Vashisht

Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

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Vashisht is a village in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a popular tourist place founded by Guru Vashisht who was sole Guru and teacher of Ram and Laxman.

The place was once the home residence of the Vashisht clan.

Ruled by direct ancestors of Guru Vashisht Upton 1534 when under Akbar,The Mughal Army seized the temple and small palace of Vashisht village and the neighbouring villages which were under rule of Guru Ram Chandra Vashisht. The family of the ruler and the remaining Vashisht clan were exiled to Punjab(now Harayana ) under Akbar's rule.

Shri Chandra Vashisht son of then Ruler Ram Chandra Vashisht was one of the prominent Hindu guru in Akbar's court and the family was kept on heavy pension until Jahangir abolished the Vashisht Clan hierarchy and stopped the pension but still rewarded them with land in unknown Villages of Harayana and Himachal Pradesh.

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