About Dasuya

ITS A BEAUTIFUL CITY IN HOSHIARPUR DISTRICT OF PUNJAB.Dasuya is said to be very old places. Tradition says that this place was the capital of Raja Virata mentioned in the Mahabharata. In older times, Dasuya was known as “Virat Ki Nagri”. The uneven streets and locations of a part of the town on a mound bear testimony to its antiquity. There is an old fort to the north town, it was in great part demolished in 1848. It is mentioned in the Ain-i-Akbari and was afterwards one of the strongholds of the Ramgarhias. In 1818, it was annexed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh who kept it for 14 years and then bestowed it, with the surrounding villages, on Prince Tara Singh. One of the towers of the fort still remains, where the Government Girls High School is Situated. There is also an old well here. Besides, there is an old tank near the Bus stand. It is said to have been dug by the Pandavas during their exile.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007


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