History of District Sirmaur - Himachal Pradesh General Studies

In our previous posts, we talked about History of District Solan and History of District Bilaspur. 

In this post, we discuss about important historical and geographical information about the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh.

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History of Sirmaur (Facts):
  • According to Kanwar Ranzor Singh in his book ‘Tarikh-i-Riyasat Sirmaur’ the Sirmaur state was founded by Raja Rasaloo.
  • Sirmaur’s old name was ‘Surughna’.
  • During the reign of Jog Raj or Medni Prakash (A.D. 1678 onwards) the 10th Guru of Sikh’s, Guru Gobind Singh visited Sirmaur state.
  • Raja Fateh Prakash built ‘Sheesh Mahal’ and ‘Moti Mahal’.
  • ‘Mahima Library’ in Nahan was inaugurated by Maharaja Amar Prakash.

Other important information about district Sirmaur:  
  • Headquarter: Nahan
  • Altitude: 933 meters
  • Languages spoken: Sirmauri and Hindi.
  • The district Sirmaur lies between 77°01’12” and 77°49’40” East longitude and 33°22’30” and 31°01’20” North latitude.
  • The district Sirmaur can be divided into three regions: 1) Trans- Giri (2) Cis- Giri (3) Kayar-da-dun valley or Panota Valley.
  • River Jalal flows between Sain Dhar and Dharthi Dhar. These Dhars are in Cis- Giri Region.
  • The major river flows through the district Sirmaur is Yamuna.
  • Tarik-i-Riyasat Sirmaur was compiled by Kanwar Ranzor Singh.
  • The fairs and festivals celebrated in the district Sirmaur are Vyas fair, Gandhi fair, Nag Naona fair, Bisu fair, Haryali fair, Renuka fair, Trilokpur, Holi fair et al.
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