Pehowa

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Pehowa
Prithudak
city
Pehowa is located in Haryana
Pehowa
Pehowa
Location in Haryana, India
Coordinates: 29°59′N 76°35′E / 29.98°N 76.58°E / 29.98; 76.58Coordinates: 29°59′N 76°35′E / 29.98°N 76.58°E / 29.98; 76.58
Country  India
State Haryana
District Kurukshetra
Founded by Daljit singh
Government
 • Type democratic
Elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 33,547
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Pehowa is a city and a municipal committee in Kurukshetra district in the Indian state of Haryana.

Geography[edit]

Pehowa is located at 29°59′N 76°35′E / 29.98°N 76.58°E / 29.98; 76.58.[1] It has an average elevation of 224 metres (734 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Pehowa had a population of 83,547. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Pehowa has an average literacy rate of 89%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 76%. In Pehowa, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Punjabi dialects are spoken in the countryside, while Hindi is the official language.

Places to visit[edit]

Sarawati River and Temple - Pitrudhak Teerth - Pehowa

Pitrudhak Teerth : Pehowa is a very ancient town, believed to pre-date the Mahabharat War by many centuries as it flourished on the banks of now dried up but the mighty Saraswati River in those days. By the time of the Mahabharata war, the river had long dried up, yet was still a very holy place where people offered "Pinda Pradhan" to their ancestors. It is still called as "Pitrudhak Teerth" and was the holiest place for these oblations to be done much before Prayag or Gaya as the local legend goes. Lord Krishna is believed to have taken the Pandavas to this place before the war started and made them take the blessings of Sarasawati Mata and of their ancestors. Presently, the river does not have any inflows nor outflows and is stagnant. The Pillars on the entrance to the Saraswati Temple date many centuries and need a detailed scientific study.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pehowa
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.