Sirsa District lies in the extreme west corner of Haryana. It is situated on the banks of the Ghaggar with an area of 4,277 sq km. The old name Sairishaka is mentioned in the Mahabharata.
Cotton is the main agricultural yield. Wheat, gram, barley and mustard are other crops. Old festivals and traditions of observing Amavasya and Poornima in Lunar month are still followed by the people. The festivals of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Muslims and Christians are also celebrated. Shahpur Begu, Sikanderpur, Ram Nagria, Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh, Dera Baba Sarsai Nath, and tomb of Khawaja Pir are the places of religious importance.