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Location of Asandh in Karnal District

Assandh (असंध) is village and Tehsil situated in Karnal District of Haryana.


Mention by Panini

Asandi (आसन्दी) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Madhvadi (मध्वादि) (4.2.86) group. [1]

Asandi (आसंदी) is a term mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [2]

Asandivat (आसंदीवत) is a term mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [3]

Jat Gotras

Villages in Assandh tahsil

Alawla, Ardana, Assandh (MC), Bahri, Balla, Balona, Bassi, Bhambar Heri, Bindrala, Bir Bassi, Chaugawan, Chochran, Danauli, Dopedi, Gangatheri, Goli, Ichhanpur, Jai Singhpura, Jalmana, Jhabala, Jhimri Khera, Kaboolpur, Karsa Chaur, Kaul, Khaktor, Khanda Kheri, Kheri Sharafali, Khizarabad, Kurlan, Lalain Panghala, Mardan Heri, Mor Majra, Mundh, Pacca Khera, Padha, Phaphrana, Popra, Rahra, Rattak, Risalwa, Ruksana, Salwan, Sheikhupura Manchuri, Thal, Thari, Tharwa Majra, Uplana, Uplani,


Asandh in Karnal has a remarkable history and is one of the tallest Buddhist Stupas in North India which is 2,000 years old.

According to Bhim Singh Dahiya[4], the Dahiyas have already been described. However, here we want to draw attention to the mention of their country and some of their princes. Asandivat is mentioned as the capital of Janmejaya in Ramayana and Panini. Commenting on Panini, Kāsikā mentions Āsandi along with Dahisthalam. Har Datta, the author of Padamanjarikara mentions Asandi and Dahisthalam as names of particular countries or areas.[5]

आसंदी व् दहिस्थलम् देशविशेष: यत्रेदमुच्यते

Inscriptional evidence mentions Dahisthala on the bank of Saraswati river where Kshemarāja Chālukya of Anhilvāḍa did penance. [6]

From the above discussion it is clear that the places mentioned is somewhere in the Haryana area. Now there is an important town near Panipat which is called Asandh even today and the area of Dahiya clan is not far from this place. It is therefore clear that the ancient Asandi or Asandivat is the present Asand town and Dahisthal is the country of the Dahiya clan. Kinsariya inscriptions of Chachha Dahiya of 1056-57 SV. are reported in El, Vol. XII, pp. 56-57. He is mentioned as "Kulam Dahiyākam Jātam" and the inscriptions gives at least four generations of that prince. Another inscription of Chandrāvati Sitaleshvara Mahadeva temple mentions a Rauta Bhivasiha Dahiya and his son Rauta Uda Dahiya (Sl. No. 1856 of Inscriptions of North India).

In Mahabharata

Udyoga Parva/Mahabharata Book V Chapter 31 mentions that Pandavas were desirous of peace and demanded only five villages: Kushasthala, Vrikasthala, Asandi, Varanavata, and for the fifth any other village to end the quarrel. [7]

Notable person

External Links


  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.505
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.144
  3. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.54, 71, 144
  4. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), Book by Bhim Singh Dahiya, IRS, First Edition 1980, Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt Ltd, AB/9 Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi-110064, p.336
  5. G.C. Awasthi, Veda Dhratala, p, 58,
  6. RC. Ray, op. cit. ,p. 953,
  7. कुशस्थलं वृकस्थलम आसन्दी वारणावतम
    अवसानं भवेथ अत्र किं चिथ एव तु पञ्चमम Mahabharata (V.31.19)

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