The aggressive ventures of the Siddis increased in boldness and frequency and ultimately the Swami thought it advisable to leave the place and go to some safer place, However, he was all the way worried about the safety of the kshetra and did whatever be could to ensure it. For more than a decade there was nobody to worship and look after the deity. One Shivabhat Patankar approached the Admiral of the Marathas, Tulaji Angre, and secured some each annual grants for meeting the expenses of the daily worship and other rituals of the shrine. This grant came in the form of a Sanad from the Angres authorising the collection of two rupees from each village from the Dabhol division. Later on it became evident that some villages considered even this tax, that had now come to be called Bhargavpatti, to be too heavy. Hence it was decided to levy one anna on every Hindu family from each village. Originally this was a compulsory tax.Later on after the Peshwa rule bad come to an end, for a good many years the British administrators considered this a regular tax and records show various orders passed by British district authorities directing the recipients of the notices to pay the levy and any arrears immediately.