27 km west of Thanesar lies
Pehowa town. Cunningham dates the place back
to 882 AD. The town derives its name from
King Prithu. On the death of his father says
a legend, the King sat on the bank of river
Saraswati, offering water to all visitors.
As a result, the place came to be known as
Prithudaka or Prithu's pool. The town which
he afterwards built on the spot was called
by the same name. With time, the town of
Prithu came to be called Pehowa. Today, it
is an ancient place of great sanctity, where
prayer and `pind daan' for ancestors is
believed to grant `moksha' or redemption
from the cycle of birth and death
is also famous for temples devoted to Shiva
and his son Kartikkya. Unlike the other
temples, the temple dedicated to Shiva, has
no linga. Instead, it has a panch-mukhi (5
faced) idol of Lord Shiva which is said to
be one of its kind.
For Booking and
reservations . Please contact:
Anjan (Pehowa): Tel:
Haryana Govt. Tourist Bureau, 36,
Chanderlok Building, New Delhi.
Tel : 011-23324910-11. Fax: 23713373.
Haryana Tourism Corporation
SCO 17-19, Sector 17-B,
Tel : 0172-20702955-57,