Banasur Fort

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Overview

This medieval-era fort was built in the memory of Banasur, thousand-armed son of mythological king Bali who was slayed by Lord Krishna.The fort, situated 7kms from Lohaghat, offers a perfect vantage to view the majestic Himalayan peaks in its full glory. Vanasur Ka Kila also known as Banasur Ka Kila. Upon reaching, the travellers are required to do an easy gradient of 2 km will lead to Banasur Ka Kila. The lovers of ancient Indian architecture must visit this spectacular fort, which has been standing tall since ages.

The legend has it that Banasur, the eldest son of Bali was a mighty king and a devotee of Lord Shiva. Pleased by his utmost devotion, one day Lord Shiva appeared in front of Banasura and blessed him with thousand arms. After receiving the boon, Banasur started misusing his powers and created havoc in the heavens as well as on earth. One day the arrogant Banasura, challenged Lord Shiva to tell the name of the person who can give him a tough competition. Shiva gave a ag to hoist near his fort and told him, the day this ag post will break your contender will come.

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