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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 12, p. 233.


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the present town are the ruins of the old city. The only remains
of its former splendour are two minarets, 400 yards apart, each loo feet
high and 12 feet in diameter ; they are said to mark the limits of the
bazar.
Gheria.-Port in Ratnagiri District, Bombay. See VIJAYADURG.
Ghod.-Village in the Khed tdluha of Poona District, Bombay,
situated in 19° 2′ N. and 73° 53′ E., about 25 miles north of Khed town.
Population (1901), 5,72o. Ghod is the head-quarters of the Ambegaon
petha, and contains an old mosque, with a Persian inscription recording
that it was built about 158o by one Mir Muhammad. In 1839 a band
of Kolis threatened the petty divisional treasury at Ghod. Mr. Rose,
Assistant Collector, gathered a force of peons and townspeople, and
successfully resisted the repeated attacks of 150 insurgents who be-
sieged them the whole night. The town contains two schools with
350 boys and 75 girls.
Ghodbandar-- -Port in the Salsette tdluha of Thana District, Bom-
bay, situated in 19° 17′ N. and 72° 54′ E., on the left bank of Bassein
creek, ro miles north-west of Thana, and supposed to be the Hipohurca
of Ptolemy. Population (19o1), 646. The customs division called
after Ghodbandar comprises five ports: namely, Rai Utan, Manori,
Bandra, Vesava, and Ghodbandar. The total trade of these five ports
in 1903-4 was 73 lakhs, of which 21 lakhs represents imports and
51 lakhs exports, the last consisting of rice, stone, lime, sand, coco-nuts,
salt, fish, and firewood. The imports are hardware, cloth, groceries,
rice, oil, molasses, butter, tobacco, gunny-bags, san-hemp, and timber.
Under the Portuguese, Ghodbandar stood a siege by the Maratha
Sivaji, who appeared before it in 1672. In 1737 it was captured by
the Marathas, and the Portuguese garrison put to the sword. Fryer
(1675) calls the town Grebondel. A resthouse on the shore has ac-
commodation for 50 travellers. There are some Portuguese architec-
tural remains. The traders in Ghodbandar are Agris, Kolis, Muham-
madans, and Christians, and most of them trade on borrowed capital.
Ghodna.-One of the Simla Hill States, Punjab. See BALSAM.
Ghodnadi.=Town in the Siruir tdluha of Poona District, Bombay.
See SIRUR TOWN.
Gholghat.-Ruined fort in Hooghly District, Bengal. See HOOGHLY
TOWN.
Ghoosery.-Suburb of Howrah city in Howrah District, Bengal.
See GHUSURI.
Ghor.-A ruined city in Afghanistan, situated in a valley never
visited by any European, about 120 miles south-east of Herat in the
Taimani country, of which the Ghorat forms a large part. The
Ghorat, which is so called from the two valleys of the Ghor-i Taiwara
and the Ghor-i-Moshkan, has an area of about 7,000 square miles.
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