About Satara District

Introduction of Satara

Satara District is a region of Maharashtra state in western India with a territory of 10,480 kmĀ² and a populace of 3,003,741 of which 14.17% were urban (starting 2011).[1][2] Satara is the capital of the region and other real towns incorporate Wai, Karad, Koregaon, Koynanagar, Rahimatpur, Phaltan, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. This region goes under Pune Administrative Division alongside Pune, Sangli, Solapur and Kolhapur. The locale of Pune limits it toward the north, Raigad limits it toward the North-West, Solapur the east, Sangli toward the south, and Ratnagiri toward the west.

The Sahyadri extent, or fundamental scope of the Western Ghats, runs north and south along the western edge of the locale, isolating it from Ratnagiri District. The Mahadeo extent begins around 10 m. north of Mahabaleshwar and extends east and south-east over the entire of the locale. The Mahadeo slopes are striking, displaying exposed scarps of dark rock like fortifications. The Satara area is a piece of two primary watersheds. The Bhima River watershed, which is a tributary of the Krishna, incorporates the north and upper east of the region, north of the Mahadeo slopes. Whatever is left of the area is depleted by the upper Krishna and its tributaries. The slope timberlands have an extensive store of timber and kindling. The entire of Satara locale falls inside of the Deccan Traps range; the slopes comprise of trap met by strata of basalt and finished with laterite, while, of the diverse soils on the fields, the commonest is the dark loamy mud containing carbonate of lime. This dirt, when very much watered, is fit for yielding substantial harvests. Satara contains some critical watering system works, including the Krishna trench. In a percentage of the western parts of the area the normal yearly precipitation surpasses 5 m.; yet on the eastern side water is inadequate, the precipitation differing from 1 m in Satara town to under 30 cm in a few places more distant east. The locale is crossed from north to south by a railroad line, which passes 15 km east Satara town.

The Mandher Devi sanctuary in Mandhradevi, close Wai, is the Kalubai sanctuary. Situated on a slope 4,650 feet above ocean level, the sanctuary, about 20 km from Wai, disregards the beautiful Purandhar stronghold. Enthusiasts credit extraordinary properties to a woods around the holy place. Legend has it that the sanctuary is over 400 years of age and was constructed amid Shivaji's Maratha guideline. On the other hand, no distinct date on the sanctuary's development is accessible. It was the scene of a heartbreaking charge on 25 January 2005.


Satara locale in 1884

Chronicled engravings as old as 200 BCE demonstrate the most established known spot in Satara area in Maharashtra is Karad (said as Karhakada). It is additionally trusted that the Pandavas stayed in Wai, then known as 'Viratnagari', in the thirteenth year of outcast.

Satara District can be pleased with the most seasoned Rashtrakuta history. The most established Rashtrakutas are accepted to be from old Kuntala in the valley of waterway Krishna. Manank ruled from 350 - 375 C.E. what's more, had assembled his capital in "Manpur" (now Maan in Satara area). The Vakatakas of Vidarbha, another Rashtrakuta rulers[clarification needed] were in strife with Manank. Along these lines the Rashtrakutas got to be feudatories to the Chalukyas and became a force to be reckoned with under Dantidurga around 753 CE.

The realm of Chandragupta II, known as Mahendraditya Kumargupta I, stretched out similarly as Satara region in Deccan when he administered between 451 AD to 455 AD. The Mauryan realm in the Deccan was trailed by the guideline of the "Satvahanas" for around two centuries between 550 A.D. to 750 AD.

The principal Muslim attack of the Deccan occurred in 1296. In 1636 the Nizam Shahi tradition arrived at an end. In 1663 Shivaji vanquished Parali and won Satara fortification. After the passing of Shivaji, Aurangjeb vanquished Satara post, later won by Parshuram Pratinidhi in 1706. In 1708 Chattrapati Shahu was delegated inside of the Satara fortification. The immediate descendents of Shivaji keep on living in Satara.

After their triumph in the Third Anglo-Maratha War in 1818, the British Empire attached the greater part of the Maratha region to Bombay Presidency, yet restored the main Raja Pratap Singh, and appointed to him the territory of Satara, a range much bigger than the present locale. As a consequence of political interests, Pratap Singh was removed in 1839, and his sibling Shahji Raja was set on the throne. At the point when this sovereign kicked the bucket without a male beneficiary in 1848, Satara was added by the British government and added to Bombay Presidency.


As per the 2011 registration Satara region has a populace of 3,003,741, generally equivalent to the country of Albania or the US condition of Mississippi. This gives it a positioning of 122nd in India (out of an aggregate of 640). The locale has a populace thickness of 287 occupants for every square kilometer (740/sq mi) . Its populace development rate throughout the decade 2001-2011 was 6.93%. Satara has a sex proportion of 988 females for each 1000 guys, and a proficiency rate of 82.87%.

Education in Satara

The Sainik School in Satara is one of the most seasoned private school planning young men for military career.The young men are readied for NDA (National Defense Academy) UPSC examination,and likewise for Technical sections of Army Navy And The Airforce.Ex Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik is Alumni of this Institution,to be named amongst numerous such Great officers serving or served in Indian Armed Forces.This is the First Sainik School set up in India and Comes under Ministry of Defense.

There are likewise foundations keep running by the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College Of Engineering and Polytechnic is controlled by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha and is one of the most seasoned and presumed Engineering school in Satara region. In essential training SEMS,Mona School Satara, Nirmala Convent,Narmada are a portion of the best and most seasoned English Medium schools which are partnered to Maharashtra state board while the Podar International School is the most fantastic school which is associated to Central Board Of Secondary Education.[8] Amongst Marathi medium schools, Rayat Shikshan sansthas Anna Saheb Kalyani Vidhlaya,Maharaja Sayajirao Vidhlaya are some amongst other instructive foundations