Kalibanga Archaeological Museum
Welcome to Hanumangarh,
Hanumangarh carved out from Ganganagar district and made a full fledged district of the state on 12th day of July, 1994. It is also called "Sadulgarh". Hanumangarh is a flourishing town on the banks of river Ghaggar in northern Rajasthan.
Hanumangarh, earlier known as Bhatner also has a significant place in ancient history. The remains of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization were found here in the year 1951 and are kept at the national museum at Delhi and Kalibanga museum in the city. Apart from Kalibanga, there are 100 other places in the district where evidences of this old civilization have been found.
Places to visit are Bhatner Fort, Kalibanga, Temple of Mata Bhadrakali, Kalibangan Archaeological Museum etc.
The ancient fort situated on the bank of river ghaggar was built in year 295 by Bhupat son of king Bhati of Jaisalmer. Research reveals that famous Tarain war fought between Mohammed Gouri and Prithviraj Chouhan is present Talwara Jheel area of the district.
In year 1805, Emperor Soorat Singh of Bikaner captured Bhatner after defeating Bhatis. Since the day of his victory was Tuesday (known as the day of god "Hanuman"), he named Bhatner as Hanumangarh.
To mark the Nohar visit of founder of Khalsa Panth and Tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Govind Singh, this historic Gurudwara was built in the year 1730 in Nohar town of the district.
Kalibanga is a town located at on southern banks of the Ghaggar river in Tehsil Pilibangan, between Suratgarh and Hanumangarh district.
Kalibangan Archaeological Museum is one of the important places to be visited. Another interesting place worth to be visited is the archeological site of Kalibangan. This site is as old as the Indus Valley cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa.
The remains at Kalibangan, give indication about pre-Harappan and Harappan civilizations and also hold evidences of how the Harappan civilization evolved from the pre-Harappan civilization. You will get opportunity to learn more about the structure of town planning that existed in one of the first human civilizations in the Indian sub-continent.
A short distance away from the fort is the Kalibangan Archaeological Museum which would be of great interest to the historically minded. Kalibangan as mentioned earlier was the site where the an ancient civilisation almost as old as the Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilisations flourished.
Sir Chhotu Ram memorial museum, situated at Sangaria at a distance of 25 Kms. from district headquarter is known for its artifacts. The clay, stone and metal statues, old coins etc collected from different parts of the country have been exhibited at this museum. A statue of goddess Parvati of year 600-900, a statue of "Tirthankar Shantinath" of 15th century, a Toran of 17th century and a Kamandal of 5.5' height draw special attention of the visitors.
Hanumangarh also houses six temples of great artistic beauty namely the Hanuman Mandir, the Karni MataMandir, the Mama Bhanja Mandir, the Radha Krishna Mandir, the Ramdeo Mandir and the Shiv Mandir.
Built during the reign of Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji, Mandir Shri Bhadrakali Ji is situated at Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. It belongs to the Shakti sector of Hinduism and is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. A mela is celebrated here on Chaitra 8 and 9. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple during the fair days.
- Harappa, Mahanjodaro civilizations, Brahmani Temple, Kalloor Fort etc.