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Miraj (Marathi: मिरज), is an historic town in southern Maharashtra, India. The history of the town dates back to the early 10th century, and the town is known for its rich tradition of Hindustani classical music and for religious harmony. It served as a stronghold and a strategic bastion because of its location and was an important Jagir of the Adilshahi Court of Bijapur. Shivaji Maharaj stayed in Miraj for two months during his South India Campaign. It was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Miraj Senior. Pathwardhan Raje ruled Miraj until Independence. It is one of the leading medical centers in India. Miraj is also a very important railway junction and is part of the Central Railways network. Miraj City is part Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation formed in 1999.


Important Years in History

1024 AD Miraj under control of Narsimha of Silahar dynasty

1216-1316 AD Miraj is ruled by Yadavas of Devgiri

1395 AD Miraj conquered by Bahamanis

1391-1403 Durga Devi Famine, one of the longest lasting famines

1423 AD Miraj under Malik Imad Ul Mulk

1494 AD Bahadur Gilani's Revolt

1660 AD Chh. Shivaji Maharaj lays siege for about two months but has to give up as Panhala is attacked by Adilshah.

1680 AD Santaji Ghorpade gets Deshmukhi of Miraj

1686 AD Miraj captured by Aurangzeb

1730 AD Pant Pratinidhi attacks Miraj as directed by Chh. Shahu of Satara

3 Oct 1739 Miraj is under Maratha rule led by Chh. Shahu

1761 AD Harbhat Patwardhan's Son, Gopalrao, gets...
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