Monday, August 4, 2008

Chitradurga Fort - Ukinna Kote

In school days we heard about this Chitradurga fort, but we thought it’s a small place, might not be attractive one. But when Mr. Ramesh Kamath (Manglore) my senior trekking friend gave an idea to visit this place and continuation of this my friend Sudhir Kumar planned the entire trip plan and his and all team members effort we made this visit memorable and successful....
Before going to this place, whatever the idea we had all went wrong, I think its dream place. One has to visit this place in his life.







Chitra Durgada Kallina Kote....... remember this famous Kannada film song..? Veera Ramani Vanake Obavva brave heatedly frighted with enemies who comes through this cave & dedicated her life to save Durga (Fort).
History of the For-
The fort at Chitradurga was built in 1962 ADby Kamagetti Timmana Nayak.Later it was taken over by HyderAli in 1970.Chitradurga means picture fort.Traditionally was known as Hidimbapatna of Mahabharath times.It was also known as Mallarayanadurga & Chinmuladri.It comes under the class of Giridurga.
The fort is popularly known as ‘Yelu Suttina Kote’It characterized of seven lines of defense with circular square,hexagonal & octagonal bastions at regular intervals of which three are at the foot of the hill& the other four built over the hill. The outermost wall has four getaways.The height of the wall of each line varie from 8 to 15mtrs.At the places brick walls of 4-6 are also used to add to the height.In all the fortification once had nineteen gateways,38 posters gates,35 secret entrances.
Inside these fortifications there are religious structures like SampigeSiddeshwara, Hidembewara, Phalguneshwara, Gopalkrishna, Ganesh, Anjaneya, Ekanatheswari. Seculer structures like Murugharjendra Matha & Subsidiary structure like Granary oil thanks & massive grinding stones are protected.

8 comments:

Aravind GJ said...

After seeing your snaps, my urge to see this place has increased.

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

good account of the trip.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Team mangalore

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sudheer kumar said...

realy worth tour rakesh,

rakesh holla said...

Hi Aravind,
Ya,its worth to see...

hi Rakesh Naik,
Thnks...

Hi Sudheer,
You are correct...
Fantastic experience....

tanushree said...

he,u shud hav put ur snap,remember u came out of that obbavana kindi,u sainika.
why didnt u put the snaps of ur friends whom u met ther?(monkeys) i was shocked to see that u had so many pals.
they wer quite happy wen they saw u ther.
dont mind,sach kadva hota hai bache.

Rahul said...

very well articulated and adorned with beautiful photographs...i liked the post..

Rahul Patel said...

Wow nice snaps.....you also get the various fun places in pench.Pench is a beautiful resort.It is famous for its tracking.For more details visit pench national park resorts