Hathras

Hathras

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Hathras (Hindi हाथरस, Urdu ہاتھرس) is a city and a municipal board in Hathras district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the Hathras district that was created on 3 May 1997 by incorporating parts of Aligarh, Mathura and Agra districts. It forms a part of Aligarh Division. Hathras district was recently renamed Mahamaya Nagar.

Hathras lies within the Braj region in Central or Middle Doab, associated with the epic Mahabharata and Hindu mythology. The principal spoken language is Hindi. Its dialect Braj Bhasha which is closely related to Khariboli is spoken in this region.

Geography

Hathras is located at . It has an average elevation of 178&nbsp;metres (584&nbsp;feet). It is situated on Agra - Aligarh and Mathura- Bareilly Highways crossing. Temperature Variations are extreme

History

No documentary proof is available for when this town was built and who populated it. The Kushan, the Gupta, Rajput and Maratha rulers ruled over the region. In 1716 CE nearby Jaat ruler Raja Nandram’s son Bhoj Singh took over the rule of Hathras from the Rajput rulers. After Bhoj Singh, his son Sadan Singh became the ruler of Hathras followed by his son Bhoori Singh. It is believed that during the reign of Bhoori Singh the temple of the Lord Balarama was built in the fort of Hathras. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was held by a Jat chieftain...
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