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By | August 21, 2020

Writer: Dr. Vimal Pankaj Katoch, BAMS, PG in Clinical Psychology, AMO, NHM HP. हिमाचल प्रदेश उत्तरी भारत का पहाड़ी राज्य है , जितनी विशिष्ट इसकी भौगोलिक स्थितियां एवं परिस्थितियां हैं उतना ही मनोहर रुचिकर इसका इतिहास भी है। समय  के साथ साथ हिमाचल प्रदेश में कई जातियां, जनजातियां, समूह  स्थापित हुए और उनकी सभ्यता तथा नियम… Read More »

History of Chintpurni Temple – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 2, 2020

The temple of Chintpurni is a prominent pilgrimage center and one of the Shaktipeethas of the country. Located in the district of Una it is surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and smaller Shivalik range bordering the state of Punjab in the east. The temple is situated at the height of 940 metres… Read More »

History of Tira Sujanpur Fort – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 23, 2020

Sujanpur bears its name from “Sajjanpur” which means the town of honest and gentle people. The word “Tira” was prefixed later when Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch moved his capital from Kangra to this place and built a fort at the top of the hill called “Tira”. Tira Sujanpur was a refuge for Sansar Chand, a… Read More »

History of HP High Court Shimla – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 20, 2020

Precisely, the former Princely States had different systems of Administration and set of laws and in most of the Princely States, the administration was run on the whims of the Rulers or Wazirs and their words were considered to be the law. Himachal Pradesh came to be formed as a result of the integration of… Read More »

History of Mandi Town – Himachal Pradesh

By | June 13, 2020

The name “Mandi” (and the former name “Mandav Nagar”) has its roots from Great Sage Rishi ‘Mandav’ who prayed in this area, and the rocks turned black due to the severity of his penance. Alternatively, the name may have been derived from the common word mandi which means “market” in Hindi. It may possibly be… Read More »

Pajhota Aandolan – A Movement for Agrarian Reforms in District Sirmaur

By | May 27, 2020

There is much contribution of Sirmaur district, in the development of administration in Himachal. This princely state comes under the influence of National resurgence and people organized to pressurize the feudal administration to make some administrative reforms for the socio-economic growth of the state under ruler jurisdiction. Praja Mandal in Sirmour was organized during 1935-36… Read More »

Shimla – The Capital of Himachal Pradesh

By | May 19, 2020

As mentioned in the Book namely  “Simla Past and Present” by Mr. Long Whom and  “Shimla Guide of 1870” by Mr. W.H. Garey, Shimla derives its name from “Shyeamalay”  the house built of blue slate erected by a Fakir on Jakkhoo, the first nucleus of the settlement. Another account says that Shimla means blue female… Read More »

Important Historical Places and Buildings in Shimla

By | May 17, 2020

1. The Annadale: The first fun fair was held in Anna dale in September 1833 to raise funds for girl’s school at “Subathu”. The viceregal dance was held in Annadale in honor of the queen’s “birthday” on 24th May 1839. Durand football tournament, inaugurated by Sir Mortimer Durand in 1888 was held here. Presently, Annadale… Read More »