Tours in Indian Territory by Narendra Shah

Tours in Indian Territory by Narendra Shah

History of Tehri King Narendra Shah -35

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 227

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1474

By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

Narendra Shah travelled in India as follows (1)-

1928- Narendra Shah visited Sweta Bandhu Rameshwar and Dwarika with his both the wives.1932-Traveled to Kashmir

1933-Viisted Ganagsagar

1938-Visited ranikhet

1942- Visited Badrinath –Kedarnath

Chakradhar Juyal killing Man-eater Tiger –

Jim Courbet killed a man eater tiger in Rudraprayag in May 1925. Within a year, another man- eater tiger started attacking people and killing them in South Tehri Garhwal.  There was terror from Dev Prayag to Kirti Nagar. Diwan Chakradhar Juyal killed that man eater tiger. People were happy and they gathered in the capital Tehri  and gifted a silver  idol of the tiger to Juyal. King Narendra Shah also appreciate Juyal.

King  appointing Chakradhar Juyal as Diwan-

Chakradhar Juyal was disciplined administrator and always used to be ready for state growth . King was happy with him and he appointed officially Juyal as Diwan in 1929. The King offered him gold bracelet as sign of King family or state officer. (2)

Banning liquor Production- There was custom of liquor production at each home in Jaunsar,   Jaunpur and Ravain . Due to over consumption of liquor, there were many diseases as leprosy in the regions. Chakra Dhar Juyal took bold discussion to ban liquor production. (3)

Free from Milsara Tax-

There was a common custom in Ravain Jaunsar and Jaunpur as Milsara. In those regions, many times the divorced couples sued to reunite (Milsara) and used to pay Milsara tax for making that marriage (Reunion) legal from court. Chakradhar Juyal stopped that Milsara tax for ever.

Cancelling Saun Seri tax-

The Saun Seri  tax was very old tax for centuries. The state  used to take tax  as half Ghnati Ghee when a cow or buffalo used to deliver . Chakradhar Juyal cancelled that tax too in 1930 (1).


1-Dabral S., Tehri Garhwal Rajya ka Itihas Bhag 2 (new edition), Veer Gatha Press, Dogadda, (1999) page 27-28

2-Karmabhumi 15th December 1939

3-Juyal Diwan Chakradhar Juyal book, pp 74-75

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