|Chandrapur district, Maharashtra|
|Government of India|
Maratha Empire (1739-1818)
Ballarpur Fort (also called Ballarshah Fort) is an ancient fort in Chandrapur district, Maharashtra. The fort is located in the Ballarpur/Ballarshah City , on the east banks of river Wardha.
Ballarpur fort was founded by the Gond King Khandkya Ballal Sah (1437–62) , who succeeded to the throne of Ser Sah, his father. He was also the founder of the Chandrapur town. The King discovered a pond with miraculous waters which healed his boils and tumors. It was named as Akaleshwar tirth. The fort and the town grew up around the place as Ballarpur or the city of Ballal.. For many years Ballarpur was the seat of government, The Chandrapur town was established later. The last Gond king Nilkantha Sah died in the imprisonment at Ballarpur. In 1790 the place was repaired by Nana Saheb Bhosale. Today the fort stand in ruined walls and a picturesque entrance gate. There are undiscovered tunnels in the fort walls.
The fort was built of large black stones and was a formidable defense in its time. This fort is rectangular in shape with main entrance facing east side.
- "The Gazetteers Department - Chandrapur". Cultural.maharashtra.gov.in. https://cultural.maharashtra.gov.in/english/gazetteer/CHANDRAPUR/places_Ballarpur.html. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
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