History of Garhwal including Haridwar (1223- 1804 AD) –part -70
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -315
By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)
There is folklore about foundation of Garhwal King provided by historian Raturi. The folklore is without any source and any proof.
The folklore states that strong King Bhanupratap was ruler of Chandpur Garhi. He had two daughters. He married one daughter to Kumaon King Rajpal and married second daughter to Panwar King Kanakpal.
According to Raturi, Kanakpal was younger step brother of Vakpati the Dharanagari. Kankapl became disciple of a saint. He came to Haridwar in 887. From there, Kanakpla toured to Badrinath.
Before that Chandpur King Bhanupratap saw a dream and Badrinath deity ordered him that Kanakpal had come to Haridwar. Badrinath deity told to Bhanupratap to marry his daughter with Kanakpal.
Bhanupratap went to Haridwar and took Kanakpal to Badrinath temple. Bhanupratap married his daughter with Kanakpal.
However, in 1927, the Tehri Diwan Rai Bahadur Chakradhar Joshi had a correspondence with Dhara Riyasat authorities about relationship of Tehri King (Shah or Panwar) with Dahra Kingdom in context of Kanakpal. Dhar state authorities sent a reply in December for denying any relationship of Kanakpla with Dhara Kingdom. (Ajya S. Rawat,2002).
*Read more about Founding Kings of Shrinagar Garhwal Kingdom in the next chapter.
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History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -316
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(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
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
Folklore about Bhanupratap: Garhwal History Review; Folklore about Bhanupratap: Lansdowne Garhwal History Review; Folklore about Bhanupratap: Pauri Garhwal History Review; Folklore about Bhanupratap: Chamoli Garhwal History Review; Folklore about Bhanupratap: Rudraprayag Garhwal History Review; Folklore about Bhanupratap: Tehri Garhwal History Review; Folklore about Bhanupratap: Uttarkashi Garhwal History Review; Folklore about Bhanupratap: Jaunsar Garhwal History Review; Folklore about Bhanupratap: Dehradun Garhwal History Review; Folklore about Bhanupratap: Haridwar, Garhwal History Review;