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The history of Pre-Aryan and Aryan eras is mainly based on the epics like Vedas, Puranas, Mahabharata, etc.  In Rigveda, reference of Arijikya (Beas) flowing through this area has been made.  This region, commonly named as Dev Bhumi is believed to be the abode of gods.  According to the Vedas, some non-Aryan tribes inhabited this region before the arrival of Aryans.There is a mention of Trigarta (Kangra) kingdom in Mahabharata.  Sir Lepel Griffin refers to the Rajput dynasties of the hills of whom the Katochs’ are the oldest. In Mahabharata there is a mention of King Susharama Chandra, who sided with the Kaurvas. He is said to be the founder of this dynasty. At that time, Kangra was probably named as Bhim Kot. The reference to prosperous Kingdom of  more...
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