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Pehowa is a city and a municipal committee in Kurukshetra district in the Indian state of Haryana. Pehowa is a very ancient town, believed to pre-date the Mahabharat War by many centuries as it flourished on the banks of now dried up but the mighty Saraswati River in those days.
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Pehowa Overview

Pehowa, also called Pehewa or Pehawa, is a city in the Kurukshetra District of Haryana. Situated at a distance of 27 km from Thanesar, it is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims. Located at an average elevation of 224 m (734 ft) above sea level, this small town boasts of a rich history that dates back to the 8th century AD.

History documents that the town of Pehowa, (then called Prithudaka) was built in the year 859 AD and was named after King Prithu, who came here to pray for the salvation of his father's soul. An interesting thing about the town is that,it has maintained records of families visiting this place for religious purposes.. Although a significant lot has been destroyed by Islamic invaders, one can still find records of atleast past 400 years.

Thousands of Hindus arrive at this place to perform the last rights of their relatives and to appease their ancestors by offering “Pind-daan”. It is believed that this helps the soul to achieve Moksha or redemption from the cycle of birth and rebirth.

There are several sacred temples spread throughout the town. The most famous is a Shiva temple followed by a temple devoted to his son Karthikeya. Unlike other temples, the Shiva temple in Pehowa has a five faced statue of Shiva, which is considered to be the only one of it's kind.

The Karthikeya Temple is held in high regard because it has 2 oil lamps, which are believed to have been burning since the day Yudhishtir lit them for the 18,00,000 people who perished in The Mahabharata.

Jyotisar, Aruna Teerth, Prithudak Teertha and the Bhadrakali Temple are some of the other popular spots nearby. Other nearby tourist destinations are Patiala, Karnal, Kurukshetra and Yamuna-Nagar.

The nearest major railway station to Pehowa is Kurukshetra Junction, which is at a distance of 14.5 km. One can easily get a cab or board a local bus to Pehowa from there. The nearest domestic airport is in Chandigarh, which is about 79 km.

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