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Hathras is located in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 27°36′N 78°03′E / 27.60°N 78.05°E / 27.60; 78.05Coordinates: 27°36′N 78°03′E / 27.60°N 78.05°E / 27.60; 78.05
StateUttar Pradesh
 • Total142 km2 (55 sq mi)
178 m (584 ft)
 • Total135,594
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code05722
Vehicle registrationUP-86
Sex ratio870 /

Hathras is a city and a municipal board in Hathras district, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the district that was created on 3 May 1997, by incorporating parts of: Aligarh, Mathura, Agra Districts, and Khair Tehsil. It forms a part of Aligarh Division.[1]

Hathras lies within the Braj region in Central or Middle Doab, and is associated with the epic Mahabharata and Hindu theology. The principal spoken language is Hindi. Its dialect, Braj Bhasha, which is closely related to Khariboli, is spoken in this region.


It is a district headquarter with three sub divisions vis Hathras, Sikandra Rao and Sadabad. It is a Loksabha Constituency under reserved category of Schedule Caste. The district has three Assembly constituency in accordance with the three sub divisions.


Hathras is located at 27°36′N 78°03′E / 27.6°N 78.05°E / 27.6; 78.05.[2] It has an average elevation of 178 metres (584 feet). It is situated on Agra, Aligarh and Mathura, and Bareilly Highways' crossing. Variations in temperature are extreme.[3]

City Distance from Hathras town Direction from Hathras town
Aligarh 36 km Towards the north
Mathura 41 km Towards the west
Khair 46 km Towards the northwest
Agra 53.8 km Towards the south


No documentary proof is available indicating when the town was built and who populated it. The Jats[disambiguation needed], Kushan, the Gupta Empire and Maratha rulers ruled the region. In 1716 CE, the Jat[4] ruler Raja Nandram's son, Bhoj Singh, took over the rule of Hathras from the Rajput rulers. After Bhoj Singh, his son Sadan Singh became the ruler of Hathras, followed by his son Bhoori Singh. It is believed that during the reign of Bhoori Singh the temple of the Lord Balarama was built within the Hathras fort. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was held by Indrajeet Singh Thainua, whose ruined fort (Qila) still stands at the east end of the town. The railway station is named Hathras Qila meaning Hathras Fort. The region was annexed by the British in 1803, but insubordination on the part of the chief necessitated a siege of the fort in 1817.[5] Every year Lakkhi mela is celebrated on Dev Chatt at the Lord Balram Temple popularly known as Dau Baba. The history of Hathras begins after Shri Bhoori Singh when his son Raja Dayaram was crowned in 1775 CE. In 1784 Scindia ruler Madhavrao I Scindia established his regime in the Hathras area.[citation needed]

Archaeological remains of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain culture as well as items from the Shung and Kushan periods were found at many locations in Hathras. Among the archaeological and historical items found are: the fort of Raja Dayaram from the Maurya period located in Hathras town, a 2nd-century BC. brown coloured pot, and Sapt Matrikafalam, a Kushan period clay statue. Veereshwar Mahadev is among the notable old temples in the area. Remains of objects the periods when Shaiv rulers and Naag Rajas dominated the area have been located in numerous, scattered locations.[citation needed] During the period of Nagavanshi Kshatriya Clan Rulers: Nairs Seshavtara lord Balram Ji was of great importance and his temples can be found in the region. Old broken statues which have great archeological value are still worshiped in the Braj region. The archeological remains and statues discovered here are kept in the Mathura Museum. The Jain Temple at Nayaganj tells the story of Jain Culture. Samvat 1548 "Vi." is written on the oldest statues here. More historical objects have been uncovered under the remains of Sikandra Rao, Maho, and Sasni, among others. Remains of statues from the Buddhist period were scattered in places like Sahpau, and Lakhnoo; many were collected and kept in the Muthra Museum and Zila Parishad Office in Aligarh. The Bhadra Kali temple of Sahpau also fall under the category of archeological temples. By writing Ghat Ramayana Sant Tulsi Sahab spread the fame of Hathras to faraway places and his disciples gather in the thousands at his grave at Siyal, Kila Gate, Hathras to express their devotion.[citation needed]

There are many other temples in the area including: Bohrey Wali Devi, Gopeshwar Mahadev, at the city station, Chaubey wale Mahadev, Chinta Haran, Masani Devi, Shri Naath Ji Chamunda Maa temple at Chawar Gate, Lord Varah temple at Dibba Gali, and many temples of Lord Balram. Among rural temples, the temple of Lord Dauji Maharaj Ji is very significant. Garhis, Hawelis and forts whose remains still exist belong to old Jat Jamindars. Nawab Mendu and Sadabad, Haweli of Jamindar of Pilkhuniya, Laakhnu, Phaharpur, and Hasayan can also be included in this category.[citation needed]


Located in Hathras District, Baghraya is one of the largest village in the Hathras district about 8 km Hathras Junction to Jalesar road. It is known for the Baba Jaharveer or Gogaji Temple. The temple is a prototype of Gogamedi. Thousands of people come to the temple in August for the fair and to display their faith in Jaharveer Baba. It is also known for its fifty-one freedom fighters.[citation needed] The population is 99 percent Hindu. Most of the people belong to the Kshatriya clan.[citation needed]

Hathras Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Baghraya. There are 84 villages of the Rajput( Madnawat, Sengar) Community called Chaurasi. Their inhabitants are well educated and financially well off.[citation needed]

After coming under British rule, Hathras rapidly rose to commercial importance. On 19 October 1875, the first train ran between Hathras Road and Mathura Cantonment. Hathras city is now connected by Broad Gauge railway with Mathura Junction, and by a branch with Hathras junction on the North Eastern line.

While the history of the city dates back to ancient times, it also appears[citation needed] that there was an ancient fort in Hathras at the site of the ruins of the modern day fort.[citation needed]

Hathras played a role during India's freedom struggle and is known for its fifty-one freedom fighters. Raja Mahendra Pratap, Munshi Gajadhar Singh, were among the eminent personalities from Hathras during the freedom struggle.


Hathras Junction Railway Station is nearest 4 km railway station. 15 km Located in Hathras District


Hathras Junction Railway Station is near About 3 km. People of the Village of Hathras Junction work mostly in government jobs & business.[citation needed]


Located on the Agra-Aligarh National Highway (No. 509), it is a famous village in the district for two reasons. Firstly, it is a unique village with two Gram Panchayats in a single village (rarely seen anywhere in the state), and secondly it is a village which has given three prominent political figures in the district. The current MLA elected from Sikandra Rao Constituency and a senior BJP leader Mr Birendra Singh Rana is native to this village. The more famous ex-MLA of Samajwadi Party, Mr Devendra Agrawal, also belongs to Bisana. State Level ex-Samajwadi Party leader and ex-MLC, Dr Rakesh Rana, was also born in Bisana. He is the nephew of Birendra Singh Rana and also contested against him in the 2017 UP Assembly Elections.



Hathras was an industrial hub during the British Raj. Cotton milling, knives, asafoetida (a spice also known as "hing"), and Desi Ghee products were the main industries. The last two continue to thrive. Cotton milled at the Purana Mill Compound was exported around the world. The chief articles of commerce are sugar and grain.[5] Hathras is now notable for HoliColour and Gulal skin powders, ready-made garments manufacturing, chemicals, carpet manufacturing, artificial Moonga-Moti pearls, brass, artware and hardware, edible oil, metal handicrafts, and beverages.[citation needed]

Art and culture[edit]

The 'Baghichis' or the gardens of the city are still a rendezvous for evening sittings. Bohrey Wala Bagh named on Bohre Natthi Lal ji was known in Agra Region for its natural environment and Ancient Mahadev Temple and Bohre Wali Devi. A typical feature of almost every bagichi is the akhara or the wrestling ring where juveniles and adults practice various forms of wrestling. As such the city has been always on the country's wrestling circuit and has produced many of the country's top-notch wrestlers or the Pahalwans.

The Laxmi-Narayan Temple was built about one hundred years ago by Lala Jyotiprasadji (Gotewale). He installed the sacred images (murti sthapana) of the Hindu god Narayan and goddess Laxmi on jyeshta sudi panchami according to the Hindu calendar. Every year, a huge function celebrating the anniversary of the temple, and the deities, is organized by the successors of Lala Jyotiprasadji (presently Sanjay Gotewale). The temple celebrates all the Hindu festivals like: Janmashatmi Nandotasava, Holi utsav including smaller occasions like Annakut, and Sankrati Darshan (Khichdi ke Darshan) among others.[citation needed]

Teerthdham Mangalayatan Mandir

The city, owing to its historical cultural background, has numerous temples. Besides them a temple-cum-research complex Mangalaytan has been developed on the Aligarh-Agra Highway. The Mangalaytan complex is one of the largest Jain religious centers of its kind in the country and also houses the Mangalayatan University. Eid is celebrated by the Muslim population.[citation needed]


As of 2011 census, Hathras urban agglomeration had a population of 161,289; 86,028 males and 75,261 females. The literacy rate was 78.05 percent.[6]

Religions in Hathras
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).


Four railway stations serve Hathras: Hathras Junction railway station, Hathras Road railway station, Hathras City railway station, and Hathras Kila railway station.

Malipura, Khair is 48 km from Hathras and Aligarh is 38 km away from Hathras.


Hathras has a number of schools and colleges, including:

  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Agsauli, Hathras
  • Krishna Public School, Vidhyapati Nagar, Hathras
  • Rajendra Lohia Vidya Mandir, Aligarh Road, Hathras
  • Krishna International inter college budhoo Iglas road Hathras
  • Shri Radhe Lal Arya Inter college Hathras jalesar road aihan bilokari hathras
  • Shri K.L.Jain Inter College Sasni Hathras
  • Pilikothi Govt. Girls' School
  • BLS school
  • Kendriya Vidyala
  • M.L.D.V. Inter College
  • Seksaria Sushila Devi Public School
  • Seth Phool Chand Bagla (PG) College
  • Saraswati Degree College
  • Rameshwar Das Agrawal Girls (PG) College
  • SS memorial Degree College
  • Phool Chand Bagla Anglo-Sanskrit Inter College
  • Akrur Inter College Mahow
  • Saraswati Inter College
  • Daulat Ram Barahsaini Inter College
  • St. Francis Senior Secondary School
  • Ram Chandra Girls Inter College
  • Seth Harchararan Das Girls Inter College
  • Adarsh Inter College
  • Government Girls Inter College
  • CLRN Seksaria Inter College
  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir
  • BLS International School
  • S.S.D. Public School
  • R.P.M. Mahavidhyalaya, Kota Road, Hathras
  • Shri Malkhan Singh Mahavidhyalaya, Thulai, Hathras Junction
  • Shri Malkhan Singh Inter College, Thulai, Hathras Junction
  • Sudha Sengar Inter College Hathras Janction.
  • Sri Balbant Singh Sr.Sec.School, Salempur Hathras
  • Kamal Public Jr. High School, Garhi Tamana, Indra Nagar, Hathras
  • vivek pachauri school
  • G.P.G.D inter college chandpa hathras
  • center public inter college nagla dana hathras
  • suraj public school
  • Delhi public school Hathras
  • Shri Balwant Singh Senior Secondary School, Salempur, Hathras
  • Doon Public School, Hathras
  • Raja Mahendra Pratap Inter college, Mursan, Hathras
  • GSAS Inter college, Mursan, Hathras
  • RBS Public School, Nagla Babu, Hathras
  • Bright career public school Ruheri Hathras

Political figures[edit]


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  2. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hathras". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  3. ^ "Weather for Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India". Timeanddate.com. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Hathras". Hathras.nic.in. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hathras" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 63.
  6. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-07.

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