History Analysis of Role of Purohit Kriparam and Kankhal at the time of Gorkha Capturing Garhwal
History of Gorkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -42
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -561
By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)
When Prayduam Shah ran towards Haridwar he took shelter at house of his Panda Purohit of Haridwar in Kankhal. His name was Kriparam and a few historians state his name as Sardar Mayaram. Kankhal was a prosperous city at that time.
Dr Dabral visited Raywala where the heirs of Sardar Mayram were living. Mayaram got title of Sardar by Tehri King Sudrashan Shah. When Sudarshan Shah got Tehri Kingdom, he donated a land for 1500 Beegha to Sardar Mayaram at Khara in Raywala.
Chaos in Dehradun
After death of Pradyumn Shah the terror spread in Dehradun. People left their houses and ran towards hill sides. Gorkhalis tried to peruse them but they did not return to their houses. Gorkhalis looted Dehradun brutally. Farmers did not sow their feileds. It was barron land for one year. Gorkhas also captured Guru Ram Rai Darbar as Guru Ram Rai Darbar had friendly relation with Garhwal King.
Gorkha Honoring Maularam
Gorkha administrators returned to Shrinagar after killing Pradyuamn Shah. They tried to lure Garhwali administrators.
Chautriya and Thapa groups of Gorkha administration had heard the fame of Maularam. They requested him for reading his poems about history of Garhwal. Gorkha administrators as Amar Singh Thapa, Hastidal Chautriya were pleased by listening Garhrajvanshkavya from Maularam. They retained his Jagir and daily allowances given by Garhwal Kingdom. Thapa and Hatidal assured Maularam that he could live in Shrinagar with ease and happiness. Thapa assured that he would return the prostitute snatched by Pradyuman from Maularam. Maularam did not ccept that assurance. Pleased by this Thapa honored Maularam with gifts and a Khilat. Gorkhalis set relation with Maularam and used to take suggestions from Maularam.
*** History of Gorkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) to be continued …. 43
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History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -562
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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