Jammu and Kashmir,Most Popular Destinations of Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir is the second oldest after the history of Jew’s and is considered as old as 5000 years old. Many legends narrate the tail about the existence of the Kashmir and origin of its name but many unitedly believe that the land of Kashmir emerged only when the saint Kashyapa drained the water from the lake Satisar by cutting the gap in the hills of Baramulla.
It came to be known as Ksahypmir after the name of the saint Kashyap and later became Kashmir Ka means ‘Water’ and Shmir means ‘to Desiccate’ hence Kashmir stands for ‘a land desiccated from water” and shows how this land got its name from the process of desiccation. This story is also recorded in the Kashmir history Rajatarangini written by the Kalhana in 12th century.
Socio-Political History of the Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir has many monuments of historical importance that are safeguarded by the ASI and narrate the tales of history. The ruins of the Buddhist monastery at Panderathan, Hari Parbat Fort, Bagh Bahu Fort in Jammu, Buddhist monasteries at Leh and shrines around the old city of Srinagar are testimony to the fact that how Kashmir transformed from the Hindu to Buddhist to Muslim society.
Most Popular Destinations of Jammu and Kashmir
- Leh Ladakh