Paranda Fort - Paranda

       
 

 

Paranda Fort

 

 

 

Paranda Fort

 

Paranda Fort - Historical Background :

Paranda is a Tahsil place in the Osmanabad District and is situated about 80 Kms. from the district headquarter. The fort is one of the many forts erected by the Bahamani kings and is a fine spicemen of military Architecture and engineering. The gates defended by traversals and redoubts and the Ramparts. These are of the out and dressed stones with round bastions fitted for the heavy guns of the period. Around the fort there is a moat, which was always kept filled with water.

The fort can be reached by only one passage. Inside the fort there are 26 bastions amongst which the note-worthy are” MAHAKAL BURUJ” “BURUJ MAHAKAL,” BULAND BURUJ,” CHANCHAL BURUJ,” and shah mathkal ,” and NASSA YEED- KA3/4 BURUJ” on the some of the bastions there are old guns the most important of which are” Malike maiden”, and Azda Paikar” The great bronze gund viz. Malika Maiden” now at Bijapur, is side to have been original mounted here. At present inside the fort there are the mosque, Narsimaha Mandir” and wall called “ RAMTIRTH” but there are also remains of the building like BARADARI, TAIKHANA? ZANANA MAKAN act. The remains of the walls and the dilapidated remains give an impression that at one time there might have been spacious and exquisites constructions.