Kaithal is a city in the state of Haryana that mentions both the Indian epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, a spiritually backward city which has a lot of history. It is said that it was founded by the greatest Pandava king Yudhishthira. Nazia Sultana, India was assassinated in the early thirteenth century. Razia Sultana s tomb still exists in Kaithal. It was then in the eighteenth century that the city passed into the hands of Desu Singh, the brother of the Sikhs, and has been ruled by his descendants, the brothers of Kaithal who were the most powerful. Even today there are 108 Shiva temples in Kaithal.
India s first female ruler is also associated with Razia Begum. An important city during the rule of Akbar, it is situated near the Bidkir lake. A fierce battle ensued between Makbara, Sultan Iltutmish of Delhi and Razia Sultan of Delhi. She was allegedly murdered on November 13, 1240, along with her husband Ikhtiar Din Altamia. Remains exist on the western periphery of the city. There is also a mosque near his grave. Gyarah Rudri Temple, the town s Gyarah Rudri temple of Lord Shiva is also famous for its architecture and according to Hindu stories, Lord Krishna built nine kundas during the Mahabharata war to please the Navagraha of the Pandavas.
King Yudhishthira prayed here with Lord Krishna. The Felgu tank is a sacred site built in honor of the sage Phelgu, who meditated here, and the Pundri tank is for the Mahabharata period. Baba Shah Kamal Qadri s Dargah, The Jawahar Park here symbolizes Hindu-Sikh-Muslim unity. Every Thursday thousands of devotees pay obeisance to Baba. The brick temple, believed to have been ruled by a king named Shalivahana in the 7th century AD. Built of carved bricks, the highest point culminates in a shikara (peak). And is joined in the manner of a bee. Some temples are scattered around, such as the Saraswati temple, the Kapil Muni temple and the Baba Narayan Das temple. The tombs of Shah Vilayat, Sheikh Shihabuddin, Shah Kamal and Bidkir Lake are worth visiting.
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