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Laling Qila
Laling, Dhule
Laling fort
Laling fort seen from a distance
Coordinates Latitude: 20.48
Longitude: 74.44
Construction
materials
Stone, Lime and Lead
Current
condition
dilapidated
Current
owner
Govt. of India
Open to
the public
yes
Occupants Ahirs, Faruqis, Holkars, British
Events Massacare of Asa Ahir by Nasir Khan

Laling Qila (Marathi language:लळिंग क़िल्ला, Hindi language:लालिंग क़िला) is a small fort (qila) situated in the present day Dhule district of Maharashtra state in India. The fort is situated on top of Laling hill about 9.65 km (6.00 mi) south of Dhule city. It was one of the important forts in the Khandesh region during the time of the Faruqi Kings.

HistoryEdit

It is a place of considerable antiquity and the fort is supposed to have been built during the reign of the first of the Faruqi Kings. The fact that this fort and not that of Thalner was granted by Malik Raja (1370-1399) to his eldest son would show that Laling was his chief fort. It was in this fort that Nasir Khan and his son Miran Adil Khan were besieged in 1437 by the Bahamani general till they were relieved by an army advancing from Gujarat. Early in the seventeenth century it is mentioned more than once in connection with the movements of the Mughal troop's Deccan campaigns [Ellior, VII, 35, 102.]. In 1862, the fort is described, as strongly situated with very few defenses left.

Present conditionEdit

Around the fort is a small village called as Laling village with 1,549 inhabitants in 1961. Laling besides the fort has two Hemadpanthi temples in dilapidated condition. There is also a mined hemadpanti well. Presently the fort is in a ruined and collapsed state. It offers breathtaking panoramic view of Dhule city.

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