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HISTORY

The History of the district Rewari is contemporary to the history of Delhi. During MAHABHARTA period there was a king named Rewat He had a daughter whose name was Rewati. But the king used to call her Rewa lovingly. The king founded and established a city named “Rewa wadi” after the name of her daughter. Later on Rewa got married with Balram, elder brother of Lord Krishna and the king donated the city “Rewa wadi”as dow ry to her daughter. Later the city Rewa wadi became REWARI.

During the rule of Mughlas a “VANIK” named Hemu of Rewari became chief of Army and Prime minister of SOOR-SAMRAJYA. On decay of this SAMRAJYA he became ruler of Delhi and known by the name “HEM CHANDER VIKRMADITYA”. He could rule for very short period and sacrificed his life on Nov. 5, 1556 in the second battle of Panipat while fighting against Mughlas.

During the rule of Mughla Rewari was the part of Delhi territory. In the SAVTANTRTA-SANGRAM of 1857 “Rao Tula Ram & Krishan Gopal “ of Rewari fought aggressively against the British rule with the help of “Samrat Bahadur Shah Zafar” and there was a movement when they brought the British rule to an end in Rewari. But Rao Tula Ram could not succeed and he expired after some time. The land of Rewari is called “VEER-BHUMI”. Even today the people of Rewari feel proud to serve in Indian Armies.

The majority of the castes which lived in Rewari was Morya, Gupts and Gujjars. Althoug now the majority is of the Ahirs, all castes live with harmony. In the city the Punjabis and Guptas have hold on the business.

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