Taraori

Taraori, or Tarori or Tarawari, as it is sometimes called in the local dialect, is a town (Municipal committee) in Nilokheri Tehsil of Karnal district in the Indian state of Haryana. It is situated off NH-1, 14 km north of Karnal. The name Taraori derives from the word Tarai.

Taraori

Tarain, Tilawri[1]
city
Prithviraj Chauhan's fort at Taraori
Prithviraj Chauhan's fort at Taraori
Taraori is located in Haryana
Taraori
Taraori
Location in Haryana, India
Taraori is located in India
Taraori
Taraori
Taraori (India)
Coordinates: 29°47′N 76°56′E / 29.78°N 76.94°E / 29.78; 76.94Coordinates: 29°47′N 76°56′E / 29.78°N 76.94°E / 29.78; 76.94
Country India
StateHaryana
DistrictKarnal
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total25,945
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
132116
ISO 3166 codeIN-HR
Vehicle registrationHR 05(Private) & HR 45(Commercial)
Sex ratio747:1000 /
Websitewww.taraori.in

HistoryEdit

It was at Taraori that in 1191 the Hindu Rajput army under Prithviraj Chauhan defeated the invading army of Muhammad of Ghaur at the First Battle of Tarain. The following year, Ghauri invaded again and defeated Prithviraj's forces here, at the Second Battle of Tarain. A wall around the fort is now in a dilapidated condition. A mosque and a tank, said to be the works of Aurangzeb, are still in existence.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[3] Taraori had a population of 22,205. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Taraori has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 56%. In Taraori, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Most of the population works in agriculture, particularly in the production of basmati rice.[citation needed]

EconomyEdit

There are a large number of rice mills and few small-scale industries manufacturing dairy products, honey, soap, detergents etc.[citation needed] Price quotes from Taraori Grain Market are published daily in many newspapers, such as Punjab Kesari.

EducationEdit

There are many schools/COLLEGES in the town, including:

  • Saraswati Public School
  • Saraswati Public School (Pakhana)
  • Pratap Public School
  • S.M.S Memorial Public School
  • Geeta Modern Senior Secondary School
  • Geeta Vidya Mandir
  • Narsingh Dass Public School
  • Sh. Bhramahmrishi Vidya Mandir (convent)
  • SIRI GURU TEG BAHADUR PUBLIC SCHOOL & COLLEGE
  • GOVT ITI
  • MINERWA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
  • GOVT GIRLS COLLEGE
  • HOLY CHILD AUXILIUM SCHOOL

Places to visitEdit

Aside from its fort, Taraori has a [[gurudwara of Guru Teg Bahadur, the 9th Guru of the Sikhs, called Shishganj Sahib Gurudwara.

Sarv Mano Kamna Sidh shri Lakshmi Naryan Mandir Lord Vishnu

Historical Shahi Jama Maszid of Mugal Period.

There is a Common Service Center ( CSC Taraori) situated near Karnali Gate Parking.

GeographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.120816/2015.120816.Leter-Mughals-Vol-1-Amp-2-Bound-In-One_djvu.txt
  2. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=64751
  3. ^ "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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)