Timangarh Fort, Karauli, Rajasthan

Timangarh Fort

This Fort is situated at a distance of 40 Km from Karauli City near Masalpur town adjacent to Sagar Lake in Village Kanchanpur Tarhati, District Karauli, Rajasthan.

History of Timangarh Fort :
It was built by Timan or Tisman, a powerful Ror ruler of 2nd Century A.D. who ruled over present day Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh. It is believed to have been occupied by the forces of Mohammad Ghori, the Sultan of Ghazni from 1196-1244 A.D. It was reconstructed in 1244 A.D. by Yaduvanshi Raja Timanpal, the scion of Vijay Pal, the Raja of Bayana. This fact has been supported by a stone engraving at the entrance of the Fort.

Architecture of Timangarh Fort :
This Fort is spread over an area of 51.5 hectares approximately. Earlier, it was a very huge Fort, but now it is in a ruined state. It originally had five entrances to which some more gates were added by the Mughals. The gates built later on have stone blocks of different colors and variety and some stones slabs have writings on them. The remains of an ancient township with palaces, bazaars, houses and Temples can be seen inside the Fort Complex. The rooftops and the pillars of these structures are adorned with geometrical, religious and flower-patterned carvings. The sculptures of Gods and Goddesses and their tantric counterparts also adorn these pillars. The idols recovered from the area belong to Hindu, Jain and Buddhist groups and are mostly of Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu.

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