Mahendragarh is a town and a municipal committee in Mahendragarh district in the north Indian state of Haryana.
Mahendragarh is located at . It has an average elevation of 262 metres (859 feet).It is bounded on the north by Bhiwani and Rohtak districts, on the east by Rewari district and Alwar district of Rajasthan, on the south by Alwar, Jaipur and Sikar districts of Rajasthan, and on the west by Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts of Rajasthan. It has 2 tehsils of Narnaul and Mahendergarh.
It is named after Maharaj Mahendra singh who was the rular during the Mughal era. It is situated at the bank of Dohan river (which was a seasonal river),which is at the verge of extinction.
Mahendragarh is emerging as the new education hub of haryana with several high standard schools like yaduvanshi shiksha niketan and colleges including engineering college. Also the Central University is opening shortly here. It is also having top class hopital facilites and private hospitals like chandrawati memorial hospital that is very trustworthy and famous also
With various leading schools and colleges, Mahendragarh has become as the eduction hub of India. Recently, Central University has been started in Mahendergarh, Village-Pali at present classes are being held at Narnaul B.Ed. Campus. which is a Government College. Mahendragarh has various engineering colleges as well.
Leading Engineering & Management Colleges in Mahendragarh
DAV College Of Engineering and Technology,Kanina Distt.-Mohindergarh,Haryana,Best College of South Haryana www.davcetkanina.org
Rao Pahlad Singh Group of Institutions ( RPSGOI )
As of 2001 India census, Mahendragarh had a population of 23,977. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mahendragarh has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 57%. In Mahendragarh, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Hindus constitute 98% of the population.
In spite of being a district headquarters, there is no administrative office. All the relevant work is done in Narnaul. The very first guggul (Commiphora wightii) vatika (place where medicinal plants are planted) was established here.
Now many government offices have opened in Mahendragarh near Government Boys college in new Court.
According to Haryana District Gazetteers: Mahendragarh Ahirs, Jats and Rajputs form the agricultural backbone of the district.However Yaduvanshi Ahirs are in majority in the district.
Late Raghunath Singh Bhardwaj
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