The flourishing Haryana state probably had its name derived from the Sanskrit words Hari (the Hindu god Vishnu) and ayana (home), meaning "the Abode of God".
India’s most popular epic battle, Mahabharata, happened in Haryana. The historic battle was in Kurukshetra, which is now exist as a district in Haryana.
Haryana today has the largest number of rural 'Crorepatis' (A crorepati is a person having more than a crore. A crore is 10 Million Rupees) in India.
It is the first state in India to achieve 100% rural electrification.
Haryana is the largest exporter of a type of rice called the 'Basmati Rice'.
A small nondescript town called Ladwa, has the second largest grain market in the Asian continent.
This state is also the largest manufacturer of passenger cars, two-wheelers and tractors.
Haryana contributed heavily towards the Green Revolution and made nation self-sufficient in food crop production in the 1960s.
Ambala, a city in Haryana, is the largest manufacturer of scientific apparatuses. It is named 'Science City' of Haryana. Ambala happens to be one of the biggest exporters of education instruments in the country.