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Sajjangad Fort is known to offer solace and peace of mind. Sajjan Gad is located near the city of Satara in the state of Maharashtra. What makes it appealing and grand is that Sajjangad is the final resting place of the great saint Ramdas Swami. Because of Ramdas Swami Samadhi, Sajjangad is a popular place of pilgrimage.
Ramdas Swami was the spiritual guide and Guru of the great Maratha King Shivaji Maharaj. He has contributed immensely towards the establishment of the Maratha Kingdom in this area. His poems and books are very popular. One of the books called ‘Dasbodh’ is read with reverence and contains very inspirational and spiritual thoughts of the great Guru.
The literal meaning of the Sajjangad name is the place of good people. All people who come here undergo a transformation as the atmosphere is filled with respect and veneration towards the Guru and Lord Ram.
At Sajjangad Killa, the idols of God Rama on the top and the Samadhi of Ramdas Swami in the basement offer a soothing and calming effect on the devotees. They are completely spellbound by the aura and environment of the Sajjangad Fort.
The small water reservoir and an old temple add to the calmness even more as visitors enjoy the serenity and tranquility offered by Fort Sajjangad. There is also a way towards the right as soon as the tourists approach Sajjangad Fort. Visitors love to visit “Ramghal,” the place of meditation for Ramdas Swami which is to the right of the entrance.
Fort Sajjangad is open for tourists between sunrise and sunset only. So, it is better to make proper arrangements beforehand. Shri Ramdas Swami Sansthan trust takes care of the Samarth Ramdas Swami Samadhi and maintenance of the fort.
Tourists can easily get halfway down the hill with public transport or their personal vehicles. They are amazed by the poems of Ramdas Swami painted on both sides of the road. The whole atmosphere is so serene, soothing, and captivating.
The tourists can enter from either Shivaji Maharaj Entrance or Lokmanya Tilak Entrance. They can visit the temple or buy some beautiful books from the bookstore, which are great treasures to possess.