Ramagiri Fort history

Ramagiri Fort History-Origin-Importance-Architecture

Ramagiri Fort History: The local people believe that Lord Sri Rama during his exile in the Danda-Ka-Aranya which was this region. Seeing the present climate and the beauty of the place no wonder Lord Sri Rama would have stayed in this place. They also believe that Lord Rama heard the sudden demise of his father at this place and that he reached Ayodhya in a single jump from here.

Ramagiri fort is in close proximity to other historical and Vedic settlements like Koti Lingallu, Mathani, Kasipeta, Gunjapadige etc, which were ruled by Satavahanas. Hence historians assume that this Ramagiri Fort could be a strong defence centre for them. After the Satavahanas the successive rulers would have made different additions for the fortification of the fort.

Historians also believe that when Kakati prola II attacked Gundaraja of Manthani and Edaraja of Ramagundam, the latter might have used this court for protection. Following the defeat the former these regions have been annexed by Kakati prola II. Later over a period of time Anapota Nayaka of Recherla Padmanayaka family, the Bahmani Sultan Ahmad Shah I (A.D. 1433), Sultan Quli Qutubul-Mulk Qiwamul-Mulk held the control of this fort.

The inscriptions belonging to Qutub Shahi period mention that Tummikhan built the entrance gate of the fort and imposed heavy taxes on the people to meet the expenses.

Aurangazeb got the possession of Ramagiri fort in 1656 AD when it was given to him as a Dowry for his son, Prince Muhammad who married the daughter of Abdullah Qutub Shah of Golconda. It was here that Sheik Mohinuddin alias Naseeruddin christened this place as Aramgir by seeing the natural beauty of the place in the backdrop of the rivers Godavari and Maner.

Thus the Ramgiri Khilla played an important role in the mythological times to the time when the History has started being recorded to the recent times. Padma Puranothara Khandamu a historic treatise was written by Madiki Singana of Ramagiri in A.D. 1420.

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its amaging place ... added by   venkat mothe on Jul 29 2014
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