Bassi Pathana Skyline
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||800:1000 ♂/♀|
As of 2011[update] India census, Bassi Pathana had a population of 20,288 with 10,665 males and 9,623 females. Bassi Pathana has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with 81% of the males and 75% of females literate. 9.5% of the population is under 6 years of age.
According to legend, Bassi Pathana was founded in 1540. As the name suggests, it was a city of Muslim Pathans. Bassi Pathana was visited by 9th Sikh master Guru Teg Bahadur Ji and 10th Sikh Master Guru Gobind Singh Ji. There is one Historical Gurdwara (Sikh Temple)in the city in their memory. A Temple of Sh. Namdev ji is also situated in this city. This historic city has one temple named as Brahmghat, where a sage called Rishi Ajgawanand is said to have meditated here for years. During one of those meditation sessions someone came to check whether he is really meditating or not and put his leg in the Agni (Fire) which is traditionally lit while meditating. He was so involved in meditation that he did not realize that he had lost his leg in the fire. When his disciples saw that he had lost his leg, they made a leg of wood and brass. He was so delighted with this gesture that he blessed this city and said that no misfortune can ever strike this city. If a misfortune is sensed then this leg (after his death) should be moved through each house and misfortune will go away. Bassi pathana city also had an old railway station which was built during the Britishers rule in India.Its popular temple is usha mata mandir near brahmghat. This city also has an historic lord shiva temple named prachin shiv mandir (subzi mandi) situated in main bazar of bassi pathana near main Post office.Moreover,India's first sewing machine was manufactured here and there are now many factories that make sewing machine parts,one of the oldest well-known manufaturer is M.P. brothers (Mansa Singh and Prem Singh).
The Town is the block of the District as it contains 86 villages. The City also have its own Municipal Corporation. It had divided the city into Wards (parts) and these each ward has its own representative known as the Municipal Councilor (MC). The mainly the city has approximately 15 Wards.
Basanth Panchami festival
Bassi Pathana people biggest festival is Basanth Panchami. They celebrate this festival in the month of magh (January–February as per Gregorian calendar), due to these festival a big fair is held continuously for three days.
There are mainly three colleges within the city: ITI (Industrial Training Institute) College, S.D.A.V College for Girls, Pine Grove College. As per as the Schooling there are many schools. The most prefers are listed below and they are within the city limits:
|1||Holy Heart Public High School Bassi Pathana|
|2||Bal Bharti Public School|
|3||Pine Grove Public School|
|4||S.D Public School For Girls|
|5||Guru Nanak Dev Public School|
|6||Government Senior Secondary School For Girls|
|7||Lala Laj Pat Rai High School|
|8||Government Senior Secondary School For Boys & Girls|
|9||Garden Valley International School|
- "Census of India 2011". Govt. of India. Retrieved 16 May 2016.