History of Jind
Spiritual Importance of Jind District
The district “Jind” obtained its name from the Goddess of Victory “ Jainti”. It is believed that before the battle of Mahabharata, Pandava rulers offered prayers to the Goddess and constructed a temple to honor her. The reference of the district is made in Mahabharata and the Padam Purana. Jind is considered to be a part of Kurukshetra Bhumi, hence the corporeal remains of the natives of Jind, is not taken to Holy Ganges but is immersed in the holy ponds and canals of the district. The most prominent religious places of Jind are:
- Bhuteshwar Temple
- Somnath Mahadev Temple
- Bankhandi Mahadev,
- Ramharid teerth
- Pind-Tarak Teerth
Historical Importance of Jind
The first occupants of the Jind district were pre-Harappan Chalcolitic agricultural community. The pottery of this group was discovered in many sites such as Anta, Morkhi Beri Khera, Birbaraban, Rani Ran and Pahlwan. The pottery was able to provide a lot of information on the socio-economic life of the community. It is believed that the people lived in mud and thatched roofs and they made things out of terracotta, copper and the pottery was made by wheels.
Jind district was under the influence of different groups and rulers of various Kingdoms. This can be inferred from the various objects that were discovered by archeologists in the region. Objects from each period, have been obtained. Documentation on the history of Jind, has been published in the Imperial Gazette which dates back to the year 1763.A very unique feature of Jind is that it has spiritual structures of different religions, such as Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. This is a character that is uncommon for the other districts of our Nation. Hence people from all over the Country and Globe come to Jind to pay their respects.