History of Mehrangarh Fort 



Mehrangarh Fort is located in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur and it is included in India’s largest kilo. It was constructed by Rao Jodha in 1460, Which is situated at an elevation of 410 feet above the city and is attached to thick walls. Within its range, there are many places which are especially known for complex carvings and expansive patio. There is also a curved road to the fort from the lower part of the city.

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The glare of the invasion by the soldiers of the cannon by the soldiers of Jaipur is still visible to us today. On the left side of this fort is Kirat Singh Soda’s umbrella, which was a soldier and who gave his life while protecting Mehrangarh Fort.

There are seven doors in this fort, which includes Jaipal (meaning – victory) gate, which was built after Maharaja Man Singh won the victory over the army of Jaipur and Bikaner. Fatehpal (Earth – Victory) Gate was built in memory of the defeat of Much oh, Ajit Singh. The palm marks found on the fort still attract us.

Mehrangarh Fort Museum is one of Rajasthan’s finest and most famous museums. In the department of the Museum of the fort, the old royal guardians are kept, including the elaborate domed palanquin Mahidol, who were conquered in the war in 1730 by the governor of Gujarat. This museum also shows us the heritage of Rathore’s arms, costumes, paintings, and decorated rooms.

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Rao Jodha, the chief of Rathore dynasty, is credited with the construction of Jodhpur in India. In 1459, he discovered Jodhpur. He was one of the 24 sons of Rizal and 15th Rathore became the ruler. After one year of the merging of the throne, Jodha decided to establish his capital at Jodhpur’s safe place, because according to him thousands of years old Mandore fort was not much safer for them.

With the dependable assistant Rao Nara, the Mewar army was suppressed in Mandore. This, Rao Jodha also gave the title of Divan to Rao Nara. With the help of Rao Nara, the foundation of the fort was laid on 1 May 1459 on the rocky hill, 9 km away from the south of Mandor by Jodha. This hill was known as Bhachchariya, the mountain of birds.

According to Legend, he had displaced the place of human inhabitants in the hills for the construction of the fort. The chieftain named Charity Nathji was also called the God of birds. Later, when Charlie Nathji was forced to leave the hills, He cursed Rao Jodha and said, “Jodha! Maybe there will be a shortage of water in your fort. “Rao Jodha was trying to satisfy them by making a home for the ascetic. In addition to the solution of the ascetic. He used to construct temples near the cave in Mehrangarh Fort, Which used to be used for meditation. But even then the effect of their course still shows us in that area, every 3 to 4 years, sometimes there is a need for water.

Rao Jodha

According to Legend, he had displaced the place of human inhabitants in the hills for the construction of the fort. The chieftain named Charity Nathji was also called the God of birds. Later, when Charlie Nathji was forced to leave the hills, he cursed Rao Jodha and said, “Jodha! Maybe there will be a shortage of water in your fort.


“Rao Jodha was trying to satisfy them by making a home for the ascetic. In addition to the solution of the ascetic, He used to construct temples near the cave in the fort. Which used to be used for meditation. But even then the effect of their course still shows us in that area. Every 3 to 4 years, sometimes there is a need for water.

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Charlie Nathji

The chieftain named Charity Nathji was also called the God of birds. Later, when Charlie Nathji was forced to leave the hills, he cursed Rao Jodha and said, “Jodha! Maybe there will be a shortage of water in your fort. “Rao Jodha was trying to satisfy them by making a home for the ascetic. In addition to the solution of the ascetic, he used to construct temples near the cave in the fort, which used to be used for meditation. But even then the effect of their course still shows us in that area, every 3 to 4 years, sometimes there is a need for water.

According to Mehrangarh, Rajasthani language, according to Mihirgarh, later Mehrangarh was formed, the sun deity was the main deity of the Rathore kingdom. The Fort was originally constructed by Rao Jodha in 1459, which was the Jodhpur producer. Josh wants Singh of Mewar (1638-78) in Jodhpur is still seen as a fort. But the Mehrangarh Fort is in the middle of the city and spreads 5 kilometers to the height of the mountain. Its walls are 36 meters high and 21 meters wide, which have protected Rajasthan’s historic palace and beautiful fort.

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There are seven doors in this fort. The most famous of which is mentioned below:

• Jai Pol (gate of victory), it was built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1806 in Jaipur and Bikaner in the battle of happiness in the victory.

• Fateh Pol, it was created in 1707 in the happiness of victory over the Mughals.

• One and a half kg pole, which still fears the bombing of guns.

• Iron poles, this is the last gate of the fort which is in the main part of the complex of the fort. On the left side, there is the marks of the Rano, who sacrificed himself in the funeral of his husband, Maharaja Man Singh in 1843.

Within this fort, there are many beautiful painted and decorated palaces. These include the use of Moti Mahal, Flower Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Allah Khan and Daulat Khana. Also in the Museum of Fort, parents, costumes, musical instruments, royal palaces and furniture have been deposited. An artillery has been kept on the walls of the fort, which also attracts its four moons.