Hamirpur

About Hamirpur

Matdata Jagrukta Hamirpur

Hamirpur district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India and Hamirpur town is the district headquarters. Hamirpur district is a part of Chitrakoot Division. The district occupies an area of 4,121.9 km². The district has a population of 1,042,374 (2001 census). As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Uttar Pradesh, after Mahoba and Chitrakoot. Two major rivers Yamuna and Betwa meet here. On the banks of river Betwa lies the "Coarse sand" which is exported to many parts in U.P.

History of Hamirpur

The early history of the region covered by the present district of Hamirpur may be traced back to the Palaeolithic age as evidenced by the discovery of choppers, hand axes and pebble cores. According to the Pauranic tradition the earliest known Aryan people who settled in this region, lying between the Yamuna and the Vindhyas rivers, were known as Chedis.

The Chedi kingdom was known as one of the 16 most important kingdoms of that period in Mahabharat. The Mahabharata describes the Chedis as being blessed with knowledge of the eternal law of righteousness. King Shishupal, ruled this kingdom and killed by Krishna. It is said that its chivalrous Kshatriya, acting on the advice of Krishna, humiliated their enemies by making them prisoners and gave joy to their friends.

After some period this region was ruled by Mauray's and Shungas. The district came under the domination of Kanishka (78-120 A.D.). After him the history of the district is shrouded in obscurity till about the middle of the third century A.D. when Vindhyasakti (255-275 A.D.) rose to power who was founder of the Vakataka dynasty.It seems that the district partly came under the Vakataka sway and partly under the Bharsivas, a branch of the Nagas, whose sphere of influence extended at that time from Gwalior and Mathura in the West to probably Varanasi and Mirzapur in the east Gupta dynasty also ruled this region from the mid of 4th century and continued till the beginning of the 6th century.

The country ruled by the Chandels from the beginning of 9th century, was organised into a bhukti (province), called Jejakbhukti. Jejakbhukti coincides with modern Bundelkhand comprising this district.

In the eleventh century the town of Hamirpur, which gave its name of the district, was founded by one Hamira Deva, a Kalachuri Rajput, who came there from Alwar and took shelter with one Bunda, an Ahir. Bunda's name still survives in the neighbouring village of Budanpur, where remains of an ancient Khera are found.Hamira Deva adopted his daughter's son Ram Singh, who married with the daughter of a Rajput of Amlar in Banda district. He was offered, in marriage, the eastern portion of pargana Maudaha as dowry. The remains of the fort built by Hamira Deva are still found in Hamirpur.

Places to Visit

Singh Maheshweri Temple

The temple of Lord Shiva-Parvati is situated on the bank of Yamuna river in the north, at Hamirpur headquarter. Historically this temple is supposed to be the heritage of Gupta period.

Chaura Devi Temple

This temple is constructed around the peepal tree as the idol of Goddess was dreamed to a devotee in the mid-night. After some time a beautiful park was also constructed at there.

Meher Temple

This temple was constructed by Parmeshweri Dayal Pukar, a devotee of avtar Mehar Baba in 1964 at Hamirpur headquarters. The idol of avtar Mehar Baba was placed in the temple on 18th Nov. 1970.

City Forest

City forest was established by forest department, on the Hamipur-Kalpi road near about 2 kms from Hamirpur. This place is Very popular as a picnic spot.

Gayatri Tapubhumi

This religious place is situated on Kanpur Sagar road in Bharwa Sumerpur, 17 kms far from Hamirpur.

Bake Bihari Temple

In 1872, the temple was constructed by Pandit Dhani Ram on the birth anniversary of his nephew pragdutt. The temple is very popular for its art in Bundelkhand.

Brahamanand Dham

After the inauguration by the contemporary chief minister of U.P. in 1999, this place came to be known as dham. In the memory of Swami brahamanand this dham was constructed in Barbara village of Sarila block.

Kalpa Vraksh

This tree is on the bank of yamuna river at Hamirpur. This is very old and rare in India.

Demographics of Hamirpur

According to the 2011 census Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 1,104,021,roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus or the US state of Rhode Island.This gives it a ranking of 417th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 268 inhabitants per square kilometre (690 /sq mi) .Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.78%.Hamirpur has a sex ratio of 860 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 70.16%.

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