The deity in the fort here has the honour of being a half Shakti Peeth of Goddess Shakti. The deity here is believed to be a form of the Goddesses Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and MahaSaraswati. It is also believed that after vanquishing the demons ShumbhaNishumbha and Mahishasur, the Goddess resided here for Tapa and Sadhana .
The high ridge of the Sahyadri here has seven peaks from which the name of the place, SaptaShrungaGarh [seven mountain peaks] has been derived. The Saptashringa Gad is full of a variety of trees having medicinal worth. As per the story depicted in Ramayana, Hanuman carried the herbal medicine for wounded Laxmana from this hill. There are about 108 water reservoirs on the hill, known as Kundas
This holy place comes under Nashik District. Nashik Sahajyogis had organised many public program activities over here in past including Yuva Seminars too.