Abohar

City of Abohar is a municipal center in the state Punjab, North Western India. It is near the boundary with Pakistan. City of Abohar is at 35 km (by a car) to South East from the district center Fazilka and at 53 km (by a train) to North East from city of Sri Ganganagar. The population of the city from the census in 2011 is 145 302 residents.

It is located in a fruitful region, with generous soil and good sources for irrigation.
It is popular with the cultivation of Kinnow ( Kinoo) – a hybrid citrus (tangerine) fruit with high yields.

The region is also famous for its high yields of cotton and different leguminous plants and for the production of mustard.

Abohar Sai Mandir

History of city of Abohar

City of Abohar was established in 12 century by ”Abheraj Bhatti” and he called it ”Abhegarh” ( city Abu Nagar). Later it was renamed to Abohar. At entering in the city are visible the remains from the ancient city Abu Nagar – the ruins of the historical city and the royal palace of Aabu-Chandni.

With city of Abohar is connected one legend from the government of Raja Hari Chand:
In the distant 12 century after Raja Aabu Chandni Abu Nagar was governed by Raja Hari Chand. He had one daughter. She was very brave, she shot well a bow and liked to ride. Raja Hari Chand became sick with leprosy. The palace doctors notified him that he can heal only by the sacred blood from the horses of Panj Peers (The five great saints) from Multan. On the death bed of his father, his daughter decided to go to Panj Peers. She stole all 81 horses of the saints and led them in Abu Nagar, but unfortunately she was late. Raja Hari Chand gave himself up to the disease before his daughter returned. Despite the very polite requests by Panj Peers to return them the horses, the princess denied. Finally the Great saints arrived in Abu Nagar to request for their return personally. Notwithstanding their very humble requests, the proud princess again denied to return the horses to them. The strongly angry Panj Peers used their divine power and destroyed this region. The curse of the Great saints left this region desert.

Under the British government in 1893 city of Abohar seemed like a big hill of sand, covered the ruins of Abu Nagar and with population around 6000 people. 120 years later the city is already approximately 150 000 people.

In 1947, the time of struggle for independence of India, city of Abohar was a center of the bloody conflicts at the Hindu-Muslim riots. Independent India city of Abohar is a municipal center in district of Fazilka, state Punjab.

Location

Famous persons of city of Abohar:

Swami Keshwanand Ji (1883-1972) – Fighter for freedom, Educator and Great social reformer. He was born in village of Magloona, region of Sikar, today’s Rajasthan. He is establisher of many educational institutions. In city of Abohar is situated the established by him Swami Keshwanand Memorial College.

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