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Fort Raigad: A Chronology of Events

11th Century

 

Raigad, then known as Rairi and also as Raigiri, under control of Yadavas.
Rairi under physical control of Maratha Chieftains.

12th Century

 

Raigad under control of Yadavas.

13th Century

 

Maratha Chieftains of Raigad accede dominion of Vijaynagar.

1358

 

Establishment of Bahamani Rule.

1490

 

Raigad under control of Nizamshahi, under Deshmukhs of Shirke.

1558

 

Overall control of Adilshah, but physical control with Chandrarao More and families.

April 1656

 

Shivaji Maharaj captures Rairi.

1670

 

Shivaji Maharaj begins his stay at Raigad from 1670 onwards.

29th May 1674

 

Thread ceremony of Shivaji Maharaj on Raigad.

6th June 1674

 

Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

24th September 1674

 

Second Tantrik coronation of Shivaji Maharaj.

7th March 1680

 

Thread ceremony of Rajaram

3rd April 1680

 

Demise of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

21st April 1680

 

Succession of Rajaram Maharaj to the throne.

18th June 1680

 

Arrival of Sambhaji Maharaj from Panhala.

27th June 1680

 

Rani Putalabai performs sati.

20th July 1680

 

Succession of Sambhaji Maharaj to the throne.

16th January 1681

 

Coronation of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj.

25th March 1689

 

Zulfikar Khans army surrounds Fort Raigad.

5th April 1689

 

Escape of Rajaram from Raigad.

3rd November 1689

 

Raigad goes under Mughal domination.

8th June 1733

 

Pant Pratinidhi takes over control of Raigad.

18th March 1773

 

Raigad under control of Peshwas

1802

 

Second Bajirao resides at Raigad.

2nd February 1810

 

Second Bajirao stays at Raigad-machi.

1816

 

Raigad goes under the control of British for a short period before reverting to Peshwas.

25th April 1818

 

British army surrounds Raigad Fort.

25th April to 4th May 1818

 

British artillery continues to dominate Khoob Ladha Buruj.

6th May 1818

 

Ammunition depot on Fort Raigad is destroyed by British artillery guns firing from the hills of Potala.

10th May 1818

 

The sun sets on the Maratha Empire on Raigad.
Control of Fort Raigad is vested in the hands of the British.

  

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