The battle between Sambhaji Maharaj and King Chikkadev in the Southern Province

War with Chikkadevraja in Mysore

Tiruchirapalli fort

Chhatrapati Shri Sambhaji Maharaj had tried to establish a friendship with the Chikkadev king of Mysore. The purpose behind this was that kings from southern India should not join the Aurangzeb.

But the egoistic King Chikdev slaughtered two mighty chieftains of the Maratha kingdom. Then he hung their heads on the borders of Srirangapatnam.

At this time, the Aurangzeb was heading over Maharashtra to conquer the Swarajya. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj handed over this crisis to the Hambirrao Mohite. Hambirrao Mohite was the commander-in-chief of Sambhaji Maharaj. Then Shambhuraje proceeded to the southern region to fight with King Chikkadev.

Sambhaji Maharaj besieged the Rockfort of Trichanapalli. There was a great battle fought between King Chikkadev and Chhatrapati Shambhuraje. The Marathas also rained arrows of fire towards the fort.

Eventually, the castle (the rock-fort) was won by Marathas. Due to this, the King Chikkadeva of Mysore was ready to sign a treaty (agreement) with Sambhaji Maharaj.

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