History of Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh Fort - Kumbhalgarh Kila is in Rajasthan (Kumbhalgarh Fort Rajasthan). Whose history (History of Kumbhalgarh Fort) is worth mentioning, we will give you detailed information of Kumbhalgarh Fort in this article.
Where is Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort (Kumbhalgarh Fort) is a major tourist destination in Rajasthan, located 82 km north-west of Udaipur city in Rajsamand district.
This charming fort is situated amidst a forest which has been converted into a wildlife sanctuary. This fort Chittorgarh palace is the second largest and most special Mewar fort of Rajasthan, which one can be attracted to by seeing it. If you are traveling to Rajasthan or its Udaipur city, then you must also go to see Kumbhalgarh Fort.
History of Kumbhalgarh Fort
Due to lack of sufficient information about the Kumbhalgarh Fort history (Kumbhalgarh Kila), we cannot say much about the history of this fort. It is said that the ancient name of this fort was Machindrapur, while the historian Sahib Hakim gave it the name of Mahore.
It is believed that the real fort was built by King Samprati of the Maurya Empire in the sixth century. The history before Alauddin Khilji's invasion in 1303 AD is still unclear.
Today the Kumbhalgarh Fort (Kumbhalgarh Kila) is built by the Hindu Sisodia Rajputs and they ruled the Kumbh. The Kumbhalgarh we see today was developed and ornamented by the famous architect Era Madan.
The Mewar kingdom of Rana Kumbha extends from Ranthambore to Gwalior, which includes parts of the state of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. A total of 84 forts were in his dominion, it is said that Rana Kumbh designed 32 kg of them.
Kumbhalgarh has also separated Mewar and Marwar and these kilos were used by the rulers of Mewar at that time. A famous incident took place here about Prince Uday, this little prince was smuggled here in 1535, at that time Chittor was under siege.
Later, Udaypur city was established by Prince Uday. After this the fort remained impervious to direct attack and after a shortage of water, the fort was damaged a bit.
Raja Man Singh of Amber, Raja Udai Singh of Marwar, the Mughal Emperor Akbar and the shortage of water for Mirza in Gujarat caused a shortage of water here.
After this, in 1458-59 and 1467, Mahmud Khilji tried to attack the fort (Kumbhalgarh Kila) but he also failed. It is said that the fort was controlled by Akbar's general Shabbaz Khan from 1576.
In 1818, a group of ascetics decided to protect the fort (Kumbhalgarh Kila) but then later the Marathas took over the fort. After this, Maharana of Mewar had also made some changes in the fort, but the actual fort was built by Maharana Kumbh. And later the rest of the fort buildings and the temple were also protected.
Inside Kumbhalgarh Fort - Inside Kumbhalgarh Fort
Several monuments are located inside the fort (Kumbhalgarh Kila), out of which we are going to tell you about some important monuments.
Ganesh Temple - Ganesh Temple
The Ganesh temple is considered to be the oldest of all the temples built inside the fort (Kumbhalgarh Kila), which is built on a platform of 12 feet (3.7 m). On the eastern side of this fort lies the Neel Kantha Mahadev Temple built during 1458 CE.
Vedi Temple- Vedi Temple
The altar temple built by Rana Kumbha is located near Hanuman Pol, which is on the west side. The Vedi Temple is a three-storied octagonal Jain temple with thirty-six pillars supporting the majestic roof. Later this temple was renovated by Maharana Fateh Singh.
Parshvanath Temple- Parsvanatha Temple
The Parshva Nath Temple (built during 1513) is a Jain temple on the east side and the Bawan Jain Temple and the Golra Jain Temple in the Kumbhalgarh Fort (Kumbhalgarh Kila) are the major Jain temples.
Bawan Devi Temple - Bawan Devi Temple
The Bawan Devi temple derives its name from 52 temples in the same complex. This temple has only one entrance. Two of the fifty-two temples are large-sized temples located at the center. The remaining 50 temples are small in size.