History of Karad City

History of Karad, Karad Diary

It was initially known as "Karhatak", which implies elephant business. Karad is a recorded city, as stated by epic Mahabharata, Sahadeva one of the Pandavas existed in the city likewise referred to be devout as Lord Rama stepped his feet on this area. South west of town has Karad Caves.

Karad is likewise known for some Mughal-age building design like the twin minarets of the Jama Masjid mosque that is placed in the heart of the town. It was additionally meeting purpose of Haji blessed pioneer "Haj" in the Mughal period (1526–1857)

The main capital of the Shilaharas was likely at Karad throughout the rule of Jatiga-II as known from their copper plate stipend of Miraj and Vikramankadevacharita of Bilhana. Hence frequently they are alluded as 'Shilaharas of Karad'. The capital was later moved to Kolhapur. Around the Silaharas of Kolhapur who controlled over Satara and Belganv locale from 1000 to 1215 A. D., Gonka merits say here, as he is depicted as the Lord of Karhad (Karad), Mairifvja (Miraj) and Konkan.

In the time of HINDU-Muslim riots (1993, mumbai impact babri decimation), karad was designated as second most delicate city in maharashtra, after mumbai.