Charkhi Dadri

Charkhi Dadri

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Charkhi Dadri is a town and a municipal committee in Bhiwani district in the state of Haryana, India. The town was made by joining the villages of Charkhi and Dadri after urban development.

Charkhi was founded by Raja Bilhan Singh (a Phogat tribal leader son of Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan), and the name is derived from the local name of old warriors of Jatsangh - kshatriya.

Charkhi Dadri tehsil

Charkhi Dadri is a tehsil with 184 villages and is the largest tehsil in Haryana now. It is located in southeren haryana and is 100&nbsp;km from the national capital Delhi. Folklores have it that Dadri was a lake called Dadar from which it gets its present name. According to another anecdote, the place had a lake which was full of dadur—frog in Sanskrit—from which it derived its current name. It is said that one day Dada Bilhan Singh, descendant of Prithviraj Chauhan, came to this area and saw a cow and lion drinking water side by side and intrigued by this, he went to a nearby cottage where a Mahatma named Swami Dayal lived. Bilhan Singh asked for Mahatma's blessings and advice. Mahatma advised him to Make this place his home and blessed that his family will rule this place in future. Charkhi Dadri (was called dadri earlier before the village Charkhi was merged with it) was also a district (pargana) and a state (riyasat) in the past.Charkhi Dadri is the main market place for all the nearby villages for all their needs...
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