History of Gorkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -35
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -554
By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)
Ran Bahadur was living in Banaras as Sanyasi but was indulged in women, wine etc. He wanted to come back Nepal. Lord Velejali informed to Nepal Kingdom on 24th January 1804 that Company is breaking its commercial treaty with Nepal. Now, Ran Bahadur would not get any pressure from Company to stay in Banaras. Damodar Pande (Prime Minister or Mulak Diwan) sent letters to his confidents in Banaras to stop Ran Bahadur there only. Ran Bahadur got those letters.
One day, without any information Ran Bahadur left Banaras for Nepal. When he reached near Kathmandu, Damodar Pande came with army there. Ran Bahadur reminded soldiers that he was King and army obeued Ran Bhadur’s orders. Ran Bahadur ordered army to capture Damodar Pande his son. Ran Bahadur ordered Damodar Pande and his elder son for Death Sentence. They were killed on the same day. Ran Bahadur became Regent of his prince. Ran Bahadur sent Rajrajeshwari in exile in Helmu. Ran Bahadur appointed Bhim Sen Thapa as his Mulakdivan or prime minister.
Worsening Economic Conditions
Before, Ran Bahadur returned to Nepal, Nepal was facing adverse Economic conditions. There was no money in treasury for salaries for soldiers. Rajrajeshwari took some steps as taking back the land donated to Brahmins and other religious purposes. By that way the salry was paid to soldiers. It was also decided to capture Garhwal Kingdom.
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History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -555
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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