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Himachal Tourism

Thursday, 21 July 2016

A fresh look at Shimla’s popular Chadwick Falls .

A fresh look at Shimla’s popular Chadwick Falls :

summer hill shimla.


If you study the ‘Times of India’, then freshly, the newspaper mentioned the failing beauty of Shimla’s Chadwick Falls, bottomless in the Glen Forests. The sighted reason was normal unawareness of the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department. So, we consideration to give our readers a glance of the present condition of this often mentioned popular spot –the Chadwick Falls. Take a seem at the fresh photograph, video, with past backdrop. We will come to the grievance part in the final paragraph.
The place could be developed, not by chopping the trees, but by making the exiting one a bit more adorable with a few slight modifications. Perhaps, leveling the ground in front of it, building a boundary around the waterfall that contains the clean water, a couple of benches, couple of more dustbins or a bigger one would do.
Chadwick Fall Picinic Spot Summer hill.
Shimla city had expanded a lot in the past recent years. A lot of concrete has replaced the green belts. Still, for now, Shimla do has some really tempting natural offerings to feed the soul of anyone who is dying to get out of the crowd and artificially decorated Shimla Bazaar or the Shimla Mall. There are wonderful marvels of British era architecture like the Indian Institute of Advance Studies. But, the real gift is the serenity that one can find in the isolation of Shimla’s dense forests . You don’t have to drive too far from the sophistication of the city. The Glen Forest of Shimla is one good place for those who seek to be in touch with nature. To be specific, amidst this dense forest in Shimla, the Chadwick Falls is the best spot to explore. It’s just 7 KM from Shimla, and the same is 4 KM if you start from Summerhill (HP University). From here, the walking distance is hardly more than an hour.

But, it’s better you use a car or cab because the dust rising from the unmetalled road will spoil the mood before you even reach your treat. That because you cross Summerhill to enter Sangti, which means you are then driving on a road in a rural area.
sangti road.

As you drive down the road, the scenery appears to have changed suddenly, and you see crop-fields, scattered village houses, the cattle etc. Sometimes, it’s hard to spot any human around.
picnic spot.
About 800 meters to the west of the Chadwick Falls, there is a beautiful village called ‘Huen’, in which the word Huen means snow in the local language. The place is a sight of pure village life in the suburbs of Shimla. The village is a great visual treat itself.To reach the waterfall, you take a narrow path that passes through a dense forest.
Trodden path covered with leaves.

This passage is a trodden path, covered with leaves, and surrounded by trees and bushes. If you are alone, the sounds of the forests could even give you freaky goosebumps.It’s not uncommon to expect leopards in such dense forest, near a water source of water where these animals could quench their thirst. The villagers will warn you to return back before the sun goes down. The chances of a leopard encounter are higher after it gets dark.
Tourist place .

You don’t get a clue of how far is the waterfall unless the sound of the falling water starts to near your ears? Soon, you get a glimpse of it across the woods, framed with greenery.It might appear trivial as compared to the giants around the world, if you have already seen some. Otherwise, it’s an interesting spot, especially so near to the city.
Beautiful Chadwick Fall.

Water slides down from a channel at an angle of almost 90 degree from the top of a rock, which is approximately 80-100 meters high. That’s not huge, but its serene and the sounds of shimmering water makes it a hypnotic experience. That applies mostly to the loners. On the other side of the same frame, it’s a good, safe spot for an outdoor drink party with your friends.
Amazing Waterfall.

We spotted two guys enjoying their beers while they sat on a rock right in front of the waterfall.
They weren’t drunkards. They were decent, nature loving guys. They talked to us, offered the seat they had occupied thinking we are tourists.They asked us why it’s named as the Chadwick falls. One of the guys related it to a scientist named Chadwick, who had made some very relevant invention regarding the atomic structure. He told us that Mr. Chadwick is said to have committed suicide by jumping off the top of the rock.
Popular Chadwick Fall.

Does that sound true to you? Well, actually the name Chadwick is said to have evolved as the English people found it hard to pronounce the original word ‘Chidku Jhaar’. A waterfall is called ‘Jhaar’ in the local dialect, and yes, once there did live renowned scientists named James Chadwick (20 October 1891 – 24 July 1974). He was an English physicist who had won the 1935 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932. However, he never even visited Shimla ever. Moreover, he died in his sleep at his place. So, definitely, there isn’t any question of a suicide.The real word ‘Chidku’ is referred to the sparrow in the local dialect. The waterfall is so high that only sparrows or a bird could reach the top. Thus, it was named as ‘Chidku Jhaar’.

Then, there is a famous folklore telling about a demon who was imprisoned by the local gods behind the big rock after the villagers prayed these gods to free them from his nuisance. The locals believe that the water flows down from the mouth of the demon, or, at least, it appears to be so. The Tourism Department has put a description board on the roadside that describes the waterfall in both English and Hindi. However, the one in English talks of an Englishman without any details, which are omitted in its Hindi version. That’s confusing, of course.
Anyway, the place is awesome for those who seek to get in touch with the nature. We aren’t sure if our statement would apply if it’s crowded there. It’s a popular tourist spot in Shimla according to the Tourism Department. The name of the village is there in every brochure talking of tourism in Himachal.

The sad thing is that this very enchanting, serene and beautiful place is left at its own while the Govt. continue inviting outsiders (tourists) to visit it. The Tourism department must take the responsibility to maintain and sustain it. Otherwise, they must stop advertising it. If you want to leave it completely on itself, then exclude the crowd as well.
Rain Shelter in Chadiwick Fall.

The only rain-shelter tells of Indian ways to show respect to a beautiful waterfall in its neighborhood. It’s actually adding ugliness to the scenery here. Isn’t it supposed to be matching to the whole scene, something more adorable?The place could be developed, not by chopping off the trees, but by making the exiting one a bit more adorable with a few slight modifications. If not more, then, at least, keep it clean. Perhaps, leveling the ground in front of it, building a boundary around the waterfall that contains the clean water, a couple of benches, couple of more dustbins or a bigger one.
Rainy Season.

We are sure, for the main drainage, through which the water flows down the place, could be more attractive if you regularly remove the garbage stuck in between the rocks and get rid it of the bushes.We aren’t beautification experts, so we better leave it on the authorities and the public to throw some good ideas to develop our precious and beautiful Chadwick Falls.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Best Place To Visit In Una Himachal Pardesh.

 Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple:

Mata Chintpurni Devi temple is located on a ridge on the main Dharamshala-Hoshiarpur Road in the Una District. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Chintpurni, also known as Bhagwati Chinmastika. It is one of the main Shakti Peethas located on the Solah Singhi Mountain Range.The temple is located 3 km away from Bharwain and 1.5 km from the Chintpurni Bus Stand. Some of the famous fairs celebrated at this temple are the Navaratra fair in Ashad (July), Ashwin (October) and Chaitra (March-April). Other festivals like Poornima, Sankranti and Ashtami are also celebrated at this temple.This temple is constructed using stones with a square base and has dome in the centre of the roof. The temple has idols of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha along with brass bells hanging high at the entrance.
Pong Dam:
Pong Dam is constructed across the River Beas and is considered to be the highest earthen dam in India. This dam is situated in the Kangra District and is also known as the Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam. The dam is at a height of 450 m and is spread across 45,000 hectares of land.In 1986, the site was declared as a wildlife sanctuary by the state government. This spot is suitable for birdwatching and jungle trekking. Some of the important animals that can be spotted at this wildlife sanctuary are sambar, barking deer, leopards and wild boars.

Gobind Sagar Lake: 

Is situated near the Sutlej River and comes under the Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh. The lake is 90 km long and covers an area of approximately 170 sq. km. It has been named after the tenth and last guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh.The lake is connected with a reservoir, where tourists can indulge in activities like boating, sailing, water skiing and water scooter racing. These activities are usually organised in the months of October and November by the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation. The clear water of the lake is home to mirror carp, tor putitora and many other marine species. 
 Bangana Lathian Piplu:

Bagana Lathian Piplu is located on the Una Barsar-Hamirpur Road, atop the Solah Singhi Dhar. The site provides a beautiful view of the Govind Sagar Lake. The Bagana Lathian Piplu is also popular for the Piplu Fair that is celebrated on the day of Nirjala Ekadashi in the month of June. The ideal time to visit this spot is during winters.


Una town is the district headquarters of Una which lies on the banks of the River Swan. According to local inhabitants, Una was named by the 5th guru of Sikhs, Shri Guru Arjan Dev ji. The word 'Una' stands for 'Unaati' which refers to progress. Una District was carved out of the Hoshiarpur District of Punjab in 1966.The town once enjoyed the status of a state in the Jalandhar Doab and has been mentioned in the Ain-e-Akbari.

Amb is located on the Dharamshala-Una-Chandigarh Road and was once the royal seat of the princely state of Jaswan. This place was made a sub-divisional headquarters in 1972, after the reorganisation of the districts in the state. The Amb town is connected by buses coming from Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh that pass through Una.

History About Una Hiamchal Pardesh.

History About Una Hiamchal Pardesh.

The present Una district until 1st Nov., 1966 was one of the tehsil of the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. Consequent upon reorganization of Punjab all the hill areas including Una tehsil was transferred to Himachal Pradesh. Eversince, until September, 1972 it continued to remain as tehsil of the then Kangra district. On the 1st September,1972 the Himachal Pradesh Govt. reorganised the then Kangra district into three districts namely Una, Hamirpur and Kangra. Una district consists of two Sub-Divisions(Una and Amb), three Tehsils(Bangana, Amb and Una) and two Sub-Tehsils(Haroli and Bharwain) and is having five Development Blocks(Una, Bangana, Gagret, Amb and Haroli).


Fort Solah Singhi Dhar.
It is believed that the present Una district, minus its Eastern side, was formally a part of the erstwhile Kangra State. Click To EnlargeBulk of the present Una district which is otherwise popularly known as Jaswan Dun was ruled by the Katoch family of Kangra. The Jaswan State which occupied a fertile tract in the JASWAN DUN valley of the outer hills of the historical Kangra state was founded by a cadet of the Katoch line about A.D.1170, whose name is said to have been PURAB CHAND. Jaswan was the first off shoot from the parent stem. It is not improbable, however, that the State was originally a fief (Jagir) which became independent in the unsettled times following on the Muhammadan invasions. From Purab Chand to Ummed Singh 27 Rajas in all ruled the Jaswan State. Not much is known about the JASWAN STATE until the time of AKBAR when it became subject to Mughal rule. But for one or two unsuccessful rebellion it remained loyal to the Mughal empire and assisted the Mughals with contingents as and when required. But with the decline of the Mughal empire and rise of the Sikhs, the Jaswan state came under their dominance and in 1786 Raja Sansar Chand of Kangra acquired paramount power in the hills. So heavy was his hand even upon the off shoots of his own family that they combined against him-Jaswan among them-when the Gurkhas invaded Kangra under Amar Singh Thapa.With the acquisition of Kangra Fort, on the expulsion of the Gurkhas in 1809, JASWAN STATE became subject to Ranjit Singh and in 1815 it was annexed to the Sikh Kingdom. Click To EnlargeIt was in the autumn of that year Maharaja Ranjit Singh summoned all his forces, personal and tributary, to assemble at SIALKOT, unluckily the Rajas of Nurpur and Jaswan failed to obey the summons and a fine fixed beyond their resources was imposed on each. Submitting quietly to his fate Raja Ummed Singh resigned his State and accepted a JAGIR of Rs. 12000 annual value and thus came the end of JASWAN STATE which lasted for probably 600 years. 

Beautiful view Solah Singhi Dhar.Jaswan has yet to meet another challenge and taste another adversity before final extinction. In consequence to the treaty of Lahore of 9th March 1846, Hoshiarpur as a part of JALANDHAR DOAB had been annexed to the British Territories. The Raja of Jaswan and other Rajput princes, judging doubtlessly the liberal treatment the Shimla Hill Chiefs had received at the hands of the British Authorities, were under the belief that with the coming of the English the powers sovereignty formerly enjoyed by them would be restored, though no such hopes had ever been held out of them. But discovering that change of masters had not changed their status, all of them sympathized with the Sikh cause during the second Sikh War of 1848 and as such Raja Ummed Singh joined the revolt of the Hill Chief against British authority. John Lawrence then Commissioner of Hoshiarpur attacked the Raja’s forts and razed them to the ground. His possessions were confiscated and he and his son Jai Singh were deported to Almora in Kumaon (Garhwal) in the North-West provinces, where both of them died. Some time later, at the request of Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu, Raja Ran Singh, son of Raja Jai Singh, was permitted to return, in order that his son, Raghunath Singh might marry the Maharaja’s grand-daughter.

In the year 1877, at the request of Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, the British government restored to Raja Ran Singh the Jagir in Jaswan, originally held by Raja Ummed Singh consisting of 21 villages in Jaswan Dun valley and the family garden at Amb, as well as palace buildings of Raja Ummed Singh at Rajpura. Raja Ran Singh died in 1892 and was succeeded by his son Raja Raghunath Singh who also died in 1918. Thereafter, Laxman Singh succeeded him who started residing at Amb. After expiry of Laxman Singh his son Chani Singh is living at Amb.
Gurudwara Baba Sahib Singh Ji.
But before a description is given of KUTHLEHAR STATE, which was situated on the Eastern side of the present Una district a mention of the principality of Bedi’s of Una, is a must. Click To EnlargeThe District Gazetteer of Hoshiarpur (1884) reads :- “Bedi Baba Kaladhari, a descendant of Baba Nanak, crossed over from Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdaspur), early in the last century and after wandering about the Jullundur Doab, for some years, finally settled down at Una, Hoshiarpur, where he attracted a crowd of followers who flocked to hear his eloquent disquisition on the Granth Sahib, a book as difficult of understanding then as in the present day. The Jaswal Raja Ram Singh made himself popular by granting the Bedi the revenue of seventy ghumaons of land”. In Samvat 1860 (1804 A.D.) Raja Ummed Singh gave to Baba Sahib Singh Bedi the whole of the Una Taluka, a grant which was confirmed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Samvat 1872 and about the same time he received Nurpur Taluka from Sardar Budh Singh. Later on Maharaja Sher Singh gave Talhatti to Baba Bikrama Singh Bedi and thus the principality of Bedi’s of Una went on flourishing and expanding. And as such, after the annexation of the Jullundur Doab by the British in 1846, Baba Bikrama Singh was one of the few powerful Jagirdars left in the area. He held a jagir worth two lakhs of rupees which included more than a dozen villages granted to him by Maharaja Sher Singh and Maharaja Dalip Singh, besides the well fortified and strong forts of Nurpur Bedian, Gunachaur and Dakhni Serai. The announcement of the British Government to collect and melt all the cannons seized from the local chiefs resulted in a clash between Bikrama Singh Bedi and the British. Outright refusal to surrender the guns at any cost led to dismantling of all the forts and melting of the guns/cannons besides confiscating the jagir as punishment and thereby offering a pension of Rs. 31,212 which was further reduced to an insignificant amount of Rs. 12000. After turning down the offer of reduced pension Baba Bikrama Singh Bedi devoted himself whole heartedly in raising an armed revolt against the Britishers in the hills. It was at this time that the hill Raja of Jaswan and Datarpur also revolted thereby converting the entire Jaswan Dun Valley from Hajipur to Rupar into a trouble spot for the British. Baba Bikrama Singh rushed to reinforce the army of Jaswan Raja Ummed Singh, but unfortunately he was defeated, before Bikrama Singh would join him. Left alone after the defeat of hill Rajas Bikrama Singh thought it advisable to join the forces of Sher Singh. After the historic battles of Chillianwala and Gujrat a meeting of the topmost leaders of the insurrection was held at Rawalpindi and in view of the majority decision, of which he was not a party, Baba Bikrama Singh who also surrendered alongwith others, remained in surveillance at Amritsar till his death in 1863. Nowadays, Baba Sarvjot Singh Bedi is on the holy and saintly gaddi.
Situated in the eastern part of the present Una district, as mentioned earlier, Kuthlehar was the smallest of all the Kangra kingdom in olden times. Click To EnlargeAs it consisted of two provinces-Chauki and Kuthlehar, hence the double name by which the State was generally known. The territory of Kuthlehar has been formed by a break in the continuity of the second or Jaswan Chain of the hills. As this ridge approaches the Sutlej, it suddenly divides into two parallel branches; and the valley between them, with a portion of the enclosing hills, is the pretty State of Kuthlehar. The dynasty is one of considerable antiquity. The progenitor of the family was a Brahmin but on acquiring regal he was recognized as Rajput. Mr. G.C. Barnes states that he came from Sambhal, near Moradabad but the family records trace his descent from a Raja of Poona. About the tenth or eleventh century the then head of the family, named Jas Pal, conquered the taluqas of Talhatti and Kuthlehar and fixed his capital at Kot-Kuthlehar. The two small states of Bhajji and koti in the Simla Hills were said to have been founded, by his second son and grand-son. The clan name is Kuthlehria. Although the state is not mentioned in the Muhammadan histories of the time yet the ruling family possess sanads granted by the Mughal emperors, addressing them as Rai and recognising their rights as rulers of the tracts Chauki, Kuthlehar, Mankhandi in Nadaun and Talhatti in Hoshiarpur on payment of tribute and under the condition of military service. They enjoyed tranquil possession of their territory all through the Mughal period, but in later times the aggressions of the neighbouring States reduced their country to the present limits of the Kuthlehar taluqa .

In the year 1758 Ghamand Chand who was appointed Governor of the hills by Ahmad Shah Durrani, annexed Chauki, the northern province of the state and in 1786, Sansar Chand seized Kuthlehar and the Raja was completely dispossessed, but during the Gurkha invasion all his territory was restored. From 1809 the state was subject to the Sikhs and in 1825 Maharaja Ranjit Singh determined to annex it laid siege to the strong fort of kotwalbah. The defence was conducted by Raja Narain Pal in person and for two long months the sieage made no progress. Ultimately a promise of a jagir of Rs. 10000 was then made, if the fort was surrendered, to which the Raja agreed.
Kutlehar vally una.

During the first Sikh War, Raja Narain Pal succeeded in expelling the Sikhs from Kotwalbah and later in consideration of his services, he was awarded a life grant of Rs. 10000 in addition to the jagir of like value which was afterwards confirmed to his heirs in perpetuity, subject to a nazrana of Rs. 1188. He was also allowed three-fourths of the forest income within his jagir. Later on one of the head of the family Raja Brij Mohal Pal was the fifth Viceregal Darbari in Kangra District.

The Punjab Gazetteer of the Hoshiarpur District (1883-84) in its Chapter "The people" makes a mention of Rajput Chaudharis of Ambota and the Brahmins of Takarla in Talhatti under the sub-head Minor families on page 78 while that of "Babhaur family having eight branches with the title of Rai to the head of each" on page 76-77 under the head leading families besides Ranas of Kungrat who being merely a respectable zamindar was enjoying a sufedposhi allowance of Rs. 180. Click To EnlargeSimilarly a mention of Dadwal Rajputs of Pirthipur had been made by Charles Francis Massy in his book CHIEFS AND FAMILIES OF NOTE OF PANJAB (1890), which reads as follows:- “ The early history of this family is as interesting from a mythical point of view as that of Rai family of Babhaur. Both go back to Bhum Chand, the heaven born. But they branched away from each other about twenty generation ago, when Gani Chand son of Raja Megh Chand, came down from the higher mountains and founded the kingdom of Guler, near Gopipur Dera, Kangra, just north of the Hoshiarpur boundary line. His possessions passed to his elder son Makamal Chand. The younger, Sri Data, moved south into the present Dasua Tehsil of Hoshiarpur and there established the small Rajput State of Datarpur, which had an existence of many hundred years. The Rulers were practically independent until the beginning of the present century, when Maharaja Ranjit Singh began to interest himself in their affairs. Raja Gobind Chand, grandfather of the present representative, having failed to obey the Maharaja’s summons to attend at Lahore was deprived of his sovereign powers and reduced to the status of a Jagirdar. On his death in 1818, his son Raja Jagat Chand was allowed a jagir grant of Rs. 4600/- and was in the enjoyment of this income when the Doab became British territory in 1846. The Rajput princes of Kangra had been under the impression that the accession of the English would be marked by the restoration to them of all their ancient rights and privileges, of which they had been shorn by the Sikhs and bitter was their disappointment of finding that the new Rulers were by no means inclined to alter the state of affairs which existed on their taking over the country. The revolt of the Jaswan and Datarpur Rajas and its speedy suppression by Sir John Lawrence has been described in another Chapter. Raja Jagat Chand was made prisoner and deported with his eldest son Devi Chand to Almora, in the North-West provinces. They were allowed a maintenance grant of Rs. 3600/- per annum. Jagat Chand died in 1877. His son Udham Singh lives in Pirthipur, Tehsil Una, Hoshiarpur, and enjoys a pension of Rs. 600 per annum. His step-mother has a similar allowance, and the widow of his brother Man chand also receives a small pension. Mian Devi Chand died in 1883, leaving two sons. The elder, Suram Chand, is a General in the army of the Maharaja of Jammu. The second son, Raghbir Chand, has office under the Raja of Mandi, who is married to his sister. He is in receipt of a pension of Rs. 420/- per annum from the British Government. Both brothers are connected by marriage with the Raja of Sirmur. Mian Udham Singh is married to a cousin of Rai Hira Chand of Babhaur. He is a provincial Darbari of the Hoshiarpur district. The widows of Mian Devi Chand are in receipt of a maintenance allowance of Rs. 180/- per annum.”

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Top 4 Places To vacation In Sirmaur Himachal Pardesh.

Top 4 Places To vacation In Sirmaur:

As well recognized as the Peach basin of India, Sirmaur (or Sirmour) is situated in south-eastern area of Himachal Pradesh. The township was found in 1090 AD by Raja Rasloo of Jaisalmer and was a generous state throughout the British rule in India. The township due to its a variety of charming location and a positive type of weather is one of the top traveler destination in Himachal Pradesh. Here’s a list of the best attraction in Sirmaur.

1. Churdhar: 

churdhar himachal pardesh.

Situated at an height of 3,646 meters on top of sea height, Churdhar is one of the uppermost peak in Himachal Pradesh. It is a sacred mark and is careful to be one of the sacred seats of Lord Shiva. Churdhar is the place which was careful to house the life restore herb that Lord Hanuman took to heal the upset Lakshamana throughout the proceedings of the marathon, Ramayana. The area is bounded by a thick wrap of flora and fauna and is one of the well-known trekking hotspots in Himachal Pradesh.

2. Renuka Ji: 

Renuka lake In Sirmour Himachal Pardesh.The place is crown by a well-known and very old lake called the Renuka Lake and is one of the main pilgrim spots in Himachal Pradesh. Renuka Ji is also home to a well-known betting refuge and a flora and fauna set aside with a overabundance of class of plants and fauna. A variety of revels are prearranged throughout the Kartika Ekadashi in the Hindu calendar and the revels are not to be missed.

3. Haripur: 

Haripur Dhar In Sirmour.
Situated at an height of 2687 meters on top of sea level, Haripur is crown atop a mountain called Haripur Dhar. The township also skin a fort on one of the hillock which was construct by the rulers of Sirmaur and overlook the whole valley. The place is well-known for its a variety of trekking spots and a temple recognized as Maa Bhangayani Temple that is frequent by more than a few pilgrims.

4. Habban Valley:

Beautiful Habban Valley.
Habban Valley place is recognized for its a variety of temples and a culture that is completely dissimilar from the current city way of life. Mainly of the temples built here were constructed under the time in power of the a variety of Rajput Kings who ruled the region. The well-known ones are Shirgul Devta, Palu Devta and Tokro Tibba Kali Maa and are frequent by a number of guests. Sirmaur’s chief basis of financial system is its farming create and the tourism manufacturing. The place is frequented by tourist who are paying attention by the various escapade sport amenities and the significant temples that the town houses. The town is well-known for its peaches which are the premium in India. The above-mention attraction are a must visit and be supposed to not be missed on your trip to Sirmaur.

Friday, 3 June 2016

History of Sirmaur Himachal Pardesh .

Origin of the Name
Churdhar, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh
Concerning the origin of the name, ”Sirmour” there are fairly a a small number of surmise.  Single sight life form that the condition resulting its name as Sirmour since of the   senior place it held  amongst  the  generous hill  states. One more account is that at the first era the   assets of the state was at Sirmour and the state was so called after the name of the assets. But, how the utterance Sirmour originate is not recognized. Third account life form that the  state was  found by  Raja  Rasaloo of Jaisalmer whose one of the  ancestor’s  name was Sirmour and who belong to Rasaloo relations.  further than this, not anything exact is noticeable.
Legends of Sirmour.

sirmour valley pics
The fable go that throughout the first the past of Sirmour State when Raja Madan Singh second-handto rule, a woman meaningful,necromancy obtainable previous to the Raja and talk concerning her gymnastic ability. Raja life form vulnerable concerning it, promise her half of his kingdom  if she display her skill by journey over the river Giri by income of gymnastic cord. To his shock, she succeed in journey and when she was recurring on the cord one of the courtiers of the Raja emotion anxious, cut the rope and as a result the woman was drown in the river.  This deceit on the part of Raja resulted in a deluge, which sweep the city, and the                                                                                        whole type family unit rotten send-off the condition                                                                                         without  a ruler.

Churdhar Shirgul Maharaj (Himachal Pradesh)
One account go that on this condition o relationships, the subject of the Sirmour State approach the Raja of Jaisalmer to give one of his sons as the monarch of the condition, which was approved and sent one of his sons who as crown as Raja of Sirmour.  According to one more account, in concerning 1097 AD, Raja of Jaisalmer, Ugar Sen who happen to call Hardwar on pilgrimage and on trial the throne empty in the near by state sent his son Soba Rawal who under enemy control and recognized his realm with the assets at Rajban captivating the name of Subans Parkash.  He lined the state uptil 1099 AD and thus following 4 years of rule he expire.   Ever as, the name “Parkash” in the generous relations of Sirmour sustained till to-day and up till the date of slip of paramountcy the same  dynasty sustained to rule Sirmour State.  Malhi Parkash ruled the state from 1108 AD to 1117 AD.  He was a man of bottomless spiritual and generous nature.  He fought fight with the Raja of Sirinagar of Garhwal and wrested from him the fortification of Malda.  His successor Udit Parkash ruled from 1121 to 1127 AD who distorted his capital from Rajban to Kalsi in Dehra Dun or else his era was not much exciting.  Downward the polite in the line, come the name of Somar Parkash who lined the state from 1149 AD to 1158 AD, who conquered the fort of Ratesh in Kenothal state and made it his capital.  But, Suraj Parkash who lined from 1158 AD to 1169 AD, returned his capital to Kalsi at which point his subject shocked next to him and his daughter was kill in the procedure of defensive the fort.   trial this news, Suraj Parkash return from Kalsi and passive the rebels and also conquer the Thakurs of Jubbal, Balsan, Kumharsain, Ghond, Sahri, Theog, Sahriand Kotgarh and compulsory them to pay compliment.  Next century in the the past of Sirmour state maybe passed on without incident.  Though, the era of Jagat Parkash from 1342 to 1356 was recognized for its mal-management with the consequence the aforementioned Thakurs once more shocked next to the suzerainty.  His son Bir Parkash who take over the time in power of state in 1356 Ad and lined till 1366 AD was an lively monarch and compressed the rebellion of the unhappiness connection of Rawin and Jubbal States.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Exciting activities in Lahaul in Himachal Pardesh.

Exciting activities:
To- do-Trails:

Trakking in lahaul.For trekkers, the Spiti hill is a heaven, contribution demanding trek to travel around the new height of the Himalayas. The treks takes you to the mainly distant areas counting the rocky village and old Gompas follow by the foreign wildlife trails. A few of the well-liked trek route in the region include Kaza-Langza-Hikim-Komic-Kaza,Kaza-Ki-Kibber-Gete-Kaza, Kaza-Losar-Kunzum La and Kaza-Tabo-Sumdo-Nako. There are a few very far above the ground height treks also somewhere you have to irritated pass- like Parangla Pass (connecting Ladakh with Spiti Valley), Pin Parvati Pass, Baba Pass, Hampta Pass treks, Spiti Left Bank Trek are few to name. satisfy letter that you carry all the compulsory belongings previous to you skull out for a trekking tour to Spiti. Tents, sleeping bags, cooking gear, heavy wooolens, sunscreen and sunglasses are a have to.


skitting in lahaul Skiing is the well-liked escapade sports education in Spiti and has been well-liked in India from the history few years. The astonishing snowstorm clad mountains with the additional benefit of inspirational height are sufficient to attraction the escapade feelings of the keen skier, as long as all the excitement and fun paying attention to the game. public from all approximately the ball come to information this enticing adventure act.Yak Safari: The the majority exciting of all escapade behavior in Spiti is the Yak safari. You be able to employ the Yak to see the plants and fauna of trans-Himalayan desert. It is, in information, the life chance that you won't find wherever else so with no problem. separately from this, horse safari are also conduct in this region.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Religion Of Lahaulies Peoples in Himachal Pardesh.


 Lahaulies peoples .Mainly of the Lahaulis go after a mixture of Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism of the Drukpa Kagyu arrange, as the Spiti Bhotia go after Tibetan Buddhism of the Gelugpa order. inside Lahoul, the Todh/Gahr(upper region of lahaul towards Ladhakh) area had the strongest Buddhist power, due to its shut nearness to Spiti. Lahoul has temple such as Trilokinath temple, anywhere pilgrims adoration a sure god in dissimilar manifestation, particularly in the shape of Shiva and Avalokiteshvara where [Udaipur] is a puritan temple. This bas-release, of mineral, depict the Buddhist divinity Avalokiteshvara (the personification of the Buddha's sympathy) in a stylized seat place; Hindu devotee take it to be Shiva Nataraj, Shiva dancing. This picture appear to be of sixteenth century Chamba craftsmanship. It was shaped to put back the unique black stone picture of the divinity, which become injured by art looters. This unique picture is reserved under the pedestal of the shrine. It appear to be of 12th century Kashmiri provenance . A huge agreement of the painting steal are lively in this far-absent band as of unfilled gompas and temples.Raja Ghepan, one of the main deity is very much workshipped by approximately all Lahauli.Previous to the increase of Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism, the citizens were adherent of the faith 'Lung Pe Chhoi', an animistic faith that had some affinity with the Bön belief of Tibet. As the faith flourished, animal and person sacrifice were frequently obtainable up to the 'Iha', a word that refers to wickedness feelings reside in the usual world, particularly in the old pencil-cedar trees, rocks and caves. leftovers of the Lung Pe Chhoi faith can be see in the behaviour of the Lamas, who are hypothetical to have sure telepathic authority.

Lahaul Spiti Himachal Pradesh.
The Losar fair (also known as Halda in Lahauli) is famous flanked by the months of January and February. The date of festivity is determined by the Lamas. It has the same meaning as the Diwali festival of Hinduism, but is famous in a Tibetan style.At the create of the fair, two or three people from each family will approach investment on fire anger. The on fire firewood are then pile into a beacon. The populace will then implore to Shiskar Apa, the deity of riches (other name Vasudhara) in the Buddhist faith.In the Pattan strap of the vale in Lahoul mainly inhabitants follow Hinduism,but count for 14 percent of the sum and they are call swanglas. The fagli fair is famous flanked by February and March all in excess of the vale. This fair is a new year fair and closely head start of tibetian and Chinese calendar. distinguished is the Pattan citizens are the late settler in the vale approximately 1500 A.D. and have broad tourist attractions and have separate language on the likes the middle Asians,chamba, pangi, pashtoons and uyghurs. This strap is recognized for the meeting for chandra and bhaga rivers to form Chenab.Lahaul has three main hill like kinnaur, which is Tinan Valley( Koksar-Dalang),Pattan Valley(Mooling-Uadaipur region),Punan or Todh/Gahr(Keylong-Zanskar). People of Pattan hill are mainly Hindu and every town has its preside god. The occupant of Tinan hill is prejudiced by together Buddhism and Hindu. The public of Punan(Todh/Gahr) is more often than not prejudiced by Buddhism.