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Harishchandragad Hill-Fort

Posted by: dc
Category: Travel, Featured

Harishchandragad was a prominent hill-fort believed to be built during the 6th century in the Ahmadnagar district of Maharashtra. The fort holds historical significance and is very ancient as the remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered in the region. The various Hindu Puranas like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana have mentioned about Harishchandragad. Historians suggest that the fort was built under rule of Kalachuri dynasty and the caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls and he Marathas captured it in 1747.
The site is a well known among trekking and hiking enthusiasts and has ancient caves, temples and the Taramati peak which stands 1429 m tall. Saptatirtha Pushkarni, Kedareshwar Cave, Kokan Kada, Caves on Harishchandragad, Nageshwar temple near Khireshwar and Temple of Harishchandreshwar are the major places of interest.
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