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Haryana Places to see AMIN


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Location : Amin, Haryana

Famous For : Red Pillars

How to Reach : Amin bus stand is the nearest place. Buses can be availed from nearby metropolitan cities. By rail, Amin Railway Station. By air, one can come via the airport at Chandigarh.

Commonly known by the name Abhimnayukhera, Amin is an important excavation site that is linked with the period of the Mahabharata. According to the epic, Abhimanyu who was the son of Arjun was trapped by Kauravas in a "Chakravyuha". Occupying an area of 650 by 250 meters, this mound carries a height of about 10 meters.

An important excavation done at Amin includes two pillars made in sandstone that carry the carved images of Yaksha. The pillars are also adorned with circa designs dating back to the second century BC. The National Museum of Delhi houses the painted grey ware found at this place.

   
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