- Name of the Fort:
- Sindkhed Raja is famous for the birth place of Jijabai (Shivaji Maharaj's mother). This was the place where Raja Lakhuji Jadhav (Jijabai's father) ruled and lived. The place has a lot of places to see.It is situated 32 miles to the south-west of Mehakar, this village derived its name, it is said, from the king Sindurama who is said to have founded it. Another derivation of the name is from Siddha Kshetra, i.e. a village of saints. However, it appears that the village probably derived its name from the sindi trees in which it abounds.