The district has various stories of its origin. According to one version
Jalandhar is named after a demon king of same name, who finds a mention
in the Puranas and Mahabharata. According to another legend, Jalandhar
was the capital of the kingdom of lav, son of Rama. According to yet another
version Jalandhar is said to have derived its name from the vernacular
term `Jalandhar’ means area inside the water, i.e. tract laying between
the two rivers Satluj and Beas, still another name of Jalandhar had been
Trigartta, as it was waters by three rivers, Satluj, Beas and Ravi.
Devi Talab Mandir
It is situated in the heart of Jalandhar City. The old Devi Talab has
been renovated and, in its centre, a new temple has been built. Recently
a model of Amarnath Yatra
has been built in the premises. An old temple of goddess Kali also stands
by the side of the Devi Talab.
The temple of Vrinda, wife of Jalandhara, is an ancient monument of the
city, situated in the Kot Kishan Chand locality. It is now also known
as Tulsi Mandir. On one side of the temple is a tank which is said to
have been the bathing place of the demon Jalandhara.
At some distance is the temple of Gupha, with the image of Annapurna,
the goddess of plenty, installed in it. Also nearby lies the Brahm Kund
and some temples dedicated to Shiva.
Near the Balmiki gate is the Sheetla Mandir, said to be as old as the
City of Jalandhar. Within its premises are also two small old temples
of Hanuman and Shiva.
Situated at Gur Mandi, Shiv Mandir is reputed to have been built by a
Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi near Masjid Imam Nasar.
Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi
Guru Hargobind visited the city of Jalandhar during his tour of Doaba
area. Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi in Basti Shaikh, Jalandhar city, stands
on the spot where Guruji granted interview to a Muslim holy saint popularly
known as Shaikh Darvesh. The saint blindfolded his eyes so that he could
swear before the Mughal authorities that he had not seen the Guru. The
great Guru had in depth discussion with the Shaikh Darvesh about spiritual
matters which created good impact on the holy man.
St Mary’s Cathedral Church (Jalandhar Cantt)
The old church dedicated to St. Patrick was built by Rev. Fr. John Macodnnel,
Q.F.M.CAP of the Vicariate Apostolic of Agra, in 1947 at the same site
of new church since 1886. It was looked after by various chaplains appointed
to Jalandhar from the Diocese of Lahore. After the partition in 1955,
the Catholic Mission of the Indian Punjab was
raised to the status of Apostolic Prefecture with its headquarter at Jalandhar
and the church at Jalandhar Cantonment became the Cathedral or the Mother
Church of Punjab. The demolition of the old church was started on 15th
February, 1987. The foundation stone for the new church was blessed by
His Holiness Pope John Paul II in February, 1986 and laid by His Excellency
Rt. Rev. Dr. Symbhorian Keeprath Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese on 19th April,
1987. The roofing of the basement, the balcony and the main church were
done on 19th September, 19th November and 19th December, 1987 respectively.
The church was designed in such a way as to highlight the secular character
of our motherland. Te new church was blessed by His grace Archbishop Jose
Sanchez, the special delegate of Pope John Paul II from Rome and inaugurated
by His Grace Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, the Vatican Ambassador
and the Apostolic pronounced to India on 29th October, 1989, the day of
the National Festival of Light, Diwali. On this occasion Archbishops and
Bishops representing different regions of India were also present.
A few other places worth mentioning are a Sanyas Ashram (popularly known
as Bahrian-da-Talab) on the Kapurthala road. Nathan-Di Bagichi, Darbar
Muhammad Jamal Zahra (in Basti Sheikh), Baba Jhandianala (in Basti Nau),
shrines of Baba Lakki Shah Pir and Dargah Pir Hazi Shah Qutab situated
in the Jalandhar Cantonment.
Kartarpur located 16km from Jalandhar is famous for its Gurudwara built
by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Devji in 1656 A.D. A fair is held every
year on his birth anniversary. Large number of devotees attend the fair.
There is a Smarak here for Swami Virjanad who was the teacher of Swami
Dayanand Saraswathi; the founder of Arya Samaj. Kartarpur is also famous
for its furniture industry.
The mosque is situated in Kapurthala about 21 km from Jalandhar. The mosque
was built in 1930 by a French architect Manteaux, during the reign of
Jagatjit Singh, the last Maharaja of Kapurthala. The design resembles
that of the great Qutbiya Mosque, at Marakesh in Morocco. The inner dome
of the mosque have designs by the artists of the Mayo School of Arts,
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Indian Express - ?18
Displaying incredible performance against
Jalandhar, Mohali earned two points on the first innings
lead in a match held at PCA Stadium in Mohali. ...
Business Standard - ?21
Jet Airways has also shifted several offices
in cities like Jalandhar to the airports in those towns
to save on rental costs. ...
Chandigarh Newsline - ?Apr
Jalandhar Unlike many other crorepati
candidates who do not own a car, SAD's Hans Raj Hans, who
is contesting from Jalandhar (reserved) constituency,
Hindu - ?Apr 22, 2009?
... Bhathinda and Jalandhar
have been identified for sale of booking forms and acceptance
of Loan forms of Nano, said an official release issued here.
Times of India - ?Apr
The number of candidates in fray from nine
seats are Fatehgarh Sahib 16, Amritsar 21, Jalandhar
22, Hoshiarpur 18, Anandpur Sahib 22, Ludhiana 40, ...
PunjabNewsline.com - ?Apr 15, 2009?
... dead bodies have been recovered
after the efforts of divers, after 12 hours of the drowning
tragedy of two MBA students of Lovely University, Jalandhar.
Xinhua - ?Apr 8, 2009?
The activists squatted on rail line at Gyaspura
on Ludhiana-Ambala rail section, Mannwala and Beas on Amritsar-Jalandhar
Rail Section and Dakoya on ...
Hindu - ?Apr 20, 2009?
The bus, which was on way to Jammu from Jalandhar,
fell into the stream at Chadwal, 70 kms from Jammu, after
the driver of the speeding bus lost control ...
PunjabNewsline.com - ?Apr 8, 2009?
... Kiranbir Singh Kang Tuesday said
that a meeting of office bearers and party workers of youth
wing of SAD has been called at Jalandhar on April 9.
EFYTimes (press release) - ?Apr
During the meet, Intex has floated a scheme
for its Jalandhar channel partners wherein they could
win a foreign trip by purchasing a certain number of Intex
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