Naming of Some Famous Districts of Haryana

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The history of Haryana can be traced from various sources like mythological sources, archaeological sources, monetary sources etc. The state has many sites belonging to the Indus Valley Civilisation which flourished well in the state e.g. Banawali, Daulatpur, Bhagwanpur, etc. It also remained a place of many dynasties.

Haryana came into existence as a separate state on 1st November, 1966 but its history is very old. According to Manusmriti, the state got its origin by many deities, thus, it was earlier known as Brahmavrat. Haryana is also known as Brahmrishi Pradesh and Uttarvedi of Brahma.

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Naming of Some Famous Districts of Haryana

District                                                                                 Derived Name From

Fatehabad                          After the name of son of Firoz Shah Tughlaq, Fateh Khan

Rewari                                After the name of the daughter of King Rewat named Rewati

Charkhi Dadri                     After the name of the lake named Dadar

Mahendragarh                  After the name of the king of Patiala named Raja Mahendra Singh

Gurugram                          After the name of Guru Dronacharya

Jind                                    After the name of Temple of Jainti Devi

Karnal                                After the name of Karna, the major character of Hindu Epic Mahabharata

Kurukshetra                       After the name of King Kuru, ancestor of Kauravas

Yamunanagar                    Due to having location on the banks of Yamuna River

Sirsa                                   After the name of Shashwat saint, Shirishvana

Kaithal                                After the name of the birth place of Hanuman ji

Mewat                                Due to having abundance of Meo caste

Jhajjar                                After the name of Chhajju farmer

Hisar                                  After the name of four forts

Panchkula                          Due to having five wells

Ambala                              After the name of Goddess Bhawani Ambalika

Palwal                                After the name of Palawasur, a demon

Faridabad                          After the name of Sheikh Farid

Rohtak                              After the name of the son of Queen Taravati named Rohitas

Sonipat                             After the name of Shravan Kumar

Panipat                             After the name of Panini Rishi

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Q&A (Frequently asked questions)

Which is the biggest and smallest district in Haryana?

Haryana is a state in northern India. As of 2023, there are a total of 22 districts in Haryana. Sirsa district is the largest district by area and Faridabad District is the smallest district in Haryana.

Which are the top 5 Haryana districts in terms of area?

The top 5 Haryana districts in terms of area are Sirsa, Hisar, Bhiwani, Jind and Fatehabad. These districts cover the following area –

Sirsa – 4,277 square kilometres

Hisar – 3,983 square kilometres

Bhiwani – 3,432 square kilometres

Jind – 2,702 square kilometres

Fatehabad – 2,538 square kilometres

Which is the oldest district in Haryana?

Jind is one of the oldest districts in Haryana. This district was one of the seven original districts that the state of Haryana was formed with in 1966. The headquarters of Jind district is located in Jind town. It is said that Jind is an ancient location originally established during the time of the Mahabharata.

Which district of Haryana has smallest population?

Charkhi Dadri District with a population of 5 lakhs is the least populated district in Haryana. Haryana has a proud history going back to the Vedic Age. The State was the home of the legendary Bharata dynasty, which has given the name Bharat to India. Haryana finds mention in the great epic of Mahabharata.

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