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Nuranang fall – TAWANG

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India is enriched with beautiful locations having their own unique stories fulfill with old myths, historic relation to tell. Nuranang fall is one of those fall which has a story to tell. It is located in the tawang district of Arunachal pradesh known as the Orchid state of India.

Nuranang fall have a height of 100 meters which adds it to the most spectacular waterfalls in our nation. The origination of fall is from the northern slopes of Sela pass. Nuranang fall have many names such as Bong-Bong fall, Jang fall. The reason behind name Jang fall is that it is 2 km away from the town Jang.

According to the local people, it is said that the fall had given name Nuranang fall after a monpa tribal girl named nura had helped a soldier Jashwant singh rawat during the Sino-Indian war in 1962. She had given him shelter to help him but unfortunately soldier was laterly captured by the chinese forces. The memorial was construted in respect of Soldier Jashwant singh rawat. As I said earlier every place has a story to tell this is how the fall was named Nuranang fall.

Initially the fall was not a tourist interest but because of its beautiful location the director of movie ‘koyla’ decided to shoot one of the song in the movie “Tanhai Tanhai” which featured Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in 1997. If you are fan of Shahrukh then you are absolutely going to visit the beautiful fall.The Nuranang fall in the tawang river where you can also visit the hydel plant constructed in the base of the fall used to generate electricity for the local area.

Maghar

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Maghar is a town and a Nagar panchayat where 15th-century well-known poet Kabir’s samadhi is made by Hindus and mazaar by muslims lie next to each other, which reveals how the poet was respected by both the religions. Maghar is a town in Sant Kabir Nagar district close to Gorakhpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Maghar is considered as a religious place.

The historical name of Maghar is ‘Margharan’ which means abduction on the way. Due to such an inappropriate name, no one wanted to come to visit the town and start livelihood there.

According to old ancestors, they said that once a saint who was resting there. He was troubled by the dacoits which made saint angry as a result he cured the town saying that it will be a barren land which will yield nothing good that can be loot.

Varanasi is a close to Maghar and there was a belief at that time that if someone dies in Maghar than they will attain a death-like donkey and direct go to hell whereas dying in Varanasi means you will attain salvation. But saint Kabir has not supported that belief, went there, and meditated. It is said that when Kabir meditated there it rained. From the day of rain, it was no more considered a barren land. Moreover that to broke a belief about going to hell if someone dies in Maghar, Kabir decided to die in Maghar.

Kabir that time sends a message to people that everyone has to stop flocking to Varanasi to achieve moksha. Kabir wanted to stop the blind-folded belief. In 2011, the population of Maghar holds 19,181 people happily have their life which shows that saint Kabir was very venerable to them having such a great impact. He was loved by both Muslims and Hindus.

The good thing is that the Uttar Pradesh tourism department had initiated to promote Maghar as a tourist destination where Hindus built a temple and Muslims have constructed mausoleum in memory of Kabir. When Kabir died there was a bad war-like situation between the Nawab Bijli Shah of Maghar and Raja Veer Singh of Baghela of Varanasi on the cremation or bury of Saint Kabir. There was even a dispute between Hindu and Muslim.

Pilkhuwa

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Pilkhuwa is a town in India known for its production of the textile and handloom industry. It is also a municipal board in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh. It was founded as the village but now it is grown to the size of the town.

There is a very interesting story behind the name of Pilkhuwa. During the 12th century, a Rajput king Raja Anangpal Singh Tomar who was ruling Delhi that time king had an elephant named ‘Pli’ that disappeared from Delhi state. He sends his son to find it when the search operation was stopped at the village, people gathered and said ‘Pil-khuwa’ that stated ‘Pil is lost’. It was 1235 that the village of pilkhuwa was established by the Tomar kings.

After Mughal defeated Tomar kings the Rajput population affected and many people converted themselves to Islam. Till 1976, Pilkhuwa was into the Meerut district.

Pilkhuwa is mainly known for its handloom cotton textile and some exotic printing over khadi and handloom fabrics. According to some report, there were 120 medium scale industries, 1400 power looms and 3 niwar factories in Pilkhuwa in 1991.

The people living in Pilkhuwa are most working in industries providing them a source of earning. The products are supplied to different parts of Indian states and abroad. The economy of Uttar Pradesh is deliberately provided by Pilkhuwa.

Indian very well known poet and politician Kumar Vishwas and current Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Manish Sisodia was born in Pilkhuwa. Pilkhuwa is still in the urge of progress and will take some more time to become a well-established city.