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Hirri village is situated towards the western direction of kupwara towm of almost 5-6 kms. It is situated in between the two kerewa sections one in its eastern direction and second in its western direction with almost in equal elevation. The famous nalla Anymnore flows in its eastern direction; which irrigates its agricultural lands from Hundi to Hirri Payeen. Hirri has been divided in to three revenue villages of Hirri Bala, Hirri Payeen and Hanjipora. The history of this village is neither written nor preserved. The name of this village seems to have been associated with the local resident of Hindu lineage " Hari" who might had formed or ruled or most probably seems to be the head of this village in the ancient period. There is an archaeological mound which now comes in between the villages of Hirri Bala and Hirri Payeen known locally as Cumberhard just in the western direction of Hajam Mohalla Hirri Payeen. This Archaeological mound is very rich in terracotta's, Osteological material, ancient Hindu sculpture etc. and yield high percentage of phosphate indicating that the site was occupied for many years. The second Archaeological mound situated just near the present Jamia Masjid Shareef Hirri Bala yield Mullers, querns,other stone implements and terracotta, tracing its history back to the early historical periods. The village also witnessed the occupation of Buddhist activities which pushes its history back to the 3rd century BC. The Buddhist sculpture with lotus depictions recovered from time to time in the illicit excavations,etc indicates its deep rooted history from the introduction of Buddhism in kashmir. But with the introduction of Islam in kashmir by Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) from 1379 on words. His 700 Followers were send to different directions in the valley. Syed Alimeer (RA) was deputed to this village.

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