Madhogarh Fort, Bassi, Rajasthan

Madhogarh Fort, Bassi

Madhogarh Fort is among the few left hill forts in Haryana state. This hill fort of Madhogarh village is located in the Madhogarh village of Mahendergarh district. The village Madhogarh is just 12KMs away from Mahendergarh. Madhogarh fort lies at the top of a hill in the village. This hill belongs to Aravalli Mountain Range. The coordinates of this place are 28°17′52″N 76°1′59″E. Madhogarh hill fort was built in the first half of 18th century for Madho Singh I. This fort has been built according to Hindu architectural style.
Looking at the pages of history, a Shekhawat Rajput, Rao Shekkha founded Shekhawati and divided it into 33 Pargana also known as Thikana. And Madhogarh Thikana was among them. Madho Singh I handed over this place to Balwant Singh. During 1755, Maratha Empire took it from Rajputs. Khande Rao Holkar was the Maharaja of Indore at that time and he attacked Ismail Beg who was the chieftain of Mughals that time. Beg fled to Madhogarh and set up a post around Madhogarh Fort. On 16th February 1792, Khande Rao Holkar captured this fort. Beg again escaped but Holkar captured him from Kanud and sent him in prison at Agra Fort where he died in 1794. Mahadaji Shinde of Gwalior captured Rania, Fatehabad and Sirsa and that’s how Maratha captured Haryana state.

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