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Jind at a Glance

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 Mahabharta. According to an old saying the Pandavas built a 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.

Location & Boundaries of the district.

The district lies in the north of Haryana between 29.03’ and 29.51’ north latitude and 75.53’ and 76.47’ east longitude. On its east and northeast lie the districts of Panipat, Karnal and Kaithal respectively. Its boundary line on the north forms the inter-state Haryana- Punjab border with Patiala and Sangurar districts of Punjab across it. In the west and southwest it has a common boundary with district Hisar & Fatehabad and in its south and southeast lies the district of Rohtak and Sonipat respectively.

Other major towns in the district of Jind are Narwana, Safidon, Uchana, Julana and Pillukhera . Jind district has also a very religious respect. There are very famous temples in Jind .

District Jind is comes into existence on 01.11.1966 comprises with three Sub-Divisions i.e Jind, Safidon, Narwana and 10 Police Stations. This district has its border with Hisar, Bhiwani, Rohtak, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat and District Sangrur of Punjab State.