South Satara district of six talukas of Satara district and two talukas of Karnataka were formed on 1-8-1949. It included villages under Jat, Aundh, Kurundwad, Miraj and Sangli institutions. Later on 21 November 1960, after the formation of United Maharashtra, South Satara has been named as Sangli district. In this district, in the year 1965 new two Talukas of Kavthe Mahankal and Atpadi were created. In 1999, the government of Maharashtra (All India Government) produced 10th taluka of Palus taluka and later government on 28 March 2002, in the district Kadgaon. The Ganpati Temple of Sangli is private and therefore all its expenses done are by Shrimantraje.
Specially it is an indication of Marathi language. Sangli district is the source of Marathi play which has a permanent place in the lives of Marathi people. Here, Vishnudas Bhave presented the first Marathi drama Sita Swaynwar.
Vithojirao Chavan, who cut the edge of Aurangzeb’s camp and was the birthplace of the Khandya heroes like Pranate Nana Patil of the Opposition. The Sangli is also famous for the artists’ district. The manufacture of fine quality fibers is a feature of Sangli district.
The birthplace of Vasantdada Patil, the birthplace of the organization, Khankhun, Sundar Krishnakakath and Sahakar Mahasari can also be highlighted in Sangli. The district, which is known as theater and artists, is trying to make progress in the industrial and agricultural sectors.
There are many sugar factories in Sangli district. Vasantdada Patil Shetkari Sahakari Sugar Factory is a co-operative sugar factory in Asia No. 1 of this region.
Narayan Shreepad Rajhans, alias Balgandharva, (born June 26, 1888; Nagothane, Sangli, Maharashtra – 15th July, 1967), popularly known as Marathi theater and film actors in the early twentieth century, Singers and Playwright In spite of not acting in theater, the Balgandharva gained big popularity due to their beautifully painted female roles. He also has extraordinary influence on singing styles such as Khayal, Thumri, Ghazal, Dadra and Bhaktigaiti. The teacher of Balgandharbhar Bhaskarbua Bakhale and Master Gurudev of Lord Krishnarao were present. During the initial period of his career, Bal Gangadhar Tilak honored his song Balgandharva with his title. Later they became popular with that name.
The Sangli district, which has ancient history, experienced the rise and fall of power of Maurya, Satvahan, Wakataka, Rashtrakut, Yadav, Bahamani and other such kingdoms. Sangli was an independent organization during the Peshwa period. These institutions were ruled by the Patwardhan family. Miraj is also an institution. In the pre-independence civil disobedience movement, a great satyagraha was started at Bilasi in Shirala taluka of the district. Gorakhnath Maharaj (Second Nathantale) is the world famous Nagpanchami celebration started in 32 Shirala in Shirala. The folktale in Miraj is famous, and the vessels are sent worldwide.