The city of Hanumangarh is situated on the banks of the Ghaggar River, (Ancient Sarasvati River). Once known as Bhatner or Bhatnair, the city was founded in 255 AD by King Bhupat. The city was under the control of the Bhati Rajputs clan and was later occupied by Bikaner’s Maharaja Soorat Singh.
Hanumangarh was the kingdom of Bhati dynasty and hence its earlier name was Bhatner. Since the city was won on Tuesday, considered the day of Lord Hanuman, the city was christened as “Hanumangarh”. The area around Hanumangarh is believed to be years old, Hanumangarh has also found a great place in history. Excavations at Kalibangan in the year 1951 supported the fact that the origin of the area hails backs to 5000 years dating to the Indus Valley Civilization. The remains found at the excavations have been kept for public display at the Museum at Kalibangan and National Museum, New Delhi.
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The Bhatner Fort, also known as Hanumangarh Fort is located on the banks of the Gaggar River. The fort was built in 295 AD by Bhupat the son of the King Bhatti of Jaisalmer. One of the oldest forts in India, Bhatner fort has seen the rule of great rulers like Timur, Ghaznavis, Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Akbar, Qutub-ud-din-Aybak as well as the Rathores. The fort is also mentioned in the “Tuzuk- e- Timuri”- the autobiography of Timur and “Ain- i- Akbari”- the book based on the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The fort comprises 52 kunds, which served as main source of water for the battalions inside the fort. The fort is also home to the tomb of the Sher Khan, the nephew of Sultan Ghiyas-ud-din-Balban.
The Temple of Dhuna Shri Gorakh Nathji was made in honor of Lord Shiva, Goddess Kali, Shri Bhairuji and Shri Gorakh Nathji’s Dhuna. Shri Gorakh Nathji was one of the nine siddhas belonging to the Cult of the Naths. The temple comprises the dhuna Shri Gorkah Nath. Made using bricks, cement, lime, and mortar, the temple also shrines an image of three feet high statue of Goddess Kali and statue of Shri Bhairuji and the entire family of Lord Shiva.
Situated on the Hanumangarh - Kishangarh Mega Highway, the Brahmani Mata temple is built on the old Kalloor Fort’s ruins. The temple worships Devi Brahmani-the shakti of Brahma. Every year during Navratras, the Mata Brahmani Mela is held at the temple complex.
The Kalibangan Archaeological Museum was built in 1983 to showcase the excavated from the archeological site of Kalibangan archeological site between 1961 and 1969. The museum comprises three galleries, exhibiting the Pre-Harappan findings and Harappan artifacts.
The Sila Mata or Sila Peer Temple is a site of communal harmony communal harmony and is visited by Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims alike. While the muslims worship the shrine as Sila Peer, the hindus worship it as Sila Mata. At the temple water and milk are offered to the deity, which are believed to cure all skin diseases if applied. A fair is held at the premises on every Thursday.
The Shri Kabootar Sahib Gurdwara was made to mark the historic visit of Guru Gobind Singh-the tenth Sikh Guru, during November in 1706. On his return from Sirsa, Guru Gobind Singh ji made a stopover at this place. When guru ji visited this place many pigeons, (kabooters) used to gather. People used to feed these creatures, and once a sikh follower accidentally stepped on pigeon leading to its death. It was then that Guru ji brought the pigeon brought the pigeon back to life. It was in 1730 that a gurudwara was built on the premises.
The Gurdwara of Shri Sukha Singh Mehtab Singh is a historic gurudwara constructed in the 18th century. The gurudwara was made in honor of Bhai Mehtab Singh and Bhai Sukha Singh-two Singh martyrs. Every year on the eve of Yadgari Jod Mela during Amavasya many devotees visit the gurudwara.