Pargad

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Historic fort situated on border of Sindhudurg and Kolhapur, near Tillari.  It was built with an intention of keeping an eye on the anti-swaraj movements of portuguise and Sawantwadi rulers. This fort stands as a witness of that golden era and instill a ray of hope and valour in today's youth. These forts played the roll of watch-guards of Maratha Empire. Shivaji’s memorial and temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati Devi stands inside the fort.
 

History  - Locals say that around 500 soliders (Maratha Mawale) use to reside in fort for nearly 300 years.  Their job was to safeguard the fort and surrounding villages.  Evidence reveals that feudal system was in existence during those times.  Rajmata Jijabai appointed Abati Krishana, a saranjamdar to look after maintenance for vigilance at the fort she appointed Narsingrao and Yashawant Shinde.

 Locals say that around 500 soldiers (Maratha Mawale) used to reside in fort for nearly 300 years.  Their job was to safeguard the fort and surrounding villages.  Evidence reveals that feudal system was in existence during those times.  Luminary Tanaji Malusare's son, Rayaba was in charge and caretaker of this historic edifice. His descendent are still residing here.

On this fort, there are 18 wells, Padmawati Pool; three bulwarks, Phadanis, Bhalekar and Mahadeo.  Then there are other bulwarks like Zende, Bhade, Malawe, plus strong fortification on east and west sides.  There is only one way, made up of rock steps to arrive on the fort.