The Great Khali – Indian Professional Wrestler

Dilip Singh Rana, better known as The Great Khali is an internationally famed wrestler who needs no introduction. This 7 ft 3″ tall wrestler is famous for his unique fighting skills. The Great Khali was born to Jwala Ram and his wife Tandi Devi in a Punjabi Hindu family of the Dhiraina village of Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district. Better known by his ring name The Great Khali, Dalip Singh Rana, is an Indian professional wrestler who was a part of WWE from 2006 to 2014. 

He is presently affiliated with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). In a career spanning 17 years, he has used several ring names, the most prominent of which is ‘The Great Khali. Coming from a humble background, Rana initially did some odd jobs to make the ends meet before becoming an officer with the ‘Punjab State Police’.

At age of 29-year-old wrestler became a household name through his participation in the highly popular World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship and then quickly gained recognition for his unbeaten streak as he formed the main event in his local bout.

The rest is history as his first match was a stunning success as he fought his way through the field to be crowned the undisputed King of the Man-Boy love triangle known as “He-Man”. The match lasted well over six hours and ended with The Great Khali winning in an uncharacteristic upset. His next foray into the world of professional wrestling proved even more successful and included a victory over two-time World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker. The crowd response in He-Man was largely favourable, but his subsequent matches with The Undertaker did not go so well. Khali’s next two fights against two-time WBF Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar were defeated in gruelling, brutal fashion by The Beast.

Khali set up his own promotion and training academy, ‘Continental Wrestling Entertainment’ (CWE), in February 2015, in Jalandhar. They hosted their inaugural event on December 12, 2015.

Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar – Founder of Himachal Pradesh

Yashwant Singh was an Indian politician. He was a leader of the Indian National Congress and the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh state. Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar was born on August 4th, 1906 in a small village called Chanhalag in tehsil Pachhad of Sirmour district, Himachal Pradesh.

Political Career 

Yashwant Singh Parmar was then chief minister of Himachal Pradesh from 8 March 1952 to 31 Oct 1956. On November 1st Parmar had to step down, as Himachal Pradesh become a Union Territory and was placed under the administrator designated as of Lt. Governor. He again becomes a chief minister of Himachal Pradesh on 1 July 1963 and he was in office till 28 Jan 1977.

This is the hallmark of that era man, yogi, philosopher and visionary, who has done good to the hills, less literate and people struggling with geographical conditions, not only did he show dreams of development, but also weaved his entire fabric and made him move on to the future. It was Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, Himachal producer who, despite having LLB and Ph.D., did not covet wealth or higher positions. Rather, he has given the pride of being a Phari to all the people of the state, Parmar was not only the pioneer and the first Chief Minister of Himachal politics, he was more than a politician and a publicist and philosopher, The natural resources on which the state is today, including the expansion of agro-horticulture to forestry, He had this vision of the future.

He had a clear vision about education and health, to which his later governments paid full attention, Whereas with industrialization, he was also on the pace of development. In the same way, he also saw the path of prosperity from animal husbandry, for which efforts were made during his time, and he was an example of the folk culture and culture of the Phari, for which he did not work only, but lived a life of traditional and simplicity.

There will be no greater proof of the honesty and political life of Yashwant Singh Parmar, that even in his last time, he had 563 rupees 30 paise in his bank account. Even after becoming the Chief Minister, he did not build any house, did not buy any vehicle, did not employ any person or relative of his family and when he was not the Chief Minister, he used to travel in a normal bus.

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 ironworking. 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 the 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.

Haripurdhar – Maa Bhangayani Temple

Haripurdhar is a small town in Sirmour District of Himachal Pradesh in India. This place derives its name from a mountain called Haripur Dhar. Haripurdhar is one of the less frequented destinations in the area. Luscious cotton clouds will welcome you to this simple town enveloped by lush green beauty. The town is perched on a high ridge watching over a deep valley. There are many places of natural beauty and religious importance in the surrounding region of Haripurdhar.

11. Bhangayani Mata Temple, Haripurdhar

Haripurdhar was earlier known as ‘Dungbhangayani’. Formerly, this was the summer capital of the Sirmour. Situated on a crest of Haripur hill like a silent sentinel, there is a fort named “KILLA” that was built on this mountain range by the rulers of incipient Sirmour State. It was mainly meant to guard the state outskirts with the neighboring Jubbal State as there were regular boundary disputes between the two states and there was unusual push into each others territory. It has fallen into abandonment and the part which is still livable is used by the Forest Department as forester’s headquarters.

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Maa Bhangayani Temple Haripurdhar
Maa Bhangayni Temple is located at the foothills of lesser Himalayas or Shivalik ranges at Haripurdhar. Haripurdhar makes a compact border with Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh and is one of the legacies of “lands of gods”. The temple lies at an altitude of 8000 feet above sea level.

God sister of Shirgul Mahadev, Maa bhangayni is said to be the most powerful deity worshipped in Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh. This temple has a history that connects Maa Bhangayni to Chureshwar Mahadev (Churdhar). A person visiting Maa Bhangayani Temple in Haripurdhar can get a clear and open view of Chureshwar Temple from here.


As per the legends,Shirgul Mahadev was imprisoned by a Mughal King of that time. Because Mughal King was frightened by Shirgul Mahadev’s spiritual powers. The King of Bagad, Guga peer helped him to gain freedom with the blessings of Mata Bhangyani. This incident has been enlisted in golden chapters and since then Maa Bhangyani has been celebrated as god sister of Shirgul Mahadev.