Garhshankar

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Location of Garhshankar in District Hoshiarpur

Garhshankar (Hindi: गढ़शंकर, Punjabi: ਗਢਸ਼ਂਕਰ) is town and tahsil in Hoshiarpur district in Punjab, India.

Villages in Garhshankar Tahsil

Abhowal, Achalpur, Achharwal, Aima Jattan, Aima Muglan, Ajnoha, Akalgarh, Alamwal, Alawalpur, Alipur, Bachhohi, Badesron, Badhana, Badhel, Badon, Badowal, Baghaura, Bagwain, Bahowal, Bakapur Guru, Balaspur, Baleam, Bambeli, Barapur, Barian Kalan, Barian Khurd, Bariana, Basiala, Bathal, Behbalpur, Benewal, Bhadiar, Bhagtupur, Bhajjal, Bham, Bhambian, Bhana, Bharatpur Jattan, Bharatpur Rajputan, Bharowal, Bharta, Bhawanipur, Bhulewal Gujran, Bhulewal Rathan, Bhuno, Bihran, Bikapur, Bilron, Binewal, Binjon, Birampur, Bora, Bugra, Buro Bari, Chahalpur, Chahar, Chak Gujjran, Chak Gujjran, Chak Guru, Chak Hajipur, Chak Kataru, Chak Mallan, Chak Musa, Chak Narial, Chak Natha, Chak Phullu, Chak Rautan, Chak Singha, Chak Soni, Chambal Kalan, Chambal Khurd, Chandeli, Chandsu Jattan, Chanthu Brahmanan, Chauhra, Chela, Dadewal, Dadial, Daduwal, Dagam, Dairon, Dalewal, Dandian, Dansiwal, Darapur, Data, Denowal Kalan, Denowal Khurd, Dhada, Dhakon, Dhamai, Dholron, Dihana, Dogarpur, Dugri, Fatehpur, Fatehpur Kalan, Fatehpur Khurd, Gaddiwal, Gajjar, Gandhowal, Ganeshpur, Ganguwal, Garhi, Garhshankar (M Cl), Ghagon Guru, Ghagon Roranwali, Ghamiala, Ghukharwal, Gogon, Gogron, Golewal, Golian, Gondian, Gondpur, Gopalian, Gujjarpur, Haibowal, Hajipur, Hakumatpur, Haluwal, Harban, Harjiana, Haveli, Helar, Hyatpur, Ibrahimpur, Ispur, Jaijon, Jaitpur, Jalwehra, Jandiala, Jandoli, Jangliana, Jassowal, Jhaj, Jhanjowal, Jiwanpur Gujran, Jiwanpur Jattan, Kaharpur, Kaindowal, Kalewal, Kalewal, Kalewal, Kalewal Bhagtan, Kalupur, Kammowal, Kanger, Khabra, Khanni, Khanpur, Khanpur, Kharali, Khararawal Bassi, Kharaudi, Khera, Khushalpur, Kitna, Kokowal, Kot, Kot Fatuhi, Kothi, Kotla, Kukar Majara, Kukowal, Kukran, Kukran, Kulewal, Kunail, Ladhewal, Laksihan, Lalian, Lalwan, Langeri, Lasara, Lehra, Mahal, Mahilpur (NP), Maili, Maira, Majari, Makhangarh, Makhsuspur, Malewal, Malkowal, Mananhana, Manolian, Mansowal, Marula, Matton, Maujo Mazara, Maujopur, Mautian, Mazara Dingrian, Meghowal, Mehdud, Mehindwani, Mehmadwal, Mehngerwal, Mehrowal, Mehtabpur, Mohanwal, Moila, Moranwali, Mugo Patti, Mugowal, Mukandpur, Mukho Mazara, Mularwal, Nadalon, Nainwan, Najarpur, Nakdipur, Nangal, Nangal, Nangal Choran, Nangal Kalan, Nangal Khurd, Nasran, Nauneetpur, Nurpur, Nurpur, Pachnangal, Paddi Khutti, Paddi Sura Singh, Padrana, Pahlewal, Pakhowal, Paldi, Panam, Pandori Ganga Singh, Pandori Ladha Singh, Panjaur, Parowal, Parsota, Parsowal, Pathrala, Pensra, Phagon, Possi, Punj, Purkhowal, Rahalli, Raipur Gujjran, Rakhial, Ramgarh, Rampur, Rampur, Raniala, Rasulpur, Rasulpur, Rattanpur, Rawal Pindi, Rihala, Ror Majara, Rupowal, Rurki Khas, Saddarpur, Sadhowal, Sadullapur Badhwan, Saidpur, Saila Kalan, Saila Khurd, Sakanderpur, Sakruli, Salempur, Samundra, Sarangwal, Sarhala Kalan, Sarhala Khurd, Satnaur, Sauli, Sekhowal, Sewan, Shahpur, Sherpur, Simbli, Singhpur, Soni, Subhanpur, Suna, Surapur, Tabba, Tajewal, Taulian, Tejpur, Thakkarwal, Thana, Thandal, Thapal, Thinde, Thoana, Todarpur Urf Theh Pachrali, Tuto Mazara, Untwal, Wahidpur,

History

The town was founded by Doad king named Shankar Sahai in 1000 AD. Hence the name Garh+Shankar. Garhshankar was converted as a Tehsil in the year of 1844 by British Govt. Doad is the surname found in Jats and Rajputs. Majority of them live in Block number 22 of Garhshankar, especially in the upper villages of Garhshankar popularly known as BEET.In old times this area was under one king ( Shri Tikka Rana Saheb, Eldest son of the King is normally called Shri Tikka Saheb) who controlled all villages from Garhi Mansowal. In 1775, the Tika of The Ghorewahas conquered Garhshankar, killing the Doad King. Later during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, when he wanted to conquer the sub-mountainous region of Kandi, the Doads of Mansowal sent fifteen horse riders to help Maharaja Ranjit Singh in order to avenge their massacre by the Ghorewahas. In return, Maharaja granted the Doads the property of the lands of Mansowal. The British Empire also granted the property of eight villages to Doad of Mansowal. [1]

After the slaughter of Doads at Garh Shankar, five grandsons of the last Doad King survived. The youngest grandson of the last Doad King, who was also killed Korewans, was married to a girl from Ajnoha. During the Garhshankar tragedy, the wife of the youngest prince was at her parents house in Ajnoha because she was expecting a baby. She gave birth to a son. Therefore, when the young prince became an adult in 1800, the villagers of Ajnoha built a house for him in the land of another village, Panchhat. In the course of time, his cousins, the sons of his two uncles, who were homeless until then, finally came to live with him in Panchhat. The son of his third uncle, whose name was Ghamandi, also came to live in with him. The brother of Ghamandi, named Jattu, went to live in Thakarwal.

Notable persons

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References

  1. Final Report of Revised Settlement, Hoshiarpur District, 1877-1884, by J. A. L. Montgomery, published 1885, Calcutta Central Press Co., p.67

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