Mehrangarh Fort is located in the city of Jodhpur in the Rajasthan state of India. This giant fort of the fifteenth century is situated on the rocky hill, 125 meters high from the ground, surrounded by a ten-kilometer long high wall with eight doors and countless towers.
There are four gates connected to the invisible, winding roads from the outside. Inside the fort, there are many grand palaces, wonderful carvings, latticed windows, and inspiring names.
Notable among these are the Moti Mahal, flower palace, shish mahal, sileh khan, Daulat Khan, etc. These palaces contain an astonishing collection of furnishings of Indian cuisine.
Apart from this, there is also a wonderful collection of patrons, elephants, small paintings of different styles, musical instruments, costumes, and furniture.
History of Mehrangarh fort Jodhpur Rajasthan
This the Fort is one of the oldest fortresses of India and is a symbol of India’s rich past. Rao Jodha was one of the 24 children of King Rampal of Jodhpur.
He became the fifteenth ruler of Jodhpur. After one year of taking over the regime, Rao Jodha felt that the fort of Mandore was insecure. He wanted to build a new fort on a hill 9 kilometers away from his then Mandor Fort, which was known as Bhor Chidiatunk because there were quite a few birds.
On 12 May 1459 AD Rao Jodha laid the foundation of this fort on this hill. Maharaj Jaswant Singh (1638-78) completed this. Originally the seven gateways (pole) of the fort (the eighth door is hidden). On the first door, the tacky nails are used to protect from the attack of elephants.
In the second gate, the Jayapol gate was constructed in 1806 after Maharaj Man Singh got his victory over Jaipur and Bikaner. The construction of the Fateh Pol or Vijay Darwaza was done by Maharaj Ajit Singh in memory of his victory over the Mughals.
On the astrological consultation of astrologer Ganpat Dutt on the foundation of Mehrangarh Fort, Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi (accordingly, 12 May 1459 AD) was kept Rao Jodha was incredibly revered in Chamunda Mata.
Chamunda is the Kuldevi of the rulers of Jodhpur. In 1460, Rao Jodha built a temple of Chamunda Mata near Mehrangarh Fort and established the idol.
Chamunda’s mother was not only the rulers but Kulodhevi of all Jodhpur residents and even today millions of people worship this goddess. Special puja is celebrated in the days of Navratri.
How To Reach Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur
Near Railway Station:- Jodhpur 5KM
Near Airport:- Jodhpur Airport 10 KM