Tulapur is about 40 Kilometres north east of Pune. It is situated at the confluence of the Bhima River and the Indrayani River and was originally known as 'Nagargaon' and is associated with the last moments of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, Son of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Captured at Sangameshwar, close to Tulapur, Chhatrapati Sambhaji was executed at Tulapur by Aurangzeb due to his fight and bravery against the latter. He was hacked, and the pieces thrown into the river Bhima. However, a community that lived on the banks of the river retrieved the pieces of his body, and sewed them together. This community is to this day known as "Shewale" (literally "those that sewed"). In defiance of the Mughal Emperor's orders, his mortal remains were then cremated by the brave villagers of Vadhu, a village not far from Tulapur.
Along with Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, his poet-friend Kavi Kalash was killed by Aurangzeb at the same place.
The Sangameshwar temple built on the banks of the confluence is worth a visit. The Samadhi at Vadhu was unattended to until recently. It is now being renovated. Kavi Kalash's samadhi too is present at Vadhu.
Temple of Sangameshwar
Tulapur which is situated on the meeting point of three rivers Bheema, Bhama and Indrayani boasts of having an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. After some time this temple came to be known as the Shri Sangameshwar Mandir. Around 1633 a courtesan in Adilsha’s court Shri Murarpant Jagdev following the orders of Swami Rudranath maharaj renovated the temple.
The Shrine of Shri Chattrapati Sambhaji Maharaj
The son of founder and establisher of Swaraj Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s son Sambhaji Maharaj was killed brutally in Tulapur. Thus his shrine was built in Tulapur. He was assassinated on 11th March 1689 in Tulapur.
Maharashtra’s first and India’s second three river’s Sangam or meeting can be seen here in Tulapur Indrayani coming right from Alandi, Bheema that starts in Bheemashankar and its tributary Bhama these three big rivers meet at Tulapur. It is a beautiful sight to watch.
Shri Vishnu Mahballareshwar Temple
In Tulapur there are total 24 Shivling 12 of which are in the river bed and 12 on land. One of those was a Shivling upon which a temple was built and then re-built and renovated. Today this temple is known as “Shri Vishnu Ballaleshwar temple”. The rest of the Shivling are in the nearby area around the temple.
Ghat on the River
While going down from Sambhaji Maharaj’s shrine by the stone ghat one can seen anarsh. This is the arch where Shri Sambhaji Raje’s head was executed From this palce the new ghat can also be seen.
Shrine of Kavi Kalash
Kavi Kalash was Sambhaji Raje’s closest advisor and a great poet. He was also killed along with Sambhaji Maharaj. His shrine is built to the left of the Sangameshwar temple.
Shrine of Shri Swami Rudranath Maharaj
Around 1633 a holy sage named Shri Swami Rudranath Maharaj lived in Tulapur the then Nagargav. It was in this very place that Swami Rudranath Maharaj cured ailing Murarpant Jagdev. And after getting cured Murarpant obeyed Shri Rudranath Maharaj’s orders and renovated the temple. The shrine of this holy person Shri Rudranath Maharaj can be seen in Tulapur
Shri Khandoba Temple
Khandoba is said to be one ‘avatar’ or incarnation of Mahadev. He is the diety of many communities in Maharashtra. This highly respected and prayed diety’s one temple is in Tulapur Village.
Sunset point and boating point
The view of the sunset from sunset point is truly enthralling. You can also enjoy a leisurely boat ride.
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Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj hyana Aurangya ne kiti yatana dilya hya athvanini dolyat ashru yetat. Shambhu raje hyani Chhatrapati Shivaji maharajyanche ani sampurna Maharashtra tasech hindustanache nav rakhle. Ase Veer Peeta-Putra hya vishwat hone ata shakya nahich. Tyasathi devala dusare vishwa nirman karave lagel ani tarisudha te ashkya ahe.
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaja cha Jay
Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaja cha Jay
Hindavi Swarajyasathi Ladhalelya mavlyancha Jay
Mafh kara mazyakade Marathi font nahit nahitar ajun khup lihile aste
Really a wonderful place. a great reminder of the Maratha History and its warriors.
Tulapur is about 40 Kilometres north east of Pune. It is situated at the confluence of the Bhima River and the Indrayani River and was originally known as 'Nagargaon'. The Sangameshwar temple built on the banks of the confluence is worth a visit. The Samadhi at Vadhu was unattended to until recently. It is now being renovated. Kavi Kalash's 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.