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State Foundation Day: Find out some interesting facts about 5 states formed on November 1

State Foundation Day: Here we have got for you some interesting facts about five state of India who came into existence on November 01.  

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State Foundation Day: Find out some interesting facts about 5 states formed on Nov 1
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State Foundation Day: On November 1, several Indian states including Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka were formed. Thus, the day is recognised as Statehood Day of State Formation Day

Here we have got for you some interesting facts about five state of India who came into existence on November 01.

Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava

Chhattisgarh state was established on November 1, 2000 (19 years ago). The mythical name of Chhattisgarh is Kaushal Rajya (Lord Shri Ram’s nanihal). About 300 years ago, during the reign of the Gond tribe, the state was named Chhattisgarh. The Chhattisgarh state is a denselyy forested state in central India, famous for its temples and waterfalls. Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh. The Chhattisgarh state is also known as “Dhan Ka Katora” which means “Rice Bowl of India”.

Foundation Day: November 01, 2000

Governor: Anusuiya Uikey

Capital‎: ‎Raipur

Chief Minister: Bhupesh Baghel

Population: 2.55 crores (2013)

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh came into existence on November 1, 1950. The state is celebrating its 64th Foundation Day this year. Second largest centrally located in the Indian geography, the Madhya Pradesh state is also known as the ‘heart of India’. The historical name of Madhya Pradesh is Malwa. After India’s independence, the Madhya Pradesh state was established with Nagpur as its capital. However, in 1956 the Madhya Pradesh state was reorganized and Bhopal became its new capital. The City of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is also one of the four places where the Kumbh-Mela is hosted.

Foundation Day: November 01, 1956

Governor: Anandiben Patel

Capital: Bhopal

Chief minister: Kamal Nath

Population: 7.33 crores (2012)

Kerala

The sate of Kerala was founded on November 01, 1956. According to the Tamil classic Purananuru, Kerala is also known as Parasurama Kshetram ‘The Land of Parasurama’. Kerala basks in the lap of nature with a network of 44 rivers and turquoise blue backwaters. It is famously known as God’s own country since Kerala received its first rain in India i.e., in the month of June followed by Mumbai and Delhi. The richest Hindu temple in the world ‘Padmanabhaswamy’ is located in Kerala.

Foundation Day: November 01, 1956

Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan

Capital: Thiruvananthapuram

Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan

Population: 3.48 crores (2012)

Karnataka

Karnataka was established on November 1, 1956. The state is celebrating its 59th Foundation Day this year. Originally known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in 1973. There are 13 different languages spoken in Karnataka namely Tulu, Konkani, Kodava and Beary etc. These are some of the widely spoken languages of the state amongst which Kannada is superior. Karnataka was once home to some of the most powerful empires of ancient and medieval India.

Foundation Day: November 01, 1956

Governor: Vajubhai Vala

Capital: Bengaluru

Chief minister: B. S. Yeddiyurappa

Population: 6.11 crores (2011)

Haryana

The state of Haryana was formed on November 1, 1966 (53 years ago). Haryana was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on 1 November 1966 on linguistic as well as on cultural basis. The word “Haryana” literary means “the Forest Land of Hari. The name Haryana is derived from the Sanskrit words Hari (the Hindu god Vishnu) and Ayana (home), meaning “the Abode of God”. Haryana state was the home of the legendary Bharata dynasty, which named Bharat to India. The great epic of Mahabharata also belongs to Haryana. As Kurukshetra, the place of the epic battle between the Kauravas and the Pandavas is located in Haryana.

Foundation Day: November 01, 1966

Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya

Capital: Chandigarh

Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar

Population: 2.54 crores (2011)

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