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Rohtak

Overview of Rohtak

Rohtak district is one of the 22 districts of Haryana state in Northern India. It is located in the southeast of Haryana and northwest of Delhi, bounded by Jind and Sonipat districts to the north, Jhajjar and Sonipat districts to the east, and Hissar, Sirsa, and Bhiwani districts to the west. Rohtak city is the district headquarters.

Quilla Road is an upmarket place near the old walled city, where people come from all parts of the city and surrounding towns.

History of Rohtak

It is believed that the city's name is of Indo-Aryan origin and is recorded in the Vedas. It was founded by the Rajputs people, and was named Rohtashgarh. Many aryans migrate in this city. The Jats & Rajputs of Rohtak under the leadership of Khokhar , attacked Mahmud Gaznavi and also accompanied Khokhar Jats in 1206 AD against Mohmad Gouri. Subsequently the evolution of the named is traced as "Rohītaka-kula > Rohitaka > Rohtak" and Michael Witzel notes that this accords with the place existing around 500 BC. The same source also suggests that the name may have derived from the tree Rohitaka as well, a tree well known in the area for its superb timber.
 
The ruins of the ancient town at Khokrakot suggest that perhaps the town is as old as Indus valley Civilization as the Minar finds at Khokhrakot are typical of Indus Valley sites. It is also identified with Rohitika, a place mentioned in the Mahabharata It was quite possibly the capital of Bahudhanyaka, the kingdom of Yaudheyas. In the Vinaya of the Mulasarvasti-vadins, Jivaka is represented as taking journey from Taxila in the north west of Bhadramkara, Udumbasa, Rohitaka and Nathura in the Ganga Doab. The ancient highway carried the trade of the ganga valley to Taxila passing through Rohitika to Sakala. The existence of the town during the rule of Kushan is testified by the recovery of Khushana Pillar Capital decorated with carving of winged lions and riders. An example of a lion capital of the 1st or 2nd century AD, it resembles the lion capital in the British museum at London, well known for its inscriptions. The riders on it are similar to the riders on elephant at Karle cave and figures at Sanchi Gateway. It is a significant example of the sculptural art of Haryana towards the beginning of the Christian era. Clay mounds of coins discovered at Khokhrakot have thrown important light on the process of casting coins in ancient India. The coin moulds of the later Yadhyayas of the 3rd or 4th century AD have been discovered in large number here of the same and subsequent dates are several clay sealings. A Gupta terracotta plaque and a head of later date have also been discovered. The town continued to flourish till the 10th century AD as coins of Samanta Deva, the Hindu King of Kabul have been found here.

 

Economy

The economy of the district is primarily agricultural. About 42.19% of the total workers are engaged in agriculture and allied activities, 7.68% in cottage and household industries and the rest in other activities.[citation needed]. Education and health are other emerging sectors in the city. The city hosts the world's leading precision screw manufacturing facilities, which supplies screws to domestic and international markets. The city has dairies and a sugar mill. Rohtak City is also a regional center for textile and gold jewellery making.

Education

The Indian Institute of Management Rohtak was established in 2010. Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak city was established in 1976. There are 22 colleges within the city, including four engineering colleges and two polytechnics for technical education. Recently several educational institutions offering various technical and engineering courses including B.Ed. have come up in the district. Rohtak has one of the best medical colleges in the state, Pt. B.D.S Medical University, which offers all the medical courses including M.B.B.S and B.D.S.

Schools

Schools include Model School, Rohtak, Pathania Public School, D.A.V. Public school, Baba Mast Nath Public School, S.R.S Public School, I.B. School, Indus Public School, Scholars Roseary Sr. Sec. School, M.D.N. Public School, Vidya Bhawan Senior Secondary School, Kidzee School, Vikalp Public School, Shiksha Bharti Senior Secondary School, D.G.V. School, and the Sanskriti School.Many new schools have also been opened, like G.D. Goenka Public School, Shri Ram School, and Delhi Public School.

Rohtak Visiting Place
 
Welcome to Rohtak
 
Rohtak is a district in the Indian state of Haryana. Traditionally, it is named after Raja Rohtash in whose days city is said to have been built. It is also claimed that the town derives its name from the Roherra (Tacoma undulate) tree called Rohitaka in Sanskrit. It is said that before the town came into existance, it was the site of a forest of Rohitaka trees and hence its name became Rohtak. The city can feel proud for having one of the highest number of dairies in India and Asia's largest cloth market. The Rewri and Gajjak (both Indian Sweet) of Rohtak is famous all over India as well as many places in abroad.
 
Durga Bhawan Mandir, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Tilyar Lake, Bhindawas Lake, Mahem are some near by attraction in the district. The natural beauty and calmness in the district are quite relaxing that one can spend holidays here.
 
Famous Places in Rohtak
 
Asthal Bohar
 
Asthal bohar is stuated 6-7 Km east of Rohtak city on Rohtak-Delhi Road. The place is known for its math(cloister) and ancient finds sculptured stone idols. According to a legend, Pooran Bhagat of Sialkot and disciple of Guru Gorakhnath, came hare and founded this place. After being neglected, the Math was revided in 1791 or so,when Baba Mast Nath came here. Now here are Ayurvedic Degree College, Free Hospital, Business Management Institute, Engineering College and other institutions being run by Math.
 
Durga Bhawan Mandir
 
Durga Bhawan Mandir is one of the famous temple in Rohtak. It is the temple of 'Goddess Durga' which is the Hindu Goddess. The carving and sculptures are quite captivating in the Rohtak.
 
Gokaran Tank
 
An old, mythical tank called Gaokaran tank is a complex of structures and includes temples of Shiva, Devi and Hanuman in addition to a dharamshala and a park close at hand.
 
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
 
This Gurdwara is dedicated to the Ninth Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji. He came here in 1675 while going from Jind to Delhi. He stayed at this place for a few days. A well that existed at the time of his visit is also present but has been filled up now.
 
 
Khokrakot
 
The ruins of the ancient town at Khokrakot prove that perhaps the town is as old as Indus valley Civilization as the Minar finds at Khokhrakot are typical of Indus Valley sites.
Clay mounds of coins discovered at Khokhrakot have thrown important light on the process of casting coins in ancient India. The coin moulds of the later Yadhyayas of the 3-4 century A.D. have been discovered in large number here of the same and subsequent dates are several cly sealings. A Gupta terraacota plague and a head of later date have also been discovered.
 
Meham
 
Meham is an ancient village in Rohtak District. It has connection with 'the Mahabharat Era'. Initially it was known as Mehamadabad and later become famous as Meham. Present city is developed on remains of thrice destroyed ancient 'Mehamadabad'. Meham is located on a small mountain like (high) place. It's famous that this city have been destroyed thrice by foreigner attack. Ancient monuments in the town includes a bain or baoli(well with steps leading to it) and two mosques i.e. jama Masjid and Pirzada Masjid. The baoli is having 101 steps and has suits of rooms neer the well. An inscription on a marble slab records the fact that it was made by Sidu, a chobdar in A.D.1656-57. It is made of Kankar ( Gravel) and sand stone.
The new baoli is towards the south of the town, while the old one is towards east. the jama Masjid,was constructed in the time of Humayu in A.D.1531, as seen from the inscription under the pulpit stairs. The pirzada Masjid is a small Masjid towards south of Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid in Meham has now been turned into a gurudwara for the Sikhs in true secular fashion.
 
Myna
 
Myna tourist resort lies in the town of Rohtak. Renovations and modern structures have brought exclusive tourist facilities for residents. 2 km out of Rohtak town.
 
Splash Water Park
 
Splash Water Park is nestled in natural beauty with a backdrop of cooling shelter of trees. An idyllic hideaway, SPLASH offers matchless excitement and promises a whole lot of fun time with water slides, stimulated Rain Dances and Wave Pool!! It brings you a variety of ultramodern water slides and rides that enthrill you and dips you in ecstatic Splash experience. A polloution free atmosphere combined with international standards of safety provides absoloute privacy to couples and family and is a suitable venue to spend some quality time with your loved ones!!
 
 
Tilyar Lake
 
Tilyar Lake is one of the major tourist attractions in the Indian state of Haryana. It is an important picnic spot in Rohtak District of Haryana. The lake lies in a 132-acre area and forms an integral part of the tourist setup, making it one of the greenest stretches in the adjoining area. The spacious lawns and the scenery on view make this resort a great place to relax. It is also an excellent spot for watching a variety of birds that flock on the little island located in the middle of the lake.
The lake forms an integral part of the area making it one of the greenest stretches. There is provision for adventure sports such as kayaking and boating, which attract a large number of tourists, especially on weekends and holidays. Other facilities on the banks of the lake include a rest house, gift shop, angling in the lake, children's park, and a filling station.
 
 
Other Places
 
Ghani Pura Gurudwara, Jagdish Mandir, Bajrang Bhawan Mandir, Shiv Parvati Mandir, Baba Laxman Puri Ji Dera etc.
 

Map of Rohtak
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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