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About Pehowa

Pehowa is a historical and religiously sacred town in Kurukshetra district of Haryana. It is also headquarter of Pehowa Tehsil, which is one of the four tehsils of Kurukshetra District. With so many virtues to its credit, it is surely one of the most important towns of the region. Besides, proximity with main city of Kurukshetra also makes it one of the strategically important towns with various services. Below we’ve brought forth all the important information about this town, wherein we’ve covered all the aspects, right from local administration to history to economy and few of the other important aspects of this town.
About Pehowa
Pehowa in Haryana

History of Pehowa

Any discussion about history of Pehowa region would be incomplete without discussing its deep association with great epic of ‘Mahabharata’. Actually Pehowa’s association with Mahabharata is way too obvious. After all, it is located barely few kilometers away from Kurukshetra town, where great battle of Kurukshetra was fought between Pandava and Kauravas. It is strongly believed that Lord Krishna had taken Pandava brothers to sacred Pitrudhak Teerth Temple of Pehowa, the most sacred temple of Pehowa town, to seek blessings of Sarasawati Mata. Even today locals here believe that it was blessings of Sarasawati Mata that had helped Pandavas to triumph over Kauravas. This belief obviously brings immense sense of pride for the local citizens.

Administration in Pehowa

Pehowa Municipal Committee is the most important local administrative body of Pehowa town. Like all other Municipal Committees, it also looks after many important civic responsibilities like supplying water to all households, sewerage maintenance of the town, constructing new highways, imposing property taxes etc. As per 2011 census nearly 38,853 people were living under the jurisdiction of Pehowa Municipal Committee. This same census also revealed that nearly 7,831 houses came under jurisdiction of Pehowa Municipal Committee.

Head of Pehowa Municipal Committee: Nirmal Prakash Secretary
Phone no: 01744-2400251
Email Id: secymc.pehowa@hry.nic.in

Economy of Pehowa

Profile of Pehowa
Economic Profile of Pehowa

Pehowa is largely agrarian based economy, but it also has pretty decent presence of industries as well. However, most of the industries operating here is agro based industries, which only means that industrial sector is largely dependent on agricultural sector for its sustenance. Speaking more about agriculture, then production of paddy crop, sugar, Rapeseed-mustard and wheat is particularly high in this region, which is actually true about entire Kurukshetra region. Coming to industrial sector, then two large scale industrial units are performing in Pehowa town. These are M/s Sainsons Paper Inds. Ltd and M/s Haryana Milk Foods Ltd. Besides, there many medium and small scale industries are operating in and around Pehowa town, which are equally generating immense revenue and employment for the entire region. Large numbers of locals living in Pehowa region also flock to industrial area operating in Thanesar block for work. This is the only industrial area operating in Kurukshetra District.

M/s Sainsons Paper Inds. Ltd.
Address: Plot No. 5, Vill. Bakhli (Pehowa), Distt. Kurukshetra
Phone no: 01741-220986, 221615

M/s Haryana Milk Foods Ltd.
Address: Kaithal Road, Pehowa
Phone no: Not available

Tourist Places in Pehowa

Pehowa is home to many sacred temples, making it one of the holiest towns of Haryana state. The most sacred amongst all is Pitrudhak Teerth Temple. This temple, overlooking beautiful pond, is considered as one of the sacred sites in Northern India for performing Pind Dhan ritual. Every year thousands of devotees from across Northern India flock to this temple to perform Pind Dhan for their departed ancestors. Besides, this temple is very deeply associated with Mahabharta epic, something we’ve already touched upon in one of the above paragraphs. Over all, Pitrudhak Teerth Temple has a spiritual and historical aura to it, and if you as a tourist anytime arrive in Kurukshetra or Pehowa town, then you ought to visit this temple.

Kartikeya Temple: Another one of the most sacred temples of Pehowa region is Kartikeya Temple. This is one of the very few Kartikeya Temples existing in entire Northern India. But making this temple even more truly unique is the fact that this Kartikeya Temple is probably the only temple in entire India where Kartikeya idol being worshiped is of Brahmachari form. This obviously means that women are strictly forbidden to enter in this temple. This one of its kind Kartikeya Temple is surely worth a visit. But yes, you’ve to be male devotee to do so.

Pashupathinath Mahadev Temple: This Pashupathinath Mahadev Temple is located in nearby village of Thanesar, some 26 kms away from Pehowa town. Just in case if you don’t know, Pashupathinath Mahadev is 24th incarnation of Lord Shiva. And this temple happens to be one of the few temples in India where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Pashupathinath Mahadev. For this very distinct virtue, this temple is absolutely worth a visit.

Healthcare Services in Pehowa

Hospitals in Pehowa

Important healthcare infrastructure like hospitals has very limited presence in Pehowa town. Their limited presence, however, is somewhat compensated by Community Healthcare Center and Primary Healthcare Centers, which are government run institutions for providing affordable healthcare services. Moreover, Pehowa’s patients always have choice of flocking to Kurukshetra city for better and reliable treatment. Kurukshetra city, which is located just few kilometers from Pehowa town, has hordes of well equipped hospitals – including multispecialty and super specialty hospitals. As for basic infrastructure like chemist shops and clinics are concerned, then at least on this front Pehowa town is pretty self sufficient. This is to say that today Pehowa town has no dearth of chemist shops and general clinics.

Hospitals in Pehowa

Saraswati Mission Group Of Hospitals
Address: Ambala Road, Pehowa, Kurukshetra – 136128
Phone no: +(91)-9896615000, 9996399968

Chemist shops in Pehowa

Bansal Medical Store
Address: Pehowa, Ambala Road, Kurukshetra – 136128
Phone no: +(91)-9416133500

R.H. Medical Store
Address: Pehowa, Gurdwara Road, Kurukshetra – 136128
Phone no: +(91)-1741-220565

Mittal Medical Store
Address: Near Petrol Pump, Pehowa, Kurukshetra – 136128
Phone no: +(91)-9354840546

Haryana Medical Store
Address: Pehowa, Kurukshetra – 136128
Phone no: +(91)-8529166032

Banking Services in Pehowa

Banking in Pehowa

Since number of bank branches almost doubled up over the decade, today local banking sector in Pehowa can be termed as completely self sufficient. Having a self sufficient banking sector only means that today Pehowa’s ordinary citizens as well as business community have complete access to many modern banking services – including long term and short term credit. Besides, presence of reputed banks has also freed locals from clutches of exploitative money lenders. The overall banking scenario is completely satisfactory and hopefully it will get even better in coming years.

HDFC Bank
Address: Main Chowk Near Sunrise Building, Pehowa-136128
Phone no: 9996243333
IFSC code: HDFC0000797

ICICI Bank
Address: 403 - 405, Kaithal Road, Pehowa, Haryana. 136128
Phone no: Not available
IFSC Code: ICIC0000730

Union Bank of India
Address: Near Pehowa Chowk Kurukshetra Road, Haryana. 136128
Phone no: Not available
IFSC Code: UBIN0561932

Bank Of Baroda
Address: Near Bandlas Nursing Home, Ambala Raod, Pehowa - 136128
Phone no: 01741-220055
IFSC Code: BARB0PEHOWA

Corporation Bank
Address: Near Main Chowk, Kaithal Road, Pehowa 136128
Phone no: 01741-220725
IFSC Code: CORP0001773

Safety and Security in Pehowa

A local police station operates in the very heart of Pehowa town, which is obviously responsible for taking care of law and order situation in the town. This local police station though is mostly preoccupied with pity and non serious crimes, as crimes of serious nature rarely occur in this town. Besides, this town till date has never had any brush with organized gang or crime syndicate group. All these only imply that over all law and order situation of this town is very stable and peaceful. However, Pehowa Police Station still always has to be on its toes, as Pehowa town draws huge number of devotees and pilgrims all throughout the year. For More Click Here

Superintendent of Police: 01744 -220320, 01744 - 220345
Pehowa Police Station: 01741 - 230100
Control Room: 01744-228000, 01744-222100, 01744-226100

Transportation Services in Pehowa

There are decent numbers of auto rickshaws available in Pehowa town, which connect local commuters as local visiting tourists to all the important parts of the town. However, owing to steady growth in local population there is a dire need to add more rickshaws to existing numbers. Hopefully this does happen in distant future, if not in near future. As far as connectivity is concerned, Pehowa is well connected to many important cities of Haryana state. Via bus it is connected by state run Haryana Roadway buses, Pehowa Road Railway Station – located in the heart of town – connects it through trains services. Talking specifically about connectivity of Pehowa Railway Station, then it is directly connected to Kurukshetra, Delhi, Ludhiana and just few other cities of Haryana.

Pehowa at a glance

Country : India
State : Haryana
District : Kurukshetra
Location: 29.98°N 76.58°E
Pin code: 136128
STD Code: 01741
Time Zone: IST (UTC+5:30)


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