In this blog, we will tell you some interesting facts about the history of Una Himachal Pradesh. Una is a district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Una shares its border with the Hoshiarpur district and Rupnagar districts of the geographical region and the Kangra, Hamirpur, and Bilaspur districts of Himachal Pradesh. Una consists of five tehsils namely Ghanari, Harold, Amb, Bangana, and Una. Chintpurni fair in Una district, Pir Nigah fair in Basauli, and Baba Badbhag Singh fair in Madi are famous. Una district is famous for the production of paper lemons, kinnow, malta, oranges, and mangoes.
History of UNA Himachal Pradesh
Una is found in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a city of holy temples. It is known all over the country for its temple Mata Chintapurni Mandir, this place is visited by people from all over the world. Una Fort is the ancestral home of the descendants of Guru Nanak, the primary guru of the Sikhs.
Una district mainly came under Jaswan Riyasat and Kutlaihar Riyasat. Earlier both these princely states were part of the princely state of Kangra. Most of the Una district came under Jaswa Riyasat, which was the main branch of Kangra Riyasat. King Purvachand of the Katoch dynasty of Kangra established the Jaswa principality in 1170 AD. Its capital was located at Rajpur near Ambu. Jaswa State was the first state to be separated from Kangra. Sibba and Datarpur were situated in the north of this princely state and Kangra, Kutlehd, and Kahlur states were in the east. This princely state was ruled by 27 kings from Purvvand to Umaid Singh.
Establishment of the district – Present Una district in 1966 AD. Earlier it was a tehsil of the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. From the year 1966 to 1972, Una was a part of the Kangra district. In the year 1972 E. Una was given the status of the district. The foundation of Una city was laid by Baba Kaladhari.