History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar) - Part 131
Himalayan, Indian Medieval Age History of Katyuri Imperialism of Karvipur (Uttarakhand, India) - 12
(Himalayan, Indian Medieval Age History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar, Doti Nepal (Uttarakhand, India))- (740-1300 AD)
Chauhan Soldiers Entering into Garhwal and Haridwar (1151-1200)
The history experts have record that in Uttarakhand the Katyuri rule was disintegrating, their regional governors were getting them free and establishing their own rule around 100-1200 and at this juncture Ashok Challa of Bairat Nepal took over rule of some part of Uttarakhand.
While in Indian scene many new historical events were emerging.
In 1151, Beesaldev defeated Tomar King and captured Delhi kingdom. The regional army chefs or chieftains Chauhan started ruling in Haryana and Punjab.
The Chauhan officers replaced Tomar officers for Chauhan officers. The Chauhan army men also started encroaching in South Garhwal –especially Ganga Salan.
When Muhammad Ghauri defeted Prithvi Raj Chauhan and captured Delhi, the Chauhan soldiers started taking shelters into Himachal and Garhwal.
Chauhan captured Garhis of Garhwal from 1160-1192. Chauhan captured Garhis of Gangasalan (South Pauri Garhwal, north of Bhabhar/Bijnor and east of Haridwar). These Garhi were Mavakot, Garkot, Bhairon Garh, Ghughti Garh and Dhang Garh. This region was called Ajmeer and Udaypur region. Chauhan also captured Sapad Laksh or Shivalik region of Uttarakhand. Initially the name of this region was Ajymeru and now Ajmeer.
Chauhan captured parts of Mandakini valley too.
Dr. Dabral states that there are possibilities that Ashok Challa had many regional Chauhan chieftains under his rule.
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti -email@example.com 30/8/2013
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -132
Himalayan, Indian Medieval Age History of Karvipur Katyuri to be continued…
(Himalayan, Indian Medieval Age History (740-1300 AD to be continued…)