Culture & Heritage

Kaithal came to existence as district of Haryana in 1989. Kaithal district is situated in the North- West of the state. Its North-West boundaries which include Guhla- Cheeka is attached to Punjab State. It has Kurukshetra in North. Kaithal is attached to Jind in South and to Karnal in East. Myths say that Kaithal was established by Lord Yudhistra during Mahabharta era. Hanuman, the head of Lord Rama’s ‘wanar Sena’ is supposed to born in Kaithal. The famous ‘Anjani Ka Tilla’ in the name of Hanuman’s mother is also situated in Kaithal the historical monuments as the cultural heritage reflect its ancient prosperity. Kaithal District possesses rich cultural and historical heritage and surrounded by seven ponds and eight gates. Kaithal has been a famous market of Uttar Pradesh since ancient times. People of Kaithal have been a significant and struggling role since the empire of Mughals and Pathans. Famous Mangol intruder Changej Khan came to India. Many Saiyad resided in Kaithal during this era and soon became the centre of these scholars and councilors. Famous Historian jiaulldin himself was impressed from these Saiyads of Kaithal.

Craft work hailing from Kaithal are fairly simple but beautiful, and these arts and craft practises are mostly done by the locals during their time off in the fields. Handlooms, upholstery, rugs, woodcarving and pottery are most common handicrafts of the region. The region also has a rich tradition of folk dance and music. Dance forms such as Ghoomar and Khoria are famous among women while men perform a dance called Dhamal during harvest and a holi-specific dance called phag. Apart from this, saang, a folk theatre form is also famous in Kaithal and it shows the talent of the locals.