|Battle of Sinhagad|
|Part of Imperial Maratha Conquests|
|Maratha Empire||Mughal Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
Tanaji Malusare †|
|Uday Bhan Singh Rathore †|
300 led by Tanaji Malusare
|Casualties and losses|
|300–400 killed or wounded||
500 killed or wounded
During the siege, Malusare scaled a steep cliff that led to the fort through the assistance of a monitor lizard called Yashwanti (also referred to as ghorpad in marathi). This type of lizard was tamed since the 15th century and Yashwanti was trained to pull Malusare up the fort's wall. He was, however, killed in the battle but his forces captured the fort.
A bust of Tanaji Malusare was established on the fort in the memory of his contribution to the battle. The fort was also renamed Sinhagad to honor his memory.
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