Shivneri Fort- Birth Place of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Overview of Shivneri Fort

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Shivneri fort is situated 90 kms from Pune, near a town called Junnar in Maharashtra. This fort is the pride of the citizens of Maharashtra as the legendary King Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born here and lived there till the age of 10yrs. Sahaji Bhosale the father of Shivaji Maharaj built this fortification with the intention to protect his wife Jijabai and their unborn offspring. Shivneri fort covers around 1.6 kms of the hill it is situated on. This fortifications defense mechanism was built in such a way that the guards could get a 360 degree view of the ground. And they could also clearly see if enemies were trying to climb the hill since the edges of Shivneri fort is upright and steep.

Worship Place for Shivaji in The Fort

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Steep Edges Were A Benefit For The Watch Guards

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