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About Hisar

Hisar (city)

 

 

 

 

 

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From top going clockwise: District Administrative Complex, St. Thomas Church, Fort of Firoz Shah, Sheela Mata Temple and observatory at OP Jindal Gyan Kendra.
From top going clockwise: District Administrative Complex, St. Thomas Church, Fort of Firoz Shah, Sheela Mata Temple and observatory at OP Jindal Gyan Kendra.
Nickname(s): The city of Steel
Hisar is located in Haryana


 

 

 

 

 

Culture

Most of the popular Indian festivals are celebrated in the city, the most important being Diwali, Dussehra, Ram Navami, Janamashtami, Shivratri, Gugga Navami, Holi, Basant Panchami,Teej and Makar Sankranti.

The festivals of Jains, Christians, Sikhs and Muslims are also celebrated.

Agrawal community traces its root to the village of Agroha in Hisar.The Agrawals claim descent from the legendary king Agrasena. Agroha Maha Kumbh is a festival annually held on the Sharad Purnima. Other locally famous deities are Gugga Pir and Sheela Mata.

Sweets are very popular in the district and rural as well as urban people are very fond of eating sweets. Hansi ka Peda carry a mass popularity in and outside the district.

Ghoomar is the primary folk dance performed by people during festivals and other occasions and Saang is the folk-theatre of the region.

Classical Indian vocalist and Padma Vibhushan, Pandit Jasraj is from Hisar. Poets Vishnu Prabhakar (Sahitya Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan awardee), Uday Bhanu Hans (State poet of Haryana) and Bhai Parmanand also belong to Hisar.

 

 

 

 

 

Parks and recreation

 

The oldest park located in the city is the Krantiman Park. It is a part of the St. Thomas Church Complex. The park was built in the 19th century and was then known as Company Bagh. A memorial was placed in the park in the memory of Collector John Wedderburn and 43 other people who were killed during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The park was remodeled in 1983 and was renamed as Krantiman Park.

Another major park located in the city is Madhuban Park situated near the Mahabir Stadium. The park was commissioned in 1972. and houses a swimming pool, children's library and a Kala Kendra.

Located at the centre of the city is Town Park. The park was opened for public in 2000. It was developed and is maintained by Haryana Urban Development Authority. It adjoins the Central Jail and has an artificial waterfall.

O. P. Jindal Knowledge Centre was inaugurated in 2009 in the memory of O. P. Jindal. The centre has a museum, library, herbal park, skating rink and a cafeteria. It also houses a 25-storied 282 feet(85 metre) high steel tower built on the lines of Space Needle, Seattle. The tower is the tallest of its kind inAsia and the second tallest steel tower in the world. Another park developed by the Jindal family is the O. P. Jindal Memorial Park located near the Firoz Shah Fort Complex. Spread across an area of 23 acres, it consists of a Sundial and a 63 metres high flagpole of Tiranga put as a reminiscent to the initiative taken by Naveen Jindal that led to the revision of Flag code of India. This is not to be confused with the Jindal Park situated near Auto Market.

There's also a Deer Park located at the outskirts of the city and maintained by the State Forest Department. It was established in the year 1971. Rare species of endangered animals such as Blackbuck, Chital, Sambar and Nilgai can be found here.

The city also has an artificial lake situated in the Blue Bird Lake and Tourist Resort complex maintained by the Haryana Tourism.


 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisar_%28city%29

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