Mehrangarh Fort is one of the oldest fortresses of India and is a symbol of India’s rich past. This fort is one of the biggest forts in Jodhpur forts. Today we will learn about this Mehrangarh Fort.
Mehrangarh Fort is located in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur and it is included in India’s largest kilo. It was constructed by Rao Jodha in 1460, which is situated at an elevation of 410 feet from the city and is attached to thick walls. There are many palaces within its borders, which are especially known for complex carvings and expensive patio.
There is also a curved road to the fort from the lower part of the city. The glare of the invasion by the soldiers of the cannon by the soldiers of Jaipur is still visible to us today. On the left side of this fort is Kirat Singh Soda’s umbrella, which was a soldier and who gave his life while protecting Mehrangarh Fort.
There are seven doors in this fort, which includes Jaipal (Earth – Win) gate, which was built after Maharaja Man Singh won the victory over the army of Jaipur and Bikaner. Fatehpal (Earth – Victory) Gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh in memory of Mughloh’s defeat. The palm marks found on the fort still attract us.
Mehrangarh Fort Museum is one of Rajasthan’s finest and most famous museums. In the department of the Museum of the fort, the old royal guardians are kept, including the detailed domed Mahadol Palaki, who were conquered in the war in 1730 by the governor of Gujarat. This museum also shows us the legacy of Rathore’s army, costumes, paintings and decorated rooms.
History of Mehrangarh Fort
Rao Jodha, the chief of Rathore dynasty, is credited with constructing Jodhpur in India. In 1459, he discovered Jodhpur (ancient times are known as Jodhpur Marwar). He was one of the 24 sons of Rizal and 15th Rathod became the ruler. After one year of the merging of the throne, Jodha decided to establish his capital at Jodhpur’s safe place, as he believed that thousands of years old Mandore fort were not much safer for them.
With trusting assistant Rao Nara (son of Rao Samra), the Mewar army was suppressed in Mandore. With this Rao Jodha also gave the title of Divan to Rao Nara. With the help of Rao Nara, the foundation of the fort was laid on 1 May 1459 on the rocky hill, 9 km away from the south of Mandor by Jodha. This hill was known as Bharchariya, Mountain of birds.
According to Legend, he had displaced the place of human residents in the hills for the construction of the fort. The chieftain named Chariya Nathji was also called the God of birds. Later, when Charia Nathji was forced to leave the hills, she cursed Rao Jodha and said, “Jodha! You may sometimes feel the lack of water in your bastion. “Rao Jodha was trying to satisfy them by making a home for the ascetic.
Along with this, he also built temples near the cave in the fort to solve the monks, which used to be used for meditation. But even then the effect of their curse still shows us in that area, sometimes every three to four years, sometimes there is a need for water.
According to Mehrangarh, Rajasthani language, according to Mihirgarh, later Mehrangarh was formed, the Sun God was the main deity of the Rathore kingdom. Construction of the fort was originally started by Rao Jodha in 1459, which was the Jodhpur producer.
Jashwant Singh (1638-78) of Mewar in Jodhpur is still seen as a fort. But Mehrangarh Fort is built in the middle of the city and spreads 5 kilometers to the height of the mountain. Its walls are 36 meters high and 21 meters wide, which have been preserved in Rajasthan’s historic palace and beautiful fort.
There are seven doors in this fort. Jai Pole (the gate of victory), it was built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1806 in Jaipur and Bikaner in the joy of victory in the war.
Fateh Pol, it was created in 1707 in the joy of victory over the Mughals.
Dhed conger pole, which still fears the bombing of artillery guns.
Loh poles, this is the last gate of the fort which is situated in the main part of the fort complex. On the left side, there is the marks of the Queens, who sacrificed himself in the funeral of his husband, Maharaja Man Singh in 1843.
Within this fort there are many beautiful painted and decorated palaces. Including the Moti Mahal, the flower palace, the Sheesh Mahal, the sillage food and the wealth of Dalit is included. Also in the Museum of Fort, the guardians, costumes, musical instruments, royal palaces, and furniture have been deposited. An artillery has been kept on the walls of the fort, which also attracts its four moons.