Behat

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Location of Behat in Gwalior District

Behat (बेहट) is a village and site of Jat Fort in Gwalior tahsil and district. It was the summer capital of Maharaja Chhatra Singh Rana who had also constructed a palace, called Chhatrapur, on the hill top at Behat village which was used as a summer capital. It is a marvelous site surrounded by deep forests.

Location

Behat is situated at a distance of 50 km from Gwalior, in east direction, near the border of Bhind district. Its Latitude and Longitude are 26.11 and 78.33[1]

Meaning

The search indicates that there is place in Kashmir which is known as Behatpur. It is a matter of research if Behat has any connections with Behatpur of Kashmir. The study may help to find the origin of Bamraulia Gotra.

The river Jhelum in the north of Kashmir is called "Behat" in Persian (Sanskrit Vitasta), and the small town of Bandipur at the point where the valley of the Jhelum opens out into the broad plan of Lake Wular was once called Behat- poor, which is now called Bandipur in the region of Tehsil Sopore, 80 kilometres north of Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir. Only approximately 18 kilometers northeast of Bandipur lies the small village of Hasba or Hasbal. This is referred to as Hesbon in the Bible (Deuteronomy 4, 46), and is mentioned in connection with Bethpeor and Pisga.[2]

Archaeological importance

The Gohad ruler Maharaja Chhatra Singh Rana was a great warrior, protector of his public, great lover of art and culture. There is a deep and big Bawdi for regular supply of water in the palace. Diwann-e-Khas is constructed below the palace. The palace is a good example of the architectural skills of Rana rulers. The site is now a protected monument by Archaeological Survey of India. [3]

Behat is believed to be the birth place of famous singer Tansen. Tan Sen(Ram Rattan 1520-1589), was born in Behat near Gwalior in a Brahmin family, but them ,converse to Islam when he knows the Saint Sufi and singer Mohammad Ghaus of Gwalior and go to live with him, he was his first Master.

Further reading

  • Dr. Ajay Kumar Agnihotri (1985) : "Gohad ke jaton ka Itihas" (Hindi)
  • Ch Tempal Singh: Behat ka Kila Evam Chhatra Durg, Jat-Veer Smarika, Gwalior, 1992, p.41

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References

  1. Indian State Cities
  2. http://www.tombofjesus.com/core/majorplayers/lost-tribes/lost-tribes-p3.htm
  3. Tempal Singh Sirohi: “Behat ka Kila evam Chhatra Durg, Jat-Veer Smarika, Gwalior. 1992, p. 44

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