Jind Travel Guide

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Jind (Hindi: जींद) (Punjabi: ਜੀਂਦ) is a town in Jind District, Harayana state, India. It is one of the oldest districts of Haryana. It is one of the first Sikh Kingdoms. It lies in central Haryana and is the fourth district of Jat belt (i.e Sonipat, Rohtak, Hissar, Jind).City is clean. Rani Talab is main tourist place and Pandu-Pidara and Ramrai are the main devotional places attracting devotees for Amaavas bath.

The town was the centre of the princely state of Jind. The royal family are Sikhs of the Sidhu gotra and the Royal gotra also Chahal in many villages (Baroda, Barodi, Alewa).

The district derives its name from its headquarters town Jind that is said to be a corruption of Jaintapuri. It is also said that this town had been founded at the time of Mahabharta. According to an old saying the Pandavas built Jayanti Devi Temple in honour of Jainti Devi (the goddess of victory), offered prayers for success, and then launched the battle with the Kauravas. The town grew up around the temple and was named Jaintapuri (Abode of Jainti Devi) which later on came to be known as Jind.

 

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