|Founded by||Baba Mukteshwar Puri|
|Named for||Maharaj Koshal|
|• Official||Hindi हिंदी|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-HR|
|Vehicle registration||HR – 43|
|Sex ratio||57:43 ♂/♀|
Kosli is a town and "tehsil" in the Rewari district of Haryana in India. It comes in Ahirwal (a region demoniated by Ahir community). It is situated 80 kilometers South-West from Delhi. Kosli Tehsil is part of National Capital Region.
Kosli is today well known for the high proportion of soldiers and officers it contributes to the Indian Army and other Armed Forces of India as The 'mine of soldiers', and for the number of teachers it contributes to the Haryana education system.
According to Haryana State Gazetteer Kosli was founded in 1193 A.D. by Kosal Dev Singh, the grandson of king of Delhi, as a Chandravanshi Yadav village. Kosal Dev Singh said to have met the sage Baba Mukteshwar Puri, Kosli engaged in meditation at Kosli, which was then under dense shrub jungle. Today it has a small population made up mostly of Chandravanshi Yadav, in particular the gotra Kausaliya.
During British Raj there were as many as about seventy senior commissioned officers and about one hundred and fifty Junior Commissioned Officers in Kosli. 247 soldiers from Kosli participated in the first world war between 1914-1918, and three were decorated with Indian order of merit, 1 military cross, 2 Ashoka Chakras, 1 Mahavir Chakras, 2 Shaurya Chakras, 4 COAS Commendation, 1 police medal.[clarification needed] There are about a hundred military pensioners living there today, including several recipients of different military honours during British rule. A large number of soldiers served in Burma during World War II from this village. Naib commandant Rao Ram Narayan Singh was conferred with the title of Rai Bahadur in 1924. A part of his house served as Officers Mess for 40 years.
Kosli Railway Station is on the Rewari to Bhiwani railway line 30 km from Rewari. Doubling of railway track is in progress at fast pace there after electrification of the entire section is planned very soon. The Ministry of Railways had bestowed the honour to the martyrs[who?] by erecting mementos at station premises. One is related with Lt Col; Rai Singh of kosli awarded Mahavir Chakra for 1967 var at Nathu La in Sino-Indian border dispute A flyover is constructed and operational on the railway line which is said to be second-largest flyover of Haryana.
Kosli town has a mauth or Hindu monastery headed by a Mahant. Every year on the festive day of Holi a fair is organised in this matth in honour of Baba Mukteshwar Puri, Kosli. There is one more fair which is called "Debi ka Mela" by the local people of kosli. This fair was organised on 25 march 2018 (Sunday). people from different villages came in large numbers to visit The Debi Mata and also Baba Mukteshwar Puri Maharaaj. The matha is very old and it the centre of devotion of the people of kosli.
Schools and Colleges
- DAV College (for Girls).
- Government College Kosli.
- Government Senior Secondary School.
- Government ITI.
- V Sr. Sec. School
- RKD Senior Secondary School.
- Suraj Sr Sec School
- RPS school
- Yaduvanshi Shiksha Niketan
- Pathfinder International School
- SKG Sr Sec school
- RRN DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL
- GVM HIGH SCHOOL JHARODA
- "Kosli in Kosli India". India9.com. 2005-06-07. Retrieved 2010-05-14.