Haryana history is a land of
greenery. The greenery of this place charms as well as enchants you.
The early morning sun spreads the rays
over beautiful paddy fields. The history of Haryana is blessed with
blue waters of the Yamuna River and is expressed as the granary of the
It is described as the habitat of
gods. The history of Haryana is rich as they have always been a part of
their rich cultural heritage and tradition.
It is believed that Haryana is a place
of Gods and is considered that Gods come alive and this enchants
The history of Haryana reveals the
term as Hari-Anna, which mean God comes.
Haryana was a part of the Punjab state for
a very long time. It is believed that many settlements dating to the
Indus valley civilization have found this river bed at Mittathal and
Naurangabad. This Vedic civilization flourished on the Saraswati banks
and the Rig-Veda hymns were composed.
The Haryana history is evident in the Hindu
texts and this is shown correspondingly in the Kurukshetra boundaries.
There are several places in Mahabharata that refer the contemporary
Haryana cities. It is believed that 18 days the battle of Kurukshetra
The medieval period somewhere in the
7th century, King Harshavardhana instituted his capital near
Kurukshetra at Thanesar.
After his death, this region was
assaulted and attacked by the northwest rulers.
The Haryana history took a turn in the
12th century when Prithviraj Chauhan constructed a massive fort at
Hansi. In the Tarain battle, Muhammad Ghori subjugated this area.
In fact, the early reference occurs in
Sanskrit in which the region is referred as the heaven on earth.
The history of Haryana is considered
very significant as it has its roots dating to the initial epoch
The history of Haryana took a turn after the
three popular battles of Panipat that took place adjacent to the
Panipat town. The first battle was in 1526, when Babur, the Kabul ruler
defeated Ibrahim Lodi of Delhi Sultanate.
This battle was the beginning of the Mughal
Empire and the second battle of Panipat was in 1556, when Akbar’s
general conquered Hemu and cemented the route for Akhar’s reign.
The third Panipat battle marked the
conclusion of the Maratha Empire. Gradually, Haryana history became a
part of the Punjab province, and in 1966, November 1, Haryana was
ripped apart from Punjab.