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Paper Title: ANCIENT HINDU ROCK MONUMENTS, CONFIGURATION AND ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES OF AHILYA DEVI FORT OF HOLKAR DYNASTY, MAHISMATI REGION, MAHESHWAR, NARMADA VALLEY, CENTRAL INDIA.
Authors Name: DR. H.D DIWAN , APARAJITA SHARMA , DR. S.S. BHADAURIA, DR. PRAVEEN KADWE , Dr. D. SANYAL , Dr. JYOTSANA SHARMA
Unique Id: IJSDR2011022
Published In: Volume 5 Issue 11, November-2020
Abstract: Holkar Dynasty was established by Malhar Rao on 29th July 1732. Holkar belonging to Maratha clan of Dhangar origin. The Maheshwar lies in the North bank of Narmada river valley and well known Ancient town of Mahismati region. It had been capital of Maratha State. The fort was built by Great Maratha Queen Rajmata Ahilya Devi Holkar and her named in 1767 AD. Rani Ahliya Devi was a prolific builder and patron of Hindu Temple, monuments, Palaces in Maheshwar and Indore and throughout the Indian territory pilgrimages . Ahliya Devi Holkar ruled on the Indore State of Malwa Region, and changed the capital to Maheshwar in Narmada river bank. The study indicates that the Narmada river flows from East to west in a straight course through / lineament zone. The Fort had been constructed on the right bank (North Wards ) of River. Geologically, the region is occupied by Basaltic Deccan lava flow rocks of multiple layers, belonging to Cretaceous in age.The river Narmada flows between Northwards Vindhyan hillocks and southwards Satpura hills. The Maheswar fort includes Palaces, Temples, Defensive Arsenel, storage and highly vegetated grounds and at present utilized as Tourist Hotel. The river front Ghats and Broad steps are unique feature. It became a cultural and religious heritage of Maratha Empire. Holkar Dynasty in Central India.
Keywords: MAHISMATI REGION, HOLKAR DYNASTY, AHILYA DEVI FORT, NARMADA VALLEY, MAHESHWAR, CENTRAL INDIA .
Cite Article: "ANCIENT HINDU ROCK MONUMENTS, CONFIGURATION AND ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES OF AHILYA DEVI FORT OF HOLKAR DYNASTY, MAHISMATI REGION, MAHESHWAR, NARMADA VALLEY, CENTRAL INDIA.", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijsdr.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.5, Issue 11, page no.134 - 149, November-2020, Available :http://www.ijsdr.org/papers/IJSDR2011022.pdf
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Publication Details: Published Paper ID: IJSDR2011022
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Published In: Volume 5 Issue 11, November-2020
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