History of Jhunjhunu
The history of Jhunjhunu goes back to the Vikram Era. It was then ruled by the kings of Chauhan dynasty. Later on it came under Muslim rule. In 1450, Mohammed Khan & his son Samas Khan defeated the Chauhans and conquered Jhunjhunu. The reign changed hands once again in 1730 when Thakur Shardul Singh usurped the throne defeating the Khans. Their reign continued until India became independent and Jhunjhunu became a part of free India.Legend ascribes the origin of Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan to a mythological King Putraka who created Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan by magic for his queen Patali, literally Trumpet flower, which gives it its ancient name Pataligrama. It is said that in honour of the first born to the queen, the city was named Pataliputra. Gram is the Sanskrit for village and Putra means son.It is said that the town was named in the memory of a Jat leader called Jhunjha or Jujhar Singh Nehra. We do not exactly know when that happened. But mention of this name has been found in many 15th century Digambara texts.