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  • Elevation 742 m(2,434ft) Sajjangad Fortofgoodpeople Location Satara
  • Sajjangad Sajjangad was created by king Bhoj from Shilahar dine sty in 11th century. The wascreatedbykingBhoj fromShilahar dinestyin11thcentury.The villageatthebaseofthefortisasParalisothefortwasalsocalledas,thefort ofParali.Thementionofthisfortisfoundintheregionofthe4thBahamani kingMahommad Shah(1358to1375).Later,itwentinthehandsofAdilshah whograbbedaportionofBahamani state.ThementionofPhajal khanisfound who grabbed a portion of Bahamani state The mention of Phajal khan is found in1632astheinchargeofthefort.On2ndApril1673,thisfortwasconquered byShivajiMaharaj fromAdilshah. SaintSamarthRamdas permanentlyresidedonthisfortaspertherequestof ShivajiMaharaj.AndthefortwasnamedasSajjangad.Then,aftercoronation, ShivajiMaharaj cameforsanceofSamarthon3111678,Shivajisent Sambhaji to Sajjangad. However, Sambhaji ran away from Sajjangad on 3rd toSajjangad.However,Sambhaji ranawayfromSajjangad on3rd December1678andjoinedDilerkhan.AfterunfortunatedeathofShivaji Maharaj on18January1682,theidolofShriram wasonthefort.Ramdas Swamitooksamadhion2211682here.ThoughSamarthtransferredallthe rightsregardingtheforttoDivakar Gosavi,theadministrationwasallottedto rights regarding the fort to Divakar Gosavi the administration was allotted to Bhanji andRamji Gosavi.Howeverconflictsarosebetweenthem.When Sambhaji heardaboutit,hewrotetoJijoji Katkar,theKilledar ofSajjangad.The letterintendedtosettlethedisputeandtofollowtheordersoftherespected elderpeople.Lateron21April1700,thefortwascapturedbyMoghals and namedbythenasNaurasSatara.In1709Marathascapturedthefort. Howeverin1818thefortfellinthehandsofBritish.
  • Urmodi Dam BasevillageParli Gajwadi Sajjangad
  • Ajinkyatara d t S t Aji k t gadatSatara onwaytoSajjangad t S jj d
  • Sajjangad issituated9kmawayfromSatara city
  • DhwajachaBuruj Parkingarea
  • Thereare750stepstoenterintotheFort.
  • ShriChhatrapatiShivajiMahadwar
  • ShriSamarthMahadwar
  • Pethetil MarutiMandir Sonale Tale
  • StoreRoom Sonale TaleoppositeDharmshala
  • Sonale Tale S l l
  • Khambale Tale (locatednorthofShriRamTemple) (located north of Shri Ram Temple)
  • Urmodi Dam Khambale Tale
  • Urmodi DamasviewedfromDhrmshala topfloor
  • Ramdas Swami,thespiritualguruofShivajiMaharaj livedhisentirelifeonthisplateaufort.The maintenanceofthefortandshrineofSant Ramdas istakencareofbyShriRamdas SwamiSansthan,a trustwhichhasexistedsincethetimeofShriRamdas Swami.Thedailyroutineonthefortincludes morningprayers,Abhishek andPuja,Maha Naivedya,Bhajans andreadingofthemanuscriptDasbodh morning prayers Abhishek and Puja Maha Naivedya Bhajans and reading of the manuscript Dasbodh writtenbySant Ramdas.Themaindoorsofthefortareclosedonsunsettosunriseandhenceyou cannotenterthefortorevenexitfromthefortduringthistime. Shelterandfoodisprovidedfreeofcosttovisitors.
  • PartlyruinedMosque Angai DeviMandir Ghodale Tale (meantforhorses) ( f h )
  • Anglai DeviMandir
  • Anglai Devi
  • Wallofthefort AKASH
  • DhwajachaBuruj
  • TheTricolour The Tri colo r AKASH
  • ParkingSpace
  • ParkingSpace
  • TheDam ParaliVillage
  • ItissaidthatShivajiandShriSamarthwouldmeetanddiscussimportant issuesintheHanumanTemple(seebelow),awayfromthemainfort
  • Dhabyacha Maruti
  • InsideDhabyacha MarutiMandir
  • Dhabyacha Maruti
  • ShriRamandGanesh Temple Dhabyacha Maruti
  • ViewfromDhabyacha Marutiendofthefort
  • ViewfromDhabyacha Marutiendofthefort
  • ViewfromDhabyacha Marutiendofthefort
  • ViewofthemainfortfromDhabyacha Marutiend
  • RAJEEV
  • Urmodi Dam
  • AboutafewyardsoutsideParalivillagearetwooldHemadpanti Templesfacingeast. ThesoutherntemplewasdesecratedbyeithertheBijapur Musalmans ortheMoghals. p y j p g Thenortherntemplewasafeeblecopyoftheoldraisedaftertheirdeparture. Therewasapondcloseby aboutfortyyardssquareandtenfeetdeepbeforetheUrmodi Dam wasbuilt.
  • Shiv Temple Shi T l (southerntemple)
  • AKASH
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  • Thehallormandap isabouttwentyfourfeetsquarewithfourrowsoffourpillarseach,sevenfeetapart, supportingwithbracketsaflatrooftenfeethigh.ThecentraloneovertheroundslabinwhichtheNandi is placedhasacanopiedtop.
  • Righ HandSideviewof theTemple AKASH