Gwalior Fort Information:

Gwalior Fort is situated near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, central India, popularly called “the Gibraltar of India”. The fort is divided into 2 parts with a safer texture. One part is the Gujari Mahal and the second Man Mandir. It was built by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 8th Century. At present, this fort is in the form of an archaeological museum. A small temple situated in this fort is engraved on zero (0) on the wall which is the second oldest known example of the writing of zero. This void was engraved about 1500 years ago.

Gwalior Fort History:

In the recorded figures of historians, this fort was constructed in the year 727 by a local sardar named Surya Sen, who lived from Singhoniya village, 12 kms from this fort. Many Rajput kings have ruled on this fort. After the establishment of the fort, Pala dynasty ruled for about 989 years. After this the pratihar dynasty ruled. In 1023, Mohammad Ghazni attacked this fort but he had to face defeat. After a long siege in 1196 AD, Qutbuddin Aibak subdued this fort, but in 1211 AD it had to face defeat. Then in 1231 AD, the founder of the Ghulam dynasty, Iltutmish, surrendered it.

Quick Info about Gwalior Fort:

PlaceGwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Established8th century and 14th century
Controlled ByGovernment of Madhya Pradesh
Built ByHindu Kings of India

Interesting Facts about Gwalior Fort:

  1. The oldest documents associated with zero are found in this fort.
  2. The Gujari Mahal, which is part of this fort of Gwalior, some sculpture has been kept in the of the first AD.
  3. There are two ways to reach the fort: first Gwalior Gate and second Urvahi Gate.
  4. The main gate of the fort is known as elephant pool.
  5. The Kohinoor Diamond, which is currently in Britain, was the king of Gwalior, the last patron of this diamond.
  6. On 1 June 1858 Lakshmibai joined the Marathas and captured this fort for only 15 days.
  7. The Gwalior Fort in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, was constructed in the 8th century. The height of this fort spread over three square kilometers and the height is 35 feet.
  8. The fort was used as a prison during the rule of Mughals. The fort was a political prison for royal people.
  9. Many of Aurangzeb’s brothers and nephews were also executed in the fort.
  10. A Tamarind Tree stands inside the fort complex, which is said to be planted by Tansen, the great musician of his time.
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