Vairagad Fort is a small fort situated in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The fort is located at the confluence of River Khobragadhi and Satnalas. There is a small village adjacent to the fort and by the same name of the fort. In 1925, this fort was declared as protected monument.
History of Vairagad Fort
This village is supposed to be established in Dwapara Yuga by a king named Vairacan. The city was ruled by the Mana chiefs, who about the 9th century fell before the Gonds. The Gonds ruled it along with Garbori fort and Rajgad fort. Vairagad Fort once possessed diamond mines and are referred in the Ain-i-Akbari of Abul Fazal. On a hill at the foot were supposed to be a mine, now an old Idgah and 108 Muslim tombs appear to be of those soldiers killed in the battle when Ahmad Shah Bahamani of Bahamani Sultanate raided Vairagad in about 1422.
Structure of Vairagad Fort
Vairagad Fort lies north of the village spread over 10 acres area. There are three gates at the entrance of the fort. A river moat of nearly 15–20 feet deep runs around the fort. There are many wells inside the fort but in a ruined state. Presently, the Archaeology department of India has taken up work of reconstruction of main entrance.
Visiting Information of Vairagad Fort
Gadchiroli has well connected road links to other adjoining towns. Buses run from Nagpur and Chandrapur for Gadchiroli. The nearest railway station is at Chandrapur at a distance of 80 km.
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(Last Updated on : 08-11-2019)
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