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Hisar The Steel City of India

Hisar The Steel City of India

Hisar was founded by a Muslim King, Firozshah Tughlaq in 1354 A.D. ‘Hisar’ is an Arabic word, which means ‘Fort’. The city, which we know today as ‘Hisar’, was originally called ‘Hisar Firoza also Hisar-e-Firoza or in other words, the ‘Fort of Firoz’. But as the days rolled by, the very word ‘Firoza’ was dropped from its original name. Hisar that is famous for its steel industry has many ruins in and around the region. Hisar is one of the important and fast growing urban centers of Haryana, India. It has come up because of location factors. Its location is such that for any development away from the G.T. Road Hisar-Haryana, India draws the attention. People from Punjab and Rajasthan come here for medical treatment, for the purchase of good quality seeds, cows, buffaloes, bullocks and sheep etc.

Asirgarh Fort

Asigarh Fort also called Hansi Fort is located on the eastern bank of Amti lake in Hansi ,Haryana, India. Asigarh Fort It is also well-known as Prithviraj Chauhan’s Fort or ‘Prithvi Raj Chauhan Ka Qila’. Asigarh Fort maintain by the Archaeological Survey of India. Asigarh Fort of swords, from Asi ‘Sword’ and Garh ‘Fort as this was the centre of sword making from the ancient times of Hindu rulers. The records maintained in Talif-e-Tajkara-e-Hansi, written by Qazi Sharif Husain in 1915, state that around 80 forts across the area were controlled from here. An underground tunnel was constructed during the period of Firoz Shah Tughlaq to connect the present Hansi to Hisar. The elaborative gates of the fort have figures of Gods and the walls of the fort are decorated with images of Goddesses, birds and animals.

Barsi Gate

Barsi Gate is located in the south of Hansi, Haryana, India. One of the five main entry gates to the city, the other four are Delhi Gate, Hisar Gate, Gosain Gate and Umra Gate. Barsi Gate has served as the main entrance of city for more than 850 years. Barsi Gate stands on the outer defence wall of the Asigarh Fort. It used to be an entrance gate to the ancient fort of Hansi in its old time. Barsi Gate was built by Sultan Alaud-din Khilji in 1303 AD as per the Persian inscription. Subsequently, it was repaired in 1522 AD during The Govern of Ibrahim Lodhi. Barsi Gate 30 meters in height and its presents a beautiful example of Sultanate architecture.

Agroha Dham

Agroha Dham is a religious place of Hindus situated in the Agroha- Haryana, India. Construction started in 1976 and was completed in 1984. Agroha Dham is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Mahalakshmi and Agrasen Maharaj. Agroha Dham is divided into three wings. Central wing is dedicated to Hindu’s Goddess Mahalakshmi, western wing to Goddess Saraswati and eastern wing to Maharaja Agrasena. Shakti Sarovar is a large pond behind the temple complex. Shakti Sarovar unique feature is that it contains water from 41 rivers of India in 1988. There is a belief that those who bathe in Shakti Sarova are cleansed of all sins. Natural medical center is located near the Shakti Sarovar. Where treatment is done through yoga. An amusement park with a boating site near Agroha Dham. The spiritual atmosphere of the temple provides peace to the heart and mind of the devotees.

Dargah Char Qutab

Dargah Char Qutub is situated in Hansi near Hisar- Haryana, India. The word ‘qutab’ means a saintly person who is an ideal for other people to follow. The great sufi saints or qutabs buried here are Jamal-ud-Din Hansi, Burhan-ud-Din, Qutab-ud-Din Manuwar and Nur-ud-Din. Dargah Char Qutub celebrates the last resting place of these four saints. It is built at the place where Baba Farid used to meditate and offer prayers. Dargah Char Qutub of several other Muslim dignitaries of that period including Mir Alam, Begum Skinner and Mir Tijarah, the chief surveyor of Sultan Hamid-ud-din of Hansi are also located in the Dargah Char Qutub. The tombs were initially located near a small mosque in the city, but later on a larger mosque was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq on the northern side of the Dargah Char Qutub.

Rakhigarhi

Rakhigarhi is one of the five known biggest townships of Harappan civilization on Indian sub-continent. Other four are Harappa, Mohenjodaro and Ganveriwala in Pakistan and Dholavira Gujrat in India. Five interconnected mounds spread in a huge area form the Rakhigarhi’s unique site. Two mounds, out of five, were thickly populated. The archaeological excavations revealed mature Harappan phase represented by planned township having mud-brick as well as burnt-brick houses with proper drainage system. The ceramic industry represented by red ware, which included dish-on-stand, vase, jar, bowl, beaker, perforated jar, goblet and handis. cylindrical seal with five Harappan characters on one side and a symbol of an alligator on the other is an important find from this site.

St. Thomas Church

St. Thomas’ Church is located in Hisar – Haryana, India. St. Thomas’ Church is dedicated to St. Thomas, one of the 12 main disciples of Jesus Christ. St. Thomas Church was built in December 1860. The design and construction of the church imbibes the main features of Victorian style architecture. The main hall of the church, enclosed by 2 ft thick walls, is built over an area of 1325 sq m and can seat approximately 40 people. St. Thomas Church bell was built in Roorki in 1874. The graveyard is located near the entrance to the church. The grave of John Wedderburn, the then collector of Hisar, who was killed along with his family by the rebels during Indian Rebellion of 1857.

How to Reach Hisar

By Air: Hisar does not have an airport of its own and the nearest is the Delhi Airport.

By Train: Hisar is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains. Hisar Junction railway station.

By Road: You can easily get regular buses to Hisar from other major cities of the country.

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