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Monday, May 19, 2014

Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review

History of Garhwal including Haridwar (1223- 1804 AD) –part -95      
                                            
 History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -341 

                       ByBhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)

              Akbar was always conscious about new discover. Akbar was fond of or obsessed about Ganga Water. He had employed faithful servants at Ganga Bank to dispatch Ganga water to place where he was staying.
 When he was in Agra –Fatehpur, Akbar used to get Ganga water from Soron. When Akbar was in Punjab or Delhi he used to call Ganga water from Haridwar.
  Akbar was habitual of taking food cooked in Yamuna or Chinav Rivers water. Ganga water was mixed with water used for cooking.
  Akbar sent a expedition party for finding the source of Ganga. It is said that the expedition  reached to Mansarovar for finding the Ganga source. The expedition team showed Mansarovar as the source of Satlaz and Brahmputra Rivers in their map. The team showed the source of Sarju as Rakshastal in the map.
Less is known whether the team reached to Gomukh and Alkapuribank.


Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com16/5/2014
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -342
                                                              
                                      References

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19- B.S. Dahiya, 1980, Jats the Ancient Rulers (A Clan Study) , Sterling Publications
20- Maithani, Bharat –Gotrapravardeepika
21 Prem Hari Har Lal, 1993, The Doon Valley Down the Ages
22-Dashrath Sharma, Early Chauhan Dynasties
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27- H. Blochmann, 1873,  Aine e- Akbari Translation
(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
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Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review; Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review of Garhwal; Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review of Rudraprayag Garhwal; Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review of Chamoli Garhwal; Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review of Pauri Garhwal; Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review of Tehri Garhwal; Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review of Uttarkashi Garhwal; Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review of Dehradun Garhwal; Discovery of Ganga Source in Garhwal King Sahajpal Period: A History Review of Haridwar Garhwal;