yadavs ruled this fort till the time of 16th century. Rajputs[1] who had attacked the fort had three unsuccessful invasions and for the fourth time the Rajputs and Mughals[2] collectively invaded and the Yadavs/Yaduvanshi Ahirs had to leave the fort. Bajrangarh is a village in the taluk of Guna, Guna District, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.[3] Bajrangarh fort is also known as Jharkon Fort The fort lies at an altitude of around 92.3 metres (303 ft) and is in ruins.

Bajrangarh Fort
Village
The fort
The fort
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
RegionGwalior
DistrictGuna
Elevation
477 m (1,565 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi,
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
473249
Telephone code07542

The fort is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Guna District city[4] on Guna to Aron road on the bank of Chapet river around 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south-west of Guna city. It spreads over 72 bighas of land on a high hill. The Bajrangarh fort has been a symbol Yadav rulers of Yaduvanshi Gagron state. It came . During Akbar's[which?] time, it was the headquarters of a mahal of the Chanderi Sarkar. During the reign of Raja Jai Singh, Daulatrao Scindia [5]sent his General, John Baptiste to attack the fort in 1816 A.D. Raja Jai Singh was defeated and the fort was destroyed. The Bajrangarh[6] fort had four gates in four directions. Inside the fort, Moti Mahal, Rangmahal, Ram Mandir, and Bajrang Mandir are still intact.

There is a big step well inside the complex that was used for storing drinking water for the horses. The fort also has an ancient temple which is frequented by local inhabitants. It is believed to have been constructed by the Maratha rulers in 1775.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajput", Wikipedia, 20 September 2020, retrieved 20 September 2020
  2. ^ "Mughal emperors", Wikipedia, 17 September 2020, retrieved 20 September 2020
  3. ^ India; William Wilson Hunter (sir.) (1885). The imperial gazetteer of India [by] W.W. Hunter. pp. 439–.
  4. ^ "Guna district", Wikipedia, 18 August 2020, retrieved 20 September 2020
  5. ^ "Daulat Rao Sindhia", Wikipedia, 11 September 2020, retrieved 20 September 2020
  6. ^ admin (19 September 2020). "Bajrang Garh Fort – The Ancient & Haunted Fort In India". Fort Trek. Retrieved 20 September 2020.

Coordinates: 24°35′9″N 77°17′34″E / 24.58583°N 77.29278°E / 24.58583; 77.29278