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Hiranagar, Kathua


Hiranagar, a town situated in the district of Kathua, was established by Raja Hari Singh, the last ruler of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. He named this town after himself when Raja Ranjit Singh, the ruler of Punjab from 1834 to 1844, honoured him with the prestigious title of ‘Jagir of Jasrota’.

Raja Hari Singh also refurbished the Jasmergarh Fort, which is located in the middle of Tarnah and Bein springs. The fort earlier used to have some important government offices that were later shifted in town in the year 1947.

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