Trans Sahyadri talks @ Aurangabad

Inspiring the youth at colleges and schools in Aurangabad and visiting the historical places of Daulatab fort, Elora and Anjanta caves

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Aurangabad memories ♥️

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Daulatabad Fort, also known as Devagiri or Deogiri, is a historical fortified citadel located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was the capital of the Yadava dynasty (9th century–14th century CE) The fort had the following specialities which are listed along with their advantages : No separate exit from the fort, only one entrance/exit – This is designed to confuse the enemy soldiers to drive deep into the fort in search of an exit, at their own peril. No parallel gates – This is designed to break the momentum of the invading army. Also, the flag mast is on the left hill, which the enemy will try to capitulate, thus will always turn left. But the real gates of the fort are on the right & the false ones on the left, thus confusing the enemy. Spikes on the gates – In the era before gunpowder, intoxicated elephants were used as a battering ram to break open the gates. The presence of spikes ensured that the elephants died of injury. Complex arrangement of entryways, curved walls, false doors – Designed to confuse the enemy, false, but well-designed gates on the left side lured the enemy soldiers in & trapped them inside, eventually feeding them to crocodiles. The hill is shaped like a smooth tortoise back – this prevented the use of mountain lizards as climbers, because they cannot stick to it. Ultrajourneys.org #Explore #Sahyadri #Minimalist #History

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