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Jind District Gazetteer - 1986

The district derives its name from its headquarters town Jind which is said to be a corruption of Jaintapuri. It is also said that this town had been founded at the time of Mahabharata. According to an old saying the Pandavas built a temple in honour of Jainti Devi (the goddess of victory), offered prayers for success, and then launched the battle with the Kauravas. The town grew up around the temple and was named Jaintapuri (abode of Jainti Devi) which later on came to be known as Jind.1