Jind is one of the largest and oldest cities in the Indian state of Haryana. Rani Talab is the main destination for tourists while Pandu-Pindara and Ramrai are the main religious spots, attracting devotees for the holy bath during Amavasya.
|Named for||Jayanti Devi|
|• Body||Municipal Committee, Jind|
|• Member of the Legislative Assembly (India)||Mr. Krishan Lal Middha|
|Elevation||227 m (745 ft)|
|• Density||440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, [English],]|
|• Regional||Haryanvi (Western Hindi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Railway station code|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-HR|
|Vehicle registration||HR-31, HR-56 (Commercial)|
|Nearest capitals||New Delhi, Chandigarh|
|Sex ratio||911 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Sonipat|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Jind City|
|Planning agency||HUDA(Haryana Urban Development Authority)|
|Civic agency||Municipal Committee, Jind|
|Precipitation||550 millimetres (22 in)|
Jind was named Jayantapura after the lord of victory Jayant (Indra), whom Pandavas worshipped before the Mahabharata war. According to oral tradition, Pandavas built the Jayanti Devi Temple in honour of Jainti Devi (the goddess of victory, a feminine representation of Indra). They offered prayers for success and then started a battle against Kaurava. The town was built around the temple and named Jaintapuri (Abode of Jainti Devi) which was later renamed to Jind.
Jind is listed in the Ain-i-Akbari as a pargana under the sarkar of Hisar, producing a revenue of 5,401,749 dams for the imperial treasury and supplying a force of 4000 infantry and 500 cavalry. Under its entry, the author Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak mentioned the Hindu temple in the nearby village of Pandara.
Maharaja Gajpat Singh, the great-grandson of Phul Singh and the founder of the Phulkian Misl, established an independent Sikh kingdom by seizing a large tract of the country with Sikh armed forces, which included the territory occupied by the present district of Jind from the Afghan governor Zain Khan in 1763. In 1775, Maharaja established Jind as the capital of the state in 1776. Sangrur was chosen later as the capital of Jind State by Raja Sangat Singh (reigned 1822 to 1834). After independence, Jind State was merged with the Indian union and the territory of the district became part of the Sangrur district of the Patiala and East Punjab States Union on 15 July 1948. On 1 November 1966, Sangrur district was divided in two and the Jind and Narwana tehsils were merged to form the Jind district. This was one of the seven districts of the newly formed Haryana state. The Jind tehsil was bifurcated further into two tehsils: Jind and Safidon in 1967.
Jind is located at  It has an average elevation of 227 metres (744 feet). The Sonipat district is located in the east; the southern districts are Rohtak and Bhiwani; Hisar is located in the west, and the Kaithal district is located in the north..
As of 2011[update], the Indian census reported that Jind city had a population of 166,225. Males and females constituted 53.3% and 46.7% of the population, respectively. The sex ratio was measured at 877 compared to the national average of 940. The sex ratio for the zero to six year age group was at 831, which was lower than the national average of 918. Jind had an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 64.3%. Male literacy was at 80%, while female literacy was at 67%. In Jind, there were 18,825 children under six years of age who made up 11.3% of the population in 2011. Haryanavi, Hindi and Punjabi are the languages spoken by most of the people.
There are many schools and colleges in Jind which include specialist institutions for subjects such as engineering and management. Govt. PG College and Hindu Kanya Girls Colleges are popular colleges in Jind.
- Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University
- Jind Polytechnic College
- Indus Institute of Engineering and Technology
- Haryana Agriculture and Training Institute
- NIELIT (Classic Computers)
- Tally Institute of Learning
- Government P.G. College
- Priyadarshini Women College
- C.R Kishan College
- Hindu Girls College
- Govt College Alewa, Jind
- Govt College Julana, Jind
- Techno India Teachers Training School, Jind
- Government Senior Secondary School
- S D School
- Maharaja Senior Secondary School
- Nav Durga Senior Secondary School
- DAV Centenary Public School
- Moti Lal Nehru Public School
- Ekta High School
- Indus Public School, Jind
- Lord Shiva Senior Secondary School
- Techno India Public School Jind
- Jai Surya High School
- Guru Dronacharya Public School, Jind
- Delight High School, Jind
- Govt. Sr. Secondary School Roopgarh
- Saraswati Vidya Mandir
- PARJAPATI ORGANISTATION
- Christ Raja Convent School
Railways and RoadwaysEdit
The Jind Junction railway station is a railway junction on the Delhi-Rohtak-Narwana-Jakhal section of Delhi-Fazilka line that connects Delhi to Punjab. Other railway lines are Jind-Safidon-Panipat and Jind-Gohana-Panipat. A new upcoming railway line is Jind-Narnaund-Hansi. Trains that stop at Jind Junction, Jind City, Narwana Junction railway stations connect to other Indian cities.
Some of the trains are:
- 11449/11450 Jabalpur Jammu Tawi Express (Jabalpur — Jammu Tawi)
- 12137/12138 Punjab Mail (Mumbai Cst — Firozpur Cantt)
- 12455/12456 Shri Ganganagar - Delhi S Rohilla AC SF (Shri Ganganagar — Delhi)
- 12481/12482 Intercity Exp (Old Delhi – Shri Ganganagar)
- 13007/13008 U A Toofan Exp (Shri Ganganagar — Howrah)
- 14035/14036 Dhauladhar Exp (Pathankot — Delhi)
- 15609/15610 Avadh Assam Exp (Lalgarh Junction — Gauhati)
- 16031/16032 Andaman Exp (Chennai Central — Jammu Tawi)
- 16317/16318 Himsagar Exp (Jammu Tawi — Kanyakumari)
- 16687/16688 Navyug Exp (Mangalore Central — Jammu Tawi)
- 19023/19024 Janata Exp (Mumbai Central — Firozpur Cantt)
- 12033/12034 New Delhi - Ludhiana
- 12043/12044 New Delhi - Moga
- 12047/12048 New Delhi - Bathinda
Jind is also well connected by the road network. Privately owned buses run short routes from Jind to Kaithal, Narwana, Panipat, Bhiwani, Rohtak, Safidon, and Pundri. Long route buses also originate and terminate there. It is located on the busy route of Delhi to Patiala and on National Highway 71. Some examples of bus routes are:
- Jind to Hisar
- Jind to Kaithal
- Jind to ISBT Delhi
- Jind to Amritsar
- Jind to Panipat
- Jind to Gurgaon
- Jind to Chandigarh
The nearest airport is IGI Airport, New Delhi approximately 140 km away from Jind.
Tourist sites and places for pilgrimage in Jind include:
- Bhuteshwar Temple at Rani Talab, Jind.
- Ramrai Village In Jind, Ramahrid Tirth Parashuram Mandir
- Baba Gaibi Sahab Mandir Bhongra
- Baba Gaibi Sahab Mandir Roopgarh
- Baba Mansnath Temple at Chhattar
- Mata Mansa Devi Mandir, (Somanāth), Safidon Gate
- Herbal Park, Gohana Road
- Ekalavya Stadium, Jind
- Arjuna Stadium, Jind
- Dhanda Kheri Village Talab
- Rani Talab, Jind
- Ashwini Kumara Tirtha Assan
- Bhuteshwara Temple
- Baba Ponkar Temple (Ponkar Kheri)
- Jayanthi Devi Tempele
- Munjavata Tirtha
- Pindara Tirtha (in series of 48 kos parikrama of Kurukshetra)
- Pushkara Tirtha (Ponkar Kheri)
- Ramsar Tirtha (Kuchrana Kalan)
- Vanshmoolak Tirtha (Barsola)
- Varaha Tirtha
- Yakshini Tirtha
- Dada Khera (Jajwan)
- Bitha Mandir Naguran
- Jamani jamdagni rishi mandir (prachin Tirtha Sthal)
- Gurudwara Shri Guru Tegbahadur Sahib
- Dada Khera (Dhanda Kheri)
- Shiv Mandir (Dhanda Kheri)
- Shiv Mandir (Sangatpura)
- Baba Jitgiri Ji Mandir Kakrod
- SHIV YUVA CLUB BANIYA KHERA
- Haryana Samvad Archived 29 November 2018 at the Wayback Machine, Oct 2018, p44-46.
- Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak; Jarrett, Henry Sullivan (translator) (1891). The Ain-i-Akbari. Calcutta: Asiatic Society of Bengal. p. 294. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
- "Maps, Weather, Videos, and Airports for Jind, India". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
- "View Population". Censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
- "Arya College of Education". Jind govt official website.
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