Who built Shaniwar Wada in Pune?

Shaniwar Wada a 13 storey palace of Peshwas was built by Bajirao-I, in the year 1736.It was head quarter of the Peshwas and it symbolizes Pune’s culture. The structure was built giving security the highest priority. The main entrance is known as ‘Delhi Darwaja’ & others have names like Ganesh, Mastani, Jambhal, Khidki.

Is Shaniwar Wada in Pune haunted?

Shaniwar Wada is one of the most haunted places in Pune located in the Maharashtra State of India. The walls of Shaniwar Wada Fort in Pune hide a painful story of a small boy, Prince Narayanrao who was killed by Sumer Singh Gardi. On the night of every new moon, this fort becomes a haunted place.

Why is it called Shaniwar Wada?

As both ceremonies – laying the foundation stone and a house warming – took place on Saturdays and the Wada was built in Shaniwar Peth, it was named Shaniwar Wada. The seat of the Maratha empire from 1730 to 1818, the Shaniwar Wada is a very important place in Indian history.

What is inside Shaniwar Wada?

Things to See in the Shaniwar Wada Complex Khidki Darwaja or Window Gate, named after the armored window contained there. Ganesh Darwaja or Ganesh Gate, near which existed the Ganesh Rang Mahal. Jambhul Darwaja or Narayan Darwaja aka Narayan’s Gate, used by concubines to access and leave the fortified premises.

Who lived in Shaniwar Wada?

Peshwa Baji Rao I laid the foundation of his residence on January 10, 1730 and it was named as “Shaniwar Wada”. During the year of 1758, more than thousands of people lived in the fort. Madhavrao, Vishwasrao and Narayanrao were the three sons of the Peshwa Nanasaheb.

Why is Shaniwar Wada closed at night?

According to the general belief held by the locals in Pune, the Wada is also populated with the wandering spirits of people who lost their lives in the fire that engulfed the fort long back. Apparently, for all these reasons, people are discouraged from entering the fort after 6:30 PM.

Who was living in Shaniwar Wada?

Where did mastani stay in Pune?

Mastani lived for some time with Bajirao at his palace of Shaniwar Wada in the city of Pune. The palace’s north-east corner held Mastani Mahal and had its own external doorway called Mastani Darwaza.

Can we go inside Shaniwar Wada?

Is Shaniwar Wada and Mastani Mahal same?

Initially, Princess Mastani was housed in the historical Shanivar Wada of Peshwas with Bajirao’s first wife Kashibai and his extended family. Due to familial discord, Mastani was shifted to the north-east quarters of Shanivar Wada, while Bajirao was away on a military campaign.