Relive a part of history with Itihas Premi Mandal, a group of history enthusiasts, who are set to organise an event at the Sinhagad Fort.
“We will try to bring the olden days back, so that people can relive that era,” says Abhijeet Deshmukh, committee member, Itihas Premi Mandal.
View from the Sinhagad Fort
On June 1, the group will observe the death anniversary of Marathi writer Gopal Nilkanth Dandekar at the fort and will decorate all the gates in the traditional manner, with flowers and banana leaves.
“We will take the people who want to participate in the event on May 31 to the fort. We request people to come dressed in a traditional attire. We will recreate the whole atmosphere here to reflect that time,” informs Deshmukh, adding that there will be soldiers standing at the corners, who will also be traditionally dressed to look the part. He shares that people can also participate in activities like sword fighting and Mallakhamb that will be performed at the fort. “Even potters have been invited to display their art. In short, we will try to relive a day as people during the rule of Shivaji Maharaj used to live,” avers Deshmukh.
Mohan Shete, a historian and the chief of Itihas Premi Mandal, further states, “This event is being organised to create awareness about the bygone era. Sinhagad needs preservation and we feel that by organising such events we can generate attention, which can lead to its preservation.”
The event will start from gate 3 in the morning and along with all the other activities, attendees will also pay tribute to the statue of Tanaji Malusare, who is known to have fought the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670.
On May 31 and June 1
At Sinhagad Fort, Pune