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About Jalandhar Punjab India - NRI Dental Services

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

Tulsi Mandir

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.

Shiv Mandir

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 Gurudwara

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.

Moorish Mosque

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, Lahore.

Hotels & Accomodation

Radission Windsor Hotel - 5 Star Windsor Fountain G.T. Road, Jalandhar Ph: 91-181-881234 Fax: 91-181-882233 E-Mail: Website: Railway Station: 2 kms Bus Stand: 1 kms.

Hotel Amber Palace 2 Star Main Road, Avtar Nagar Backside TV Studio, Jalandhar Ph: 254309, 252310 Fax: 0181-204111

Hotel Centrepoint BMC Chowk, Jalandhar Tel.: 458184, 458196, 238803 Railway Station: 3 km Facilities: Lift Facilities, Elegantly Furished, A.C. Rooms, 24 Hours Prime, TV Channels, Room Service, Laundry Service, I.S.D/S.T.D./Fax (Incoming Outgoing) Facility, Doctor on Call, Channel Music Conference/Kitty Hall, Parking Facilities.

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Indian Express - ?18 hours ago? 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 hours ago? 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 21, 2009? Jalandhar Unlike many other crorepati candidates who do not own a car, SAD's Hans Raj Hans, who is contesting from Jalandhar (reserved) constituency, ... Traffic comes to a grinding halt Chandigarh Newsline Fresh News

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. ... Tata Motors sign pact with India Post Rupee Times all 32 news articles » TTMNSE:TATAMOTORS.BLNSE:TATAMOTORS

Times of India - ?Apr 24, 2009? The number of candidates in fray from nine seats are Fatehgarh Sahib 16, Amritsar 21, Jalandhar 22, Hoshiarpur 18, Anandpur Sahib 22, Ludhiana 40, ... - ?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. ... The Sikh Times, UK

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 ... ‘Rail roko’ leaves passengers hassled Chandigarh Newsline

Sikh agitators disrupt rail traffic in Punjab Hindu Sikhs Broken Into Protests Across Punjab

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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 ... 1 die, 30 others injured in bus accident News Agency of Kashmir

and more » World Sikh News - ?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. ... Hit by slowdown, NRIs pitch in virtually Times of India and more »

EFYTimes (press release) - ?Apr 16, 2009? 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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