Historical Information on Haryana
Sandwiched between Uttar Pradesh on the
east, Himachal Pradesh on the north, Punjab on the west and Rajasthan
on the south, Haryana is perhaps Indias most ignored and
forgotten state for the tourist.
A mere 30 km from the centre of the Indian capital New Delhi, Haryana
is a fairly new state, coming into being as recently as 1966 as a
breakaway from the imposing Punjab.
But what cannot be forgotten are the glorious battles for the Indian
sub-continent fought on this very soil centuries ago in Panipat, the
glistening ancient Indian heritage and the genesis of the very
foundations of religious Indian scriptures. This is the land that bore
the brunt of the invading Afghan forces for over three centuries,
where armies pitched camps and engaged in gruesome battles for the
riches and vastness of Hindustan.
¤ The Legendary Land
This is the land where the famous Indian epic, the Bhagwad Gita, was
spoken; where the Rig Veda, the oldest and foremost Aryan manuscript,
was composed; where the Mahabharata, the greatest of all wars, was
fought; where Babur routed Ibrahim Lodi to establish the mighty Mughal
dynasty; where Muslims were dethroned and Marathas lost the glory of
Haryana, the land with perhaps the most exciting and gory history in
the world, is a forgotten state -- nobody goes there except the people
who live there!