Thursday, 20 January 2011

Tulapur



Tulapur is a village in Pune district, Maharashtra, India associated with the last moments of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, Son of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Captured at Sangameshwar, close to the Tulapur, Sambhaji was brutally murdered at Tulapur by Aurangzeb. His mortal remains were then cremated in defiance of the Mughal Emperor's orders by the brave villagers of Vadhu, a village not far from Tulapur. Stone arch at Tulapur confluence under which Sambhaji was executed Talks about the historic event(12 September 1633) at Tulapur

Sangameshwar at Tulapur, confluence of rivers. Tulapur is about 40 Kilometres north east of Pune. It is situated on the confluence of 3 rivers – Bhima, Bhama and Indrayani – and was originally known as 'Nagargaon'. The Sangameshwar temple built on the banks of the confluence is worth paying a visit. The Samādhi at Vadhu was unattended to until recently. It is now being renovated. Along with Sambhaji Maharaj, his poet-friend Kavi Kalash was killed by Aurangzeb at the same place. His Samadhi too is present at Vadhu.

A Samadhi of Sambhaji Maharaj is situated at Tulapur as well. It is disputed as to where exactly he was cremated, with a group of historians asserting that he was cremated at Tulapur itself and not at Vadhu. Nonetheless, both these places have their equal share in Maratha History

How to Reach :
By Rail : Nearest Railway Station is Pune
By Road : Buses are available from Pune, Swargate etc. 

Explore these places :
Amboli |  Anjaneri  | Anjanvel | Aronda | Battis Shirala | Baneshwar | Bhuleshwar | Bor Dam | Bordi | Dhutpapeshwar | Dive Agar | Durshet | GMRT Narayangaon | Igatpuri | Junnar Caves | Kanheri | Kolad | Khodala | Kopeshwar | Lonar | Marleshwar | Narnala | Nawegaon Bandh | Palghar | Phansad | Pitalkhora | Ramdara | Revdanda | Redi | Sagareshwar | Toranmal | Tulapur | Ujni |  more to come.