View of Assandh town from the Stupa
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|STD Code 01749, DL Code HR-40|
Archaeological excavations have revealed Painted Grey Ware, associated with the Vedic people of Iron Age India. Assandh is identified with ancient Āsandīvat, a capital of the Kuru Kingdom, which was the first recorded state in ancient India, c. 1200 BCE. Historian Charles Allen has related this town and the Stupa to Asandhimitra, the Chief Queen (Agramahisi) of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka.
The ruins of more-than-2000-year-old nation’s biggest Buddhist Stupa is situated at Assandh.The stupa is 25-metre high and at least 75 metres in diameter raised on an earthen platform. It is built with the help of bricks. This stupa is bigger than the much-famous stupa at Sanchi. According to historians, bricks used to construct this stupa, having a width of more than two-feet, indicate that the history of this monument dates back to more than 2000 years.Therefore, the importance of Assandh in the ancient period can not be ruled out with the presence of the nation’s biggest stupa.
The ruins of this structure is also known as Jarasandh ka Qila/Teela or Jarasandh ka Teela (Fort/Mound of Jarasandh) named after a character of epic Mahabharat, and forms part of the 48 kos parikrama of Kurukshetra.
Assandh had a large Muslims population before 1947. After the 1947, muslims were replace with the Sikhs and Punjabi Khatri refugee migrants from Pakistani Punjab. Now Assandh is growing city of Karnal and upcoming district of Haryana
Panipat was the part of District Karnal till 31 October 1989, which was upgraded as a separate District, including Assandh Tehsil of district Karnal. When the District was reformed on 1 January 1992 Assandh Tehsil was excluded from this District.
There is a Gurudwara and Sanatan Dharm Mandir.
As of 2001[update] India census, Assandh had a population of 41,415. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Assandh has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 58% of the males and 42% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- 1952 - Kasturi Lal - INC
- 1977 - Jogi Ram - JNP
- 1982 - Manphool Singh - LKD
- 1987 - Manphool Singh - LKD
- 1991 - Krishan Lal Panwar - JP
- 1996 - Krishan Lal Panwar - SAP
- 2000 - Krishan Lal Panwar - INLD
- 2005 - Raj Rani Poonam - INC
- 2009 - Pt. Zile Ram Sharma - INC
- 2014 - Sardar Bakhshish Singh Virk - BJP
Notable villages in Assandh TehsilEdit
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