NURPUR

Jhet (Jeet) Pal (1183-1208 AD): He founded Nurpur state in 1195 AD.
He was younger brother of Anang Pal-III and left for Jalandhar Doab to carve out a territory for himself.
Jeth Pal was also called as ‘Rana Bhet’ as he crossed river Beas at a place
Bhet.
He also renowned as Pathania Rajput, instead of a Tanwar Rajput.
Jas Pal (1313-1353 AD): He acted as commander of Allau-din-Khilji, King of Delhi.
In 1337, during the Kangra invasion of Muhammad bin Tughluq, Nurpur also came under Tughluq.
Kailash Pal (1353-1398 AD): Kailash Pal, the King of Paithan defeated Tatar Khan of Khorasan (Governor of Md. Bin Tughluq).
He constructed Ranki Kuhl (irrigation canal) on river Ravi) flowing towards Pathankot.
He also constructed Nagabari (Nag) shrine after the birth of his son, along with a snake.
Nag Pal (1397-1438 AD): He is believed to have been born with a snake, as a brother, king constructed the Nagbadi (Nag) temple.
A bawdi (small water reservoir) was prepared for snake and was regarded as Kulaj (family deity) of Pathanias.
Bhakt Mal (1518-57 AD): He is mentioned in Akbarnama and had dropped surname/suffix of Pal by Mal.
Maukot fort was constructed by Salim Shah Suri (son of SSS) during the reign of Bhakt Mal.
He supported Sikander Sur in 1557 against Akbar. Bhakt Mal was given death in Lahore by Bairam Khan.
Raja Basu/Vasu (1580-1613): Dhameri was shifted as capital from Paithan by Raja Basu (Vasudev) during the reign of Akbar.
He also built the existing fort of Nurpur on Jabbar Khad (a tributary of Chakki). It was known as Dhameri.
Raja Jagat Singh (1618-1646AD): He was made king of Nurpur by Jahangir for his service of capturing Kangra fort. This was done after Suraj Mal had ditched Jahangir during siege of Kangra fort.
Jagat Singh also captured Basohli in 1613-14 after making a false case in Mughal court which sent Bhuphat Pal to prison for 14 years.
Jahangir & Nur Jahan visited during the period of Raja Jagat Singh.
Name of Dhameri was changed to Nurpur by Jagat Singh in 1622 only.In 1638, Jagat Singh was appointed faujdar of Bangash (Afghanistan).
Jagat Singh had founded Targarh Fort.
In 1645 AD, Jagat were deputed on mission to Bakh and Badakshan. On return Jagat Singh died in Peshawar in 1646 AD.
Dharampal Ashram was founded by Narayan, a Brahmin of Gurdaspur and a Temple was built by Jagat Singh in its vicinity and a Rangamahal.
Mandhata (1661-1700 AD): He was last Nurpur Raja in active Mughal service.
He was made Governor of Baminan & Ghorb and by Aurangzeb.
A Thakurdwara had a black marble Krishan idol brought from Chitor Rajasthan, which is said to reverberate musical tinkles of ‘Meera kay Girdhar’.
Bir Singh (1805-1846 AD): Nurpur came under the control of the MRS (after the Treaty of Jwalamukhi) in 1809 and in 1816 it was added to the Sikh empire.During the reign of MRS, hill kings were invited to Sialkot in 1815 AD. Raja Bir Singh of Nurpur& Raja of Jaswan did not go & were later fined heavily.
He had to take asylum at Chamba.
After Anglo-Sikh war in 1845 AD, Bir Singh saw an opportunity and he attacked on Nurpur.
In 1846, he besieged Nurpur and died in battle in front of its walls, due to age & battered health.
In 1848 his minor son Jaswant took over along with Wazir Ram Singh Pathania at Dalle ka Dhar.
They struggled against Sikhs & British later. Ram Singh was captured & imprisoned at Singapore, where he expired.
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