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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 5, p. 93.


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AHMIADABAD DISTRICT


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The Agror Valley Regulation (189I) declared the rights of the Khan of
Agror to be forfeit to Government.
The land revenue of the valley was assessed by the Sikhs at Rs. I,515.
This demand was continued on annexation and raised to Rs. 3,315 in
I853 and Rs. 4,000 at the regular settlement, in which the engagement
was made with the Khan. The settlement was revised in I901, and
the present demand is Rs. I3,300.
The sole manufacture of the valley is cotton cloth, and trade is purely
local, except for a small export of grain. The chief place in the valley
is the village of Oghi, the head-quarters of the Hazara border military
police.
Ahar.-Village in the State of Udaipur, Rajputana, situated in
24 35' N. and 73 44' E., on the banks of a stream of the same name
about two miles east of Udaipur city. Population (I901), 982. The
village contains a small mission school attended by 35 pupils, but is
chiefly noteworthy as possessing the Mahasati or group of cenotaphs of
the chiefs of Mewar since they left Chitor. That of Rana Amar Singh II
is the most conspicuous, but almost all are elegant structures. To the
east are the remains of an ancient city which, according to tradition,
was founded by Asaditya on the site of a still more ancient place,
Tambavati Nagri, where dwelt the Tonwar ancestors of Vikramaditya
before he obtained Ujjain. The name was changed first to Anandpur
and afterwards to Ahar. The ruins are known as Dhul Kot ('the fort
of ashes'), and four inscriptions of the tenth century and a number
of coins have been discovered in them. Some ancient Jain temples are
still to be traced; also the remains of an old Hindu temple, the outside
of which still shows excellent carving.
Ahar.-Town in the Anupshahr tahsil of Bulandshahr District,
United Provinces, situated in 28 28' N. and 78 I5' E., 21 miles east
of Bulandshahr town. Population (1901), 2,382. It is said to derive
its name from ahi, 'snake,' and hdr, 'sacrifice,' as tradition relates that
Janamejaya performed his great snake sacrifice here. The capital of
the Lunar race is also said to have been moved here after Hastinapur
was washed away. Another legend states that this was the residence of
Rukmini, wife of Krishna, and the temple from which she was carried
off is still pointed out. The place is certainly of great antiquity, and
several fragments of stone sculpture of an early date have been found.
Under Akbar, Ahar was the chief town of a mahdl or pargana. The
town lies on the high bank of the Ganges, and there are many temples.
It also contains a hall for the meetings of the Arya Samaj, which has
over Ioo followers here.
Ahichhattra.-Ancient ruins near RAMNAGAR VILLAGE, Bareilly
District, United Provinces.
Ahmadabad District.-District in the Northern Division of the



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