Friday, December 18, 2009

A Place of Historical Importance

As Prithvi Narayan Shah, the great king, had to unitify al the petty states and make a greater country of Nepal nearly teo hundred and thirty years ago, there are several places of historical importance in the country. Some of such places as Gorkha, Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur have their recorded history. Many others do not have any. They are yet to be discovered and brought to light.
To the north east of my native town, Dharan there is a small hillside called 'Vijayapur'. It is said that it is a place of historical importance hut not wellknown yet. There are three famous temples on the Dantakali temple and temple of Budha Subba. Each of them has its pre-historical background.
We can observe the ruins of a place which is situated on the far northen side of this hllock. The king of this place is believed to have ruled the whole eastern plains and some hills of north. He was decended from the rai dynasty. The local people of the area believe that Prithivi Narayan Shah invaded the capital with a large number of his skilled soldiers and got a glorious victory over it in course of his unification campaign. 'Vijya' means victory. So the small hill was named 'Vijayapur'. I am of the opinion that if the area of the ruined place is excavated, many more things of historical importance can be found out. Such a beautiful place as Vijayapur deserves to be developed as a centre of attraction for tourists.

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