Bhaderwah

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Bhadarwah
भद्रवाह
भद्रकाशी
Hill station
Bhadarwah is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Bhadarwah
Bhadarwah
Location in Jammu and Kashmir,India
Coordinates: 32°59′N 75°43′E / 32.98°N 75.72°E / 32.98; 75.72Coordinates: 32°59′N 75°43′E / 32.98°N 75.72°E / 32.98; 75.72
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Doda
Elevation 1,613 m (5,292 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 22,942
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website www.bhadarwah.com

Bhadarwah is a town and a notified area committee in Doda district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.[1][dead link] Bhadarwah valley is located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, 80 km from Batote.

The town is endowed with natural beauty which lends to its nickname, "mini Kashmir". Apart from having picture-perfect scenic beauty due to beautiful forests, the town contains many small streams flowing through its various parts.

History[edit]

Bhaderwah is also known as “Nagon ki bhoomi,” which means "land of snakes." [2]

Bhaderwah Town (Nagar Bhaderwah) was known as "Hettary Nagar" and prior to that, there were two other towns namely "Donga Nagar" and "Udho Nagar." Both the Nagar was situated around villages Mondha which is about 3 km to the east of present Bhaderwah town.

History tells us that at one point both the Nagars were flooded due to torrential floods from Himalayas, and the presence of the big boulders in abundance available in the present era reveal the story of disaster that occurred then. Later on, the people of Bhaderwah selected a place for their rehabilitation in Seeri (from word "seer" meaning a vast piece of land), now known as Seeri Bazar, a vast field belonging to a Zamindar (farmer) and reconstructed their dwellings around it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical Origin Of District Doda[dead link]
  2. ^ "History of Bhaderwah". Retrieved May 6, 2013.