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Satara District

Satara (Marathi सातारा) is a city located in the Satara District of Maharashtra state of India. The town is 2320 ft. above sea-level, near the confluence of the Krishna and its tributary river Venna. The city was the capital of the Maratha empire ruled by the Bhonsle Chhatrapatis, hence one of the historical cities of Maharashtra. This city is the capital of Satara Tehsil, as well as Satara District.

The name of the city is derived from the seven hills surrounding the city. Saat (सात) meaning seven in Marathi and Tara (तारा) meaning hill, thus forming the word 'Satara'. Historians agree that the name of the city has its origins in the seven hills overlooking the city. The seven hills are Ajinkyatara, Sajjangad, Yawateshwar, Jarandeshwar, Nakdicha Dongar, Kitlicha Dongar, and Pedhyacha Bhairoba.

The direct descendents of Raja Shivaji continue to live in Satara. The current king of Satara, Udayanraje Bhonsle is the 13th descendent of Shivaji Maharaj.

Features of Satara city

  • Satara is well known for its sweet: 'Kandi Pedhe'.
  • This city was one of the capitals of the Maratha Empire.
  • Also, this city was one of the centers of Indian Independence Movement.
  • It is situated near confluence of two rivers: Krishna and Venna.
  • If we see the panorama of city from Yawateshwar at night, we can see the number '17', due to the lighting on the roads.
  • Satara City has a unique statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj standing near a canon at Powai Naka. Most of the statues elsewhere depict Ch. Shivaji Maharaj riding on a horse.
  • Kas plateau is now a World Natural Heritage site.

SATARA DISTRICT - PROMISING POLITICIANS

Satara District - Party Wise Politicians

Indian National Congress - Satara District (MP's, MLA's & District Office Bearer)

Indian National Congress - Satara District Office Bearer