Naming of Districts of Haryana

Map of Haryana
Map of Haryana

It is a usual practice to name a village or town after a famous personality. In some cases, these places get their names after their founders or a person who lived in these localities. The towns and cities of Haryana are no exception, there are hundreds of cities which are named after some historical or mythological figure. Even, Haryana, itself is named after Lord Hari (Vishnu).

District Named after
Ambala Named after Goddess Amba Bhawani
Bhiwani Named after Bhani Devi
Charkhi Dadri Named after lake Dadri
Faridabad Named after Sheikh Farid
Fatehabad Named after son of Firozshah Tughlaq, Fateh Khan
Gurugram Named after Guru Dronacharya
Jind Named after Temple of Jainti Devi
Karnal Named after Karna
Kurukshetra Named after King Kuru, ancestor of Kaurvas
Mahendragarh Named after King of Patiala Raja Mahendra Singh
Palwal Named after Palawasur, a demon. He was Killed by Balaram, elder brother of Lord Krishna.
Panipat Named after Panini Rishi
Rewari Named after daughter of King Rewat, Rewati
Rohtak Named after son of Queen Taravati, Rohtas
Sonipat Named after Shravan Kumar
Yamunanagar Named after River Yamuna

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