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Pota is a village panchayat located in the Mahendragarh district in the Indian state of Haryana.


  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Economy 3
  • Location 4
  • Transport 5
  • Education 6


The word Pota means "grandson" in Hindi. There are many stories as to how this name was coined, but the most famous story is that once a man along with his family members were passing by this area. They planned to stop here and take rest. The man's daughter in law who was pregnant gave birth to a boy. Being extremely elated the man decided to make this forest ares a residential area and name it Pota.


The total population of the village is around 5,500. There are many castes in this village; notable among them are Yadavs (Ahir) and Rajputs (Thakur). The native language of Pota is Haryanvi, but most of the village people can speak and understand Hindi.


Teaching is the major profession for the people of this region.


The nearest town is Kanina at a distance of about 14 km. It is located around 264 km away from Chandigarh which is the state capital. The other major cities are Delhi and a distance of 100 km and Jaipur at about 172 km away.The surrounding nearby villages and its distance from Pota are Sehlang, Baghot, Uchat, Talwana, Agihar, Kharkha Bass.


It is connected by roads to all parts of the country. The nearest railway station is Gudha at a distance of about 12 km. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi situated at a distance of about 86 km.


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