Charkhi Dadri is a town and a municipal committee in Bhiwani district in the state of Haryana, India. The town was made by joining the villages of Charkhi and Dadri after urban development.
Charkhi Dadri is a tehsil with 184 villages and is the largest tehsil in Haryana now. It is located in southeren haryana and is 100 km from the national capital Delhi. Folklores have it that Dadri was a lake called Dadar from which it gets its present name. According to another anecdote, the place had a lake which was full of dadurfrog in Sanskritfrom which it derived its current name. It is said that one day Dada Bilhan Singh, descendant of Prithviraj Chauhan, came to this area and saw a cow and lion drinking water side by side and intrigued by this, he went to a nearby cottage where a Mahatma named Swami Dayal lived. Bilhan Singh asked for Mahatma's blessings and advice. Mahatma advised him to Make this place his home and blessed that his family will rule this place in future. Charkhi Dadri (was called dadri earlier before the village Charkhi was merged with it) was also a district (pargana) and a state (riyasat) in the past. Charkhi Dadri is the main market place for all the nearby villages for all their needs and has its own food and grain markets and one FCI godown. People of many gotralive in Charkhi Dadri, major ones being Phogat, Sheoran, JatRana, Sangwan. Despite being just a tehsil, Charkhi Dadri has given many seasoned politicians and statesman to the state. Master Hukum Singh -Ex Chief Minister, Chandravati, Ramesh Joshi, Late Ram kishan Gupta- Ex MP and educationalist are a few prominent names which made their mark on national map of politics and social works.