History of Karnal: Karnal, Haryana has its own interesting history. The city is also called the city of King Karna. The history of this city is believed to be older than the Mahabharata period. It is said that this city was settled by Danveer Karna during the Mahabharata period. The stories surrounding the Mahabharata war relate to many districts of Haryana. Even today, there are many historical places in the state that remain as a legacy of the Mahabharata. Karnal is one of them. The history of the naming of Karnal is also very interesting. Today we will learn about the interesting history of this city and then tell us what is the story behind the naming of Karnal.
Karnal was named after the philanthropist Karna. An important part of the Mahabharata is Karna, one of the great warriors. Karna was not only a warrior but also a charitable person. He never disappointed a beggar who came to King Karna to ask for alms. It is said that Karna bathed in Karna Valley every morning, worshiped Lord Shiva and donated gold equal to his weight.
Krishna had asked Karna for alms
There is a very interesting story from Mahabharata. In the final phase of the war, when Karna was on his deathbed. Then Lord Krishna and Arjun went to him in the form of Brahmins and asked him to donate gold. Karna had only one golden tooth at that time. Karna took it out and wanted to donate it to Shri Krishna. But Shri Krishna refused it because the gold tooth was unbleached and a Brahmin could neither wash it nor bring water for washing. Karna then threw an arrow on the ground and immediately a fountain of clear water sprang up. King Karna gave the final proof of his charity by washing his golden teeth with the running water of the waterfall.
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How did Karnal district get its name?
Karna Tal Park, dedicated to King Karna, still exists in Karnal district. There is a huge statue of Karna at this place. A lake was also created there. The statue of King Karna was placed in the same lake. The statue of Karna has a bow in his hands, he has a bow of arrows and under him is the wheel of his chariot, which represents the spring that appeared to deliver the final donation of King Karna. Therefore, this place was named Karnal in honor of King Karna.