This mountain, situated on the western sea-side of the Indian ocean in Maharashtra
and Karnataka, is the source of Godavari and Krishna rivers. Tryambakesvara,
Mahabalesvara, Pancavati, Mangesi, Balukesvara, Karavira etc. are the places of
pilgrimage situated on the various peaks or on the banks of the rivers flowing out from
Sahyadri mountain. This mountain has been the foundational place for the doings of
Chhatrapati Shivaji. Many historically known forts are situated on the peaks of
Sahyadri. Some of them worth mentioning are Sivaneri, Pratapagadha, Panhalagadha,
Visalagadha, Purandara, Simhagadha and Rayagadha.