Baglan Taluka is located in the mountains of the Western Ghats. Its principal river is the Mausam River (Mosam River), which is dammed at Haranbari Dam creating a large reservoir.
While now a backwater, Baglan was once the site of the Baglan Kingdom, the Rathore kingdom that existed from 1308 to 1619. The native people in the area were the Bhils and the Konkanas.
Later on during the rule of Chatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale of the Maratha Empire, Baglan was a territory of major importance because of its proximity to the then flourishing and rich mughal market city of Surat. Maratha’s were aware of this and used it to their advantage by capturing the area from Mughals and later on mounting a loot on Surat thrice.There are two main hill ranges in Baglan area the Selbari range is south of the Dolbari hill range. These two ranges run parallel to each other in east-west direction. Nhavigad, Tambolya hill and mangi-Tungi are located on Dolbari hill range. The Salher, Salota, Hargad, Mulher and Mora forts are located on Selbari range. All these forts were maintained to keep watch on the Burhanpur-Surat ancient commercial road. The road passes between the two hill ranges. The forts of Salher and Mulher in Baglan Tehsil were used as halting and storage points during Marathas march back to home after looting Surat. Beside this forts, Marathas were staying and used to store thing on small fort of Pisol ghat, near Nandin village, which is at end of Nashik district. The battle of Salher which is a milestone in the history of Maratha was fought here. the forts in this region are among the highest forts in Maharashtra. The forts are tough and demand high endurance from the trekkers.
Baglan has a number of temples, forts and natural sights that are tourist attractions. The forts of Baglan region attract trekkers who are fascinated by the toughness and endurance.
First of all the temple of “GRAM Divat” Lord “YashwanthRao Maharaj” also Called As Dev Mamledar is a beautiful temple located in Town at bank of Aram River during safala ekadashi grand fair is organised for above 15 days. Ram Mandir is a Hindu temple in Vayagaon, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Satana. About 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Satana is Mangi-Tungi, a hill with two prominent pinnacled peaks: Mangi, at 4,343 feet (1,324 m) to the west; and Tungi, 4,366 feet (1,331 m) high, to the east. Seven old temples are located on Mangi, and five on Tungi. There is a large temple with a high spire in the valley. There are numerous caves in the hills named after great saints such as Mahavir, Adinath, Shantinath, Parshwanath and Ratnatrya. Inside the caves there are over 300 statues to these various saints, with two large idols of Mahavir. The area is considered sacred by both Hindus and Jains and enshrines images of Jain Tirthankaras in several postures including padmasana and kayotsarga. Sometimes, it is described as Siddha Kshetra, meaning a gateway to the state of enlightenment. A grand fair is held there annually during Kartik (September–October) where Hindus and Jains visit in large numbers to witness the grand rath yatra. The area around Mangi-Tungi is also an ideal spot for hiking. Beautiful Temple of Lord Hanumana named as Shri Dangya Maruti Temple located at Taharabad Road, above 2 km from Satana. Along with this the famous fort Salher is in Baglan Taluka. Very Old and famous Hemadpanthi temple located in Deolane village about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Satana.It is said that lord Krishna had died near mangi-tungi hence it is a sacred place for Hindus also.
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