<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->Baramulla district
: बारामूला ज़िला <small>(Devanagari
)</small>, بارامولا ضلع <small>(Nastaleeq
)</small>) is one of the 22 districts
in Jammu and Kashmir
city is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district covers an area of 4190 km².
The name Baramulla, meaning "Boar's Molar Place," is derived from two Sanskrit
(Boar) and Mula
. According to Hindu
teaching, the valley of Kashmir was once a lake called "Satisaras," the lake of Parvati
. The ancient Hindu texts state that the lake was occupied by a demon
, Jalodbhava, until Lord Vishnu
, assumed the form of a boar
and struck the mountain with his molar at Baramulla (ancient Varahamula) boring an opening in it for the water to flow out.
Baramullah district comprises eight tehsils
, and Baramulla
This district consists of 12 blocks: Uri, Rohama, Rafiabad, Zaingeer, Sopore, Boniyar, Baramullah, Tangmarg, Singpora, Pattan, Wagoora and Kunzer. The Pattan tehsil is the largest tehsil of the district Baramulla, which was later split into Tehsil Kreeri.
Pattan Town is situated in the centre between... Read More