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Kanwari Village - A Village Losing its Historical Importance

Kanwari Village - A Village Losing its Historical Importance, naya haryana, नया हरियाणा

29th September 2014

Naya Haryana
Kanwari village is around 25 kms from Hisar on the Hisar-Tosham road. It is an ancient village - one of the few existing villages from the time of the Indus Valley Civilization and dates back to 2500-4000 years. The Bua Kanwari Temple is located on the outskirt of the village, and newlyweds seek blessings here before entering the village. Entering the village is like entering an old world. Time stops still here. So little has changed here in spite of all the modernisation and development of this age.

Bua Kanwari Temple near the entrance of the village

Cows at a cowshed behind the Bua Kanwari Temple

An old man smokes hookah at the Bua Kanwari Temple

Villagers take their buffalos to the Bada Johad pond for a shower each evening. Their lives revolve around their cattle and farms


Pullock cart are still used as a common mode of transport in the village

A house which is believed to be more than 200 years old lay in ruins. There are Indus Valley Civilization excavation sites in Kanwari, but locals don't know the importance of preserving these sites


Houses in the villageIMG_2721

Cattle on the road near Kanwari Village hamper vehicle movement

Kanwari village is an archaeologically important site in the state of Haryana. However, a quick glance on these images tells us a different story. Why so much disgust towards this fading piece of histroy, Mr Chief Minister?





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