The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. The various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana include many references about Harishchandragad. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of Kalachuri dynasty. The citadel was built during this era. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. Though the cliffs are named Taramati and Rohidas, they are not related to Ayodhya. Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate here in the 14th century. The caves are from the same period. The various constructions on the fort and those existing the surrounding region point to the existence of diverse cultures here. The carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period, since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747.
Caves on Harishchandragad
Temple of Harishchandreshwar
Saturday 9th July 2016 23:00 Hrs — Gathering at Dadar Rly Stn Near Pritam Hotel Leave to Base Village Pachnai by private transport. Sunday 10th July 2016 Reach Base Village Early Morning,Get Refreshed. Start our trek to HCG after breakfast. Explore Scenic beauty of Konkankada,Take Blessing of Lord Shiva. Have Lunch (Local Food) & start descending to Pachnai. Have Evening Refreshment at Base & start our return Journey to Mumbai Reach origin around 22:00 Hrs (Subjective)
• Private Transport
• 1 Breakfast – 1 Lunch and evening tea
• Wild Rangers administrative charges
What’s Not Included
• Anything which is not mentioned above.
• Any kind of expenses of personal nature.
What Gear To Bring
• Water Bottle (2 Lit)
• Spare set of clothes
• Shoes and torch are mandatory
• Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
• Camera at owners risk.
• Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
What Clothes To Bring
Quick dry and full sleeves preferred
EVENT COST -1250 / pax
How to Register
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For Registration one needs to call or SMS the participant’s Name and Email Addresses, along with alternate contact number, to any of the coordinator mention above, and transfer advance payment of INR 1250, in the account details mentioned below:
A/C Name :- Mayur Phadale
A/C Number:- 643801505651
IFSC Code :- ICIC0006438
MICR Code: – 400229080
Branch: – ICICI Bank, Andheri (East)
Where to Meet
For Mumbai participants: Gathering point shall be Dadar Railway station – near Pritam Hotel (in-route pickups follow)
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