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Derawar Fort

Derawar Fort
Derawar Fort - Politically, geographically, archaeologically, and from all other accounts, Derawar seems to be a place of great importance and antiquity. Its now known to the world because of it fort. A magnificent adhesive standing tall and proud in the heart of the Cholistan Desert, Pakistan.
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  • Politically, geographically, archaeologically, and from all other accounts, Derawar seems to be a place of great importance and antiquity. Its now known to the world because of it fort. A magnificent adhesive standing tall and proud in the heart of the Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Even centuries after its construction Derawar Fort speaks volumes of its legacy about a by gone era. Derawar Fort is situated 48 km from Dera Nawab Sahib near Bahawalpur.

  • The Magnetite of the fort is visible to a glance with its 40 buttresses that struck across the Cholistan Desert for miles. The walls have a circumference of 1500 meters and stand up to 30 meters high.

  • HISTORY OF DERAWAR FORT
    There are many stories about the construction of the Derawar Fort but more pro able is this. Jajja and Deva Sidh were two Bhati Rajas, Deva Sidh being the sister’s son of Jajja. In 300 Hijri, Jajja ruled over the modern tahsils of Khanpur and Ahmedpur East. In 900, Jajja founded the town of Jajja, still a village of considerable importance. Deva Sidh, also build a fort in the bed of Hacra in the Cholistan with the consent of Jajja Bhatia in 909, and gave it his own name, but Jajja from jealousy ordered his nephew to discontinue building. Deva Sid's sister, however, interceded and wrote to Jajja: “The sister of Jajja informs him that Bhutta and Bhatia are the same, let the fort be built.” No sooner was Jajja permission thus secured than Deva Sidh hastened to complete the fort. At that time one tower to the left of the main gate was called the Kakuha after an architect’s name. A well was dug in the fort, and a tank outside it to collect rain water.  The fort had a gateway, just opposite to which a room was built and these were fortified with an iron gate.

  • It is completely rebuild by the Nawab’s of Bahawelpur in 1733. In 1747 the fort slipped from hands of Abbasis owning to Nawab Bahawel Khan due to its preoccupation’s at Shikarpur. Nawab Mubarak Khan took the strong hold back in 1804.

  • SIGNIFICANCE OF DERAWAR FORT
    Apparently, all buttresses look the same, but they are different to each other, which shows the brilliant work of architecture. The residence area of the fort consisted on guest rooms, servant quarter, and store rooms.

  • The front part of that area has a vast ground with two ancient tanks, which were used for defense purpose. On the west side of this ground, there were built underground rooms for Amir (Royalty) of Bahawelpur. There was the wondrous separate part for royal ladies inside the fort. Doors, flour and roofs of this royal part were made of wooden art work that discloses, they were stunning in their era. According to historical accounts Derawar is considered a pre historic and pre Harapen settlement.

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  1. AN EXCELLENT ARTICLE.I WISH SOME DAY A TOURIST TRAIN MOVES FROM LAHORE,DERANAWAB UPTO DERAWAR AND THERE IS A BIG TOURIST CITY TO LET PEOPLE SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL AREA.GOOD LUCK

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