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Military Mahadev Belgaum – In and Arround my City

Belgaum, One of the oldest town in karnataka and major district. The city is situated in the northwestern parts of Karnataka and lies at the border of two states, Maharashtra and Goa on the western ghats (50 km from Goa state border).Situated near the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range (Western Ghats) at an altitude of about 779m, 100 km from the Arabian Sea with the river Markandeya flowing nearby.

Belgaum is well known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. It is at its coldest in winter (November – February temperatures dropping to 9 degrees Celsius), and experiences continuous monsoon during July to September. The annual average rainfall is over 200  cm” , 2000 mm.

Belgaum has the different names such as Garibanche Mahabaleshwar (Poor man’s Mahabaleshwar), Kunda nagari (Because of famous Kunda which is made only in Belgaum), Sugar city (Because it has maximum number of sugar factories in Karnataka)

Belgaum is located 502 km from Bangalore and 154 km from Panaji. Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, it enjoys a cool, salubrious climate and is surrounded by natural beauty in the form of rivers, hills and dense evergreen forests covered tourists places like Amboli, Sindhudurg district, jamboti etc.

Inside the city, A wide variety of historical sites, temples and churches exist in and around the city, most notably the fort Kamala Basti, Kapileshwar temple (South Kashi), the hills of Vaijyanath, Ramtirth in Kanbargi, the aerodrome at Sambra and others.

So we start with Temples in and arround Belgaum and good picnic spots,

Military Mahadev

Military mahadev, is one of the favorite place for belgaumits to unwind from busy life and enjoy picnic with families. The Military Mahadeva is maintained by the Maratha Light infantry. There is lord shiva temple and that’s the reason it is called as “Military Mahadev”. By visiting this place one can enjoy the greenary of nature, a small zoo, Shivthirth (A beautiful place with replicas of Shivajis Forts).

Military Mahadev Temple(Belgaum)

Greenary at Military Mahadev, Belgaum

Small Zoo at Military Mahadev, Belgaum

Emu, the largest Bird and native of Australia

Let’s go to histroy (Shivthirth a place which takes you to histroy)

Shivthirth Entrance (www.deepjeevani.com)


Replica of Sindhudurga fort at Shivthirth, Belgaum

1664-Construction of the fort started by Shivaji Maharaj

1665-Treaty with Portuguese to Ensure smooth building up of own navy

1666- Shivaji Maharaj went to agra, Construction of fort continues

1667-Construction of fort completed.

1708-Fort under the control of Maharani Tarabhai

1763-Attack by the Portuguese, However they go back

1765-Fort under the control of British and renamed as “Fort Augustus”

1766-Fort again under the control of Marathas.

1805-Sawantwandikar’s Attack fails

1818-Control of the fort Passes on to British

१६६४-शिवाजी महाराजने किले को बनाना शुरू किया

१६६५-आरमार के उन्नति के लिये पोर्तूगीज से मैत्री का करार

१६६६-शिवाजी महाराज आग्रा गये, किले का काम जारी

१६६७-किले का निर्माण पुरा

१७०८-किला महाराणी ताराबाई के पास

१७६३-पोर्तुगीजो का हमला पर नाकाम

१७६५- किला अंग्रेझो के कब्जे मेई और किले का नाम फोर्ट ऑगस्टस रखा गया

१७६६-किला फिर मराठों के कब्जे मे

१८०५-सावंतवाडीकर का किले पार हमाला नाकामयाब

१८१८-किला अंग्रेजो के पास


Replica of VijayDurg at Shivthirth, Belgaum

13th Century- Shilhar Bhoj Raja Constructed the Fort

1218- Domination of Yadavs

1354-Reign of Vijaynagar king

1565-Moghals defeat Vijaynagar king and seize power

1653-Shivaji Maharaj captures fort and names it Vijaygurg.

1698-Fort became the main base of Dariyaganj sena, Kanhoji anger became the chief of this sena

1738-Sambhaji Angre repulsed the attack of British

1742-Sambhaji Angre dies on the fort

1757-Fort in hands of Peshwas

1818-Control of fort passes on to British

सन १३ शिलाहार भोज राजा ने किले का निर्माण किया

१२१८- यादावो का प्रभुत्व

१३५४- विजयनगर सम्राट की सत्ता

१५६५- विजयनगर सम्राट को पराजित कर सत्ता मोगुलो के पास

१६५३- शिवाजी महाराज ने किला हासिल किया और किले का नाम रखा विजयदुर्ग

१६९८- किला दर्यासारंग सेना का मुक्य अड्डा बना और कान्होजी आंग्रे उस सेना के प्रमुख बने

१७३८- संभाजी आग्रे ने अंग्रेजो का हमाला विफल किया

१७४२- संभाजी आग्रे का किले पर निधन

१७५७- किले पर पेशवो की सत्ता

१८१८- किला अंग्रेजो के पास


Replica of PRATAPGAD at Shivthirth, Belgaum

Replica of pratapgad at Shivthirth, Belgaum

1648-Death of Daulathrao. Shivaji Maharaj established yaswant rao more on jahagir of javali

1656-Shivaji Maharaj captures javali, Shivaji maharaj orders Moropant  to start construction of Pratapgad

1659-Afzal khan tries to kill Shivaji Maharaj during their meeting on 10 November but Shivaji Maharaj kills Afzal Khan with tiger claws

1661- Establishment of IDOL of goddess Bhavani

1674-Shivaji Maharaj offered three “MAN” gold to the goddess bhavani before coronation

1690-Fort captured by Moghals

1691-Fort was again captured by Marathas

1699-Rajaram Maharaj Arrives after Konkan campaign

1818-Control of the fort passes on to British

१६४८- जावली के दौलतराव मोरे का देहांत हुआ. शिवाजी ने यशवंत राव मोरे को जावली की सत्ता सौपि

१६५६-शिवाजी महाराज ने जावली पर कब्जा किया और प्रतापगड किला बांधने का आदेश मोरोपंत को दिया

१६५९-अफजल खान, १० नवम्बर को उनसे मुलाकात के दौरान शिवाजी महाराज को मारने कि कोशिश करते है लेकिन शिवाजी महाराज अफजल खान को वाघनकी से मारते है

१६५९-शिवाजी महाराज कोंकण और पन्हाळा का अभियान नवम्बर में ही, प्रतापगड से शुरू करते है

१६६१-भवानीमाता की मूर्ती की स्थापना

१६७४-शिवाजी महाराज ने राज्याभिषेक के पहले भवानी माता को तीन मन सोना अर्पण किया

१६९०-मोगलो ने किलेको कब्जा किया

१६९१-मारठो ने किले को दुबारा कब्जा किया

१६९९-छत्रपती राजाराम महाराज कोंकण के अभियान के बाद प्रतापगड पर आ गये

१८१८-किला अग्रेजो के पास


Replica of RajGad at Shivthirth, Belgaum

1646-Till this year the fort was with Adil Shahi

1646- Shivaji Maharaj captured the fort, his age was only 16 that time

1646- During repair of the fort 22 Big pots of gold coins (Mohar) were found,

shivaji maharaj installed the idol of Tornadevi at the same place, He used that money to

construct Rajgad fort, Shivaji Maharaj named the fort as Prachandgad in view of its


1666-After Shivaji’s release from Agra repair of the fort was done

1704-Aurangzeb took the fort

1818-Control of the fort passes on to British

१६४६-तक किला आदिल्ल्शाही के कब्जे मे

१६४६-शिवाजी महाराज ने किला जीता उस समय उनकी उम्र बस १६ वर्ष की थी

१६४६-किले की मरम्मत करते समय २२ ह्न्डे मोहरे मिली, उसी जगह महाराज ने तोरणा देवी की स्थापना की और उस धन से राजगड किले का काम शुरू किया, किले का विस्तार देखते हुये शिवाजी महाराज ने किले का नाम प्रचंड गड रख दिया

१६६६-आग्रा की कैद से छुटकारा होने के बाद किले की मरम्मत की

१७०४-औरंगजेब ने किला हासिल किया

१८१८-किला अंग्रेजो के पास

Replica of Torna fort at Shivtthirth, Belgaum

Replica of Torna fort at Shivthirth, Belgaum


Replica of Shivneri Fort at Shivthirth, Belgaum

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue at Shivthirth, Belgaum

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Statue at Shivthirth, Belgaum

Hope you like this post and will visit Belgaum to enjoy natural beauty and good food.. 🙂



The Maratha Light Infantry at Belgaum

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