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native_name = Jagadhri | type = city | latd = 30.17 | longd = 77.3
locator_position = right | state_name = Haryana
district = Yamunanagar
altitude = 263
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 101,300| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
Jagadhri is a city and a
municipal councilin Yamunanagar districtin the Indian state of Haryana. This town is a part of twin towns, constituting Jagadhri and Yamunanagar, though Jagadhri being the older one and the later being a relatively new town (with old name "Abdullahpur). There is hardly any demarcation between the two towns and almost impossible, without knowing, where one town ends and where other starts.
It is supposed that small towns Yugandhra & Ganadhari had been demolished by Nadirshah in 1739. The credit of rebuilding this city goes to Sardar Roa Singh in 1783. Slowly it became a major centre of metals industry.
The town was earlier very famous for its brassware including utensils, though nowadays the brass work is not in much practice due to high cost. Subsequently Jagadhri entered into, and made its mark in high quality stainless steel products. In addition to this jagadjri has also entered into a new business in the last decade, the business of trading timber. There are a lot of shops doing this business these days.
The Shree Gopal Paper Mills of
Ballarpur Industries Limitedis the town's largest single industry. apart from it there is the leaf spring company Jai Parabolic as well as many plywood and board companies. Other prominent industries include the Saraswati Sugar Mills & ISGEC
Jagadhri is located at coord|30.17|N|77.3|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/10/Jagadhri.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jagadhri] ] . It has an average elevation of 263
metres (862 feet).The new reliance thermal power plant has also come up,which was inaugurated by the honourable chief minister on 2nd nov 2007 with its one unit in functional mode and another unit scheduled to come up in feb 2008
As of 2001India census[GR|India] , Jagadhri had a population of 101,300. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Jagadhri has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 68%. In Jagadhri, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Jagadhri is dominated by Sikhsand was a strong hold for Babbar Khalsaduring the 80's. Some residents don't see that much change to the village even though is not part of Punjab anymore.
urrounding places of interest
A Haryana Tourism guest house on the banks of the river Yamuna as it comes out of the hills. a nice spot for picnics.
Where the Yamuna loses its waters to the canals that supply water to crops and the Delhi waterworks. From here on the Yamuna is a shadow of its former self.
Buria is also very religious place, as it is called as Buria Sahib becz of a famous Gurudwara And a very old Shiv Temple is also located in Buria
A famous town situated 8 km away from Jagadhri. It is said that Humayun (Moghul Emperor) came here for hunting in Shivalik forests made up a 'Rang-Mahal'. Many people guess the relation of 'Rang-Mahal' of Buria to Birbal, one of the Navrattana of Akbar. In nearby Dayalgarh, there is a very beautiful place of worship - the renovated old temple of Shree Paataaleshvar Mahadev with a beautiful garden and some ashrams of saints made during medieval times.
Bilaspur & Kapalmochan
Bilaspur town, named after the writer of the Mahabharata - Maharishi 'Ved Vyas', is a historical place. It is supposed that there was an Ashram of Ved Vyas on the bank of a pond situated here. The statue of Uma Mahadev made in 9th-10th century, and statue of Ganesha made in 11th-12th century and remains of Gupta period prove the antecedence of Kapalmochan. People came from all parts of the country feel spiritual elevated by taking bath here in ponds (kunds) known as Rinmochan, Kapalmochan and Surya kund. There is also a Hindu temple and Gurudawara of Dasham Padhashahi.
Panchnukhi Hanuman Mandir
The temple is situated on the road coming from Bilaspur to Chhachhrauli, 4 km away from Bilaspur and it attracts large numbers of people.KATASRAJ MANDIR (TAHALI WALE)BILASPR MAHANT SH,GULSHANGIRI JI.SADHAURA ROAD BILASPUR.ABOVE 800YEARS OLD GURUGADDI.
The main tehsil situated in north east and 11 km from Jagadhri. In the past it was the capital of
Kalsiastate. Created by Raja Gurbaksh Singh in 1763. Today 'Ravi Mahal', Ghantaghar, Janak Niwas and the fort have their own dignity. There is also a Sainik Parivar Bhawan & Bal-kunj social welfare institution at Chhachrauli.
This village is situated north east from Chhachhrauli near Kalesar - it is supposed to be connected with King 'Shantanu' of Mahabharata.
It lies 40 km north of Yamunanagar town. It is approached by road via Bilaspur and is about 2 km from the nearest village Kathgarh. Located in the foothills of the Shivaliks, it is a picturesque location, abundant with natural beauty and tranquility, with the Adi-Badri Narayana, Shri Kedar Nath and Mantra Devi Temples in the background. Three mounds of antiquities have recently been excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India.
It is situated 3 km away from Jagadhri. There is a grand Tomb of 8 meters in height made of bricks, in the area of about 100 sq meters near the village. Made in round shape this is an old Buddhist Stupa. According to Hieun Tsang, this was built by the great King Ashoka.
Harnol & Topra
A religious place named 'Panjtirthi' is situated 15 km away from Yamunanagar on the road coming from Topra Kalan to Harnol. There are Shiv Temples and a Gurudwara which indicate the cordial relations of Sikhs and Hindus. People come here for sacred bath. There are statues of Lord Ram, Sita and five Pandavas.Bharat NAgpal
An old historical place. It was said that people coming from Haridwar and all the religious places of Himachal Pradesh used to take rest here. It was known as the 'Sadhu-raha' in the past. Later it became Sadhaura.
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