Bhiwani Knowledge Guide
Bhiwani is corrupted form of Bhani. The town was founded by a Rajput chief called Neem Singh. His wife named Bhani once saved his life from treachery. Consequently, he named the town after her. The corrupted name of town from Bhani to Bhiani (natives still use this pronunciation) eventually came to be known as Bhiwani. Other oral tradition avers that the town is named after the goddess Bhavani, the wife of Lord Shiva.
Early modern era
Old town had a protective wall with 12 gates which are ruined now, including Bapora Gate to the north-west, Rohtak Gate to the east, and Dadri Gate to the south-east. Buildings are in jat-rajput architecture with pavilions and carved wood.
In 1803, Bhiwani was annexed by the British raj from the Maratha empire. In 1817, William Frazer built a mandi (grain and goods market) here, resulting in emergence of town as regional hub of trade.
Bhiwani railway Junction is on the Bathinda-Rewari line. It is Junction of railway lines and there are three railway lines originating from Bhiwani; one is towards Rewari side. The second line towards Hisar side. The third branch line goes towards Rohtak and connects to Delhi.
The city is very well connected through state roadways with all the major towns in the region. District Bhiwani is situated in the western part of Haryana. It shares its boundary with Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. Bus service is the major means of public transport in Bhiwani district.