Last week, we all celebrated Diwali with lot of lights and sweets. One of the aspect of Diwali is the mud fort making which is usually made by children during their Diwali hoildays.
Miniature mud forts are made to remember the heroic deeds of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.Its an act of pure reverence towards Shivaji Maharaj. Some states in India like Maharashtra and Karnataka follow this. Children spend hours to build these mud forts. Props required for the forts like clay idols of animals and people are readily available in the market during Diwali. These mud forts are on display right from Diwali to almost a week after that and have visitors appreciating their creation.
The images here show the mud fort created in front of a temple and depicts Fort Torana. Information related to the fort is also displayed in Marathi for visitors.
Main significance of building such mud fort is paying tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and also to educate others about the heritage of Maharashtra. For children, it is one of the best ways to learn history through creativity and team work.
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