ⓘ Etapalli is a town and a tehsil in Gadchiroli district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Etapalli is Tehsil and units gadchiroli along with Aheri, Bhamragad a ..

                                     

ⓘ Etapalli

Etapalli is a town and a tehsil in Gadchiroli district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Etapalli is Tehsil and units gadchiroli along with Aheri, Bhamragad and Sironcha "tehsilimi".

This area is notorious for Naxalite activities.

Etapalli is also known for its rich forest and beautiful mountain called surjagarh, located at a distance of 15 km from etapalli. This can be reached by road.

In surjagarh pahadi consists of a series of 4 mountains which are direct and vertical, it is very difficult to climb. However, a strong and flexible tribes, to win them every year in huge quantities when there is a pilgrimage on an auspicious day in the first week of January. This is the only time when you can climb those mountains due to its great religious importance. As faith tribes, "Bada Deo" i.e. the greatest God lives on a mountain, and therefore women do not climb the mountain.

Despite the difficult track, men of all ages and even children climb mountains, some with a hegoat on their shoulders as a sacrifice. These people at first worshipped at the base and they meet with the dance. A huge crowd of women, children and other people waiting to choose from for men honor to climb up and down safely from dangerous places.

The meaning of surjagarh Fort of the sun. This is because there is a Fort built in a single stone on one of the mountain roof. He is said to be built by the famous Sadmake Baburao veer, freedom fighter. He used the Fort to maintain himself and his army safe and hidden from the British army.

Surjagarh is also known for its rich source of iron ore. This suggests that iron ore in surjagarh is so great that it can fulfill all the requirements Indias iron for the next 120 years. This iron was a lot of struggle between mining companies and residents. There have been many cases of alleged bloodshed associated with this production.

Despite the protests of people from surjagarh thousands of old trees were cut and forests surjagarh suffered irreversible losses, as well as the environment.

The villagers claimed that the then state government and mining companies felt the villagers, taking fake permissions from a shell inhabitants, which they presented at I. E. aamsabha General meeting of a body that was made on the spot, in 45 km from surjagarh. This question was raised by an international conference of indigenous peoples, organized by the United Nations, one of the activists of ADV. Nogoti Lalsu.