Jandiala Guru

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Jandiala Guru
ਜੰਡਿਅਲ਼ਾ ਗੁਰੂ
town
Nickname(s): City of Seven Gates
Punjab
Jandiala Guru
Jandiala Guru
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°33′41″N 75°1′36″E / 31.56139°N 75.02667°E / 31.56139; 75.02667Coordinates: 31°33′41″N 75°1′36″E / 31.56139°N 75.02667°E / 31.56139; 75.02667
Country  India
State Punjab
District Amritsar
Talukas Amritsar
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 143115
Nearest city Amritsar
Lok Sabha constituency Khadoor Sahib
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jandiala Guru

Jandiala Guru is a town in the Amritsar district of Eastern Punjab (India). It is located on the Grand Trunk Road[1] at and has an altitude of 229 m (754 ft).[2]

History

Jandiala Guru is named after Jand, the son of the founder.[3] The municipality was created in 1867 during the colonial period of British rule and formed part of Amritsar Tehsil. The town was situated on the route of the North-Western Railway. The population according to the 1901 census was 7,750, the income 1903-4 was Rs. 8,400 mainly from octroi. At the turn of 21st century the population was estimated at about 100,000. Large communities are Ghangas Jats, Jains (mainly jewelers, grain Merchants and businessmen), Thathiars (Steel Utencil makers). Large concentration of these skillful artisans make Jandiala Guru the hub for jewellery and utencils for the surrounding areas. The sister city of Jandiala Guru located at the distance of 2 miles is Gehri Mandi. The Banks in the town are HDFC, Orientel Bank of Commerce, Punjab and Sind Bank, Co-operative Bank, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank and SBI. The schools are S.A. Jain High School, St. Peters School, St. Francis School, St. Soldier Day Boarding School and Saint Day Baording School. The Computer Centre are Bedi computer centre Jandiala guru, KJI Computers Gehri Mandi There is a college in the town. Ragunath girls college; apart from that there is one nursing college named as Guru Teg Bahadur College of Nursing. The hospitals are Dr. Dara Singh Kalsi Hospital,Jain Multi-Speciality Hospital, Dr Harjinder Singh Multi-Speciality Clinic And Dental Care Jandiala Guru,Dr Harjinder Singh Dental Care And Implant Centre Sarja Markit Gehri Mandi , gupta nursing home . The home appliances shop Charan Singh & sons (usha dealer) since 1958 deals in usha sewing machines and fans near old post office Noordi bazar.

Gurudwara Baba Hundal ji

Jandiala Guru is also famous for religious and devoted to god People and thus this city has many gurudwaras, mandirs. the most famous is Gurudwara Baba Hundal Ji Tap Asthan.

References

  1. ^ "Jandiāla Gurū – Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 14, p. 55". Dsal.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Location of Jandiala Guru – Falling Rain Genomics". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ "City of Seven Gates". Tribune India. Retrieved 2012-08-29.