Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Serious Union/Gambhira Sangam

Feb. 2014.
Overlooking the old bridge


Serious Union/Gambhira Sangam= Vitasta + (Vishav + Rembyar, Stein's Gambhira). Gambhira Sangani of Rajatarangini. Sangam at Kakapora. Between Bijbehara and Avantipur.

Something about the bridge from updated Rājataraṅgiṇī:

"It may be noted that this crossing has a certain strategic impotence. On occasion of a rising in 1930 in parts of Jammu territory, sympathizers in the Kasmir valley took care to burn the wooden bridge by which the modern motor road from Srinagar to Banhal pass crosses here the river. It has been since replaced by an iron one duly guarded." ~ Luther Obrock (ed.) Marc Aurel Stein – Illustrated Rājataraṅgiṇī (2013)





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