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Devanahalli Fort Bangalore (India)

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OVERVIEW

Known for its historical significance and archaeological brilliance, Devanahalli Fort is located 35 kms north of the city of Bangalore. The fort is a living example of the extensive battles fought and won and of the royal families. Lately, in ruins, the fort once was the birthplace and residence of the great warrior Tipu Sultan. Sprawling over a vast area of 20 acres, the building is essentially made of stone and mortar. Originally built in 1501, by the Mallebyre Gowda during the reign of the Saluva Dynasty, until the Dalwai of Mysore Nanjarajaiah occupied it in 1749. Later it was taken over by Hyder Ali before finally being passed on to Tipu Sultan. The fort boasts of twelve semi-circular bastions, each with a gun-point view and a spacious battlement. The entrances, though relatively small are decorated with cut- plasterwork, and the main attraction is the chief residence of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. The memorial is a six foot tall enclosure with pillars. The fort is currently a residence for many as several families inhabit the place. Among the umpteen temples located inside the premises of the fort, Venugopalswamy is the oldest with impeccable architecture and houses several attractive idols of local deities. Other than that, there is Siddheswar Swamy temple, Raghabendraswamy Math, Chandramouleswar Temple etc. Though in a dilapidated and crumbling state with most of the walls covered in graffiti, the fort manages to retain some of the yesteryears’ grandeur and glory. We recommend you to visit the fort if you like old monuments and archaeological places.

Opening and Closing Time

Timings: 24 hrs Suggested duration: 1-2 hrs

General Information

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Interesting facts about Devanahalli Fort

Among the numerous temples that boast of impeccable architecture within the Devanahalli Fort, the oldest and the most popular one is the Venugopalaswamy Temple. Facing the main road on one side, the temple houses a spectacular Garuda Stamba in the spacious courtyard. With beautifully bedecked pillars all around, and the walls are adorned with intricate paintings from the scenes of Ramayana, the temple is a magnificent treat for the history buffs and archaeology enthusiasts. The sculptures efficiently furnishing the interiors are compared to those in Halebid and Belur. The two main pillars on the entrance are guarded by two horsemen with swords. The exterior features a Garbgriha with the standing image of Venugopal in the Vijayanagar style. In addition to this, there is a Dravidian style Shikara (mountain top design) on the top of the temple. The other temples present inside the premises of the fort are Siddhalingeshwara temple, Chandramouleshwara temple, Raghavendraswamy Matha and the Sarovaranjaneya temple equally resplendent and boast of the same grandeur.

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