Chamba : History & Rulers of Chamba – We Are Himachali

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Chamba is the oldest district of the Himachal Pradesh.It became district on 15th April 1948.

Chamba is very famous for its rich culture all over the world.The famous Chamba rumal is kept in the museum in London.The History of this district is also very interesting

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Let’s see some important Ruler of Chamba.
CHAMBA RIYASAT:Maaru in 550AD set Chamba Riyasat when he came from Ayyodhya. Maaru made Bharmour then known as Brahmpura as his capital. Aditya verman used verman tittle first in 620AD.
Meru Verman(680): Maru Verman built Manimahesh temple, Lakshna Devi temple,Ganesh temple, Narsingh temple and Shakti Devi temple in Chatradi. Gugga shilpi famous shilpi(Art) of Meru verman.
Lakshmi verman(800): At his time many people died because of Epidemic (MAHAMARI).Many area of the kingdom were under Tibet during his time.
MUSAN VERMAN (820):Suket king married her daughter to MUSAN VERMAN.He restricted rat killing during his rule.
SAHIL VERMAN (920): He is the founder of modern Chamba . He had 10 sons and one daughter champawati(Chamba got it’s name from champawati).Naina Devi wife of SAHIL VERMAN sacrifice her life to provide water to Chamba.Sahil Verman built Lakshmi narayan ,chandershekhar(sahu) Chandargupt temple.
Yugankar verman(940):His wife built Narsingh temple in Bharmour.He built gori shankar temple in Chamba.
Salwahan verman (1040): Kashmir ruler attacked Bharmour during his rule.

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Jasata verman(1105): He was against Kashmir king Sushala and support Harsh and his grandson.
Uday verman (1120):He married her two daughters Devlekha and Taralekha to Kashmir king Sushala,who after death of Sushala in 1128 got satti.
Lalit verman (1143) : During his time PATHERLEKH found at Devi Kothi and Sachunala(Paangi),which gave us clue that Tissa and Paangi area was part of Chamba.
Vijay verman (1175): He took advantage of Mohd Gauri attack in 1191-92 and covered many areas of Kashmir and Ladakh under him.
Ganesh Verman (1512): Singh title was first used by him.
Pratap Singh Verman (1559): Akbar ruled during his time.He defeat Kangra king Raja Chandarpal and add Guler in his kingdom.
Balbhadar(1589) and Janardhan : Balbhadar was very kind by nature . People called him “Baali karan” .His son Janardhan took throne after him. At the time of Janardhan Jahangir visited Kangra in 1622.
PRITHVI SINGH: He revolt against Shahjahan in 1641.He visited Delhi nine times and Shahjahan gifted him sculpture of Raghubir.Chamba khajiar and Sita ram temple Chamba made by nurse(Batlu) of PRITHVI SINGH.

Chamba- Kings- Himachal
CHATTAR SINGH(1664): He ruled at the time of Aurangzeb.He refused to accept order of Aurangzeb to destroy temples.
UDAY SINGH:He was Son of CHATTAR SINGH.He fell in love with a barber’s daughter and made barber WAZIR of Chamba.
UMMED SINGH: HE BUILT NADDA FORT in Rajnagar and RANGMAHAL.He ordered not to satti his wife .He died in 1764.
RAJ SINGH(1764):At the age of 9 he became king.Raj Singh was dead in 1794 during war near shahpur . Nikka,Ranjha and Harku were main artist of his time.
JEET SINGH (1794):At JEET SINGH’S time he sent Nathu wajir to fought against Sansarchand.
CHARHAT SINGH (1808):He Became king at the age of 6 years.Rani Sharda his mother built Radha Krishna temple in 1825.At the age of 42 , he died.
SHRI SINGH(1844): He became king at the age of 5.In 1863 first post office was opened at his time. He died in 1870.
GOPAL SINGH: He did lots of work to improve the city. He was brother of SHRI SINGH.Lord Mayo visited during his time
SHYAM SINGH (1873):GENERAL RENAL TAYLOR made him king at the age of 7 years. SIR CHARLES ATICKSON visited Chamba in 1883.LORD CURZON and his wife, in 1900 Visited Chamba.In 1902 he got ill and in 1904 he was dead.

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Bhuri Singh(1904): He was the brother of SHYAM SINGH.In 1906 he got tittle of Knighthood.Bhuri Singh museum was built in 1908.During 1st world war he help Britishers in world war .In 1910 power house was made in Chamba through which electricity is provided to Chamba even today. He died in 1919.
RAM SINGH: He ruled from 1919 to 1935
LAKSHMAN SINGH: He was the last ruler of the kingdom .On 15 April 1948 , Chamba became district of Himachal and new district Himachal Pradesh came into existence.
These are the main Rulers of the kingdom.You may mention your suggestions in the comment section.

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