Recently, the Haryana state government has decided to rename its Gurgaon district as Gurugram. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said, “Haryana is a historic land of the Bhagwat Gita and Gurgaon had been a centre of learning. It had been known as Gurgaon since the times of Guru Dronacharya. Gurgaon was a great center of education where the princes used to be provided education”.
With the origin of Gurgaon's name tracing back to ancient Hindu scriptures, the land is believed to have been owned by the legendary rulers Pandavas and Kauravas, who presented it to Guru Dronacharaya, their royal guru for warfare, as an appreciation of his training.
It was this idea that the same idea further Haryana Government recently renamed Gurgaon as Gurugram. The government has also renamed Mewat, spread beyond Haryana in the adjoining States of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, as Nuh.
While the large number of corporate dwelling in the millennium city are either neutral or have expressed their slight discomfort some even calling the change in the name as useless or a valueless step, one of the leading astrologer says that in numerological terms, Gurugram's ‘soul number’ is 7, and that means there'll be ‘a rise in spirituality among its dwellers’. Gurgaon is presently the third richest city in India, where the private sector has created more jobs in the last decade than the recently renamed Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata combined.