History of Bilaspur:
- The founder of Bilaspur state was Raja Bir Chand (A.D. 900).
- Raja Bir Chand built the temple of Goddess Naina Devi.
- Raja Kharak Chand’s (1824 – 1839 A.D.) reign marks the darkest page in the history of Bilaspur.
- Raja Hira Chand’s (1857 – 1882 A.D.) period is remembered by the people as the golden age.
- Rang Mahal in Bilaspur was built by Raja Bijai Chand.
- On 9, October 1948, Bilaspur was made a Part ‘C’ state. Raja Anand Chand was the first Chief Commissioner of the Part ‘C’ state Bilaspur.
- During the independence of India, Raja Anand Chand was the Chief of Bilaspur.
- On 1, July 1954, Bilaspur was merged into Himachal Pradesh to form a district.
Other important details about district Bilaspur:
- Headquarter: Bilaspur
- Altitude: 610 meters
- Languages spoken: Bilaspuri (Kahluri), Hindi, Punjabi etc.
- The District Bilaspur lies between 31°12’30” and 31°35’45” North Latitude and between 76°23’45” and 76°56’40” East Longitude.
- There are seven ranges in Bilaspur i.e. Naina Devi, Jhanjiar, Tiun, Bandla, Bahadurpur and Ratanapur.
- There are three prominent valleys in District Bilaspur i.e. The Satluj Valley, The Chaunto Valley and The Danwin Valley.
- The River Satluj enters the district Bilaspur at ‘Kasol’ hamlet and leaves the district at village ‘Naila’.
- The average annual rainfall of district Bilaspur is 1373 mm.
- There are two sacred springs in Bilaspur i.e. Luhnd Spring (Swarghat) and Bassi Spring (Bassi).
- There is a fish breeding farm in Deoli (Ghagas), district Bilaspur. This is the largest fish breeding farm in Asia.
- ACC cement factory is located in Barmana, district Bilaspur.
- Nalwari fair was conceived by W. Goldstein in A.D. 1889, has been declared as state fair now.
- Seer Khad in Bilaspur is the largest tributary of River Satluj.
- Naval National Cadet Corps Unit was established in March, 1963 in Bilaspur.
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