I am Sangram Durg Fort – the name that symbolizes grit, determination, courage, and valor. I have managed to get my name registered in the golden pages of history because of my fort keeper Firangoji Narasala, a Maratha, who showed such audacity to save me that his effort became immortal.
The Marathas still revere him and he has immortalized me as well. I am the talk of the town because of my historical significance and people visit me in order to connect to the brave attempts of fearlessness made by this fort keeper in 1660.
I was amazed to see him fighting against thousands of Mughals with only 200 soldiers at his disposal. I witnessed his resistance against mighty Mughals for 55 days. This daring act of his won the heart of Shivaji and he was again made the fort keeper of some other fort.
I am landlocked and located just 30 kms. from Pune at Chakan. Visitors come to me to get strength and energy from my inspiring walls and ramparts. The visitors are greeted by a cannon which is placed just outside me. They also pay their obeisance to the old temple of Chakreshwar which is located inside me.
I was grateful that the administration got it renovated some time back. It adds to my beauty. I am indebted to the administration for preserving some of my ancient sculptures and idols as well, including Bhoo Varaha idol, and some of the Shivalingas. The Bhoo Varaha idol is actually an avatar of Lord Vishnu as a boar.
This association of mine gives me a good feeling as well. I have a water tank and a Samadhi as well which is dedicated to the Sage Shandilya. I also have a newly built Tuljabhavani temple, which is adorned by beautiful colors and is appealing to the eyes.