Bilaspur Himachal Pradesh
Bilaspur Himachal Pradesh – Bilaspur is a district of Himachal Pradesh state, India. It contains the manmade Govind Sagar Lake on the Sutlej River which acts as the reservoir for the Bhakra and Nangal Dam project. The road bridge on this lake at Kandraur is the highest of its kind in Asia(second highest bridge). Its headquarters are in the town of Bilaspur. The district has an area of 1,167 km2 and a population of 382,056 (2011 census). As of 2011, it is the third least populous district of Himachal Pradesh (out of 12), after Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur. Bilaspur Himachal Pradesh.
Bilaspur was the capital of a state of the same name founded in the 7th century, also known as Kahlur. The ruling dynasty was Chandela Rajputs, who claimed descent from the rulers of Chanderi in present-day Madhya Pradesh. The town of Bilaspur was founded in 1663. The state later became a princely state of British India and was under the authority of the British province of Punjab.
On 13 May 1665, Guru Tegh Bahadur went to Bilaspur to attend the mourning and funeral ceremonies for Raja Dip Chand of Bilaspur. Rani Champa of Bilaspur made an offer to the Guru of a piece of land in her state, which the Guru accepted at the cost of 500 rupees.