Nahan – Capital of the Sirmour Princely State.

Nahan is a town in Himachal Pradesh in India and is the head office of the Sirmaur District. It was the capital of the previous Sirmur princely state. It is a stunning town which is well set in the top of Shivalik Hills. Nahan is a trade centre for farming produce and timber. The town’s markets consist of hand weaving, wood carving, and iron working. It was the capital of the Punjab Hill State of Sirmour (Sirmauor) during British rule in India.

There are numerous legends about Sirmour. According to among such legend, this princely state got “Sirmour” title because of its supremacy over all other handsome hill states of the contemporary period. Another legend reveals that this state is baptized in memory of, late “Shree Sirmour” boy of late King Rasaloo, the grandson of King Shalivaan-II. Rasalo ka tibba a location near Nahan is among the substantial proofs supporting this doctrine. There is also another saying that “Sirmour” got its name on the name of Sirmouri Taal (pond) near Ponta Sahib, which used to be the capital of Kulind state. The linguistic analysis of Hill dialect reveals that the word Sirmour comes from as a combination of two words Ser (pond) and Mour (palace) implying a palace on the periphery of pond and this word sermour ultimately altered to Sirmour.

Nahan has its previous spun around lots of tales and legends. Founded by Raja Karan Prakash in 1621 as a capital, it is believed that this town obtains its name from a sage named Nahar who lived at the exact same website where this town stands today. Based on another variation, the town gets its name from an event where the king who was trying to eliminate a lion was come by a saint called Baba Banwari Das who said Nahar meaning ‘do not kill’. The charming town today, is dotted with gardens, temples and a manmade lake. See Nahan, a cantonment town of Himachal for an unforgettable experience.

This city is well known for its streets which are dust totally free and tidy.

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