Saturday, May 12, 2012

Isolated Fort attracts lightning near Ranchi city of India.

Lightning Strikes every year on the Fort of Jagatpal Singh near Ranchi city.
by 
Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi
Below are the photos of the ruined fort of the king Jagatpal Singh  which is 20 km North of Ranchi city. This area was known to center of the business trade some 500 to 200 years back. Jagatpal Singh was given the title of Raja Bahadur from the British rulers in India. Fort is believed to be some 200 to 250 years old. According to local people lightning strikes every year on these forts and has gradually destroyed it. Lightning has emerged as a big killer in the state.  When I reached the area to know the truth I came to conclusion that due to its isolation, height and covered with long trees it may attract lightning. All the forts around this area need special care. All the forts should be protected and should be given importance as historical sites.     



According to local people the above fort is struck by lightning every year. 


 Ruins of the historical fort.



Migratory birds quenching their thirsts in the pond constructed by the king.

These are typical old structures very common the area. These structures are also very old.
Children playing in pond constructed by Jagatpal Singh some 200 years ago.

Remains of the Shiva Temple also constructed by King Jagatpal Singh.

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