Mahendragarh

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Mahendragarh
महेन्द्रगढ
Town
Mahendragarh is located in Haryana
Mahendragarh
Mahendragarh
Mahendragarh is located in India
Mahendragarh
Mahendragarh
Location in Haryana, India
Coordinates: 28°17′N 76°09′E / 28.28°N 76.15°E / 28.28; 76.15Coordinates: 28°17′N 76°09′E / 28.28°N 76.15°E / 28.28; 76.15
Country  India
State Haryana
District Mahendragarh
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,128
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 123029
ISO 3166 code IN-HR
Vehicle registration HR 34
Website www.mahendragarh.gov.in

Mahendragarh is a town and a municipal committee in Mahendragarh district in the north Indian state of Haryana.[1] It takes only 2 hours to reach Mahendragarh and is 115.0 km away from Gurgaon and comes under National Capital Region (India).[2]

Mahendragarh is a part of the Ahirwal region in which members of the Yadav community dominate.

Geography[edit]

Mahendragarh is located at 28°17′N 76°09′E / 28.28°N 76.15°E / 28.28; 76.15.[3] It has an average elevation of 262 metres (859 feet). Mahendragarh district is bounded on the north by Bhiwani and Rohtak districts, on the east by Rewari district and Alwar district of Rajasthan, on the south by Alwar, Jaipur and Sikar districts of Rajasthan, and on the west by Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts of Rajasthan. It has three tehsils of Narnaul, Kanina And Mahendergarh.

It is named after Maharaja Mahendra Singh of Shekhawati who was the ruler during the Mughal era in 1721-1748. It is situated at the bank of Dohan river (which was a seasonal river), which is at the verge of extinction.

History[edit]

The Thikana of Mahendragarh was granted by Maharaja Mukund Singh of Shekhawati in 1868 to Kunwar Sheonath Singh I, the son of Maharaja Raj Singh II.

Thakurs were:

1. Kunwar Sheonath Singh I (1868-1887)

2. Kunwar Jailsinath Singh (1887-1928)

3. Rajkumar Jainath Singh I (1928-1954)

4. Rajkumar Hajinath Singh (1954-1968)

5. Rajkumar Sheonath Singh II (1968-1992)

6. Shri Sahib Jainath Singh II (1992–Present)

Sahib Adityanath Singh (next)

Education[edit]

With various leading schools and colleges, Mahendragarh has become as the education hub of India. Central University of Haryana[4] has been established in Mahendergarh having campus area of 488 acre. Mahendragarh has various engineering colleges as well. Mahendergarh is hub of international level schools with ultra modern amenities with high class of study level where students from Delhi, Rajasthan, UP, Punjab etc. getting education to achieve their dreams. Mahendergarh has maximum number of education colleges in Haryana state.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[5] Mahendragarh had a population of 60,000. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mahendragarh has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 57%. In Mahendragarh, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Hindus constitute 98% of the population.

In spite of being a district headquarters, there is no administrative office. All the relevant work is done in Narnaul. The very first guggul (Commiphora wightii) vatika (place where medicinal plants are planted) was established here.

Now many government offices have opened in Mahendragarh near Government Boys college in new Court.

Social groups[edit]

According to Haryana District Gazetteers: Mahendragarh Ahirs and Rajputs form the agricultural backbone of the district. However Yaduvanshi Ahirs are in majority in the district.[6][7] Election results are mainly influenced by Ahirs.

Notable personalities[edit]

Temples[edit]

  • Baba jairam dass temple,Pali
  • Baghot dham Shiv Mandir, Baghot
  • Baba Sewadas Mandir, Bihali
  • Mahasar Dham Mata Mandir, Near Ateli
  • Bala ji dham, khalda, Narnaul
  • Baba kesariya Mandir, Mandola
  • Shiv mandir Moda ashram, Mahendergarh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gurgaon per capita income 10 times that of Mahendragarh". Indian Express. 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Mahendragarh, Bhiwani included in NCR". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mahendragarh
  4. ^ http://210.212.129.134/cuh/
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ Haryana District Gazetteers: Mahendragarh - Haryana (India) - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  7. ^ Haryana District Gazetteers: Mahendragarh-page-67