History of District Bilaspur - Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge

In our previous posts, we talked about the History of Shimla and History of Kullu.

In this post, we discuss about the historical events of district Bilaspur of Himachal Pradesh.

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History of Bilaspur:
  • The founder of Bilaspur state was Raja Bir Chand (A.D. 900).
  • Raja Bir Chand built the temple of Goddess Naina Devi.
  • Raja Kharak Chand’s (1824 – 1839 A.D.) reign marks the darkest page in the history of Bilaspur.
  • Raja Hira Chand’s (1857 – 1882 A.D.) period is remembered by the people as the golden age.
  • Rang Mahal in Bilaspur was built by Raja Bijai Chand.
  • On 9, October 1948, Bilaspur was made a Part ‘C’ state. Raja Anand Chand was the first Chief Commissioner of the Part ‘C’ state Bilaspur.
  • During the independence of India, Raja Anand Chand was the Chief of Bilaspur.
  • On 1, July 1954, Bilaspur was merged into Himachal Pradesh to form a district.

Other important details about district Bilaspur:
  • Headquarter: Bilaspur
  • Altitude: 610 meters
  • Languages spoken: Bilaspuri (Kahluri), Hindi, Punjabi etc.
  • The District Bilaspur lies between 31°12’30” and 31°35’45” North Latitude and between 76°23’45” and 76°56’40” East Longitude.
  • There are seven ranges in Bilaspur i.e. Naina Devi, Jhanjiar, Tiun, Bandla, Bahadurpur and Ratanapur.
  • There are three prominent valleys in District Bilaspur i.e. The Satluj Valley, The Chaunto Valley and The Danwin Valley.
  • The River Satluj enters the district Bilaspur at ‘Kasol’ hamlet and leaves the district at village ‘Naila’.
  • The average annual rainfall of district Bilaspur is 1373 mm.
  • There are two sacred springs in Bilaspur i.e. Luhnd Spring (Swarghat) and Bassi Spring (Bassi).
  • There is a fish breeding farm in Deoli (Ghagas), district Bilaspur. This is the largest fish breeding farm in Asia.
  • ACC cement factory is located in Barmana, district Bilaspur.
  • Nalwari fair was conceived by W. Goldstein in A.D. 1889, has been declared as state fair now.
  • Seer Khad in Bilaspur is the largest tributary of River Satluj.
  • Naval National Cadet Corps Unit was established in March, 1963 in Bilaspur.

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