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Friday, June 7, 2019

Bhuwneswari devi temple. Jhalokhar

This dry land of Hamirpur, may be an auspicious place of the rishis. Everyone knows Chyavan Rishi, Rigi Rishi and Jamdagni Rishi as well as Meher, Roti Ram and Madari Das and many others who also have their own names.

There is no lack of Goddess and gods here. Hundreds of places like Lauki Dai, Harsukhri Dai, Kaldev Baba, Kathri Dai, Narhe Baba, Bhuyariani, Kali Dai, Pachanare Baba, Kandaha Baba, Mukdta Baba etc. are in place. It is not only the villagers but also the belief of the urban people. Every temple has its own history and myth. Everyone has a place in Jhalokhar of Hamirpur district, where there is medicinal properties in the soil. This place is called Bhubaneswarvi Devi. It is said that soil here is very beneficial for skin disease.

Nirbhaya Das Prajapati (priest) says that this is a very old temple. 200 years ago, the people of the village got an idol of Goddess in the field which was placed under a tree and the people started worshiping it. There is a pond near the goddess there. Soon people from faraway places started learning about this place. People from far away come here for treatment.

The structure of the soil has been checked by the scientists
. From which it has come to know that the soil here have medicinal particles. Apart from this, there was no satisfactory answer from the scientists.

On the other hand, in the 1875 Gazetteer Colonel Todd said, "There is sulfur and mercury in the soil of the pond, which is helpful in correcting arthritis."

Dr. S.N. Singh, Principal of the State Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Atra, says that there is a medicinal element in the soil which has the capacity to cure all the incurable diseases.

Every Sunday a fair is organized here. People come from far away. People say that soil here is enough to treat all types of pain.

Information related to this from time to time is received by newspapers, TV channels and other organizations.
Dr Krishna Dutt Chaturvedi, who was former head of the Sanskrit Department of Atra Degree College, points out that this place has been considered as the Vaidi of North India and the pond was known as Surajkund.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hired hands.

Industrial workers
Workers are the sections of our society on which all economic advancement persists. They are the axis of all kinds of economical activities. In today's mechanical era, the contribution of labor present in all activities including industry, trade, agriculture, and construction.

Hamirpur, completly depends upon agricultural activities for livelihood those who don't have lands are working in industries and other activities.

Agricultural worker:
Old people, women, man and children almost all is involve in Agriculture, dairy, horticulture animal husbandry, but I worker and in related occupations.

Self-employed work force :
Some part of the public is engaged in this unregistered economic activity such as general stores, handicrafts and handloom workers, rural traders, farmers, etc.

Industrial workforce:
Labour in Sumerpur factories, Gutmka factories workers, building and construction workers, leather workers in Sumerpur, weavers in Pauthiya, artisans, are aur industrial workforce. Their situation is not better accept the employees of Hindustan unilever limited.

Workers in brick kilns:
Some of our backward population ingaged in this field. Every year they leave their homes for seven to eight months for Narayach, and Ghatampur zones. They are migrant workers.

Inspite of these category people involve in other organised and unorganized sector such as stone quarries, workers in chakki, contractors, drivers of vehicles, loaders and unloaders, midwives, domestic workers, barbers, vegetable and fruit vendors, newspaper vendors, pavement vendors, hand cart operators,  retail, private schools, hospitals, bank, insurance and real estate.

About 30 % workers are migrant workers, they are imparting labour in Surat, Delhi and other cities.

Child labour is a also seen inside the district in shops, factories, brick knilt and farming.
Although it is an illegal act and has been a big social issue in hamirpur for years. As people are very poor and cannot manage their two times food and clothes. Thus their children went to work.

Some families  are involved in bonded labour from past. They are not getting good pay from zamindars and landlords.

Monday, April 16, 2018


Hamirpur district in Uttar pradesh have its own golden history in which one can proud. A number of prominents who sacrificed their life, wealth and every thing for the glory of India. Here is some unknown personality.

Raja Bai W/O Fakeer Chandra

Harnath Singh

Hardas Nanna

Urmila Devi Koshtha

Lal Bahadur Gunsai

Ram prasad Nauranga

Ganga Prasad

Shankar Lal Jain

Laxmi Narayan Koshtha

Munni Lal Gurudev

Rameswar Singh Lodhi

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Swami Brahmanand ji Maharaj

Swami Brahmanand was born in 4th disember 1894 at Barhara village in Rath tahsil. A reformer, Swami Brahmanand Maharaj had strongly opposed social evils like superstition and illiteracy. His father was a poor farmer named Matadeen Lodhi and mothers name was Jasoda Bai. Shivdayal was his childhood name. From childhood, he stubbornly opposed the evil spirits like illiteracy in society.

His early education was done in hamirpur. He reads many religious books like Ramayan, Mahabharat, ved, Puran and Upnishad thats why people started calling him as Swami Brahmanand.

He was married with Radhabai daugher of Gopal Mahto in Hamirpur. At the age of 23 after the marriage in childhood, he renounced the marriage life and took sanyas. He deserted his family and went to Haridwar for spritual knowledge.

After the joining of Spiritualism, He started working against English government. He also started participated in freedom movement in 1921 after connecting with Mahatma Gandhi, Pt Jawaharlal lal Nehru and Ganesh shankar Vidyarthi. He had to go to jail in 1932 for the Civil Disobedience Movement and Quit India Movement

Mahatma Gandhi visited in Rath in 1928. He participated in salt movement, non cooperation movement and quit india movement. He also participated in anti-cowkill movement He went to Hamirpur, Hardoi and Kanpur jail many times.

During this time he united with Mahatma Gandi, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, Pt Govind Vallabh Pant, Dr Sampoornanand, Lala Lajpat Ray, Ganesh shankar Vidyarthi and other freedom fighters who participated actively in freedom movements. He had good relation with Indira Gandhi and V.V Giri.

He started advertising education after returning from jail. Swami ji established Brahmanand school in 1938 which later turned to university in 1960 that is today's hamirpur degree college.

According to Rekha devi Churaha, After getting liberty Swami ji advocated hamirpur in Lok sabha during 1967 to 1977. He founded many educational institute in district like.

1. Brahmanad Inter college Rath (1938)
2. Brahmanad sanskrit Vidyalaya ((1943)
3. Brahmanand Mahavidyalaya (1960)

He had a great personality. and loved by many current politician. He had dedicated his life to the upliftment of the society and Dalits.

He participated for the welfare of society. And died in 13 september 1988. Hamirpurites always remember his education, teachings and morals.

Monday, April 9, 2018


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Anudan G Singh : Hamirpuronline

Hamirpurites in summer 

Credits: 1. Anudan G Singh through facebook. tube Kam bolta hai snap shots.
3.Dainik jagran news paper.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Religious zone

Shalleshwar temple
Like the rest of India, you will find each locality in Hamirpur must have at least one temple . Due to the large population of people who have faith in Hinduism .

After the The study of Hamirpur and its cultures and religions it found that There are people with firm faith in God. Hindu religion generally involves seeking awareness of God and sometimes also seeking blessings from Devas. Therefore, Hinduism has developed numerous practices meant to help one think of divinity in the midst of everyday life. For this purpose He made many temples, Asharm and maths where Bhajan, Keertan, Bhandara and Nautanki’s are happen time to time.

In Hamirpur District Some important Places for Worship are -

1. Dhyani Das Ashram-Pauthiya
2. Radha-Krishna Temple-Patanpur, Maudaha
3. Sankat Mochan Temple-Gohand
4. Jagdeeshpuri Temple-Gohand
5. Surahi Temple-Binwar
6. Shiv-Parwati Temple-Hamirpur
7. Swami Madari dad Ji Ashram-Pandhari
8. Chaupreswar Temple-Rath
9. Pataleswar Temple-Shankarpur, Rath
10.Sangmaheswar Temple-
11. Matangeswar Temple-Chandupur
12. Bihareswar Temple-Ajyori
13.Maneswar Temple-Deogaon
14. Gudheswar Temple-Chandpur
15. Patali Hanuman-Itra, Chandrapurwa Bujurg
16. Gayatri Tapobhumi-Imiliya, Sumerpur
17. Krishna Mandir-Chand Thok, Sumerpur
18. Narmdehar Temple-Hamirpur
19. Hartariya Baba’s Ashram-Sarila
20. Sidha Baba’s Ashram-Tikariya
21. Gangadas Ashrm-Kandhauli
22. Nageswar Baba’s Ashram-Gahrauli
23. Maneswar Baba’s Ashram-Simnaudi
24. Singh Maheswar Temple-Hamirpur
25. Chaura Devi Temple- Hamirpur
26. Maheswari Mata’s Temple-Sarila
27. Badi Devi Temple-Maudaha
28. Koteswar Temple-Beri
29. Shalleswar Temple-Sarila
30. Radhe krishna Mandir-Hamirpur
31. Kherapati baba Mandir-Hamirpur
32. Shiv temple-Kundaura
33. Siddh peeth Mumuchh ashram- Ingohta
34. Badi devi mandir-Fattepur maudaha
35. Mathura mandir-Maudaha
36. Narhari Ashram, Tedha.
37. Narshingh Mandir, Tedha.
38. Mehar devi temple. Bank.
39. Kaledev baba, Pandhari.
40. Badi devi Mandir, Pachkhura Mahan.
41. Maharaja sahab Ashram, Sisolar.
42. Banka baba sthan, Chandrapurwa Mahan.
43. Ram janki mandir, kamhariya.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Hamirpur History

Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh is such a district which have its own unique importance in the Indian History panel. 

The soil of the area lighted by the austerity of Maharshi Parashar, Chayan, Jamadagni and Shrangi Hrishi. While on the other hand its glory turned  unexpected during splendorsome Chandel period. From the revolution of 1857 till Quit India Movement in all war of Independence, the name of this district is memorable.

Diwan Shatrughan Singh and Pt Parmanand who was the father of Singapore uprising, Both are the son of this tract of land. I'm also give my deep admiration for the Womanhood of Hamirpur District. who in the hour of peril for the motherland forsook the shelter of their homes and with unfailing courage and endurance stood shoulder to shoulder with their menfolk. hardly any other district's  in India's freedom struggle of women have participated as such to the territory. Rani Rajendra Kumari, wife of Deewaan Shatrughan Singh was the women leaders of the district's freedom activity. She was called another Rani Laxmi Bai of Hamirpur.

There is a village named Jarakhar (Jhalokhar) 15 Km away westward from Rath Tahsheel.The Lodhi Rajppots of this area had the patriotic personality.There loyalty for the Bundela King Maharaja Chatrashaal is well known. Once the army of the Mughal emperor of Delhi was going to attack over the Panna. At night there troops Made the camp in Jarakhar. The patriotic heroes of Jarakhar find out reality of that military camp.

 At night the people of Jarakhar together invaded like guerrilla army. Jarakhar residents cut off the head of defeated army commander and presented to the King Maharaja Chatrshal by placing it on a plate covered with emerald silk sheet. Chhatrasal became very pleased to hear about the bravery of Jarakhar people. He canonized Lodhi Rajputs of Jarakhar by 'Rawat' on the victory . As a symbol, he provided saber, mace, and funnel to them.

Manbodhan Singh

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Mool chandra sharma

Mool Chandra Sharma was born in Rath. His Father name was Sadashiv Sharma.He was very strenous and popular Freedom fighter.a secret organization of the Vande Mataram acclamation was running in 1920. 'Bundel khand Kesari' was the life of that  organization.

People were afraid to be against the British government openly. That  time in Rath tahshil pt Mool Chandra Sharma  said to Deewaan Shatrughan Singh that not to pay donation to the Britishers. And were moved out from the chair. In those days, regardless of the government's repression Sharma ji was come ahead to undertake of their reception. 

The organizer of the first political convention in town was Pt Mool Chandra Sharma and Matadin Budhauliya. Due to the appeal of Pt Motilal  Nehru He joined the volunteer corps, For this he had to face not only the baton  of the police, but also has to face prison for a year. A few days later, He was ejected from the district for giving support to the agitators. 

He suffered torture with great patience and Bravery. Sharma was liberal person and  skilled in attitude . For spreading Education and Public Service as a donors his name will always be remembered. Literature was also her passion. A room in Brahmanand Inter Collage was build by Sharma ji. and donated Rs 5,000 in as well. He was the  chairman of the Rath municipality . Also became the chairman  of Congress committee for years.

The another patriot and Supporter of Mool Chandra was Matadeen Budhauliya the son of Halku Budhauliya born in Chaubatta Muhal in Rath. He suffered 21 days in jail during freedom movement and two years in salt satyagrah.

During the epidemic of Rath his service for the unsound people was always ahead. He was bravo and stout hearted. We lost this great patriot on July 1973 untimely. Political life of Matadeeb Budhauliya was simple and clear yet his personal life life was full of suffocation and regiment. His activities in freedom struggle was well known in Bundelkhand.

Bhojra Rawat

Under construction.

All India Congress sessions

In 1921 Dewan Sahab, Pt Baijnath and Sri Bhai headed towards Ahmedabad.where Mahatma Gandhi was about to reach.

Congress session
Gandhi's principles and ideas were the basis of the Ahmedabad Congress. session of the All India Congress had to be held  in a large field Out of town .  camp had made for the representatives of statewise and district wise for staying. The exhibition of handicraft was very beautiful . Total Gujrat was inspired by Gandhism. Hamirpur,s agitators met with Mahatma gandhi, Viththal Bhai Patel, Ballabh Bhai Patel, Bhoola Bhai Desai, Hakeem Ajmal khan, Maulana abul kalam azad, Abdul Gaffar khan, Lala Lajpat ray, Madan Mohan Malveey, Motilal nehru, Jawahar lal Nehru, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Swami Sradhanand, Rajgopalacharya, Rajendra Babu, Sarojni naydu and Jamunalal Bajaj.

Kanpur Cangress session :In 1925 All India Congress session was held in in which hundreds of workers belonging to Mangrauth, Kulpahad, Ajner, Mahoba, Maudaha, Hamirpur and Rath had arrived.
Karanchi Cangress session :In 1926  All India Congress session was held in Karanchi In which all the famous leaders including Mahatma Gandhi Participated.Hamirpur's leaders were also present .Meanwhile, at the behest of the British government a communal riots happened in Kanpur in which  Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi was killed.

The British government had started riots in many parts of the country. Hindu-Muslim friendship and harmony of 1 921 was  broke down because of these tensions. Similarly during that time Hamirpur district Congress committee decided to participate in election.The anti congress Mr S.S Nehru was the District Magistrat of that time who was a great devotee of the British government.
. He called Manni Lal Gurudeo in Hamirpur and intimidated him. But he did not accept his advice.Then the sub-inspector of Binwar police also threatend him but no use. After all he won the election.Deewan Shatrughan Singh was appointment secreaty.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Gayatri tapobhumi

Gayatri Dwar
Gayatri Tapobhumi in sumerpur was developed and flourished by the austerity of Sri Naga Swami Roti Ram Baba. It is a pilgrimage. Have parks and charms of trees which attracts tourist.

The introduction of Tapobhumi is incomplete without describing of Roti Ram Baba. Years ago, in a place called Emilia near the railway line in sumerpur a young monk stayed in an old hut . The people enthusiast in exercise and wrestling started coming to the Roti Ram Baba. Baba gave his hut to the Sanskrit school and crossed Sagar Road near Brook at Cemeteries. To overcome the fear of ghosts from the minds of people, Baba built a ghost bungalow (Bhoot bangla) and he lives in crematorium. Their devotees began to come here and fears had gone. Thus Cemeteries become a lucrative pilgrimage.

Roti Ram Baba was the worshipers of Mother Gayatri. In 1956 Baba was hosted a great Gayatri immolation. Due to the effect of this immolation and discourse region's contaminated environment had changed. Criminals and sinners improved their habits. Devotees also built many temples. Since then crematorium transformed as Shrine land. Roti Ram Baba had given the name Gayatri Ganga to the nearby flowing brook Kadoran nala. In the night of June 24, 1984, Swamiji was assassinated by unidentified peoples. Some sight worthy temples are as follow-

Gayatri Dham
1.Gayatri Temple: This is a five mouthed Gayatri mata temple.

2.Bhoot Banglaw: It is a tile shed room. According to Roti Ram baba Gost are live here.

3.Sadgyan Mandir: This temple is made from three parts. Underground portion of this temple is like a cave.

4.Yagyavedi: Is formed after returning from exile of baba ji.

5.Virakt Ashram: This Ashram is situated at high land of gayatri tapobhumi. The gate of this ashram was doneted by Shri Shyam lal gupta (sumerpur) in 2015.

6.Chaturmasha kuti: It was built by Grains and oilseeds merchant association of Bharwa Sumerpur in 1984 after the death of Baba ji.

Samadhi Sthal
7.Samadhi Sthal: The Burial of Baba Roti Ram is in the Virakt Ashram.

8.Mahila Mandal Sthan: Programs for building the character of women. Swamiji's conscioused women. Every Thursday, they worship and held meetings in front of the mother Gayatri.

9.Shiv Mandir: Towards the north of Gayatri Mata temple there is a Shiv temple.

10.Hanuman Mandir: This temple is southward from Gayatri mata temple.

Anusuiya Tempple
11.Ram Janki Mandir: There is a Ram Janki temple towards southward

12.Dewalaya: Shiv Devalaya is situated near Virakt Ashram

13.Golghar: There is a Golghar near the well.over it The water tank is made up.and there is a room beneath.

14.Sri Ganesh Dwar: There is very beautiful Ganesh dwar at main Gate.where situated Ganesh Statue

15.Gayatri pashucharan: Here Baba was organized Gayatri  immolation.

16.Gayatri Vidya Mandir Inter Collage: This collage was built by the name of Gayatri and support of Roti ram Baba.

17. Anusuiya temple: Located just near the samadhi sthal.

As it is situated outside of population and there are ITI college and inter college. Hense it is liked by new youngsters and couples.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Jai Vijay Sachan

0.6 KM Far from kalp tree there is a house of a mimicry artist named Jai Vijay Sachan. A comedian, actor and entertainer by profession  is a live example of a self-made man.
From Hamirpur District to the streets of Lucknow became  a National platform of India's got talent.He also participated and became a winner of three times Lucknow mahotsav.And also as a comedian in Color TV's ‘India's Got Talent’ in all 7seasons. He could copy more than 200 voices.
He Started doing Mimicry from school times.summery is:
* India's got Talent finalist
* Stand-up Comedian
* Mimicry Artist
* Former News Anchor
* Former Radio Jockey
* India's Digital Superstar

And now he have got the chance as an actor in bollywood comedian movie named “Pagalpanthi” as per the Hindustan News paper dated 16 July 2016.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sources of Fuel

Fuel or Energy is a primary input for almost all ativities which improves the quality of life and progress of society.

Hamirpur, As a semi developed area, first known use of fuel was the combustion of wood or sticks. Throughout most of human history fuels derived from plants or animal fat were only used by humans . Dry dung ( uple), Charcoal, LPG Gas and kerosine are the other source of fuel.

In Hamirpur District  thare are lots of villages which have no electric connection. Every Ten households in rural areas use electricity to light their houses. In the rural people still uses kerosene to light their houses.

Perhaps very ugly statistic is that there are still numerous households in Hamirpur villages with no source of lighting whatsoever.

over 75% of rural areas still using firewood, crop residue or cow dung as its primary source of fuel for cooking.

 Now a days Government providing LPG connections to every household thus The proportion of families in urban area using kerosene and dung cake for cooking has been reduced.

Customers are encresing in every Gas Agency. The Gayatri Gas Agency Rath have the largest no. of customer in Hamirpur which is 14640. The District have 71725 LPG gas connections in 2017, as per Dainik jagran news.

Government is also taking action on developing solar panels. the resukt is seen in khadehi lodhan, hamirpur, badanpur, bhauniya and other rural villages where solar lights are running.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Jalalpur The Next Kashi.

Jalalpur temple
Visit, Look and feel the charm of old temples in Jalalpur. Yes, Anyone who will listen this will be surprised. It is widly said that Jalal Pur Village In Hamirpur District have the highest number of Shiva temple after Varanasi. Jalalpur, Situated on the bank of river Betwa was the Thshil before British rule. Today, village name is written next to Pargana (Sub division). At that time this village was the Business hub. The road transport was not available. So the Business was done by the Rivers.
Jalalpur temple

It can be said on the basis of hearsay that there was a religious Businessman Named Mannulal in this village, who built 51 Shiva temples in the village. The carving of the temple was amazing and adorable. Shivalingas of the temples were made of rare stones.The paints and carving of these temples, made centuries ago are still alive. 

There was a time when people used to come from far away to see these temples. But onlookers are rare now. 

Mnnulal shop is still located near the bank of Betwa River. There is a storehouse at top of the stairs . It is said that Mnnulal had pushed all the doors of the store house through the wall. It is a big and closed box of 40 feet long and 20 feet wide still situated near the bank of Betwa River. The villagers says that Treasury and the goods of Mannulal Businessman are placed inside it . But none body is sure. 

The Shivlanga of these temples are Made of white stones under the dense forest. If we throw torch light on these Shivlings, It returns the shines of light for a while. It is supposed that there are diamonds inside the Shivlingas. So many Shivalingas are cut off by the greedy people.The Money digger often continues to dig here. Hundreds of rugged pit can be seen. These 51 temples only Pataleswar is worshiped in the temple. Because the maintenance of this temple is done by the the police station. The carving and built manner of  this temple is also amazing.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Movement in Hamirpur

Non-cooperation movement of Mahtma Gandhi had sated fire in the English rule. Revolt against English rule began to spread in each and every house. In  1. July 1921. British declared the Congress organization illegal , and imposed Section 144 in the entire country. Acting under name of Congress were arrested. And applied the indictment of treason by putting him in jail. In opposition to the declaration of the section 144, Gandhi urged Indians to dissolve it in the country. So Rath was also gathering.

at Rath tehsil near sun clock there held a meeting in front of deliberate government policemen and Tahshildar for breaking section 144. That time Deewan Shatrughan Singh, Shri Pati Sahay Rawat, Pt haridas, Lal Singh, Babu Baijnaath, Matadeen Budhauliya, Moolchandra Sharma, Seth Gajodhar Prasad, Seth Gareeb Das, Kaalicharan Agrawal, Devi dau, Harprasad Seth and Gyasi Lal were the head activists of the Congress .They braked the section 144 by holding a Non-cooperation meeting. As a result Deewan Shatrughan Ji, Moolchandra, Matadeen, Gajodhar Prasad, Gareeb Das, Devi Dau, Harprasad, Kalicharan and Gysai Lal arrested on the spot and imprisoned them in Hamirpir Jail.

This was the first indictment of Hamirpur in Indian Freedom struggle which was placed under Hamirpur Court. The news of the arrest of Congress workers spread in the Bundelkhand  like a light.Rani Rajendra kumari Went to Jail with Shripati Sahay Rawat to see him. Dewwan ji imparted the responsibility of freedom struggle to her wife. Devan ji acknowledged the treason in Front of the court. He was sentenced to jail for 18 months and transferred them to Agra cant jail. That time pt nehru was present on that jail.

Rani Rajendra Kumari went to jail to see her husband. Deewan Ji said to her that its her responsibility to continued the freedom struggle.She was the bravo lady after returning from the jail she herself once again break the section 144 in Ramedi hamirpur. and given a speech in fron of the public. After that Bundela Thakur Ajit Singh had broke the section 144 to motivate the public.and Challenged the Britishers to arrest him and tortured him. After that Pt Haridas, Thakur Ujagar Singh, Sri Bhai and Lal Singh had broken the section but police did not arrest them.

After that event Rani Rajendra Kumari along with Sri Bhai and Lal Singh visited the district for the promotion of Non-cooperation movement. They held meetings in Kuchhechaa, Kundaura, Bharwa Sumerpur, Ingohta, Bidokhar, Patan pur and Mankraon. Rani Sahiba had participated in Gaya cangres and met with many female freedom fighters like Kastoorba Gandhi, Sarojni Nydu and Kamla Nehru. Rani's speech given in Kajli Fair of Mahoba, Ramleela of Rath and Kans Fair of Maudaha were the heart touching.

Another important activity during the Non-cooperation movement is the political confrence of Mahoba. This conference provided public awareness in mahoba and around Mahoba.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Freedom Struggle In Hamirpur

Hamirpur district has an excellent role in India's freedom struggle. , it not only just the participated but also sacrifices in every criticality happend during 1857 to 1947. It is our misfortune that in the history there is the name of some prominent Leaders like Parmanand and Shatrughan Singh but many has not described the role of freedom struggle. Dr. Vindrawan Lal Verma have tried to highlight the role of the district. But historically the efforts are incomplete.

Swadeshi Movement In Hamirpur

In every phase of the freedom struggle Hamirpur district has been some sort of cooperation. After the revolution of 1857 for some decades agitational activities contributed by this area were low. but when Lord Curjon divided Bengal in 1905 the whole country stirred once again. In such situation how this district remain silent.

 In the tiny village of Rath Thshil, Jharakhar had taken a political stretched in protests to Bangal dissolution. 

That time some anti British revolutionary news paper like 'Keshari' published in Nagpur, 'Venkteswar' published in Bombay, 'Bharat Jeewan' published in Kashi, and 'Shubhchintak' published in Reewan reccieved by  Khoob Chandra rawat and Gauri Shankar Lambar Dar. These became Jarakhar political consciousness. The people refused to pay rent to the British  which was a big adventure  at the time. People were beaten in Rath. 

Pt Parmanand was set free from Lahor jail in 1 august 1937 and come to Hamirpur. He used to fill the thoughts of nationalism to the youngsters whenever he come to Sinkraundha.

It is the matter of 1912,There was an anniversary of Aarya Society in Aaarya Society Temple Rath. In which Munsiram was  prominent activist, who later became known as Swami Shardanand, He established Gurukul Kangri.

There was a private house of Gopal Prasad who was the older brother of Pt Parmanand. Gopal Prasad and his brother Bldeo and Ram Charan lived in the house . This was the place where Pt parmanand Met with Sri Pati Sahay Rawat. At the instance of Parmananda Pro. Naidu ( He were known as modern Bhim at that time. He used to stand elephant on his chest keeping a big plank in his chest. He break the chains of iron which bind Elephant. He was the contemporary of Gama wrestler.) taught Exercises to Sri Pati Sahay Rawat.

Pt Parmanand spoke in Arya Samaj temple and sowed the seeds of revolution to Sri Pati Sahay Rawat and several people. He also met with head master of Jarakhar Mr.Chaturbhuj parashar. There he opted Sri Pati Sahay for revolution. Deewan Shatrughan Singh also discovered revolutionary youth in Hamirpur. And they created an organization of such people. There conference had been locked in theforest of Mangrauth. Youth arenas had been established for the practice of wrestling and physical exercise. soon matter of Jarakhar arenas spread all around. But the British Government was unknown about thease arenas. Jarakhar revolutionaries began to meet with activists of Mangrauth.

Diwan ji also discovered a revolutionary script which was sent to all for practice. Programs, Notices and news of the congress party were delivered in the same script so that the British could not detect the purpose of the party. Sri Pati Sahay Rawat wrote a book which revealed idea of ​​revolution and given it to Deewan Shatrughan Singh. It contains the organization of troops, weapons accumulation of scriptures, strategic forces and sabotage emphasized the particular duty. Diwan Ji visited several states to combine with the other indigenous groups . He met with Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Sachindra Nath SanyalArjun Lal Sethi and Bengali revolutionaries. Deewaan Shatrughan Singh met with Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh  and Bhagat Singh by the request of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi. Thus Mangrauth became a land of revolutionary.

In 1919 Gandhi had accepted the proposal of non-cooperation under the direction of Vijay Raghwacharya in Nagpur Congress. The eyes of the nation rested on Mahatma Gandhi. Hamirpur patriot attracted towards Gandhi. So influential leaders of Bundelkhand started Congress .

Atma Ram Govind Kher and Raghunath dhulekar of Jhansi, Pt Mannilal Ji Pandey and Beni Madhaw Tiwari of Orai,Krishn Gopal Sharma of Konch, Kunwar Harprasad Singh banda, Chunni Lal Jain and Shankar lal Jain Mahoba,

It was 1919. Deewan shatrughan Singh,Sri pati sahay Rawat Beceme member of Kangress.That time Dewan Sahab Was 20 Years old and Rawat was 21.

The Hamirpur Congress took its first step in opposition to the practice of forced labor in the Rath. They come to Sikraundha from Mangrauth and its first meeting was held against forced labor. They encouraged landlords not to accept Forced labor and Harijans not not to do it. They also advertise Khaadi and forced labor even in the markets and fairs. Thus these Congressmen opposed to forced labor practice wandering around in Rath. There is a temple of Shyamla Devi in Sarsai Near rath. Where in the fair they made public relation by watering to the thirsty person.

He vigorous campaign to consolidate Hindu unity. Devan ji in 1920, gave full cooperation in Muslim festival Muharram. Rath's Hindu brothers given red carpet welcome to Tajiyas. And provided snacks at every door. Similarly, Muslims, too, have contributed to Hindu festival Jal Vihar of Rath.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Manni Lal Gurudeo

Simple living and high thinking was the basic virtue of Manni Lal Gurudeo born in a Brahmin Family in vikram era 1956 at Gahrauli. His father was pt Gokul Prasad Gurudeo who was a famous landlord in the district.He was started to take interest in ideology of Aarya society from childhood. Inspired by this spirit he pledged to remove prejudices of Hindu culture and the pioneered for security of basic doctrines of Hindu Vedic tradition. He deeply studied cultural, regional and literature books. Gurudeo also learned Hindi, Sanskrat and Urdu language.

In those days, around Ghruli some cristian missinaries were spreading hallucinatory religious exercises among Harijans and backward classes. Gurudo faced them boldly. And stopped there every propaganda.He participated in  Lahore session Arya society. And participated in Dayanand century festivals held in Mathura with many of his colleagues and made it successful. For the country's freedom when Gandhi ji Started movement in full swing, he started working in politics with Deewan Shatrughan Singh the Bundelkhand Keshari for assistance. And there was not any movement in which Gurudo had not participated. He was a close friend and colleague of Deewan Shatughan Singh. It was said that if Deewaan ji was a Gandhi of the district  than Manni Lal Gurudeo was a Sardar Patel.

From 1921 he participated in every movement as a assistant of Dewwan Shatrughan Singh.He actively participated in Khilafat Movement of 1922, salt movement in 1930, Civil disobedience movement in 1932, individual movement  and quit India movement in 1942. He passed jail life in Hamirpur, Unnao, Lucknow and Fatehgarh camp jail.He had to face total 7 years of jail term.which he enjoyed like a true patriot.

His heart was rigid as iron and soft like butter. He always done that work which he determined.He always trust the friends. No any power could change his idea of friendship. He was the member of Hamirpur district council for a long time. And for the period of 1952 to 1957 he was the member of UP legislative. He was respected by many other leaders due to his intellectuality and argumentative capabilities. In 1936 There held a Congress political conference in Gahrauli, in which Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru, Pt Govind Ballabh Pant, Shri Prakash and Dr Sampoorna nand arrived. On that conference the role of Manni lal Gurudeo was praiseworthy.

Ghruli temple is a A great historical center of Bundelkhand Rajykranti. The temple was built by ancestors of Pt Manni Lal Gurudeo. This is the same temple fromwhere entire political work of 1930, 1932 and 1942 was circulated.The chief political letter Bundelkhand  Kesari was published in this temple. The entire work load was on Gurudo. Hundreds of workers were find shelter in the temple. Whose full Expenses were borne by Gurudo. Pt Manni Lal Gurudeo and Sri pati Sahay Rawat Both together as freedom fighters were presented Taamra Patra by Indira Gandhi on Delhi's Red Fort on the occasion of 25th the Silver Jubilee of freedom. Rural population of the district used to say him the gems of Sarpanch.

Pt Ram Sanehi

In 1926 Pt Ramsnehi involved in district politics with Deewaan Shatrughan Singh at the request of lawyer of Banda Kunwar Harprasad Singh. Sripati Sahay Rawat was arrested on dated 4 th june 1930 from Gandhi Ashram Rath during 1930's Salt Satyagraha movement .There was a gathering against it at Beera. It is believed that this gathering had huge crowd,such crowd did not appear anywhere except Jarakhar Freedom Conference. At that meeting, after listening the speech of Pt Ram Sanehi the current collector of that time Mr B.B Bhatkankar wrote in his report "all the leaders of Hamirpur district have arrested one by one accept a young man called Pt Ram Sanehi is remain. If it has not been arrested within a month he will create a mutiny in the district. The Ram sanehi have magical speech capability, by which he attracts the public.I am ordering to the jail authorities to keep Pt Ram Sanehi in loneliness."

Therefore Ram Sanehi always kept in seclusion. In 1930 Pt Ram Sanehi received a sentence of rigorous imprisonment of 2 years and fine of Rs 50. He was sent to Fatehpur jail in 27-07-1930. In Fatehpur jail there was a polis prisinar named Ramprasad. He was very cruel.It come to knowledge that Ram Prasad was a robber and his sister's husband was also involved in the robbery. A man has died, and his Bahnoi said to the Magistrate that the man is shoot dead by him.He was hanged till death and Ram Prasad got imprisionment of 8 years.One day the jailer said to Ramprasad that beat the prisionars and drown them in the water tank.As soon as he picked up the baton, some prisoner went to Pt Ram Sanehi and said "Save !he will take my life" Pt Ram Sanehi come out of the hospital and said to Ram Prasad "Why are you showing such bravery. It is not visible when the law hanged your Bahnoi and made your sister a widow. After listening this Ram prasad jumped and fell to the ground and became unconscious.

Ram Sanehi soon informed the doctor. And took him in, feed him, placing his head on his lap. After the arrival of Doctor he became silent. The mother and his widow sister come and started crying in front of Ram Sanehi. Doctors treatment was unsuccessful and soon he died.

In 1932 Pt Ram Sanehi was declared the fifth master of the district. who got the responsibility to stick the posters in Maudaha Kans Fair and the Markets.Ram Sanehi with the help of Shyam Bihari Chaube sticked the posters everywhere in polis station and shops at night. At three oclock night they ran away from two different path.Then the Congress office was in the palace of Deewan sahab in Kargawan. Ram Sanehi went to  his ultimate friend Chandan Singh at Khajuri. And took the floor from there and made bread in the field of Amgaon and ate. Those days mails were censored.So Congress mails delivered individually. Pt Ram Sanehi set Pt Manni Lal Gurudeo free from jail using the strength of his personality. Thus his role in freedom struggle was memorable.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bihari Lal Viswkarma

Bihari Lal Viswkarma, a great patriot of hamirpur was born in Sarila Kingdom in 1901. He passed Middle school in 1918 But after that his study closed due to poverty. He was married when he was 17 years old and he became a Survey clerk in Public work department. He resigned from his service in 1930 and started working in Gandhi Ashram Rath. 

Once when the collector of Kulpahad Mr Gerdon was speaking at the peace meeting, he arrested by the order of Mahoba Parganadheesh for shouting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Mahatma Gandhi Ki Jai' in the public meeting and received imprisonment of four months from the court and a fine of Rs 20. He was just released From Hamirpur Jail when his wife Named Kastoori Devi who have a child of 4 years had arrested while participating in a movement and was sentenced to 6 months with Rs 25 penalty..

He had to gone to Panna for Bussiness purpose. He founded 'Praja Mandal' in 1937. In 1942 his role in the Quit India Movement was praiseworthy. Meanwhile, he contacted with the leaders Banarasi das Chaturvedi and Pt Lala Ram Bajpeyi. In 1944.  A civil suit was lanched in Sarila over them due to their active cooperation in national movements. After a month's detention He was released .

Rameswar Singh : Khadehi

Rameswar Singh ( Bapu) of Khadehi Lodhan, Hamirpur, UP played a excellent role in Indian freedom struggle. He was a good patriot from his childhood. Rameswar Singh reccived proper support of Shripati Sahay Rawat and Radheshyam Mishra. Thus he became agitator in little age of 14-15 years. 

He was directed a Movement in Damu Purwa for which. He received rigorous imprisonment under the act 38/121 D.I.R. He passed jail life in Lucknow and Hamirpur Camp jail. He sentenced for the imprisonment of 2 years and penalty of Rs 300. He was set free in January 1942. He was used to wear Khadi from his early childhood. He was famous by the name of Bapu.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Prominents Of Rath.

Iswar Das Nanna and Hardaas Nanna both were the brothers. His birth was in Vikram Era 1958 and 1961 respectively. His father's name was Matadin, a staunch patriot who was the large landlord of Itaura Rath. 

Matadin took sanyasa in 1921 which Over time, become famous by the name Swami Brahmananda. He was the pupil of Swami Brahmananda. Swami Srwanand participated in national movements of 1932, 1941 and 1942 and faced prison tourture. His son also were the great patriot and both have the virtue of his father. 

 Iswrdas Nanna received 6 months imprisonment in personal Satyagraha of 1941. Hrdas Nanna was also sentenced for 6 months imprisonment with penalty of Rs 30.

Samwat 1970, a patriot named Balkishan was born in Rath in the sacred land of Hamirpur.He faced freedom fight and arrested for six month with penalty of 10 rupees and penal servitude of one year with penalty of 50 rupees next in private passive.Next year once again he had to endured the difficulty of jail life of 3 month.He passed his life as a legislator in Rath during 1977.

Seth Heera Lal Agrawal was one of the city's elite individuals of Rath. His father Jugal Kishoe was a landlord. He was simple hearted and popular In 1932 he bacame the mayer of Rath Municipality. When Gandhi Ji  converged in Rath in 1932. A public meeting was held in the sprawling grounds of their habitat. Gandhi scaffold is made at that place where the meeting was held. Seth Heera Lal Agrawal was no more since 1939.

Hari Bhai was born in Rath. He had good personality and attractive demeanor with good moral character. He started his life with study under district counsel .After sometime he united with Deewan Shatrughan sigh .With the help of Deewan Sahab he found himself near the nationalist group attached with Gandhi Ashram Rath so he turned his attention to work in Gandhi ashram and unite himself with district agitators group when he was in prime of his age. Hari Bhai played a memorable role with congress movement and had to pass a long imprisonment in all over the uttar pradesh.jail. His first wife Jamuna Devi also took part in congress movement with Rani Rajendra Kumari and got imprisonment many times. Hari Bhai arranged his another marriage in Banaras with a teacher. He passed his entire life as a nationalist.

Shambhunath Shukla was born in Vikram Era 1969 In Saidpur Rath, and considered as the supporter of Deewan Shatrughan Singh and Shri Pati Sahay Rawat.He participated in Salt Movement of 1930 in which he was sentenced by 3 Month in prison.He also took part in Civil disobey movement in 1932 and reccived 6 months of jail terms.Once again he was arrested in 1933 due to the particiption of which he got imprisionment of 6 months with the penalty of Rs 30.In 1941 He was arrested again due to participation of individual movement. British Government imparted penalty of Rs 25 and 6 months of jail terms.

His wife Mrs Bhagwati Devi was also a great lady patriot and freedom fighter of Hamirpur District.She was always with her husband in every movement like a adventuress.She was impressed by Rani Rajendra Kumari.Mrs Bhagwati Devi Shukla participated in Civil disobey movement in 1932 and 1933.Thus she also reccived imprisionment of 6 months for each.Pt Shambhunath Shukla was shoot dead by some unknown person.

Babu Baijnath Singh :Beera

Babu Baijnath Singh was born in Beera in Vikram Samvat 1954.His education was until the middle class in Hindi.His father Mr. Matadeen Lodhi was a farmer in Beera village.He took an active participation in Gandhi ji's non-cooperation movement. Village Beera was always forward in every freedom struggle of India. Once There was a large gathering in this village with 20,000 people In which the decision to break every kind of relationship with British government taken. The village had agreed for not to pay agricultural rent to the government. 

When Hamirpur district magistrate received report of valor full proceedings of the village. several dignitaries of Beera village were arrested and jailed . Government also gave one year rigorous imprisonment to Baijnath's father. Baijnath Singh was always active in every movements of 1930, 1932, 1940, and 1942 .He passed total 8 years of jail period. He was very brave and bold. His wife Gulab Devi, also participated in non-violent freedom movement. Her sentence was 6 months for jail.

Natural Crises

As we discussed about the geology, topography and the pattern of rainfall. These factors make the district prone to both drought and flood.

Hamirpur is roughly bounded by rivers on three sides. Betwa river tributaries with rain at the time the water rises too. Which sometimes increases dangerously. As in 2013 .

In the  district, The problem is rapidly growing  by erratic rainfall and very low  forest cover. Thus , the natural problems like drought, flood and earthqueack are occurs in every few years. The pattern and extent of drought and flood in the district over a period of 10 years is really shocking.

1966-67 Drought
1967-68 flood
1968-69 Drought
1969-70 Drought
1970-71 flood
1971-72 Excessive rains, then failure of rains and drought
1972-73 Drought
1973-74 Drought
1974-75 Excessive rains, then failure of rains and drought
1975-76 Excessive rains, then failure of rains and drought

There is earthquakes reports too in district. Severe famine hit the region in 1905-07, so that the population of Banda and Jalaun districts reduced to half, due to migration to other parts of UP. Severe floods were experienced in 1992.

Probably the poor rainfall recorded in Hamirpur was in 2004-2007, when below average and erratic rain was reported in most parts of the region. 

It is assumed that 70% of the region's tanks and ponds had dried up there was a steep fall in groundwater levels. Hence the grain production decreases.The labour migration increased from to other location after sowing whear.