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Shrinagar Social Structure -5

Shrinagar Social Structure -5
British Administration in Garhwal -150
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History of British Rule/Administration over Kumaun and Garhwal (1815-1947) -170
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History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -1004
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By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)
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There was a temple at corner of Kui ka bagan. In west of street of temple, there was palace. The palace was one ferlang long and slightly lesser wide. The tourists from Jaipur, Delhi and other places used to surprise watching four storied building built by stones and decoration of palace.
Ranivas (queen’s rooms) was at Lal Mori part in palace. The servants used to stay in rooms at either sides. The main door was built only by four huge stones. The King used to enter into palace through elephant. The door was so strong; it was as it was in Birhi River flood. The door fled in 1924 flood. At south corner, there was Hathikhana elephant yard. In an excavation, people found three elephant skeletons.
Khanduri’s Chakkarkhola was in north of east of Hathikhana. Dangwal khwal was in south of Khanduri’s Chakkarkhola.
Nearby bazar, there was Guru mandir. Perhaps Fatteshah built that temple for Guru Ram Rai. Nearby Guru temple, there were Uniyal’s Khwal and Gairolas khwal.
There was Jogi settlement called ‘Chunyamunya in the east of Ramghat. In east of Chunyamunya muhlla, Keshoray ji built a big temple and five small temples. He called Lakshmi Narayan , Ganesh, Shiv, Vishnu , Surya idols for those temples. Idols reached to Shrinagar. However, Keshoraoy died suddenly. Idols could not be established in temples. Nobody could arrange rituals in those temples. Temples ruined with time. The temple was the biggest in Shrinagar. There was scripture on door of temple that showed time samvat 1682 (1825 AD). It means the temples were built in Mahipat period.
In east of Keshoray Math, there was ‘Tamotyana’ ( metal smith community houses). Tamota used to produce and repair metal vessels.
Further of ‘Tamotyana’, crossing rivulet, there was a dharamshala. People established a garud idol near Dharamshala. Later on, people brought Garud idol at main Shrinagar. Theives theft the idol.

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References
1-Shiv Prasad Dabral ‘Charan’, Uttarakhand ka Itihas, Part -7 Garhwal par British -Shasan, part -1, page- 332-456
2-Dangwal, Punyasthal, Shrinagar

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History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -1005
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*** History of British Rule/Administration over British Garhwal (Pauri, Rudraprayag, and Chamoli1815-1947) to be continued in next chapter
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(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)

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