Jalala

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Jalala جلالہ
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Village and union council
Country Pakistan
Region Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Mardan District
Tehsil Takht Bhai
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website http://geocities.ws/incrediblejalala



Jalala (جلالہ) is a village and union council in Mardan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[1] It is located at 34°20'8N 71°54'10E and has an altitude of 339m (1115 feet).[2]


Jalala is situated about 20 km north from Mardan. The Malakand road leads through the village linking the Swat Valley to Mardan and Peshawar. Jalala is named after two brothers “Jalal Khan and Kamal Khan”. At the time of British Empire, there was a long bazaar, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs shopkeepers were living side by side. There was a large Hindu community living peacefully in Jalala.

Before 1947 “Sir Sultan Karam Khan” one of the landlords of Jalala was the in charge of Jalala village and the village was under the control of Takht Bahi Police Station.

Jalala once faced shortage of drinking water the women brought the water in clay pots from the nearby river. One the particular section of the river was very busy and was popularly called “Da Jalala Gudar” which means a place by river side from where drinking water can be taken to home etc in Pushto language. The times for bringing water were early morning and before sunset.

For this reason Jalala gained popularity in Pashto poetry. The famous song about Jalala Gudar was played frequently from Peshawar Radio Station.”Da Jalala Oba Khwagey Dee” …Da kalee peghley” Tre Mangee Radakaveena, Da Jalala. Another song “Da Jalala Gudara wran shey … Pa jeenakoo De salandaay olagawana”. There is also a Pushto saying (Matal). ”Kor de da jlala jumat sha”. There was a time when most of the people of Jalala left for their agriculture land look after to Khan Qilla (خان قلعہ) and Maday Baba,then there was nobody to look after a small mosque. After a short time the mosque collapsed completely because of Monsoon rains. Jalala has three small rivers. Two of these have warm water and the third one has cold water .

Jalala is surrounded by many small villages, Parkho,Safiabad, Maskeenabad, Bare Shah, Ghano Shah, Khan Qilla (خان قلعہ), Pirsaddo, Maday Baba, Chiraghdeen Kalay, Parao and Kanda Ghaar.

Main tribes of Jalala are Hasan khelحسن خیل( Yousaf Zaiیوسف زئی), Kalalaan, Shalmani, Karan Khel, Gujaran, Gadbaba, kulalan, Bajawri, Sadan, Mohmandan, Barangian, Deerojee, and a lot of people from Afghanistan.

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Coordinates: 34°20′8″N 71°54′10″E / 34.33556°N 71.90278°E / 34.33556; 71.90278