Sangola Agreement 1750

Beginning in 1748, Afghan King Ahmad Shah Durrani (Abdali) launched several invasions of India, forcing the moguls to seek Maratha`s help. In 1752, the Rohillas of the Doab region rebelled against the Mughal emperor. They defeated Safdarjung in a battle and invited Durrani to invade India. Once again, Safdarjung asked for the help of the marates who helped him crush the rebellion. The marates and moguls signed an agreement in 1752. The marates said they were ready to help tycoons overcome external aggression and internal rebellions. The moguls agreed to appoint Peshwa Balaji Rao as governor of Ajmer and Agra. The Marathan also obtained the right to collect Chauth from Lahore, Multan, Sindh and some districts of Hissar and Moradabad. But the Mughal emperor had also ceded Lahore and Multan to Ahmad Shah Durrani to pacify him.

Moreover, it has not ratified the transfer of territories governed by Rajput, such as Ajmer, to the marates. This put the Maraathas in conflict with Durranis and Rajputs. [2] By this time, the Peshwars had lost their support for their mighty leaders and the Maratha empire had become the confederation of five maratha leaders. Among them, the Sinias and Holkars became sworn enemies of others. Peshwa Baji Rao II has signed Daulat Rao Sindia against Yashwant Rao Holkar. Warren Hastings refused to accept this agreement and dispatched a large Bengal army under goddard`s command, which took Ahmedabad and Bassein in 1780 AD. But Goddard was defeated in a battle by the marates in 1781 a.D. Umabai Dabhade, was the matriarch of the Dabhade family, whose members had the title of Senapati (commander-in-chief) and controlled several regions of Gujarat.

Her husband had been killed by the moguls, and their eldest son had been killed by Balaji Rao`s father for a rebellion against Chhatrapati Shahu. Shahu, however, had forgiven the Dabhades and allowed them to keep their jagirs and titles, on the condition that they pay half of Gujarat`s income to his treasury. Umabai`s son, Yashwant Rao, was appointed senapati, while she was exercising executive power in the territories of La Maratha of Gujarat. The Dabhades never really shared income, but Shahu didn`t want to do anything against a grieving mother. However, after Shahu`s death, Peshwa Balaji Rao stood in front of an empty treasure and encouraged the Dabhades to share Gujarat`s income in accordance with the agreement. Umabai met him in person in 1750 and argued that the agreement was null and forth because the Dabhades had signed it under violence. Peshwa refused to support this argument. [2] On the other hand, the marates refused to evacuate Delhi unless the emperor and his clan agreed and paid them the promised 5,000,000 rupees. When this could not be arranged, the Marathas plundered Delhi freely. He entered into an agreement with the Sayyid brothers (1719) whereby the mogulaire emperor recognized Siyar Shahu as king of Shivaji`s rule, freed all his family members and allowed him to gather Chauth and Sardeshmukhi from the six mogulsubahs of the Deccan. The Dhyan Mandir of Shri Brahma Chaitanya Gondavalekar Maharaj is about 0.5 km from Sangole on Wadegaon Road. Aalegon, which is 16 km towards Gherdi, is also known for Shri.

Siddhanth Temple which has the history of Emperor Adhilashah, This temple is known for its popularity throughout the Sangole region and close to the places. Other temples in the area are the Mhasoba Mandir in Sangole, shree siddhanath Temple in Alegaon (16 km from Sangole) and Satvai Devi Mandir in Pujarwadi. A famous temple of Bhawangiri Maharaj is located in the village of Shirbhavi, 16 km from Sangola.