Gagron fort is located in the Jhalawar district of Rajasthan state. It is located on the confluence of the Kali Sind river and the river Ahu. It is located 13 km north of Jhalawar.
Sufi saint Khwaja Hameeduddin Chishti is at the dargah near the entrance of the fort. There is also a three-day Urs Fair every year.
Sometimes in this fort used to be 92 temples, and the hundred-year-old almanac was also made in this. Gargon fort is the only fort in India whose foundation is not found.
On the confluence of Kali Sindh and Ahu river between South Rajasthan and Malwa, this Gagaron fort was built by Dod Raj King Bhijaldev, later on, this fort, Khichi Rajputs ruled. The Gargon fort is surrounded by rivers, trenches, and hills all around.
This fort stands on the ground without any foundation, in this are three parquota in the fort, whereas the other fort in Rajasthan has two perquota only. Two entrances in the Gagron fort, which is open on a hill and the second is open on the side of the river.
Gagron Fort History
Allauddin Khilji invaded the fort in the thirteenth century which King Jaitsingh Khichi had failed. From 1338 to 1368, Raja Pratap Rao ruled Gagrone and made it a supplementary principality. After becoming a Sanyasi, he was called the name King Sant Pipa. in the Dwarka of Gujarat today the monastery of his name is.
By the middle of the fourteenth century, the Gagron fort had become a prosperous principality, because of this, the Muslim intruder ruler of Malwa got the eye on this fort. In 1423, Hoshang Shah surrounded the fort with a thirty thousand army and several other rich kings together.
Being surrounded by fort water, Hoshangshah could not enter the fort and camped outside the Gagron fort. At the time of the crisis, the entire town used to take shelter in the Gagron fort, as it was the proper storage place for water and grains, in spite of the invasions of Hoosseha, the town dwellers remained safe in the fort for many months.
In the end, Hoshangshah came to know that with the help of a route of the river, water goes to the fort, there is grain arrangement in the fort. So he dumped cow meat in the river. Due to the shortage of contaminated water and grain water, Hoshangshah was forced to come out of the fort to fight for weak Achaladas in military power.
After the conquest of Hoshangshah, he was so influenced by the bravery of Achaldas that he did not tamper with the king’s personal residence and other memories. For hundreds of years, this fort remained with the Muslims, but without fear or respect, no one dared to remove or destroy his bed from the bedroom of Achaladas.
The interesting thing about this bedAt that time the people believed that the king would come and sleep on this bed every night. At night, many people had heard the noise of someone’s hookah drinking from this room.
The story of Jauhar is also present in this Gagaron Fort of Jhalawad. After entering the fort, Jauhar Kund comes first, thousands of women have made Jauhar for the Rajputs’ limit in the common sight.
This fort, which looks ruins today, whose corridor looks deserted, he has heard the last conversation between two queens and a king, he has felt the death near him. Raja Achchaldas Khichi was married to Princess Lala Kanwar of Mewar and Princess Kaumudi of Bikaner.
In the year 1532, Bahadur Shah of Gujarat attacked the fort and won it with Maharana Vikramaditya of Mewar and ruled for several years on the fort; Heiran Parrot, found in Bahadur Shah Fort, used to be with him, Hiraman was an expert in speaking tongues. And loyal too. In that period the Mughals were emerging as a dangerous state, Humayun defeated Bahadur Shah and conquered the fort, and captured that Parrot too.
The commander of Bahadur Shah, Rumi Khan, had left his boss before the war and joined Humayun. It is said that when Rumi Khan came to Humayun’s camp, seeing this, the parrot started shouting the traitor-traitor. Rumi Khan was very embarrassed to hear this and Humayun became angry and said that if he was a man in the parrot then I would have cut his tongue.
The Jhalawar fort is a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity. Even every year there is a big event in the month of Muharram in the dargah of Sufi saint Mithe Shah, outside the fort, Hanuman Mandir and Mazar are also facing near the fort, besides Saint Pippa in the fort Monastery is also
Gagron Fort After Independence India
Until the time of Independence, many kings ruled by their weapon, the famous sword of Achal Das Khanchi, the cannon, etc. were present in the fort, but after independence, the Kota principality was over and the weapon of the fort disappeared by the people.
stole one of the heavy swords of Raja Achaladas to the higher officials but left the reason for excess weight, which is now kept in Jhalwad Thana. the cannon of the fort are left in the palace that the locals have stolen.
There are many special castles inside the fort.
Inside the fort Ganesh Pol, Nakarkhana, Bhairavi Pol, Kishan Pole, Silehkhana are important doors. Apart from this, there are other important historical sites in the Dewan-i-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Janana Mahal, Madhusudan Mandir, Rang Mahal, etc. The fort complex.
This fort built on the confluence of the Kalisindh and Ahu rivers is the center of attraction for tourists due to the surrounding green hills. The panoramic view of the Gagron Durga is very attractive to tourists. This is a great picnic spot for the people.
How to reach Gagron Fort Jhalawar
Gagron Fort in Jhalawar District: 13 KM
Near Railway Station of Gagron Fort:- Jhalwar 10KM
Near Bus Stand of Gagron Fort:- Jhalwar 06KM
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