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Mughals and Chamba State

By | November 20, 2016

Akbar sent his very able finance minister Todar Mal to build imperial demesne in Kangra and adjoining areas of Chamba. In this process, Chamba lost Rihlu, Chari, and Gharoh areas.  Raja Pratap Singh Verman was the contemporary of Mughal Emperor Akbar. He was loyal to the Mughals. When Raja Surajmal of Nurpur took refugee in… Read More »

Modern History of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 11, 2016

Sikhs: Guru Nanak visited Kangra, Jawalamukhi, Kullu, Sirmaur, Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti. Fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Dev sent Bhai Kaliana to hill states to collect charity for the construction of Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). Sixth Sikh Guru Hargovind Singh started the construction of Kiratpur on the land given gifted to him by the Raja of Kehlur… Read More »

Medieval History of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 7, 2016

Turks and the Kangra Hills: Mahmud Ghaznavi had invaded India 17 times. Anandpal a Shahi king of Trans Himalayas formed a confederacy of Himalayan rulers against Mahmud Ghaznavi. Anandpal had bad luck when his elephant ran away from the battlefield causing chaos in his army which resulted in his defeat against Mahmud Ghaznavi. Mahmud Ghaznavi… Read More »

इतिहास कमलाह फोर्ट (History of Kamlahgarh Fort)

By | November 7, 2016

इतिहास कमलाह फोर्ट (History of Kamlahgarh Fort): जिला मंडी के धर्मपुर उपमण्डल में स्थित कमलाह गढ़ रियासत का सबसे मजबूत अजय गढ़ है।  यह किला मंडी से 101 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर स्थित है।  किले की ऊंचाई लगभग 4500 फुट है तथा किले के ऊपरी भाग में कमलाहिया बाबा का मंदिर है। मंडी रियासत के… Read More »

Ancient History of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 7, 2016

Sources of History The history of Himachal Pradesh is obscure and does not give a clear picture since ancient times. The only available sources we have are some Archeological and Literary sources. They are coins, Vamshavalis, Inscriptions, Travelogues, and literature. They are discussed in detail below: Vamshavalis (Genealogical rolls): It includes the names of the… Read More »

सुकेत रियासत का इतिहास (History of Suket)

By | November 7, 2016

सुकेत (सुंदरनगर) वर्तमान जिला मंडी का भाग है। प्रख्यात लेखक जे॰ हचिनसन के अनुसार ‘सुकेत’ का नाम ‘सुक्षेत्रा’ शब्द से लिया गया है जिसका अर्थ है ‘अच्छी भूमि’। ए॰ कनिंघम के अनुसार सुकेत की स्थापना आठवीं ईसवी में हुई थी।

Brief History of District Hamirpur – Himachal Pradesh

By | November 7, 2016

First read this: Geography of District Hamirpur The history of Hamirpur district is intimately associated with the Katoch dynasty which ruled the area between Ravi and Satluj in the olden days. In fact, the Hamirpur area formed a part of the old Jullundur-Trigarta empire whose mention dates back to the days of Mahabharata, Panini Ashtadhyai,… Read More »