This is a delightful interpretation of the popular story of a gutsy dweller of the hills, Hirkani (literally, diamond shredding). Leaving her infant child alone at her hut, Hirkani had walked up the steep slopes of the fortified fort Raigad atop the mountain to deliver pitcherfuls of milk. At sundown the gates of the fort were all closed. Hirkani was stranded inside. Hirkani jumped down a little used awesome parapet of the fort and found her way down the impossibly steep slopes of the mountain. She negotiated through impenetrably dense jungles to finally reach her hut halfway down the mountain below on the slopes. The intense force of a mother’s love for her baby had induced Hirkani to act courageously against all odds. Hirkani´s feat has become a legend all over Maharashtra. It is well-known that Shivaji Maharaj was immensely impressed with the gutsy courage of this simple dweller of the hills. More than that he was thankful to her for exposing a vulnerable weak point in the parapet of the fort. The parapet was duly fortified and the spot was declared to be recognised as ‘Hirkani Buruj’ in recognition and admiration of her valueable service.