ⓘ Haryanvi people. Haryana has been inhabited since pre-historic period. During the Bronze Age period Haryana was part of Indus valley civilization. Rakhigarhi, B ..


ⓘ Haryanvi people

Haryana has been inhabited since pre-historic period. During the Bronze Age period Haryana was part of Indus valley civilization. Rakhigarhi, Bhirrana are oldest sites of Indus valley civilization. Haryana was part of Kuru Kingdom during 1200 BCE.

Pushyabhuti dynasty ruled Haryana region in 7th century with its capital at Thanesar. Harsha was a prominent king of the dynasty. Tomara dynasty ruled the Haryana region in 10th century.

In 1398, Timur attacked and sacked the cities of Sirsa, Fatehabad, Sunam, Kaithal and Panipat.

Hem Chandra Vikramaditya claimed royal status after defeating Akbars Mughal forces on 7 October 1556 in the Battle of Delhi. The area that is now Haryana has been ruled by some of the major empires of India. In the First Battle of Panipat 1526, Babur defeated the Lodis. In the Second Battle of Panipat 1556, Akbar defeated the local Haryanvi Hindu Emperor of Delhi, who belonged to Rewari. Hem Chandra Vikramaditya had earlier won 22 battles across India from Punjab to Bengal, defeating Mughals and Afghans. Hemu had defeated Akbars forces twice at Agra and the Battle of Delhi in 1556 to become the last Hindu Emperor of India with a formal coronation at Purana Quila in Delhi on 7 October 1556. In the Third Battle of Panipat 1761, the Afghan king Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas.

Haryana state came into existence on 1 November 1966 after the Punjab Reorganisation Act 1966 passed.


1. Culture


Haryana is agricultural state known for producing foodgrains such as wheat, barley, pearl millet, maize, rice and high-quality dairy. Daily village meal in Haryana consist of a simple thali of roti, paired with a leafy stir-fry saag in dishes such as gajar methi or aloo palak, condiments such as chaas, chutney, pickles. Some known Haryanvi dish are green choliya green chickpeas, bathua yogurt, bajre ki roti, sangri ki sabzi beans, kachri ki chutney wild cucumber and bajre ki khichdi. Some sweets are panjiri and pinni prepared by unrefined sugar like bura and shakkar and diary. Malpua are popular during festivals.

Folk music

Folk music is integral part of Haryanvi culture. Folk song are sung during occasion of child birth, wedding, festival, and Satsang singing religious songs.


2. Notable People

  • Babita Kumari, wrestler
  • Saina Nehwal, Badminton player
  • Juhi Chawla, Actress
  • Arvind Kejriwal, Politician
  • Ritu Phogat, wrestler
  • Mahavir Singh Phogat, wrestler
  • Sunil Grover, Actor and Comedian
  • Anangpal Tomar, King of Haryana
  • Dushyant Chautala, Politician
  • Jat Mehar Singh Dahiya, poet and freedom fighter
  • Ramdev, Yoga guru
  • Gajendra Phogat, Singer
  • Sushil Kumar, wrestler
  • Yogeshwar Dutt, Wrestler
  • Sakshi Malik, wrestler
  • Vinesh Phogat, wrestler
  • Hemu, King
  • Baje Bhagat, poet and writer
  • Bansi Lal, Politician
  • Randeep Hooda, Actor
  • Geeta Phogat, wrestler
  • Rajkummar Rao, Actor
  • Priyanka Phogat, wrestler
  • Vijender Singh, boxer
  • Virender Sehwag, Cricket Player
  • Mallika Sherawat, Actress
  • Dayachand Mayna, Poet and freedom fighter
  • Subhash Chandra, Media person and Politician