Nakodar — city — Coordinates 31°08′N 75°28′E / 31.13°N 75.47°ECoordinates: 31°08′N 75°28′E / 31.13°N 75.47°E Country India State Punjab District(s) Jalandhar Population 31,422 (2001[update]) Time zone IST (UTC+05:30) Website http://jalandhar.nic.in/html/cities_towns_nakodar.htm
Nakodar (Punjabi: ਨਕੋਦਰ, Hindi: नकोदर, pronounced Nuh-Koh-Durh) is a city and a municipal council in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab.
The city is almost 424 km from Delhi, 24 km from Jalandhar, 45 km from Ludhiana, and about 114 km from Amritsar. Surrounding villages include[Mehatpur](Hari pur)(Bhullar)Nawan Pind Jattan, Heran, Bir Pind, Shankar, Nur Pur Chatha, Sarih and Khanpur Dhadda. The Town is of considerable antiquity and had been held in succession by three different races, the JATTS , Kambohs( Kamboj) and then by the muslim Rajputs, traces of whom still exist in the extensive ruins by which the town is surrounded. The town was anciently founded by the Hindu Kamboh, according to Sir William Wilson Hunter and others. The Kamboh settlements lay to the west of present town and the sites are still marked by extensive ruins and two old fine tombs, now called the Black and Red Domes, from the color of the material. Tradition attributes the Kamboh expulsion to the Nawab Kutb Khan who came with an army from Indor near Nuh in 1570 AD. As a consequence, the lordship of the town thus passed over to the Khanzadaas from the Kamboj tribe. Within two generations, the Rajputs got the town in jagir from Emperor Jahangir, in later sixteenth century, apparently divesting the Khanzadahs, the successor race to the Kambohs. The Rajputs were themselves later ousted during Sikh period by one Sardar Tara Singh Ghaiba who made a fort and made himself the master of the surroundings. From Ghaiba, the town was seized by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1816. The town is well pave and has thriving appearances and currently forms a Tehsil of District Jalandhar. Outside the town, there are two large and handsome tombs dating at least from the times of Emperor Jahangir, later one of them is said to be the burial place of the adviser of Emperor Shah Jahan, but it is known who stand buried in the earlier tomb.
Nakodar is home to many popular Punjabi lyricists And Singers likeKaler Kanth, K.S Makhan, Lehmber Hussainpuri, Vijay Dhammi, Sh.Gurdas Mann(Ardent Follower of Baba Muradshah Ji Darbar), Hans Raj Hans (Chief Darvesh of Baapu Lal Badshah Darbar Nakodar), Malkit Singh M.B.E.-tutak tutak tootiyaan fame . Nakodar is also the birth place of poet Padam Shree Pandit Labhu Ram Josh Malsiyani, whose poem Nagma-e-Josh can be read at the entrance to the town near Bus stop. His son Arsh Malsiyani is also famous poet, who is still having the treasure of poetry passed on to him by his Father. Nakodar is also known as the homeland of modern Punjabi poet Prof.Hardial Sagar
Other famous individuals from Kakodar area, who participated in the left movement from 1972 onwards are Varinder Kumar (Gagan) and Surjit Singh (Sherpur), Amarjit Chandan, Avtar Paash, Kulwant Mandiala, Harbhajan Singh Dhillon (Vakeel) and Des Raj Mahoonwal. First member of legislative assembley in Independent India was Harkishan Singh Surjeet from Communist Party of India. Other famous individuals from this area was S. Darbara Singh (Khaira) Seronwalia Ex Speaker Punjab Assembly. The famous ladies are Ms Surinder Khaira (Gold Medalist GNDU, writer and poet), Ms Kuldip Sohi (Ex. Captain Punjab Girls Kabaddi team) and Tejwanti Dheer (Leftist, social worker).
Name of the Town
The name Nakodar, according to one account, is a said to be derived from the Persian words Neki ka dar, which mean 'Gate of Goodness or Virtue' and it was named so by the Persian Kambohs. According to another version, the town was so-named after Nikudari legion of the Mongols.
Newspapers in Nakodar
- Doaba Headlines
- Ekta Lehar
- Hindustan Times
Colleges in Nakodar
- K.R.M.D.A.V. college
- Guru Nanak National College.
- Satyam Institute of management and Technology
- Bharat College of Nursing, Vill. Mudhan(Nakodar)
- Sri Ram Ji College
Schools in Nakodar
- Kidsvilla Kindergarten School
- St. Jude's Convent School
- Sewak Public School
- State Public School
- Tagore Model School
- M.d.Dayanand Model School
- New Janta Model sen. sec. School
Nakodar is located at 31°08′N 75°28′E / 31.13°N 75.47°E. It has an average elevation of 223 metres (731 feet).
Popular Religious Places
- Dargaah of Baba Murad Shah Ji
(SAI BABA MURAD SHAH JI's PLACE WHICH WAS LATER TAKEN CARE OF BY SAI GHULAM BABA LAADI SHAH JI IS SAID TO BE BLESSED BY BABA SHERE SHAH JI.THIS PLACE IS KNOWN ALSO AS 'GADDI MIYAAN GAUNS PAAK'. 'HAZRAT KI DARGAH BARATALA' IS SITUATED WITHIN THE PLACE.EVERY YEAR MR.GURDAS MANN SAHIB PAYS HIS TRIBUTE TO HIS MASTERS AT THIS PLACE.MR.MANN IS ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS PLACE.OTHER FAMOUS FIGURES VISITING THIS HOLY PLACE ARE SALMAN KHAN & FAMILY,KATRINA KAIF,USTAD PURAN SHAHKOTI,MASTER SALEEM,MUKUL DEV,SHARMAN JOSHI,KIRAN KUMAR,PREETI SAPROO,HIRA GROUP U.K.,SATINDER SARTAAJ& MANY MORE.)
- Dargaah of Baba Laal Baadshah Ji
(ALMAST BABA LAAL BADSHAH JI's PLACE WHOSE CHIEF INCHARGE IS PADAM SHREE HANS RAJ HANS,WHO IS TAKING CARE OF THIS PLACE AT PRESENT.BABA LAAL BADSHAH IS ALSO ADRESSED WITH AS 'BAAPU JI' WITH LOVE BY HIS FOLLOWERS.HIS PLACE OF RESIDENCE IS FURTHUR INSIDE THE TOWN CALLED 'BAAPU JI DI KOTHI' WHERE HE SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE.WORLD FAMOUS SINGERS FROM PAKISTAN VISIT THIS PLACE EVERY YEAR WHICH INCLUDES THE NAMES OF GHAZAL MAESTRO GHULAM ALI KHAN SHAIB,AFSHAAN.THE OCEAN OF SUFISM FLOWS HERE.SAI GHULAM BABA LAADI SHAH JI USED TO CALL BAAPU LAAL BADSHAH JI AS 'FAKEERAAN DE GOVERNER')
- Baba Mall Ji Malri
(THE PLACE WHERE THE FIFTH SIKH MASTER DHAN GURU ARJAN DEV JI MAHARAJ STOPPED TO GET HIS FOOTWEAR TO WEAR IN HIS WEDDING AT 'MAO SAHIB'.WHERE HE BLESSED 'BABA MALL JI' & THE SOIL OF VILLAGE WHO SUFFERED FROM BODY ACHES.SINCE THEN PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE WORLD TRAVEL TO THIS PLACE EVERY SATURDAY TO APPLY THE HOLY BLESSED SAND(CALLED RAAKH) ON THERE AFFECTED PARTS. 'SATT CHAUNKIYA'-7 VISITS AT THIS PLACE.)
- Baba MalIk Ji,Baba Malik Bazar
(BABA MALIK JI SAID AS THE FOUNDER OF THE NAKODAR.HE IS CONSIDERED AS THE OLDEST SAINT IN NAKODAR)
- Nawa Nanaksar Thath, Balanda
- Jagdambey Dham DEVI TALAB MANDIR,
- Sri Sudarshan Mandir,
- Mandir Gugga Jahir Veer Ji
- Dargah Baba Moju Shah Ji
(taken care by Gandhi family in moh.rajpootaan)
Popular Historical Places
- The Tomb of Mohammed Momin
- The Tomb of Haji Jamal
- Gugga Jahar Vir Mandir
Popular Eating Point
- Tasty Bite(World class food&home delivery)
- 7 Star(New in nakodar,good stuff)
- R.K Vaishno Dhaba (Best budget and delicious food)
- Kartar Club(provides gym & pool facilities)
- Saroor Hotel(famous for bar)
- Ladhar Palace and Bar (famous for comfort and food)
- Bhatti Dhaba (traditional foods)
Studios in Nakodar
- GANPATI DIGITAL - OPP SAROOR HOTEL
(only digital lab in the town,same day service,reasonable price.)
- PALLI DIGITAL STUDIO - OPP BUS STAND
- DHIMAN STUDIO - NEAR BUS STAND & BABA MALIK BAZAR
(Oldest in town)
Developments and Social Affair
As of 2001 India census, Nakodar had a population of 31,422. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nakodar has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 69%. In Nakodar, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Villages in Nakodar Tehsil
Haripur (Harjinder Singh and Joga Singh Mattu), Malri, Shankar, Aulakh, Mohem, Bath Kalan, Maheru, Pandori Khas, Khurshaidpur, Bal kohna, Tutt Kalan, Heran, Gohir, Bopa Rai Kalan, Sianiwal, Dherian, Nangal Jivan, Mundh, Sohal Khurad, Hussainabad, Sarih, Chak Kallan,Chack Khurd, Chak Vendhal. jafrapur(tangatori) Hussainpur, Balanda
- ^ Punjab gazetteers, 1883, bound in 10 vols., without title-leaves, 1883, p 159, Punjab
- ^ Punjab District Gazetteers, 1970, p 496, Punjab (India).
- ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1886, p 180, Sir William Wilson Hunter.
- ^ Gazetteer Jalandhar, First Edition, 1980, Chapter XIX, Places of Interest.
- ^ See also the link:.
- ^ Encyclopedia of Jalandhar: Jalandhar, 2004, p 38, Harajindar Siṅgha Dilagīr.
- ^ Punjab gazetteers, 1883, bound in 10 vols., without title-leaves, 1883, p 159, Punjab
- ^ Journal of Asiatic Society of Bengal, Vol. LXI, p.298 .
- ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nakodar
- ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- ENCYCLOPEDIA OF Jalandhar, 2004, by historian Dr Harjinder Singh Dilgeer, gives history, geography, details about villages, coloured photographs of ancient buildings, Kos Minars, Dakhanai Saran,khanpur dhadda, tombs etc. (Also see his The SIKH REFERENCE BOOK).
- Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1886, Sir William Wilson Hunter;
- Punjab gazetteers, 1883, bound in 10 vols., without title-leaves, 1883, Punjab.
- Gazetteer Jalandhar,First Edition, 1980, Chapter XIX, Places of Interest(Nakodar).
- Nakodar@Punjab Revenue
- Official website of Jalandhar district
- Wikimapia - Prominent Locations in Nakodar
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