Sajja Kothi Panhala


Sajja Kothi is one among the structures of a well-known fort (Panhala) of Maharashtra, however, it's a freelance historical identity of its own. Sajja means that balcony; this one-storied construction has several balconies high the immense view across the Sahyadri ranges and thus the name Sajja Kothi.

Meeting area for the Ministers

Although the Fort Panhala was designed by Raja Bhoj throughout the twelfth century, later on, several additions were created to the first fort by the Mughals and Marathas. This Sajja Kothi was designed by Ibrahim Adil crowned head of Bijapur in 1500. This was used for closed meetings of a top circle of ministers, and conjointly for keeping a check into the valley for any signs of the enemy.


House Arrest

This place gained significance in Maratha history because, once this fort was beneath the ability of Chhatrapati Shivaji, his son Sambhaji was kept under house arrest in this specific building. Sambhaji threatened to defect to Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb who was an arch-enemy of Raja Shivaji and so his house-arrest was deemed essential.