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History of Garhwal Queen Karnavati (Nak Katti, Nak Katati Rani) humiliating Mughal, Mogul Empire Shahjahan

History of Garhwal Queen Karnavati (Nak Katti, Nak Katati Rani) humiliating Mughal, Mogul Empire Shahjahan

History of Garhwal including Haridwar (1223- 1804 AD) –part -139

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -386

By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)

Queen Karnavati as Nakkati, Nak Katti, Nak Katati Rani

At the time of death of Garhwal King Mahipati Shah, his son Prithvi Pati Shah was seven years old as heir apparent. Therefore, a queen of Mahipati Shah took over the administration. The Historians as Atkinson, Valtan, Raturi, Patiram, Rahul and Bhakta Darshan did not mention of queen Karnavati. However, Badshahnama by Abdul Hameed Lahori, Massir– al –Umara mention the name of a queen Nak Katti or Nak Katai Rani and her Muslim commander Dost Beg. Nak Katti or Nak Katai rani means that queen chops nose of enemy or criminals. There is mention of Maharani Mata Karnavati in old manuscript ‘Sanwari Granth9 Tantra- Mantra manuscript) and was kept in dynastic collection of Thakur Shur Beer Singh of Purana Darbar of Tehri.
William and Atkinson and other mention maharani Karnavati as queen of Ajboo Kunwar and those statements are wrong (Ajy S. Rawat).

There is a copper plate inscription issued by Karnavati (1640) that states that Maharani Karnavati offered land of a village Hat to Hatwal Brahmins. Madho Singh Bhandari has been refereed as witness of the offering. This copper plate suggests that Madho Singh did die not in time of Mahipati Shah (1635) and Chhota Chini(Tibet) attack happened after 1635 to 1640.
Commander Dost Beg of Karnavati queen
Massir– al –Umara mentions that queen had a brave, devoted commander Dost Beg. It seems that Dost beg became powerful commander after death of Lodi Rikhola, Madho Singh and Banvari Das Tunwar. Dost Beg was also commander of Garhwal King Mahipati Shah.
Opportunity for Mughal Rule

When Mahipati Shah died around 1635 Shahjahan and his regional commander in Meerut Kirodi Mirza saw an opportunity to capture Doon Valley. Kirodi Mirza the local commander of Meerut Emperor Shahjahan had everlasting ambition to take Kailagarh fort under Mughal rule. However, it was not possible for Mughal to attack on Garhwal in the time of Mahipati Shah.
Mahipati Shah Capturing Sirmaur Region of Dehradun

Mahipati Shah captured Kainigarh (Kalsi) and Viratgarh of Dehradun from Sirmaur (Himachal) Kingdom. The Sirmaur King Karma Prakash requested his friend Mughal Emperor Shahjahan to help to free Kalsi and Viratgarh from Garhwal Kingdom. However, due to various factors, Mughal Emperor Shahjahan could not help Sirmaur King. Karmprakash died around 1654.
Sirmaur King Mandhata the son of Karmaprakash requested Mughal Emperor Shahjahan to help him in getting Kainigarh (Kalsi ) and Viratgarh free from Garhwal after the death of Mahipati Shah.
Shahjahan saw an opportunity to capture Garhwal after death of Mahipati Shah.

Balance part in next chapter of History of Garhwal….

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com 7/7/2014
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -387
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
History of Garhwal from 1223-1804 to be continued in next chapter ….
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Notes on South Asian Medieval History of Garhwal; SouthAsian Medieval History of Pauri Garhwal; Medieval History of Chamoli Garhwal; South Asian Medieval History of Rudraprayag Garhwal; South Asian Medieval History of Tehri Garhwal; Medieval History of Uttarkashi Garhwal; South Asian Medieval History of Dehradun, Garhwal; Medieval History of Haridwar ; South Asian Medieval History of Manglaur, Haridwar; South Asian Medieval History of Rurkee Haridwar ; South Asian Medieval History of Bahadarpur Haridwar ; South Asian History of Haridwar district to be continued
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