• Name of the Fort:
  • Sangola
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Medium
  • Endurance Level:
  • Medium

About Fort

  • Region:
  • Solapur
  • Discription:
  • The fort at Sangola is said to have been built by a Bijapur king. The town that grew up round the fort was so prosperous that it was locally called the Golden Sangola or Sonyache Sangola until it was sacked by Holkar's Pathans in 1802. The fort was a centre of action at the time of the rebellion of Yamaji Shivdev against Peshwa Balaji Bajirao in 1750 and also at the time of the attack by Holkar's Pathans in 1802. In the fort are now housed the public offices.
  • History:
  • In 1750, Balaji Bajirao was opposed by Yamaji Shivdev, a partisan of Tarabai, who threw himself into the fort of Sangola and raised the standard of rebellion. Sadashivrao Bhau, the cousin of Balaji Bajirao, marched to Sangola to put the rebellion down. Sadashivrao Bhau was accompanied by Ram Raja, the Satara chief, so that Yamaji might have no excuse for resistance. Yamaji's rising was soon suppressed. During his stay at Satara, Ram Raja agreed to give up the entire power and to lend his sanction to whatever measures the Peshwa might pursue, provided a small tract round Satara was assigned for his own management. Though Balaji Bajirao agreed to these conditions, they were never carried out and Ram Raja was taken under a strong escort from Sangola to Satara. The town was attacked and looted by Holkar's Pathans in 1802 and so severe was the death blow given that the town has never recovered since the ruin it suffered since that attack in 1802.