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Asandh is located in Haryana
Location in Haryana, India
Coordinates: 29°31′N 76°43′E / 29.51°N 76.72°E / 29.51; 76.72Coordinates: 29°31′N 76°43′E / 29.51°N 76.72°E / 29.51; 76.72
Country  India
State Haryana
District Karnal
Population (2001)
 • Total 22,707
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Asandh is a city and a municipal committee in Karnal district in the state of Haryana, India.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Assandh had a population of 41,415. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Assandh has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 58% of the males and 42% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Assandh is a small town in Karnal District, Haryana. Assandh is 45 km north-west of Karnal. From a visiting tourist’s point of view, a trip to the historic sites around Delhi, Kaithal and Panipat will be an exciting option.

Nearest airport is at New Delhi. Panipat was the part of District Karnal till 31 October 1989, which was upgraded as a separate District, including Assandh Tehsil of district Karnal. When the District was reformed on 1 January 1992 Assandh Tehsil was excluded from this District.

Archaeological excavations have revealed Painted Grey Ware,[2] associated with the Vedic people of Iron Age India. Assandh is identified with ancient Āsandīvat,[2][3] a capital of the Kuru Kingdom, which was the first recorded state in ancient India, c. 1200 BCE.[4]

The more than 2000-year-old nation’s biggest Buddhist Stupa is situated at Assandh.The stupa is 25-metre high and at least 75 metres in diameter raised on an earthen platform. It is built with the help of bricks. This stupa is bigger than the much-famous stupa at Sanchi. According to historians, bricks used to construct this stupa, having a width of more than two-feet, indicate that the history of this monument dates back to more than 2000 years.Therefore, the importance of Assandh in the ancient period can not be ruled out with the presence of the nation’s biggest stupa.There is a Gurudwara of sikh dharam temple also a Sanatan Dharm Mandir.

  • Pincode - 132039
  • STD Code - 01749
  • DL Code - HR-40


Assandh is part of Assandh constituency of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. The following is the list of MLAs have been elected from this constituency:

Villages in Assandh Tehsil[edit]


  1. ^ "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. 
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  4. ^ M Witzel, Early Sanskritization: Origin and Development of the Kuru state, EJVS vol. 1 no. 4 (1995)