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History of jamnagar

Jamnagar was once called Nawanagar. The city was established by Jam Sri Rawalji, who made it the capital of his kingdom in 1540. The historical Kingdom of Dwarka, Lord Krishna's Kingdom, is believed to have been situated in the present-day district of Jamnagar. The Yadava Dynasty spread to this region, and many of the ‘Jams’ or kings directly descended from this dynasty. Jam Lakhaji, was gifted 12 villages by the Gujarat emperor, Bahadurshah. Bahadurshah did this to express his gratitude for the role played by Jam Lakhaji in the siege of Pawagadh. \nTamachi Deda and Jam Hamirji Jadeja, cousins of Jam Lakhaji, killed him soon after, only to be avenged by his son. Jam Rawal killed his father’s murderers and succeeded his father. However, he did not remain in the region of Cutch. He handed over the region to his brother, Hardholji. As Hardholji died in battle, Jasoji, his eldest son, inherited his throne. While his brother’s son ruled Cutch, Jam Rawal ruled over regions of Saurashtra, and his kingdom was called Halar. He made Jamnagar his capital after an unexpected hunting trip, during which a brave hare fought the hunting dogs and this act of bravery inspired Jam Rawal, who took interest in this place. He then renamed his capital city Nawanagar, which means ‘new town’.

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  • Best Time To Visit
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  • Altitude 56 ft. above sea level

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