"Gurgaon - Haryana" Gurgaon by walterwu

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Gurgaon

Gurgaon is a city in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Gurgaon is one of Delhi's four major satellite cities and is therefore considered to be a part of the National Capital Region, although it is not situated in the National Capital Territory.

History

The origins of the city's name are steeped in Hindu mythology. Legend has it that Gurgaon is the ancestral village of Guru Dronacharya, the teacher of the Pandavas and Kauravas in the Indian epic, Mahabharata.

In the ancient times, the name Gurgaon was originally said to be "Guru-Gram". In the original Sanskrit language, Guru means "teacher", which in this case refers to (Guru Dronacharya) and Gram means a (village).

The village was gifted by the Pandavas and Kauravas to their Guru (Dronacharya), and was therefore known as Guru - Gram, (Village of the Guru). The sanskriticised "gram" was over a period of time rounded off to a colloquial "gaon" and hence the name to Gurgaon.

Present

Gurgaon is best known as one of India's most prominent outsourcing and offshoring hubs, though the distribution of companies seems heavily skewed towards the non-IT services.

  • Last visit to Gurgaon: Jan 2007
  • Intro Written Feb 1, 2007
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  • Oct 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    im from philippines, i want to train at world lap[aroscopy hospital is this hospital exits in gurgaon haryana pls help me , my email is qtweenky@yahoo.com

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