Baramulla district

Baramulla District

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<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->Baramulla district (Gujari/Kashmiri: बारामूला ज़िला <small>(Devanagari)</small>, بارامولا ضلع <small>(Nastaleeq)</small>) is one of the 22 districts in Jammu and Kashmir (Indian-Administered). Baramulla city is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district covers an area of 4190 km².

Etymology

The name Baramulla, meaning "Boar's Molar Place," is derived from two Sanskrit words Varaha (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.

Administration

Baramullah district comprises eight tehsils: Pattan, Uri, Kreeri, Boniyar, Tangmarg, Sopore, Rafaiabad, 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...
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