Shivneri Fort - Birth place of Shivaji

Shivneri Fort is the birth place of Shivaji. This fort is situated at a distance of around 90 Kms. from Pune city. Sahaji, the father of Shivaji has constructed this fort. Jijabai, the mother of Shivaji has spent the total period of her pregnancy at this fort and then given birth to the great Shivaji in the year 1627. Shivaji's total childhood was spent at this fort. Shivaji was educated here and played here and this place played a major role in shaping Shavaji as a great ruler.

We have to cross seven gates ( which are very huge gates) to enter the fort. There is a small water pond in the middle of this fort which is called as Badami Talav. A statue of Jijabai with Shivaji is there near this pond. One temple is there near to this fort dedicated to goddess Shivani.

The other places that are worth seeing in Shivneri fort are Dongarmatha, Kaman Take and Kadeloot Tok. Last but not the least, the Lenyadri Caves and Dhamankhel Kulaswami Khandoba Mandir situated near the Shivneri Fort are also worth visiting.



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