Jind-Heart of Haryana

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Jind is a town in Jind District, Haryana state, India. It is one of the oldest districts of Harayana. It is one of the first Sikh Kingdoms. It lies in central Haryana and is the fourth district of the Jat belt (i.e. Sonipat, Rohtak, Hissar, Jind).The city is beautiful. Rani Talab is the major tourist place Pandu-Pindara and Ramrai are the main devotional places attracting devotees for Amaavas bath.

Origin and name

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 the Mahabharata. According to an old saying, the Pandavas built the 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.

Geography

Jind is located at. It has an average elevation of 227 metres (744 feet).

Demographics

As of the 2001 India census, Jind had a population of 136,089. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Jind has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 61%. In Jind, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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