Money in Treasury of Bhavani Shah and his religious Actions

Money in Treasury of Bhavani Shah and his religious Actions

History of King Bhavani Shah of Tehri Riyasat – 23

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 171

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1409

By:   Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)


Bhavani Shah ruled Tehri Riyasat for 12 years. Before he was crowned, his step mothers and a couple of elites looted the treasury and personal wealth of Sudarshan Shah. There were only Rs. 6600 in treasury at the time of Bhavani Shah being crowned. He increased wealth of the Court and controlled unnecessary spending. Very soon after a few years of his crowning, there was Rs. one lakh in the Their Treasury in Almora. (2)

He used to encourage small scale craft industry. There was good demand of’ Pahari Kagaj( Hill paper) and on 2nd march Dr Jenson purchased hill paper (Tehri )  for Rs, 50 (2)

Minya Prem Singh informed that there were Rs. 1.45,000 in the Tehri Riyasat treasury at the time of death of Bhavani Shah and there were in Rs. 100000 in his personal treasury.

Religious Donation by Bhavani Shah

Bhavani Shah did complete the job of repairing of a couple old temples. He also built a couple of new Temples and built new gardens too. Bhavani Shah also built new palaces (Prem Singh). Minya Prem Singh informed that Bhavani Shah did purchase quite a  good numbers of guns ()1)


1-Dabral S.P, Tehri Garhwal Rajya ka Itihas Bhag 1 (new edition), Veer Gatha Press, Dogadda, (1999) page 174

2- Tehri Court Archives, vol.2 book11/81

3- Minya Prem Singh , Guldast-E- Tavarikh page 180

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History of Bhavani Shah Period of Tehri Garhwal will be continued in next chapter

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