Thursday, February 22, 2024


Places of Historic Importance


The town of Rewari is said to have been founded by a nephew of  Prithviraj Chauhan, Raja Karampal about 1000A.D. The present town was built by Raja Rawat who named it after his daughter Rewati. The fort of Gokalgarh and the Rao Tula Rama's palace at Rampura are within a few kilometers of Rewari. Rewari was detached from Gurgaon district and joined with the neighbouring Mahendergarh under a plan of district reorganization by Haryana Government.


Sohna is about twenty four km from Gurgaon. It is famous for its hot springs which have healing qualities for skin diseases of all kinds.


Palwal is identified by the Hindu pandits with the Apelave of Mahabharatha, of the Pandava  kingdom of Indraprastha, tradition associates with the same period the high mound  of the old site of the Aharwan, a village, few kilometers to the south-west. The oldest part covers a high mound formed by the accumulated debris of many centuries, lately habitation and streets have taken up part of the plain below.


Agroha has been famous place in the Haryana. It is situated about twenty-kilometers north-west of Hissar on the road to Fatehabad. It has many old mounds to the north-west of the town. They occupy an area about two hundred and sixty hectares  which indicates the past glory and sprawling extent of the place. Now Agroha is one of the important towns in Haryana.


A small village situated at a distance of about five kilometers to the east of Jagadhari in Ambala. The ruins where once this important historical town was situated suggest that it was a naturally formed strong hold in a triangular form with large number of projecting citadels on all the three angles.

The city covered an extent of twelve square kilometers and included Jagadhari and Chameti on the west and  Burya and Dyalgarh on the north. It lay on the important routes of northern India connecting  the upper Punjab with the Genetic valley via Ambala, Saharanpur and Meerut. It was a great centre of trade and was frequented by all kinds of people - traders, invaders, pilgrims, princes and common people.


Karnal takes its name from its founder Karna, the Mahabharatha hero and rival of Arjuna. It remained in obscurity and appear to have played no important part till the end of the Pathan period.


Panipat goes to great antiquity to the Mahabharatha  period. It was one of the five pats the Pandavas demanded from the Kauravas. During the Muslim period, Panipat became the hub of politics, being the scene of three decisive battles that changed the fate of the country. Panipat has the distinction of being the birth place of famous Urdu poet Altaf Hussain  Hali. The principle historical building at Panipat is Dargah Qalandar Sahib. Panipat today is an expanding industrial town of Haryana .


Kaithal is said to have been founded by the legendary hero Yudhishtar. It is also associated with the monkey -god Hanuman. Its Sanskrit name being Kapisthala -abode of monkeys. Akbar built a fort here.


 The capital of Harshavardhana early in the 7th century A.D, it was sacked by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1014 and recovered by the Hindu Raja of Delhi, it remained desolate for long. The Sanyahet tank at Kurukshetra is a famous pilgrim centre. The mosque adjacent to Sheikh Chishti's tomb, is a beautiful specimen of Muslim architecture and marble carving, and is famous for the blue and yellow tiling on its roofs and cupolas. There is a temple associated with the Kauravas and Pandava. Jotisar, where Lord Krishna gave the inspiring  message of Gita is close by. Kurukshetra is one of the most sacred places of India.