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.
Prithviraj Chauhan's fort at Taraori
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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.
As of 2001[update] India census, 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.
There are a large number of rice mills and few small-scale industries manufacturing dairy products, honey, soap, detergents etc. Price quotes from Taraori Grain Market are published daily in many newspapers, such as Punjab Kesari.
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
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.
- "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)