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Raichur Fort

The Raichur region (Raichur Doab) ruled by several dynasties Mauryas, Shatavahanas, Kakatiyas, Rashtrakutas, Vijayanagar Empire, Bahmanis and Nizams, the Raichur Fort is witness for these dynasties. The fort is existing since the time of the Chalukyas of Badami and then during the rule of Chalukyas of Kalyani the fort was renovated. In 1294 AD the Kakatiyas of Warangal strengthen the fort. As per the Kakatiya inscription, Vithalanatha a commander of the army of a prince Goregannayya Reddy (who ruled under Rani Rudramma Devi) built the inner tiers of the fort. During the rule of Vijayanagara Empire, Krishnadevaraya built the north entrance in celebration of one of his conquests. The original fort at Raichur, according to a long inscription on a slab on the western wall, was built by one Raja Vitthala by order of Raja Gore Gangayya Raddivaru, minister of the Kakatiya queen Rudramma Devi, in the Shaka year 1216 (A.D. 1924). The walls of this fort are constructed of huge blocks of well-dressed and nicely fitted stones, without the aid of any cementing material whatever. The outer wall, which is constructed of comparatively rough stone masonry, however, is the work of the Muslims, as is shown by the various inscriptions in Arabic and Persian on its bastions and gateways. There are two gateways in the Hindu fortifications (Sailani Darwaza in the west and Sikandari Darwaza in the east) and five in the Muslim fortifications (Mecca in the west, Naurangi in the north, Kati in the east, Khandak in the south and Doddi in the south-west).      Book Now

Shripad vallabh dattatreya devastan

It is believed that the Avatar Shripad Shrivallabh is 'Chiranjiv' (immortal) and that He took 'jalsamadhi' in Kuravpur. He disappear since then as a human but still exist in 'Tejorup' (in Pure energy form) so after Vallabha disappeared, a brahmin named Vallabhesh vowed to go to Kuravpur and feed 1,000 brahmins if he earned more than his usual profit. Near Kuravpur, he encountered bandits in disguise who robbed and beheaded him. Vallabha suddenly appeared from nowhere and killed the bandits with his trishula; one, who appealed to the saint as Shiva, was spared. Vallabha asked him to reattach Vallabhesh's severed head to his body and brought him back to life. Vallabhesh Brahmin completed his vow and became a disciple of Shripad Shri Vallabha.      Book Now

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