Mansa is said to have been founded by Bhai Gurdas who hailed from Dhingar, District.
Mansa. He is said to have married a member of the Dhaliwal Jat Sikh clan at this
place. Once he came to his in-laws to take his wife along with him but they refused
to send her. At this, Bhai Gurdas sat in meditation before the house of his in-laws.
After some time, the parents of the girl agreed to send their daughter with Bhai
Gurdas. But he refused to take her along with him, stating that he had now renounced
the worldly way of life. According to another legend a Sadhu (Saint) used to live
in a ' Jhuggi' on a theh (mound) near village Khiala. The people of Mann sub-caste,
while passing through this place, used to stay for a night there. The Sadhu asked
them to stay there permanently, with the people of Mann sub-caste started residing
there and the place was used to call Mansa Kalan.
In his memory, his Smadh was constructed where a fair is held every year in March-April.
People in large numbers attend the fair and offer Laddus and Gur at Smadh.
The town has been categorised as a Class ‘A’ municipality since 1952. During the
late 80's many attacks on Hindus occurred by Sikh militants and was increasingly
growing until army order was issued by the New Delhi government in the early 90's
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Banks in Mansa
Most of the banks in Mansa provide Automated teller machine facility for the convenience
of the customers. Through the ATM facility the customers can withdraw money 24 hours.
Some of the banks also offer credit card and debit card facility. The Banks also
provide loan to the agriculturists and landless agricultural laborers who need money.
Internet banking is another facility catered by the banks, which has made the whole
process of banking very convenient. Some of the banks have introduced core banking
which has resulted in the operation of banking process easier all over India.
Mansa is situated in the cotton belt of Punjab and therefore popularly called the
"Area of white gold". Indeed agriculture forms the backbone of the district economy.
During the months of November and December a visitor to this part of Punjab can witness
the pristine, milky white blooms of cotton.
Industrially, the district is very deficient, yet some trade and industry is being
carried out in urban areas.
Phone and Communication
Mansa is connected to world through very good Landline and Wireless communication
There are various land line and Wireless Phone service providers like BSNL,Airtel,Spice,Hutch,Reliance
and Vodaphone .Most of the mobile (cell phone) services have good range in all the
Mansa lies in the South-western region of the State and in far away from the Shivalik
ranges in the North of the state. It is the nearest to the Thar Desert of Rajasthan
and also far away from the Major rivers lines that run through the state. Therefore,
climatically, the district has a very hot in summer and frequently scorching heat
is in full swing. It has a mild rainy season and a dry but embracing winter. Due
to the extension of irrigation facilities during the past few decades, the weather
has undergone a change.
Dust storms are a regular feature in summer season when the mercury sometime touches
over 47 o -C in the peak summer in June. The monsoon is scanty and meagre. The average
rainfall is 410mm. On the other side the nights as in the desert area are cool and
pleasant during December and January & the minimum Temperature at night could touch
0 o -C.