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Barabati Fort, Cuttack Overview

The Barbati Fort in Cuttack in Oddisa is a well known fort with carved gateway. It is about 8km away from the city. It is a 14th century fort build during the Ganga dynasty. The fort is situated on the river Mahanadi. The fort is situated at such a calculated place that it provides a beautiful and spectacular view of the modern Cuttack city. It is the earthen mound of the 9 storeyed palace. The monument was built with fortification to protect from enemy attacks. In present days a nearby Barbati stadium is build for cultural and various sports events. There is also a temple dedicated to Katak Chandi. The fort brings charm to the city and depicts its glorious history.

The Barbati Fort in Cuttack in Odisha is well known fort with carved gateway. It is about 8km away from the city. It is a 14th century fort build during the Ganga dynasty. The fort is situated on the river Mahanadi. The fort is situated at such a calculated place that it provides a beautiful and spectacular view of the modern Cuttak city. It is the earthen mound of the 9 storeyed palace. the monument was build wih such a design that it protects from enemy attacks. In present days a nearby Barbati stadium is build for cultural and various sports events. There is also a temple dedicated to katak chandi. The fort points charm to the city and depicts the glory of history. The fort covers an area of about 102 acres. The fort was re-established in 14th century and walls of the fort are built with sandstone and laterite.

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History of the Barabati Fort

History reveals that the Cuttack was built by the king, Nrupa Keshari in 989 AD. The king made a stone like structure around the river so as to protect from flood. After looking at the wonderful and strategic architecture King Anangabhima Dev III shifted from his oldest region to the Cuttack and built the fort Barbati fort. Later on the Chalukya Kings, built the nine storey building in the fort. In 1568 AD the two rings were made around the banks of the rivers. After that many rulers came and rebuilt the fort. Now, only the remains of the fort can be found, and even crambled temple can be seen.

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