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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Home Town Kashipur....

Kashipur was known as Govishan during the time of harsha (606-647 AD), when Yuan-Chwang (631-641 AD) visited this region. The ruins of the large settlement of those days are still to be seen near the city. Kashipur is named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder of the township and one of the officers of the Chand rulers of Kumaon in the middle age.
Maharana Pratap Chawk Kashipur Stadium Poet Gumani has written a poem on this town. Girital and Drona sagar are well known spots and are associated with the story of the Pandavas. The Chaiti mela is the best known fair of Kashipur. Today Kashipur is an important industrial township. In autumn (after mansoon) one can see the snowclad peaks of Trishul and its surroundings. Important Temples:. Drona Sagar :::. Girital and Drona sagar are well known spots and are associated with the story of the Pandavas. It is believed that Drona Sagar was built by the pandavas as the Guru Dakshana for Gruru Dronacharya. Giri Sarovar :::. This enchanting lake is situated at a distance of 2 kms. from kashipur bus stand on the Kashipur - Ramnagar route and is an ideal picnic spot. A Tourist Rest House and private hotels are available for night stay. Maa Bal Sundari Temple :::.At a distance of 2.5 kms. from Kashipur bus stand on the Kashipur-Bajpur route, is situated the widely known temple of Maa Bal Sundari also known as Chaiti Devi, Every year in the month of March during 'Navratras' a grand fair is held here and lackhs of pilgrims come here to worship the Goddess from various places Chamunda Devi Temple :::. Bheem Shankar Mahadev :::. Temple Website At a distance of 2.5 kms. from Kashipur bus stand on the Kashipur-Bajpur route, is situated the widely known temple of Bheem Shankar, Every year in the month of June-July during 'shravan' a fair is held here and lacks of pilgrims come here to worship the lord from various places and on the occasion of ShivRatri Kanvars are offered to lord by pilgrims who come from various places. Jain Temple :::. Jain Temple located on manpur road, near UdayRaj Hindu Inter College is a place where jain's from the city and around come to pray. Gurudwara Sri Nankana Sahib Kashipur :::. Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib is associated with the first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev ji who came here after having visited Nanak Mata and Nanak Puri. At that time, the Dhela river used to cause havoc in the city by flooding each year. When Guru ji reached this place, the loca people were on the verge of leaving this place for safer grounds. Guru ji told them to be patient and advised them to remain there only. Thereafter, on the riverside, he started singing kirtan. As the kirtan was in progress, the river rose. Guru ji performed the ardas and the river, after touching Guru ji's feet, receded, moved to a distance away from the town. It is said that since then, the river has never flooded the city again. It is also said that earlier the name of the river was Swaran river and that when Guru ji threw a clod (dhela) into the river the name of the river was changed to Dhela river. The birthdays of Guru Nanak Dev ji and Guru Gobind Singh ji, the martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev ji and Baisakhi are the main gurpurabs celebrated here. Accomodation : A sarai with 30 rooms has been built over the Langar Hall for the convenience of visitors. Besides this, a state run Kumaon Vikas Mandal Tourist Rest House also provides accomodation but it is at a distance away Courtesy : www.allaboutsikhs.com Important Festivals & Fairs :::. Chaiti Mela :::. This fair takes place at Chaiti in Kashipur during Vasant Navratras. A large number of people including those from farflung areas participate in this fair. Mansa Devi Shobha Yatra :::. The biggest shobha yatra of Uttarakhand has completed its 25 years Images available from Mansa Devi Shobha Yatra (Sep 2006) Click Here
Source:www.kashipur.in

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