Bilga

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Bilga
Village
Punjab
Bilga
Bilga
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°03′N 75°39′E / 31.050°N 75.650°E / 31.050; 75.650Coordinates: 31°03′N 75°39′E / 31.050°N 75.650°E / 31.050; 75.650
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144036 [1]
Telephone code 1826

Bilga is a historical village near the city, Nurmahal. Bilga has now grown to have town status. Nurmahal is a sub tehsil in the district Jalandhar in the Indian state of Punjab.

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The majority of people living in Bilga are of Sikh. Bilga lies on the Phillaur-Nurmahal Road. The nearest main road to Bilga is Phillaur-Nurmahal road which is almost 2 km from the village. The nearest Railway station to this village is the Bilga railway station. In the centre of the town there is a large gudwara, of important historical significance, the SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV SIKH TEMPLE, as the 5th Guru of the Sikhs, Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (first Sikh Guru to be martyred) had visited the area during the time of his wedding in the neighbouring village of Meo in the year 1589. People from all over the world visit this gurdwara . The population of the village is approximately 20 thousand (2005) and village is divided in 7 portions (portion of a village is known as a patti) which have their own specific names. This village has one sarpanch who has been elected by villagers under the legislative commettie of Jalandhar. The famous singer Tarlochan Singh Bilga Chairman of Bilga general hospital takes his name from this village. There are many famous people live in Bilga the main one being Narinderpal Singh Sanghera & Ravinder Sanghera, who are known worldwide. Bert Sanghera also hails from Bilga. Bert the manager of Temp Labour is a part time West Bromwich Albion striker and currently the only Asian Sikh player to play in the Premiership.

The village is also close to the Bilga general hospital which is located on the outskirts of the village.

The Village is also populated with football fans with many of them following West Bromwich Albion F.C.

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