History of Garhwal including Haridwar (1223- 1804 AD) –part -102
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -348
By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)
Name of Manshah
All the four Garhwal King lists mention Manshah as Garhwal King. Manodaya Kavya also mentions the King as Manshah. The European indigo business traveler William French mentions (1611) Garhwal King as Mansha. Bahuguna Vanshavali mentions that initially the name of Manshah was Manpal but Jyotishray got the title for Garhwal King as Shah. However, there is no historical proof of Bahuguna Vanshavali.
Information Sources about Manshah
1-The two inscriptions are found on top of Khsetrapal temple in Devprayag. One is about Sahajpal. Second inscription states that in the Manshah ruling period, by order of Jyotiray Vyas and Kashi built the top (Gumuth) of Mahadev Temple and the workers –Kesav brothers of Haridas built Mandap of said temple in 1608.
2-An inscription on Raghunath Temple Devprayag states that in the time of Manshah King, Pujari Anant Bhatt Ayapyavar Sayana ordered to build the Mandap of Raghunath Temple and Tibari-Patangan of Vishwanath temple in 1611.
3- There is an inscription in a temple near Pauri that states that on the birth day of Manshah (January 1592), King Manshah donated land for that particular temple.
4- In Ekeshwar Temple in Mandarsyun, the inscription states that Manshah donated land for that temple (1547). It seems the readers of inscriptions could not read the exact year.
Manodaya Kavya described much about Manshah.
***Read more about History of Garhwal King Manshah in next chapter…
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History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -349
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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
History of Garhwal King Manshah; History of Garhwal King Manshah in context History of Pauri Garhwal; History of Garhwal King Manshah in context History of Tehri Garhwal; History of Garhwal King Manshah in context History of Uttarkashi Garhwal; History of Garhwal King Manshah in context History of Dehradun Garhwal; History of Garhwal King Manshah in context History of Haridwar Garhwal; History of Garhwal King Manshah in context History of Chamoli Garhwal; History of Garhwal King Manshah in context History of Rudraprayag Garhwal;