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Sajjangad, Satara

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Sajjangad meaning Fort of Good People, is located near the city of Satara, India. It is the final resting place of Sant Ramdas in 17th century India . His teachings and works written in books such as Dasbodh are read and followed by many people even today in the state of Maharashtra and Sajjangad is a popular place of pilgrimage.HistoryThis fort was known by the name of Asvalayana Rishi, since he lived here for many years in ancient times. Then it was called Aswalya gad due to the number of Aswals or bears wandering there.The fort was made by Brahamani Emperors in between (1347-1527). After that in (1527-1686) it came under Adilshah dynasty. Mughal king defeated Adilshah and the fort came under Mughal rule. Previously known as Parali, it was renamed to Sajjangad.Present dayThe maintenance of the fort and the Samadhi of Ramdas is taken care by Ramdas Swami Sansthan, a trust which has existed since the time of Shri Ramdas Swami. The daily routine of the trustees on the fort includes morning prayers, Abhishek and Puja, Maha Naivedya, Bhajans and reading of the manuscript Dasbodh written by Sant Ramdas. The fort is open for devotees from sunrise to sunset. Entry and exit beyond these hours is restricted. In the afternoon, trustees of Sajjangad serves a food to the devotees.Recently the Ramdas Swami Sansthan trust has built a dharmashala for the devotees for free of cost stay. Every year during Shiv Jayanti thousands of devotees visit the shrine by walking up to it.TransportationIt is possible to reach the top of the fort by vehicle. From there one has to climb around a hundred steps to reach the gate of the fort. It is exactly 18 km from Satara city. You can hire an autorickshaw or bus from a famous area of satara Rajwada.
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  • Pros: 1. Neet and clean fort 2. Relatively less crowded. 3. You need to walk for only 15-20 min to reach to top. 4. Nice greenery. 5. Awesome look from the edges of fort. 6. Clean washrooms. 
  • Sajjangad is final resting place of Shree Samarth Ramdas Swami The fort is in very good condition, in the midst of nature. What you get to see 1. The Fort 2. Samadhi of Samarth Ramdas Swami 3. Replica...  read more »
  • Sajjangad is worth visiting place. You need to take a diversion while visiting to kaas(around 15 km before). Reaching Sajjangad from car parking is 20 minutes climb(via stairs). While climbing, we had...  read more »
  • It is Holy place where Shri Samarth Ramadas Swami's Samadhi is there. Shri Ramadas Swamiji was a Guru to the Great Maratha King Shivaji. Sajjangad is on the Hill Top and one has to climb about 300 steps to reach the top. There are no buses or any other motorised conveyance to top of the hill to reach the shrine. The buses and vehicle go up to bottom of the hill. The scenic beauty is excellent. Superb place for meditation. There are rooms available for free. Food/prasadam is served free.
  • Sajjan Garh occupies a unique place in all Forts under Shri Shivaji Maharaj. It was here his Shri Guru Shri Ramdas Swami (1608 - 02/02/1682) lived and where his Samadhi Mandir is also located. A small trek along the black stoned steps takes you to the Shri Ramdas Swami Ashram. Places to see include Shri Ram Mandir where idols were installed by Shri Ramdas with his own hand, Shri Hanuman Mandir and Samadhi Mandir of Shri Ramdas. There is a small museum of all artifacts in use in Ashram during Shri Ramdas's stay. A wonderful spiritual journey, that is every bit worth the effort and time.
  • Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!! The wind blows in here is just awesome. It actually encourages you towards spirituality and humanity.
  • Holy and spirtual place of SHRI SAMARTH RAMADAS SWAMI. This place is well organized by trust
  • Jai jai raghuvir samarth
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