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Earthquake of 1803 in Uttarakhand

Earthquake of 1803 in Uttarakhand o
History of King Sudarshan Shah of Tehri Riyasat –
History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948-
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) –
By: Acharya Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)
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There was severing earthquake in Uttarakhand on 8th September 13.30 AM. The effect was more in Garhwal region than Kumaon. Each building got damages by earthquake in Shrinagar. Earthquake damaged each house around the main road in Shrinagar. The houses were not suitable for residing. Some part s of palace were fell down and some were highly damaged.
There were countless losses of human, livestock and materials in Garhwal. People started telling that earthquake was because of murders of Brahmin brothers.
Sujit Dasgupta et al (2014) published a lengthy history of Earthquake of 1803 by heading ‘1803 Earthquake in Garhwal Himalaya Archival Materials with Commentary in Indian Journals of History of Science 49.1,(2014) 21-33.
Dabral narrates the history of earthquake in details. News of earthquake and damages reached to Nepal court. Nepal King decided for taking advantages and decided capturing Garhwal Kingdom. Bamshah sent an army under his brother Hastidal Chautariy from Kumaon towards Garhwal. Nepal King sent army under Commander Amar Singh Thapa for capturing other Himalayan kingdoms of Himachal Pradesh
References –
Dabral ibid page 85

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