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Sirsa,The Oldest City of North India 

Introduction 
Sirsa is one of the oldest city of North India which is situated in the state of Haryana. It is a town in the westernmost region of the state, bordering Punjab and Rajasthan. It is widely believed that it derived its name from Sairishaka, the ancient name allocated to it in the famous epic, the Mahabharata. The city of Sirsa functions as the administrative headquarters of the district, and used to be called Sarsuti or Sirsapattan in ancient times. Sirsa is home to several industries such as Seed Processing, Milk Chilling, Wrapping Papers, Rice Shelling, Chemicals, Agriculture Implements, Iron and Steel Fabrication, Leather Goods, and many more. The common languages spoken in Sirsa are Hindi, a regional dialect of Hindi called Bagri, and Punjabi. Popular Hindu festivals like Vasant Panchami, Dusshera, and Teej are celebrated here with aplomb and innate devotion.

History
The name of the district is derived from its headquarters Sirsa. It is said to be one of the oldest places of North India and its ancient name was Sairishaka, which finds mention in Mahabharata, Panini'Ashatadhayayi and Divyavadan. In Mahabharata, Sairishaka is described as being taken by Nakula in his conquest of the western quarter. It must have been a flourishing city in the 5th century B.C. as it has been mentioned by Panini.

Tourism
Sirsa is a developing tourist destination. It is Well connected to neighbouring areas by road and rail. There are many tourist places in sirsa are Dera Sacha Sauda, Radha Swami Satsang Ghar, Ram Dev Mandir Hanuman temple and many more.

Places To Visit 

Dera Sacha Sauda
Dera Sacha Sauda is one of the famous tourist place in Sirsa. It is located on the sirsa-Begu road. the Dera was set-up by Shah Mastana a Saint in 1948. He had a large following of all caste and laid special stress on chanting the name of God, Service of the Humanity and Austere life.

Radha Swami Satsang Ghar
Radha Swami Satsang Ghar is located in the village of Sikandarpur which is situated at a distance of 5 kms away from the Sirsa City. Satsang is arranged regularly here and every year a grand Satsang is organized in the month of March-April. Devotees from far off cities gather here to attend the Satsang program. Free Lungar is arranged for all the visitors.

Hanuman Temple
Hanuman Temple is one the most famous temple which is located in the Nagria Village of Sirsa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and people from all over the city visit the temple especially on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Devotees give offerings to the poor and seek the blessings of the God.

Tomb Of Khwaja Pir
Tomb Of Khwaja Pir is one of the most famous Historiacal monument in Sirsa. It was built in the 13th century and also in the memory of Khawaja Abdul Shankar. A mosque is also built near the tomb in the 16th century. The tomb and the mosque both are in a ruined state today. Guru Nanak Dev is said to have stayed here for 40 days at the Tomb alongwith his disciples Bala and Madana.

Town Park
Town Park is one of the most beautiful garden which is situated in the city of Sirsa. It is famous for walkers and for children to play. The park is also known as Tau Devi Lal Park and is very well maintained with all amenities. There are a large number of visitors come here every day especially on holidays and Sundays.

Area4,277 kmĀ²
Population1116649
LanguageHindi, Punjabi, English
Pin Code125055

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