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Shivaji’s Childhood Palace – Lal Mahal

12 Sep

Lal Mahal, as the name suggests, is a red brick building located at Pune. It is an important historical building as it was built by Dadaji Konddev in 1640, two years after he had ownership of Pune city from the Adilshahi Sultans. Konddev brought Shivaji and his wife up there, and then built this palace.

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The renovated Lal Mahal in Pune

It was the childhood home of Shivaji as he spent many years there. The statue of Jijamata (Shivaji’s mother) is placed inside the palace. There is another structure of young Shivaji with a golden plow looked after by his with mother Jijabai and Guru Dadoji Konddev. Four umbrellas on the terrace are the main attraction of the Mahal. This is the place where Shivaji Maharaj cut Shaistekhan’s fingers when he was trying to escape from the windows of the Lal Mahal.

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Many incidents from Shivaji Maharaj’s life are vividly illustrated on the walls of this palace. A garden is also there which is dedicated to Jijamata, so known as Jijamata Garden. In this garden, Kids, Senior Citizens spend their evenings very enjoyably.
The Pune Municipal Corporation had remodeled this Mahal in the year 1988. In its present renovated avatar, this magnificent Lal Mahal resembles more a sandstone red place, than a traditional Wada. This marvelous structure is just next to Shaniwarwada. Many pictorial representations of different incidents from Shivaji Maharaj’s life could be seen on the walls of this palace which attracts lots of tourist. It is another historic place worth visiting in Pune, Maharashtra.

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10 responses to “Shivaji’s Childhood Palace – Lal Mahal

  1. Ajaytao2010

    September 12, 2013 at 7:33 am

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  2. a spirit of simplicity

    September 12, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Very interesting history

     
  3. Brenda

    September 12, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for visiting friendlyfairytales. Your story gives tantalizing hints of who Shivaji is. I’ll have to come back and explore some more.

     
  4. Barb

    September 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    What a beautiful and interesting building. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post.

     
  5. Carver

    September 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Interesting post and great shots.

     
  6. HansHB

    September 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Lovely post!

     
  7. bnomadic

    September 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Never knew if such a place exist. Thanks for sharing.

     
  8. Eileen

    September 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Great post on Shivaji! The photos are wonderful. Have a happy day!

     
  9. Team G Square

    September 18, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Nice to know about this place.

     

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