Jagadhri is a city and a municipal
council in Yamunanagar district in 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 is very famous for its metal works & 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 jagadhri 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.
There are many old temple also some are like LathMar Mandir,
Khera Mandir, Gauri Shankar Mandir and Guga Madi Mandir
The Shree Gopal Paper Mills of Ballarpur Industries Limited
is 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 now has
a Reliance Power plant which has started.
Jagadhari No. 1 This is largest manufacturing plant of raw
liquor in Haryana State. This is a very famous brand name
for Local Liquor in the surrounding areas. It comes in
different packages. it's very cheap and one can buy a pouch
of liquor in only 10 rupees.
Jagadhri is located at 30.17°N 77.3°E. 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
As of 2001 India census, 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
Sikhs and was a strong hold for Babbar Khalsa during the
80's. Some residents don't see that much change to the
village even though is not part of Punjab anymore.
Surrounding 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
Tajewala headworks, is 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 related to Guru
Teg Bahadur ji 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. Shri Sai Medicose is in the
middle of Market, which is having all types of medicines
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.
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Panchmukhi 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 Kalsia
state. 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 23 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
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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