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Haryana History

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 nation.

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 various tourists.

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 took place.

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 periods.

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.


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