April 23, 2024

History


BACKGROUND: The territories included in the Kangra district were originally a part of the Jalandhara or Trigarta Kingdom. The Trigarta at that time comprised of all the regions between the Satluj and the Ravi in the outer hills and the Jalandhara Doab on the plains, as well as a tract to the east of the Satluj, probably it was Sirhind. Jalandhara state with its capital at Kangra was then called Nagarkot or Bhimkot. The names of Jalandhara and Trigarta were used synonymously in Sanskrit literature to indicate the whole Kingdom. After the 6th century, the limits of the state were....Read More

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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh, state of India, in the extreme northern part of the Asian subcontinent. It is bounded by Jammu and Kashmir union territory to the northwest and Ladakh union territory to the northeast, by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the east, and by the states of Uttarakhand to the southeast, Haryana to the south, and Punjab to the west. Himachal Pradesh occupies a region of scenic splendour in the western Himalayas, offering a multitextured display of lofty snow-clad mountains, deep gorges, thickly forested valleys, large lakes, terraced fields, and cascading streams. Indeed, the name of the state is....Read More

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