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Jind Places of Interest Ancient Fort at Safidon
Ancient Fort at Safidon

Location -: Safidon, District : Jind

Situation -: Situated in the heart of the city, near Nag kshetra 'tirth' on Safidon-Urlana road.

Under protection of -: Haryana Government

Period -: Circa 18th century AD

History and description -: This historical fort at Safidon was built by the rulers of Jind state in the 18th century AD. The history of Jind as a separate ruling state begins with 1763 AD. It is the first fort built by the rulers of Jind state who were the ancestors of Phulkian family. Afterwards, it was used as a military cantonment of the state. This fort has bastions for providing strength to the fortification, which were also used to ensure security. Traditionally, this town Safidon is connected with Mahabharata story and it is said that Janmejay, the son of Parikshit, and grandson of Arjuna. had performed 'sarpyajna' (snake-sacrificial ritual) at this place after the death of his father, who was bitten by a snake.

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