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Banasar Garden

The city has four gates-the Sunam, Patiala, Dhuri and Nabha gates, each named after the neighbouring town located in that direction. Beautiful gardens and shops surround the city. The most attractive place in the city is the Banasar Garden with marble baradari in the centre of the swimming tanks. The baradari has a beautiful bridge and marble gate. The rulers of Jind State used to spend their summers here. It presents a splendid view during moonlit nights due to reflections in water surrounding it.

A well planned Banesar Garden in the north of the city with an attractive marble baradari is a popular picnic spot. There is also a mini zoo in the Banasar Garden. Adjacent to Banasar, there is another important building known as Diwankhana. Here, Raja of Jind used to hold Darbar during the princely times. At present there is a beautiful museum wherein weapons and other important articles belonging to princely times have been displayed. The splendour of Diwankhana and Baradari convinces one of the high attainments in the field of art and architecture during princely times.

 

Baradari

The local marble baradari is a protected monument under the Punjab Ancient and Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act-1964. Rulers of the erstwhile Jind state made this beautiful more than 200-year-old baradari. The Baradari Gardens, surrounding the Baradari Palace in the north of the city, were set up by the then Maharaja Rajinder Singh, who had brought and planted rare saplings and trees apart for setting up a typical 19th century fern house and a rock garden. With the passage of time, the Baradari gardens had such a huge popularity in the northern part of the country that people from distant areas flocked to Patiala.

Situated on a high platform in the middle of the tank in the local Banasar garden, it has a spacious hall, having several doors on its four sides, besides four marble domes on four sides and one small bathing tank in its complex. There are eight smaller "baradaris" all around the tank probably meant for chowkidars. The structure is decorated with profusely carved marble slabs in the form of jalis. For the visitors, there are stairs to reach the roof of the baradari to enjoy the beauty of the Banasar garden.

 

Gurudwara Nankiana Sahib
About 5 km from Nabha Gate, Sangrur, is situated. It is said that Shri Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru and Shri Hargobind, the 6th Sikh Guru, visited this place. It is said that Shri Guru Nanak Dev wrote Aarti at this place. Further it is believed that Shri Guru Hargobind tied his horse with the karir tree plant. The karir tree/plant, now known as Karir Sahib is still there on the top of the gurudwara. A large number of people visit this place.

 

Sunam

Sunam is a tehsil and sub division of the Sangrar District. The history of Sunam goes back to the Vedic period, when its name was Surajpur. The Saraswati River is believed to have flowed by it The modern town was built within the walls of an old fort into which its inhabitants were driven to take refuge. It is divided into two parts, one in the citadel of the fort and the other on the lowland around it. Though now of little importance, Sunam has played a significant part in the history of the Punjab after the Muhammdan invasion ; Al-Baruni mentions it as a famous place of that period. 'Sunam' in Sanskrit means auspicious name, but some say that it was named after Sona, a Gujari, who guided Muhammad of Ghor to conquer the fort of Bathinda and asked him to give Sunam as her reward. Others accepta derivation from Sunam, which in Arabic means the hump of a camel.When Qutb-ud-Din Aibak saw that the place had this shape he named it Sunam, but this etymology is untenable, as the town is said to have assumed its present shape only after Taimur's invasion (AD 1398).Sunam was held by Hindu Rajas till conquered by Muhammad of Ghor. Sultan Shams-ud-Din Altmash gave it to his page Sher Khan in Jagir. Ghais-ud-Din Balban gave it to Timar Khan, with Samana,(now in Patiala District), on the death of his cousin Sher Khan, andsubsequently conferred it on his own son Bughra Khan. Under Muhammad Shah Tughlaq, its dependent tribe revolted. Firoz Shah brought a canal through Sirhind and Mansurpur to the town in 1360, and in 1398 Taimur attacked it. It is an ancient site, and by digging 40 or 50 feet deep, statues, big bricks and bones are found. In the time of Akbar, it was a Pargana of Sirhind. During Muslim rule, Sunam was a centre I of politics like Samana and Sirhind (now in Patiala District).

Baba Ala Singh, the founder of the erstwhile Patiala State, had won this town from Muslim rulers.

Akbar's courtier Abul Fazal has recorded in his Ain-i-Akbari that Emperor Akbar often came to Sunam on hunting expeditions.

The town was famous for its seat of learning Dar-ul-Uloom where theology was taught to Muslims drawn from far and near. Sunam is the birth place of the great martyr Udham Singh who shot dead Sir Michael O' Dyer on 13 March 1940 in London and took revenge from him of the 1919 Jalianwala Bagh massacre at Amritsar. Later on, Udham Singh was hanged on death by British authorities on 31 July 1940 on which date every year a Shaheedi Mela is held at Sunam with great enthusiasm to pay homage to the great Indian martyr. In the memory of Shaheed Udham Singh, his statue has been installed in the town.

 

Ahmedgarh

Ahmedgarh is an important agricultural market. The main crops brought to this market are paddy and wheeat. Being close to two industrial towns of Malerkotla and Ludhiana, a number of small-scale industries are being set up in and aroung this town too. khurpas, kahis and daties and a few modern agricultural implements manufactured here are well known in the area.

 

Akoi

Situated in the Sangrur Tehsil on the Malerkotla-Sangrur road, village Akoi lies about 5 km north of Sangrur, the district headquarters.

In the village, there is a gurudwara said to be associated -with the visits of Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Hargobind and Guru Tegh Bahadur, the first, sixth and ninth Sikh Gurus respectively. It is said that Guru Nanak Dev visited this place after visiting Nankiana. The sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind also stayed here about seven months. He blessed the place that milk will be available here in abundance, and his words are proving true. Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru is also said to have visited this place on the way to Delhi.

Maharaja Hira Singh of erstwhile princely state of Nabha, constructed the building of the gurudwara.

 

Badrukhan

Badrukhan is believed to be the birth place of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Raj Kaur,daughter of Gajpat Singh gave birth of Maharaja Ranjit Singh on 13 November 1780 here. Maharaja Hira Singh of Nabha was also born here, Lieutenant General (Retd.) Harbaksh Singh (Vir Chakra).Badrukhan is about 5 km from Sangrur, the district heaquarters, on Sangrur-Barnala road. There are two versions about the nomenclature of the village. One is that it was named after Badru, a pandit of this village, by Raja Gajpat Singh. In the village, there exists a smadh of Baba Guddar Shah who is said to have taken out the body of Raj Kaur, daughter of Maharaja Gajpat Singh buried in the large earthen vessel. Maharaja Gajpat Singh distributed large sweet thick cake of bread. Every year on the anniversary of Baba Guddar Shah, large sweet thick bread is baked and distributed as prasad.

 

Bagrian

Bagrian was given to Bhais of the village by Bhikhan Khan, the Raw of Materkotla State, but it was captured by Britishers as the Sikhs of Bagrian were not in favour of the British.There is a fort at Bagrian which was built by S. Arjan Singh in the begining of the 20th-century. The Bhais still run langar (free kitchen) hen daily; This tradition of langer was started from the time of Sri Hargobind the sixth Guru. For the preparation of langar wet fuel is used. It is said that the sixth Guru blessed that even wet fuel would work.

ln the fort a gurudwara has been built whose design and size is that of Golden Temple.

 

Bhawanigarh

Bhawanigarh was originally known as Dhodan, the name having been lent to it by Jats of Dhodan, a sub-clan of Bajha clan .As tradition has it, a sheep at the shrine of goddess Bhawani defended itself against two wolves, during the days of Baba Ala Singh who was prevailed upon by a sadhu to build on the spot a fort and name it Bhawanigarh. The fort was constructed in 1754.

Lehragaga

Lehragaga consists of two villages, Lehra and Gaga. A gurudwara exists at Gaga which is associated with the visit of Guru Tegh Bahadur the ninth Sikh Guru, on his way to Delhi.In Lehragaga, monkeys are found in abundance but they are not killed by the people. It is also called 'Lehra Bandran da'. The main crops in the area are wheat, cotton, groundnut and bajra Paddy is also grown but in less quantity.

Bhai Mani Singh, to secrifies his life by getting the joints of his body cut by the Muslim Rulers hailed from his place. A Gurudwara has been built here where a fair is held on Maghar 27th (November-December) for 3 days to commemorate the martyrdom of Bhai Mani Singh. Sr. Bhagwan Singh who was one of the founders of Praja Mandal, was the resident of Longowal. He sacrifices his life for liberation of oppressed people of the princely state. Longowal is also the birth place of Giani Gian Singh , A noted Sikh Historian. At Longowal, a class III municipal committee is functioning since September 1956.

 

Longowal

Known earlier as Lalgarh, lies 18 KM south-west of Sangrur on the Sangrur-Barnala road, It falls in the Sangrur Tehsil. This Town was founded by Baba Ala Singh, the founder of the Patiala Estate.

Bhai Mani Singh, to secrifies his life by getting the joints of his body cut by the Muslim Rulers hailed from his place. A Gurudwara has been built here where a fair is held on Maghar 27th (November-December) for 3 days to commemorate the martyrdom of Bhai Mani Singh.

Sr. Bhagwan Singh who was one of the founders of Praja Mandal, was the resident of Longowal. He sacrifices his life for liberation of oppressed people of the princely state. Longowal is also the birth place of Giani Gian Singh , A noted Sikh Historian.

At Longowal, a class III municipal committee is functioning since September 1956.

 

Mastuana

 It is named after Mastu, a Jatt, to donated his forest land to the Saint. Sant Baba Atar Singh constructed a Gurdwara, Gur Sagar and a Tank hare. He also started a high school hare. Sant Baba Atar Singh was cremated here a big congregation his held on 3rd July every year.