Fatehabad, Haryana

Fatehabad, Haryana

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Fatehabad, Haryana

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Fatehabad (),() is a city and a municipal committee in Fatehabad district in the state of Haryana, India.

History

Aryans at first on the banks of the rivers -the Saraswati and the Drishadvati, and in the course of their expansion covered a wider area of Hisar and Fatehabad. The area was probably included in the kingdom of Pandavas and their successors. Pāṇini mentions quite a few towns of the region-Aisukari, Taushayana (Tohana) and Rori which have been identified with Hisar, Tohana and Rori, respectively2. According to Puranas, the areas of Fatehabad district remained a part of Nanda empire. The discovery of Ashokan pillars at Hisar and Fatehabad shows that the area of the district remained a part of Mauryan empire. The people of Agroha area assisted Chandragupta Maurya in the war against Greeks.After the fall of the Mauryas and Sungas, the Agras along with the Yaudheys-the republican tribes of the region-asserted for their independence. The Agras settled in the region covering Agroha and Barwala. They issued coins from Agroha, the capital headquarters.

As attested by the discovery of coin-moulds and terracottas, the region was a part of Kushan Empire. According to A.S. Altekar, the Yaudheys made a second bid for independence towards the end of the 2nd century AD, came out successful in their venture and succeeded in freeing their home-land and ousting Kushans.This finds support from the Agroha seal1. The early...
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