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Dhudike Map Position
Dhudike Map Position
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°46′26″N 75°20′41″E / 30.77389°N 75.34472°E / 30.77389; 75.34472Coordinates: 30°46′26″N 75°20′41″E / 30.77389°N 75.34472°E / 30.77389; 75.34472
Country  India
State Punjab
District Moga
Tehsil Moga
 • Type Elected
 • Body Panchayat[1]
 • Sarpanch Gary Heir (Peoples Party of Punjab (PPP))
Elevation 233 m (767 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,200
 • Male 3,239
 • Female 2,961
 • Official Punjabi (Gurmukhi)
 • Regional Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN Code 142053[2]
Area code(s) 01636
ISO 3166 code ISO 639-1 pa, ISO 639-2 pan, ISO 639-3 Either: pan – Indian Punjabi or pnb - Pakistani Punjabi
Vehicle registration PB 29
Nearest city Moga
Sex ratio 1000/914 /
Lok Sabha Constituency Faridkot
Website www.dhudike.com

Dhudike is a village in Moga-I Tehsil in Moga district of Punjab state, India. It is located 17 km towards East from District Moga. Freedom Fighters like Baba Ishar Singh, Baba Pala Singh Jathedar, Baba Pakhar Singh are few of the Gadaree from Dhudike who participated in the Gadar Movement. Dhudike was the birthplace of Lala Lajpat Rai. Renowned Punjabi writer Jaswant Singh Kanwal is also from Dhudike.


Actually Dhudike is the village of Gills. Gills are related to Bathinda. Raja Bivepal Singh was the son of Raja Abhaypal Singh the king of Bharner. After the death of Raja Abhaypal Singh, there was a conflict between Binepal Singh and his step brothers. The step brothers expelled Binepal Singh, who later on ruled over Bathinda. Binepal built a fort on the bank of river Satluj in 665 A.D. In the tenth generation of Binepal Singh, Raja Pirthipal got married with a poor Bhullar Jatt girl, being issueless. When Gillpal was born his counter Rattan mal was expelled from his Kingdom with the charge of betrayal. After many years in revenge, he named himself Rattan Hazi and perviked the Jarnail Roshan Ali of Bagdad. Roshan Ali attacked Bathinda. Gillpal ruled at that time. Gillpal family left Bathinda. From his family Badhan Gills founde Rajeania. In the next generation in 1280 BC King was born. He was very pious and lived out side in thick trees called zirhi. Biar’s of that area attacked Rajeaina. In this battle the king was killed and his monument was still in village Rajeaina. After winning Rajeaina they stopped towards Moga Theh. The king had eight sons, one of them was Dhudi. In the eighth generation of Dhudi, Gurdas Baro and Salem Shah was born to Surat. They were sitting towards the east (Moga side) near Godha wala Shapar. They daily took their cattle to this place for grazing. This shappar is still here and people called it Dohiwala shappar. In the evening, they returned after milking. After some time Gurdas Baso and Salim Shah Sat near Dohiwala chappar. In 1640 BC Gurdas’s elder son Bhomia founded this village and this village was named Dhudike after his ancestor’s name Dhudi. Gurdas had four sons. They were Bhomia, Kapoora, Dalpat and Sukhchain. The village has six patties. Bhomia founded Kollu, Kapoora founded. Kapoorae, and Dalpat’s elder son Jhada founded Jhanda Patti the elder son of Jhanda founded village Madhoke. There were Sarans, Sidhus, Sandhu, Grewal, Dhaliwal, Dhonoa’s, Heru and Ponnu families live in this village. There is a Gurdwara with beautiful building called Uchha Dera. Even Sikh marriage ceremonies (Anand Karg) are perform here.

From the foundation story of this village. We come to know that whenever any body laid a foundation stone of any village then co-operation of other people of that area was also taken so that people can live there. Routine works of like is done together. Carpenters make plough, Black smith make different tools and weavers weave cloths for them. Sadhar helps the time of marriage ceremonies. The main occupation of Jatt’s were agriculture. All of them help Jatts and live together happily.

In this village in Ramedasia’s Saroae came foe Dolan, Kaler from Tajpur, Chumber from Gujjarwal and some families came from Doaba. Some families of Majbi Sikhs came from Paton, Malseehan, Doaba and Moga also. Ramgarhias came from Rodan, Bairag’s from Heran, Parjapat from Shandaran, Kateria’s from Amritsar and Garvi wale Brahmin’s came from Lahore. They all make it a modern village. Salig Ram News Agent told us that now approx almost 3000 news papers are consumed in this village.

The village is proud that this is the village of a prominent Punjabi novelist S. Jaswant Singh Kanwal. Who contributed the Punjabi literature by writing many novels. We can’t talk about Punjabi literature without talking about Jaswant Singh Kanwal. He is not only a prominent Punjabi writer but also contributed a lot in the development of the village. Dr. Ajit Singh was an competent story writer. His collection of stories are also published. He lived in Delhi so Punjabi critics take no notice of him. Darshan Gill is also a great poet of this village, Dr. Jaswant Gill, the wife of Sh. Jaswant Singh Kanwal also wrote about Philology. Beyond them, Gurcharan Dhudike, Amarjit Dhudike, Beant Bawa also same writers. The library meetings are held here in which writers Principal Sujan Singh, Shiv Kumar, Ishar Singh Atari, Balraj Sahni, Karamjit Kussa, Kirpal Singh Kesal, Tera Singh Chan and Dr. Jagtar take part. We can not forget about Principal Srvan Singh who taught in Dhudike College. Kanwaljit brought Principal Sarvan Singh here in Dhudike from Delhi. Now people know him as Principal Sarwan Singh Dhudike. He wrote many books about Khed literature. Although Satpal does not belong to this village but actively participate in the development of this village as Dhudike is his village. Village Parchagat works for the development of the village.[3]


Dhudike is located at 30°45′N 75°20′E / 30.75°N 75.33°E / 30.75; 75.33.[4] It has an average elevation of 233 metres (767 feet). Located in India, Punjab and district Moga. This village is located 4 km south of Ajitwal, which is at NH95 (Moga-Ludhiana Highway)

It is 19 km from Moga. 160 km from State capital Chandigarh. Matwani(6 km), Ajitwal(6 km), Nathu Wala Jadid (6 km), Kokri Phula Singh(7 km), Mehna(8 km) are the nearby Villages to Dhudike. Dhudike is surrounded by Moga-Ii Tehsil towards west , Moga Tehsil towards west, Moga-I Tehsil towards west, Nihal Singh Wala Tehsil towards South. Jagraon, Moga, Bhagha Purana, Raikot are the nearby Cities to Dhudike.


Being in north of India Dhudi-ke go through Winter in the month of November to Early February. Temperature goes down up to 6.4 °C in the night. From the middle of December and till end of January fog usually upsets normal life. February and March are pleasant months and temperatures vary between 18–24 °C it is spring season. April to October it is summer time and temperature can go up to 41 °C. In summer humidity goes up.

Climate data for Dhudi-ke
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.3
Average low °C (°F) 6.4
Average rainfall mm (inches) 11.9
Avg. rainy days 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.8 5.2 4.4 2.1 0.7 0.8 0.9 23.2
Source: [5]


Dhudike is small village located in Moga Tehsil of Moga district, Punjab with total 1234 families residing. The Dhudike village has population of 6200 of which 3239 are males while 2961 are females as per Population Census 2011. Punjabi is the Local Language here.

In Dhudike village population of children with age 0-6 is 633 which makes up 10.21 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Dhudike village is 914 which is higher than Punjab state average of 895. Child Sex Ratio for the Dhudike as per census is 924, higher than Punjab average of 846.

Dhudike village has lower literacy rate compared to Punjab. In 2011, literacy rate of Dhudike village was 75.48 % compared to 75.84 % of Punjab. In Dhudike Male literacy stands at 79.38 % while female literacy rate was 71.21 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Dhudike village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.[6]

Caste Factor[edit]

In Dhudike village, most of the villagers are from Schedule Caste (SC). Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 35.98 % of total population in Dhudike village. The village Dhudike currently doesn’t have any Schedule Tribe (ST) population.[7]

Work Profile[edit]

In Dhudike village out of total population, 1950 were engaged in work activities. 97.08 % of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 2.92 % were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1950 workers engaged in Main Work, 579 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 368 were Agricultural labourer. [8]

Particulars Total Male Female
Total No. of Houses 1,234 - -
Population 6,200 3,239 2,961
Child (0-6) 633 329 304
Schedule Caste 2,231 1,175 1,056
Schedule Tribe 0 0 0
Literacy 75.48 % 79.38 % 71.21 %
Total Workers 1,950 1,726 224
Main Worker 1,893 0 0
Marginal Worker 57 0 0

Places of Interest[edit]

Educational Institutes[edit]

Lala Lajpat Rai Govt. College[edit]

(Maddoke Road) This college was established here in 1967

North West Institute of Engineering & Technology Dhudike[edit]

It was the year 1939,when Giani Sardara Singh Gill left his village and came to delhi with a dream in his eyes to do something big and beneficial for the society. He bought a piece of land for this purpose which is still in his name.That land is about 3 kilometres in length and is now known as Giani border, Ghaziabad. It is one of the largest transport hubs in Asia.His dream to promote rural education came true when he donated a large piece of his land to the Government of INDIA, on which Government college, Dhudike is imparting education. Thousands of students and rural youth have been benefited by his act and vision. He was then honoured by the Prime Minister Sh.Lal Bahadur Shastri for his achievements and his social work.

Giani Sardara Singh Gill was actively involved with a sense of dedication in creating social awakening and educational upliftment.His dream to start a technical college in his village was fulfilled when his youngest son S.Lakhbir singh Gill started a Technical & Management college under the name of North West Group Of Institutes. Giani ji made a noteworthy contribution in the improvement of the rural education . His memories will always cherish us and encourage us to do good deeds to make our society even better. Giani Sardara Singh Gill Foundation is a duly constituted body. North West Group Of Institutes has been established by Giani Sardara Singh gill Foundation, Dhudike, Disst. Moga, to perpetuate the sacred memory of Giani Sardara Singh Gill as actively involved with a sense of dedication, in creating social awakening and educational upliftment. He was associated with the setting up of Lala Lajpat Rai Centenary College , Dhuddike. Dhudike is the birthplace of Zealous patriot, front-rank freedom fighter, social reformer and a philanthropist, Punjab Kesri Lala lajpat Rai. Giani ji made a noteworthy contribution to the qualitative improvement in the life of the village. Our mission as an Institution is to provide world-class Engineering & Management education, foster research and development, evolve innovative applications of technology, encourage entrepreneurship and ultimately mould young men and women capable of assuming leadership of the society for the betterment of the country. North West Group is dedicated entirely to the growth and development of education, training, industry and social upliftment.[9]

Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial College of Education Dhudike[edit]

Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial College of Education was established in the year 2003 at Dhudike (Moga), the birthplace of Sher-e-Punjab, the great freedom fighter of India, Lala Lajpat Rai. So the college has the eternal blessings of such an eminent educationist. It is run by dedicated and high spirited members of “Shri Guru Nanak Dev Educational Society, Moga.”

The society has immensely contributed for rural upliftment through education since its very inception. The L.L.R.M. College of Education is situated in a peaceful and natural surroundings of rural India, the college is hardly 1.2 km. from Ajitwal on Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway. Hence the college serves the nation by catering to the needs of the rural population which form a major chunk out of the total population of India.

The college is permanently affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh and recognized by National Council of Teacher Education, Jaipur. The college has also applied for recognition under UGC Act 2(f) and 12B. The college started its first academic session in year 2003-04 under a learned and devoted Management. An epitome of simplicity, honesty, dedication, a teacher and an administrator par excellence – Dr. (Mrs.) Tripta Sharma is the founder Principal of Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial College of Education. Under her dynamic leadership, the college has progressed by leaps and bounds and has completed six successful sessions and has stepped for the seventh one.

The college has a decent campus with all the modern infrastructure, well equipped library, laboratories and latest technological instruments. Under the dynamic administration and supervision of such an able Principal, well qualified staff and an innovative and effective teaching learning environment, the college has grown tremendously in every sphere be it academic, co-curricular activities, sports or in introducing new concepts and methodologies to revolutionize the quality of teacher education.[10]

Baba Pakhar Singh Senior Secondary School[edit]

(from 6th to 12th class)

Govt. Primary School[edit]

(from 1st to 5th class)

Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Nursery School[edit]

Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Memorial[edit]

In 1956 the villagers along with the co-operate of people of the area, Registered the birthplace Memorial Committee, Dhudike. Lal Bhadur Shastri was the first President of this committee. The fund was arranged from the country and foreign for the building of this memorial. On 17 November 1959 Dr. Rajinder Parshad laid the foundation stone of this memorial and Lal Bhadur Shashtri inaugurated this memorial on 28th January 1965. A wide stage was built on the birthplace of Lala Lajpat Rai. Here the special functions are held on Independence Day, Martyrom Day and Birthday of Lala Lajpat Rai on 26, 27, 28th of January. A Khed Mela was also organized. The budget of this mela is six to seven lakh.[11]


Dhudi-ke is having its own Library located in Birth Place building of Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Hall Situated in the center of city. It is having Books form different language. Language including English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Grain market[edit]

Primary Health Centre[edit]

Vetnery. Disponcery[edit]


Sub post office[edit]

Telephone exchange[edit]

Water supply system[edit]

Punjab National Bank[edit]

Gadree Memorial[edit]

Co-operative Society[edit]


Sport Stadium[edit]

Religious Places[edit]

There are five Gurudwaras, a Hindu temple, a Muslim Dargah (a place of save Muslim sage) and a Dera Bohran wala in the village. People from all the religions visit these places.

Gurudware Beri Sahib[edit]

Gurudwara Beri Sahib built in the memory of Sixth Guru of Sikhes Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib ji.

Uccha Dera[edit]

Gurdwara Uchha Dera is one of the main building of Dhudike . All the residents have great faith for this religious place . The building of this Gurdwara is very beautiful in a big hall Sri Guru Granth Sahib jI lies ,the hall is very airy and beautiful .

Many years ago there was a well here. There was a smadh of baba Chaingar to the right side. A pious man who belonged to village killi chahala lived here . first of all Sant Baba Sher Singh came here then Baba Suchhala Singh came to this place . They preached the people and keep them in touch with Gurbani. He was very polite. Then Sant Baba Mal Singh take over the Gadi. He kept the building in tact and maintained the maryada after that Sant Baba Ujjagar Singh ji served this place. He belonged to village Churchak . with the Co-operation of villages he made the building of Gurudwara. The villages contributed this noble deed. The foreigners denoted money whole heartedly. After filling the old well a big hall was constructed to the east of the village a big gate was built on the phirani of the village. The way to reach the Gurdwara Sahib was broadned separate rooms are built for cows. On the place of Baba chaingar a beautiful room was built and Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji lies there. The hall of the Gurdwara is too big that all the religious programs and ‘Anand Karz’ are performed here . After the dismise of Baba Ujjagar Singh Hon’able Giani Bhajan Singh ji is serving this place. Giani ji belongs to Dhudike who attained his Dharmik education from the Damdami Taksal Bhinder Kalan with the guidance of Sant Baba Ujjagar Singh. He is great philosopher and when he give talk about Gurbani. He explained all the things in very simple language.

The villagers have great respect for this Gurdwara on the phirani near the Gurdwara Sahib Ujjagar Karnail Singh , Bhulla Singh Gill of Patti Jhanda , have some land there which cost lakhs of rupees is denoted to Gurudwara Uchha Dera Sahib . By their sons Gurmail Singh and Nachhater Singh this Gill fanily is also known as ‘Phate ke‘

In these days Giani Bhajan Singh ji is sering this Gurudwara Uchha Sahib and with his guidance every year a Langar Sewa is performed at the Joar Mela of Anand pur Sahib and the Barsi of Baba Ujjagar Singh ji is also celebrated.

Meera Shah[edit]

There is a dargah of a Muslim fakir called Meera Shah. It is exactly in front of the Dera Bohran Wala towards the side of the village. It is said that Meera Shah was a Muslim Fakir. A well was being dug out near his place by the villagers. All the villagers were working willingly. When they all were working then one of the boys said why you don’t help us in our work. The Fakir started helping them, he took the basket of soil, which was dug out from the well, but this basket was not on his head. It was at least 2 feet above his head. When one of them saw all this, he said, this to all, they all came to him and asked the fakir to forgive them.

The villagers asked him what did he want and he asked for a small piece of land. Dargah was constructed on this place. A big fair was held here but now with the change of time the fair has also change its size. The Nagoza singers used to come here and entertain the villagers. People visit this place every Thursday; Game Shah is serving this place now. He organizes a fair on 15th Har (June app.) every year. The rice is distributed among children. People give great respect to this place.[12]

Kutia Sahib[edit]

There is Kutia Sahib in west side of the village. The saints from Haridwar used to visit this place. The great pious men stay here and guide the people to do good deeds, and always to remember the God through sermons. First of all Maharaj Anant Parkash used to come here and gave sermons and went back after few days. He got his education from Kashi. He also taught many sadhus and sages. He also established Gaushalas at various places. He also gave sermons at various places to save the humanity. Every year on 7th of Poh (January) Shri Akand Path Sahib was instalise. People contribute in this religious function. Guru Ka Langar was also prepared.

After Maharaj Anant Parkash, Maharaj Parmatma Jyoti visited this place every year and deliver his sermons. He stayed at Chiahar Gaushala and Maharaj Ramanad Ji also deliver his sermon along with him and they returned after the Barsi of Maharaj Anant Parkash. His stay is at Haridwar. There is a Shiv Mandir in this Kutia, constructed by Maharaj Anant Parkash. S.Bachan Singh, Chanan Singh; Pal Singh gave land in donation for this Kutia Sahib. People of village have great respect for this place.[13]

Gurudwara Chhauni Sahib[edit]

This Gurudwara of Dhudike is situated on the phirani of village in Baja Patti on the Dhadhur link road. This is the first and oldest Gurudwara of the village. Many year ago. There was a single room, the residential rooms and also kacha rooms. But a pious man of the village Bhag Singh Changed its look with the blessing and guidance of Sant Baba Ujjagar Singh .Now a new building is constructed and new roads are built for the convience of the people.In this beautiful building lies installis the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. We donot get enough knowledge about this Guredwara , but when we read the history we find that in the Baja Patti of village there were seven or eight families of Mittal Banias. One of them was Granth also. The great freedam fighter and Saheed Lala Lajpat Rai ji was born here an 28th January 1865. It is the maternal village of Lala Lajpat Rai ji. His mother Gulab Devi used to go to the Gurdwara and recite Shri Japuji Sahib. This shows that this Gurdwara is very old. At that line this Gurdwara was out side the village. There were Chappars ( Ponds ) around it. There were tree of peepal ,Bohar, and Karcer , But now we can see beautiful building of Gurudwara sahib. The way to the Gurudwara was broaden from the gate of the Gurudwara with this the Guruwara look magnificent. [14]

Lala Lajpat Rai Birthday Mela[edit]

On 28th January, 1956, L. Mohan Lalji organized the first Lala Lajpat Rai Birthday Rural Conference at village Dhudike, under the chairmanship of L. Jagat Narain, former Education Minister, Punjab. The budget of the first Mela was only about Rs. 2.000/-. Every year it has been expanding & rural games like kabaddi, hocky, volleball, bullock-cart races and dog races have been added. Many Union Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers and Ministers of Punjab have been attending the Mela every year as chief guests.

On 28th January, 1991, a National Convention of the main leaders of all National political parties was held in which Shri Chandrashekahr, Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee of B.J.P., Shri I.K. Gujral of Janta Dal, Ch. Balram Jakhar, General Secretary, A.I.C.C., Shri Harkishan Singh Surjeet, General Secretary, C.P.M., Shri Inderjit Gupt, General Secretary, C.P.I. addrressed a huge gathering against terrorism in Punjab. Gen. O.P. Malhotra, Governor, Punjab welcomed. Shri Krishan Kant, President of the Society and Governor of Andhra Pradesh, presided.[15]


Ajitwal Rail Way Station , Parao Mahna Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Dhudike. However Ludhiana Jn Rail Way Station is major railway station 57 km near to Dhudike. [16]

Buses come from Moga and Jagraon via near by villages. Although they are not that frequent but if you know its timing in advance then its a good way to reach Dhudike.

Auto/Tempo service is available from Ajitwal bus stop and from Jagraon Bus stand as well with nominal charges.


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External links[edit]

"Census". census2011. Retrieved 18 December 2014.