Visiting a place called Shiroda is really fulfilling experience! One can enjoy this calm place in more than one aspect like social, cultural, historical, nature’s beauty etc. Shiroda, 17 km. away from Vengurla, is adorned with coconut palm trees, cypress woods and spectacular sea-shore. Tourists’ mecca, Goa is only 7 km. away from this divine spot. Shiroda has wonderful literary connection with Dnyanapith award winner V. S. Khandekar. This great Marathi litterateur was working here as a high-school teacher. He lived here for a long time that he completed majority of his work in this historic village Shiroda.
In the freedom struggle, Shiroda played its own roll.In Shiroda one can notice Mithagars (place where salt is created, situated near sea shore). In the wake of freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi was leading Civil Disobedience Movement. He stared this movement in Dandi, Gujarat to end tax imposed on salt by British rulers. Similar act was followed in Shiroda under the leadership of Acharya Dharamand Kosambi, Acharya Jawadekar, Dr. Bhageuwat, Achyutrea Patwardhan, Appasaheb Patwardhan (Konkan Gandhi), Devdas Ranade, Mamasaheb Deogirikar were other stalwarts. This Shiroda version of Civil Disobedience Movement, started on May 12th 1930, resulted in the arrest of 90 satyagrahis (one who fights for the truth). Satyagrahis had to endure lathicharge by Britishers. This suppression sought its peak on 14th May, but Satryagrahis’ strong will proved much stronger than British oppression measures.