January 27, 2022

10 Best Tourist Destinations in Jind

Jind

Top Tourist Attractions in Jind

Jind is a major and historic city in the Indian state of Haryana. Tourists flock to Rani Talab, while religious pilgrims flock to Pandu-Pindara and Ramrai for the holy bath during Amavasya. Jind is known for its numerous temples dedicated to Shiva worship. Raghbir Singh, the monarch of Jind, constructed the Bhuteshvara temple, which is surrounded by a big tank known as Rani Talab.

 Best Places to Visit in Jind

  1. Dhamtan Sahib Gurudwara
  2. Narwana
  3. Pandu pindara
  4. Ram Rai
  5. Bhuteshwar Temple
  6. Uchana
  7. Jayanti Devi Temple
  8. Hansdehar
  9. Safidon
  10. Asvini Kumara Tirtha

The region comprising the Jind district formed the boundary of the holy region of Kurukshetra, and as such, the district contains many holy places associated with tradition or mentioned in religious literature. Many of these locations are mentioned in the Mahabharta, Vamana, Narda, and Padma Purans.

Jayanti Devi Temple

The town, which serves as the administrative centre for the district of the same name, is located on the Ferozpur-Delhi section of the Northern Railway, 123 kilometres from Delhi and 57 kilometres from Rohtak. It is also linked by road to Delhi, Patiala, Chandigarh, and other important state towns.

The town was founded during the Mahabharta period, according to legend. According to legend, the Pandavas built a temple here in honour of Jainti Devi (the goddess of victory) and prayed for victory in their battle with the Kauravas. The town grew up around the temple and was named Jaintapuri (abode of Jainti Devi), which was corrupted to Jind over time.

Raja Gajpat Singh in 1755 seized a large tract of country including the present districts of Jind from the Afghan and made Jind the capital of the state in 1776. He made a fort here in 1775. Later, Sangrur was chosen as capital of Jind State by Raja Sangat Singh (1822 A.D to 1834 A.D)

The town, headquarter of the district of the same name is situated on the Ferozpur-Delhi section of the Northern Railway, 123 kilometers away from Delhi and 57 Kilometers from Rohtak. It is also connected by road with Delhi, Patiala, Chandigarh and other important towns of the state.

Tradition assigns the settlement of the town to the Mahabharta period. According to the legend, the Pandavas built here a temple in honour of Jainti Devi(the goddess of victory) and offered prayers for success in their battle against the Kauravas. The town grew up around the temple and was named Jaintapuri) abode of Jainti Devi) which in course of time corrupted to Jind.

Raja Gajpat Singh in 1755 seized a large tract of country including the present districts of Jind from the Afghan and made Jind the capital of the state in 1776. He made a fort here in 1775. Later, Sangrur was chosen as capital of Jind State by Raja Sangat Singh (1822 A.D to 1834 A.D)

Jind is noted for its numerous temples sacred to the worship of Shiva. Raghbir Singh, ruler of Jind, built a temple known as Bhuteshvara temple, with a large tank around it, locally known as Rani Talab.

 

Bhuteshwar Temple

It has been renovated, and a nearby tourist complex has been built. Other places of worship include Hari Kailash temples, Surya Kund tanks, and JawalaMaleshvaratirath. There is a Shah Walayat shrine where an annual urs is held. There is also a gurdwara dedicated to Guru Teg Bahadur, who stopped here on his way to Delhi.

The town grew quickly after the formation of Haryana and is now a well-equipped town in the state. There is an Arjun stadium, a milk plant, a cattle feed plant, a Bulbul restaurant, and a large grain market in the town. Staying facilities are available at the PWD rest house, the canal rest house, and the market committee rest house. The town has a good supply of schools, colleges, hospitals, and other basic necessities.

 

 

Pandu Pindara

The village is about 6.5 kilometres from Jind on the Jind-Gohana road.

According to legend, the Pandavas offered pinds to their forefathers here, hence the village’s popular name, Pandu Pindara. On SomavatiAmavas, a fair is held.

 

Ramrai

Ramrai is 8 kilometres west of Jind on the Jind-Hansi road.  Ramrai, also known as Ramahrada, is a Kurukshetra region traditional south-west Yaksha. It is associated with the mythological storey of Parsurama, who, after annihilating the Kshatriyas, filled five pools with their blood and worshipped his forefathers there. A bath at Ramahrada tirtha or Sanet tirtha is considered very holy. He is worshipped in an ancient temple in Parsuram.

Dhamtan Sahib (Tehsil Narwana)

It is about 10 kilometres east of Narwana on the Narwana-Tohana road. Dhamtan is an abbreviated form of Dharamsthan (religious place). It is said to be Rishi Valmiki’s ashram and the location of Lord Rama’s Asvamedhayagya. The ninth Sikh guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, stayed here on his way to Delhi, and a fort-like gurudwara was built in his honour. Another gurudwara is known as Manji Sahib.

 

Hansdehar

Tradition associates the location with Rishi Kardam, who spent many years performing penance (tapasys) here. His son Kapilamuni was born here and wrote the Sankhya Shastra. Its name is said to be derived from the legend that Brahma rode here on the back of a hans to attend Kardam Rishi’s marriage (goose). The sacred Saraswati is said to have flowed nearby, and the Pandavas came here to offer pinds to their forefathers. Here is a Shiva temple and the Bindusar tirtha. People come in large numbers to take holy baths in the tank on SomavatiAmavas to worship Shiva.

 

 

Narwana

It is the headquarters of the same-named sub-division and tahsil, and it is accessible by rail and road. It is 37 kilometres northwest of Jind. Narwana is said to be a corrupted spelling of the word Nirvana, which means salvation. There is a tomb dedicated to Sufi Saint HazratGaibi Sahib, who is said to have miraculously vanished into the ground. A tank surrounds the tomb. There is a PWD rest house, a canal rest house, schools, colleges, hospitals, a bus stop, and other basic amenities in the town. The town is located on the Jind-Patiala-Chandigarh road and has a railway station on the Delhi-Ferojpur line. A well-known Dharmarth eyes hospital was built with public funds by Sanyasi Ganesh Nandh. A milk-chilling centre and a large grain market are among the other public conveniences.

 

Safidon

The town serves as the administrative centre for the same-named tahsil. It is located 35 kilometres north-east of Jind on the Hansi branch of the Western Jumna Canal. The location may be the location of Sarpadevi or Sarpidadhi, as mentioned in the Mahabharta and VamnaPuran. It is associated with the snake sacrifice of Janamejaya, Parikshit’s son. The latter died in the struggle against the Nagas of Taxile, which was later avenged by his son Janamejaya, as symbolised in the epic tradition of Sarpasastra (snake sacrifice), which may have occurred at Sarpadevi. Three ancient temples and tirthas of Negesvara Mahadeva, Nagadamni Devi, and Nagashetra can be found here. It has a rest stop, schools, a hospital, and other basic services.

Other Legendary Places

Aside from the locations described on previous pages, there are numerous tirthas mentioned in ancient texts that are located in the district. A description of more significant locations, as well as the legends associated with them, is provided.

 

 

Asvini Kumara Tirtha

It is located 14 kilometres east of Jind in the village of Assan and is associated with the Vedic twin deities Asvins. Tuesday bathing has a sanctifying effect. The Mahabharta, Padma, Narada, and Vamana Puranas all mention it.

Best Time to Visit Jind

Jind appreciates all three seasons: summer, winter, and monsoon. From November to March is the best time to visit Jind.

How to Reach Jind

Air :-

Nearest Airport in Indira Gandhi International Airport

Bus :-

Well connected

Rail :-

Jind Junction railway station is at an elevation of 222 metres (728 ft)

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