On 3rd of May has announced the creation of a new district named Hathras by merging some tehsils of district Aligarh and Mathura in the Hathras tehsil of Aligarh.The notification of creating District Hathras From Hathras was released on 06 May-1997.
Hathras fall under the Brij region of Nothern India and was famous for its Industrial , Literature related , and cultural activities as a part of Aligarh .Historically and according to Purans Hathras can be of the age of Mahabharata. Because old folk tales and archiological remains prove it.
According to a story of Chotoo Banmali’s “Gokul Mahatm” at the time of the Birth of the Lord Krishna , Lord Shiva-Parvati arrived the Brij from this rout and the place where The Mother Goddess Parvati halted was called the Hathrasi Devi. Probably as the place of Hathrasi Devi this place was called Hathras. No dcumentary proof is available for when this town was built and who populated it .But the remains of old fort in the town are telling there own story. The Kushan, The Gupt , The Rajput and The Maratha Rulers Rule over the Region. In 1716 A.D. nearby Jaat Ruler Raja Nandram’s son Bhoj Singh has taken over the rule of Hathras from the Rajpoot rulers. After Bhoj Singh his son Sadan Singh became the ruler of Hathras. After Sadan Singh his son Bhoori Singh Became the Ruler of Hathras. Probably Bhoori Singh had established the temple of the Lord Balram ji in the fort of Hathras .Today this Temple still exists and tells his great story. Every year “Lakkhi mela” is celebrated on “Dev Chat” at this temple .Real great history of Hathras begins after Shri Bhoori Singh when his son Raja Dayaram worn the crown in 1775 A.D..In 1784 when Sindhia ruler Mahad Ji Sindhia established his regim around Hathras ,Raja Dayaram made pact with him.When in 1792 Sindhia went towards South ,Raja Dayaram became totally free. In 1794 mischief of British intensified in Nothern India .They forwarded merging all princely states which came in their way . Yet Hathras remained free. Raja Dayaram refused the proposal of British to become their slave . At last war started in 1817. >> Read More
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