Harishchandragadfort/palace

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HarishchandragadTank at Fort HarishchandragadKedareshwar cave of Fort HarishchandragadHarishchandreshwar temple on HarishchandragadKonkan kada from top

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Harishchandragad is an ancient fort built during 6th century by rulers of Kalchuri Dynasty. The fort was reined by Mughals and Marathas during later periods. There are several remarkable places inside the fort and in its vicinity. Interestingly, this fort finds mention in ancient scriptures of Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana. A number of caves of 11th century, some of which remain undiscovered even today are present in Harishchandragad. Saptatirtha Pushkarni is a tank which served as a source for potable water. The pond remains in poor and polluted condition today. Konkan Kada or Konkan Cliff is a steep cliff resembling a cobra's hood and offers great trekking challenge. It is also known for the 'Broken Spectre Phenomenon' giving rise to a circular rainbow like appearance. Kedareshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a 5 ft. lingam of the lord surrounded by water. It is difficult to approach the lingam as the water is ice cold and monsoons cover it with running water stream. The second highest peak in Maharashtra is Taramati peak, located in the fort premises giving panoramic views of Naneghat and the forts of Murbad. Caves of Harishchandragad include Kedareshwar cave and a 30 ft deep natural cave formation. The temple of Nageshwar in the nearby village of Khrisheshwar is another attraction. The fossils of Microlithic man were first discovered in Harishchandragad.

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