- Amar Singh Thapa
Amar Singh Thapa was the General of the
Nepalese forces of western front in the Anglo-Nepalese War. He is regarded as one of the National heroes of Nepal.
His major achievement was the unification of Nepal by annexation of several western principalities like
Jumla, Doti, Kumaon, Garhwal, Dehradun, Srinagarand Kangra, as well the annexation Palpato the Kingdom of Nepal.
Amar Singh Thapa served as the Nepalese care taker of the western principalities and protectorates west of the
Mahakali River. He carried out small wars, especially with King of Punjab, Ranjit Singhengaged in defending the western fronts of Nahan, Chamba, Almora, Kangra, Saharanpur, Dehradunagainst his British counterpart General David Ochterrlony. He was not in favour of the Sugauli Treatybut of a temporary armistice so that after some time it would have been possible to claim on the Nepalese possessions ceded to the British.
Amar Singh Thapa also Built a temple of the goddess
Gangain the early 19th century. The town of Gangotriin Uttarakhand, Indiais centred around this temple. To this day, it is one of the four sites in the Char Dhampilgrimage circuit, the most important Hindupilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas.
Amar Singh Thapa voluntarily retired and died on his pilgrimage to
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