Sunday, October 10, 2010

Steps Begin Towards Raigad Fort - Photos of Raigad Trek

It's a nice experience of trekking at Raigad FortThere are around 1500 steps leading to the fort. So come with the sufficient amount of water with you. Raigad Ropeway is the better option for children and old age people.

Steps Begin Towards Raigad Fort

Steps Begin Towards Raigad Fort

Steps Begin Towards Raigad Fort




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Sunrise at Raigad Fort - Awesome Photo by Nitin Kolambkar


For this beautiful experience of Sunrise, you have to travel across the night or you can have a stay at MTDC Resort at Raigad Fort.

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The Way Towards Maha Darwaja of Raigad Fort, रायगड किल्ला

After climbing 1500 steps, you will reach to the "Maha Darvaja" (main door) of the Raigad Fort

The Way Towards Maha Darwaja, रायगड किल्ला

The Raigad Fort is a good example of architectural brilliance. The Mahadarwaja (Main Door) of Raigad Fort is built in such a way that the fort will stay protected from enemy's attack with the help of elephant. A curvy and narrow way prevents elephant to get inside the fort.

Way Towards Maha Darwaja

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Maha Darwaja - Main Door of Fort Raigad, महादरवाजा - रायगड

Main Door of Raigad Fort - Maha Darvaja (महादरवाजा)

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View from Maha Darwaja of Raigad Fort - रायगड किल्ला

View From Maha Darvaja Raigad Fort Killa

It's a great experience to look down from Maha Darwaja (around 2850 high from sea level).

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Statue at Raigad Fort (Killa)

Shivaji Maharaj Statue, Raigad Fort

Shivaji Maharaj Statue, Raigad Fort

Shivaji Maharaj Statue, Raigad Fort

Shivaji Maharaj Statue, Raigad Fort

"Meghdambari" is the holy place where "Shivrajyabhishek" (Coronation Ceremony) was held. At the time of Shivaji Maharaj's coronation twenty-thousand Brahmans were present at Raigad. Gaga Bhatt, an authority of Vedas officially presided over the ceremony, and had a gold vessel filled with the seven sacred waters of the rivers Yamuna, Sindhu, Ganges, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri. He held the vessel over King Shivaji's head and chanted the coronation mantras, as the water kept dripping from the several tiny holes in the vessel. After the abulation, King Shivaji bowed before Jijamata and touched her feet. Nearly fifty thousand people gathered at Raigad for the ceremonies. Shivaji Maharaj was bestowed with the sacred thread jaanva, with the Vedas and was bathed in an abhisheka. Shivaji then had the title of "Shakakarta" conferred upon him.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivaji_Maharaj#Coronation



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Shiv Samadhi - Tomb of King Shivaji | शिवसमाधी, रायगड किल्ला

Shiv Samadhi - Shivaji Maharaj Tomb Raigad Fort

Shiv Samadhi - Shivaji Maharaj Tomb Raigad Fort

Shiv Samadhi - Shivaji Maharaj Tomb Raigad Fort

Shivsamadhi was reconstructed by 'Shri Shivaji Fund Committee' founded by Lokmanya Tilak in 1895. Lokmanya Tilak (Bal Gangadhar Tilak) is one who struggles for freedom from British rule. In 1894, Lokmanya Tilak initiated to celebrate Ganeshotsav and Shiv Jayanti Utsav publically for national awakening against British rule. The main objective of this large-scale public celebration was to pay obeisance to the sacred Samadhi and awaken the patriotic spirit by eulogizing Shiv Chhatrapati.

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