Pittigul /Portugul ?
If we read book “Kafirs of Hindukush” then ,Page-45 to 61 carry geographical route of “ Gate way of India”. Yes Robertson started his journey from Chitral (In Indian Border) to the Kafiristan. His route from Chitral to Kamdesh is route of Gate way of India. You please read the book and know Route of Gate way of India. Simply I am providing facts from Book. pagewise facts follow.
Just I want to Inform you that only after crossing “Bomboret river” and town one can enter from Chitral (Border of Huindustan) to Pittigul valley(Afghanistan).
Just you read all the facts belove.
– This looked rather ominous, especially to Sayed Shdh, who confessed
that he did not like the situation at all. He was
obviously nervous and unwilling to leave Chitral, so it
was decided that he should be put in charge of the
bulk of the baggage, and be left behind in Chitrdl,
while I pushed on through Aiiin and Bomboret into
the Kafir valley of Pittigul, and discovered for myself
the true position of affairs. (page -45)
(Link to Bomboret picture in Kalash valley)
– We travelled by Aiiin and the Kalash village of Bom-
boret, and thence over a comparatively low but steep pass
to the Kafir valley of Pittigul. We reached Kamdesh on
October i, having been somewhat delayed on our journey
by certain occurrences. (p-49)
– A large number of Kafirs were accompanying me from Chitral on their
road to Lutdeh. They were most sympathetic ; indeed
far too much so, as all one wished for just then was
solitude. We followed the Bomboret river track the
whole way, the coolies going by an upper road. We
must have crossed and recrossed the river at least twenty
times, always by means of a single-pole bridge. (P-50)
– When we got to Bomboret, we found Shermalik’s
brother and three companions there.
– The next morning one of the headmen of the Kam,
named Tong Chandlu, put in an appearance. He made
no excuses for the absence of the representatives of his
tribe on my arrival at Chitn’il, but brought me greetings
from Dan Malik and the High Priest. (P-52)
– Kan Mara, and his large following of
Lutdeh (Katir) men, left me at Bomboret, to proceed
by the Shawal Pass to their own country. They had
been very friendly, and, in bidding me good-bye, they
warmly invited me to visit them whenever I was able
to do so. (p-52)
– On the 26th October we crossed the Parpit Pass into the Kafir
valley of Pittigul. This pass is not very high, being
under 14,000 feet, but it is said by the Kafirs to be
notorious for giving people headaches. (p-53)
– The Pittigul Valley, into which we had crossed from
the Bomboret Valley of Chitral, runs down from a ridge
traversed by a road called by the Kafirs the Manjam
Pass, which leads to the country of the Lutdeh people,
of whom the chief is Kan Mara, already referred to. At
its lower end the Pittigul Valley debouches into the
Bashgul Valley, its waters flowing into the Bashgul
river on its left bank, about four miles from Kamu as
the crow flies. At the upper part the valley is rough
and stony. Lower down the road is merely a track
bordering the stream of a narrow, greatly winding valley,
which runs down between steep, in places almost vertical,
– High up in the Pittigul Valley the bridges are un-
important. They consist merely of one or two poles
stretched across the stream and placed on convenient
supporting stones. Lower down, where the stream in-
creases in breadth, they are more carefully constructed.
The superior variety are all built on a rough cantilever
principle, which reaches its highest development at a
bridge over the Pittigul river close to its mouth, and
is identical in form with the best bridges in the Bashgul
– Near the village of Kamii, where we made our next
halt, the people flocked out to meet us ; indeed, the
reception given me at this place might almost be called
enthusiastic. Two of the chief men of Kamu came for
a long talk (p-60)
On September 30th we made a short march to the little hamlet of Binaram,
a collection of houses about a mile and a half from
– On the following day we moved into Kamdesh, and
pitched near the east division of the village. Crowds
of people came to smile upon us in a friendly manner.
A kind of deputation of the headmen, led by Dan Malik
and the priest, warmly welcomed me, and expressed the
hope that my stay amongst them would extend over three
or four years at least. (p-61)
Now Read about Bombay…….
The Mughal Empire, founded in 1526, was the dominant power in the Indian subcontinent during the mid-16th century. Growing apprehensive of the power of the Mughal emperor Humayun,,Sultan Bahadur Shah of the Gujarat Sultanate was obliged to sign the Treaty of Bassein with the Portugese Empire on 23 December 1534. According to the treaty, the seven islands of Bombay, the nearby strategic town of Bassein and its dependencies were offered to the Portuguese. The territories were later surrendered on 25 October 1535. The Portuguese were actively involved in the foundation and growth of their Roman Catholic religious orders in Bombay.
These islands were in turn leased to the British East India Company in 1668 for a sum of pound 10 per annum by the Royal Charter of 27 March 1668. The population quickly rose from 10,000 in 1661, to 60,000 in 1675. The islands were subsequently attacked by Yakutkhan, the Siddi admiral of the Mughal Empire, in October 1672, Rickloffe van Goen, the Governor-General of Dutch India on 20 February 1673, and Siddi admiral Sambal on 10 October 1673.
In 1687, the British East India Company transferred its headquarters from Surat to Bombay. The city eventually became the headquarters of the Bombay. Following the transfer, Bombay was placed at the head of all the Company’s establishments in India. Towards the end of the 17th century, the islands again suffered incursions from Yakut Khan in 1689–90. The Portuguese presence ended in Bombay when the Marathas under Peshwa Baji Rao I captured Salsette in 1737, and Bassein in 1739.
By the middle of the 18th century, Bombay began to grow into a major trading town, and received a huge influx of migrants from across India. Later, the British occupied Salsette on 28 December 1774. With the Treaty of Surat (1775), the British formally gained control of Salsette and Bassein, resulting in the First Anglo –Maratha War. The British were able to secure Salsette from the Marathas without violence through the Treaty of Purandar (1776), and later through the Treaty of Salbai (1782), signed to settle the outcome of the First Anglo-Maratha War.
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Today we changed city’s name from “Bombay” to “Mumbai” without knowing Gate way of India – “Bomboret”
Gate way of India
The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen mary to Bombay, prior to the Delhi Durbar, in December 1911. Unfortunately the British king and queen got to see only a cardboard model of the structure since the construction did not begin till 1915.The foundation stone was laid on 31 March 1911, by the Governor of Bombay Sir George sydenham Clarke, with the final design of George Witter sanctioned on 31 March 1913.
The architect combined the elements of the Roman triumphal arch and the 16th century architecture of Gujarat. Between 1915 and 1919, work proceeded on reclamations at Apollo Bundar (Port) for the land on which the gateway and the new sea wall would be built. The foundations were completed in 1920, and construction was finished in 1924[. The gateway was opened on 4 December 1924, by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading.
Gammon India claims that it did India’s first pre-cast reinforced concrete job for the foundation of the Gateway of India. .
The last British troops to leave India following India’s independence, the first Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry, passed through the gateway on their way out in a ceremony on 28 February 1948.
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Aisa Bhi Hota hai?
Link to people living at gate way of India
Link TO More pictures to Bomboret culture
Link to Bumburet kalash vally picture. My God…to whom I believe God.
Link to Kalash culture and religion...who still carry vedic religion of ancient Bumburet.
At the end of The research….
The people in Bumburet vallley…still live on top of Tirichmir…The highest pick of Hindikush and carry vedic religion. now a days they are named as Kalash people. I believe them my Gods and Goddesses….!Even Gods are Loving them . They are the people who never afraid of any eventuality. They continue their faith in all odd situation. They are my Gods…because…even Gods worship them. We people of Hindustan betrayed them. They don’t care for other’s faith or betrayal. Because they are real God…My God. They still celebrate Joshi festival…they have bigger Jyoti(Flame) then our Joshimath. Even people of Joshimath might have forgotten this festival… !
They are link to eternal history of Gate way of India…Bumburet…Bomboret..Bombay.
I want to emphaticaly say that the people who came from London (Lav nandan) are clue to that history. They named one place in emrging rule in Bharatvarsha..to remind people of India of that Bomboret. They named Bombay. In fact it was litmus taste of people of Bharatvarsha. It was reminder to Bumburet..real gate way of India. In fact it was their Identity. But unfotunately nobody in India was aware of Bumburet…People forget Bumburet…The gate way of India….Latter on the people, who did not know Gate way of India….started chanting slogans only…Hindustan Hamara hai…! The people who don’t know about Lav nandan..started chanting slogans like …Ram Hamara hai…
That is That. Unfortunately even today we dont know and don’t want to know about Gate way of India..But remember only Gate way of India is carrying History of real Bharatvarsha…without that we can not put forward History of Bharatvarsha.
Jara Yad karo Kurbani
Jara yad karo Kurbani