Gardhiwala

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Garhdiwala
Town
Gardhiwala.jpg
Garhdiwala is located in Punjab
Garhdiwala
Garhdiwala
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°43′57″N 75°45′02″E / 31.7325°N 75.7506°E / 31.7325; 75.7506Coordinates: 31°43′57″N 75°45′02″E / 31.7325°N 75.7506°E / 31.7325; 75.7506
Country India
StatePunjab
DistrictHoshiarpur
Government
 • BodyMunicipal Council
Population
(2011)
 • Total7,593
Languages Punjabi
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
144207
Area code(s)+91 1886
Vehicle registrationPB21, PB07

Gardhiwala is a town and a municipal council in Hoshiarpur district in the state of Punjab, India.

History[edit]

Tradition goes that the town was built in 1443 A.D. by one Garhia, a Jat, and was named after his and that the addition of Diwala was made in 1812 on account of the incarnation of the goddess (devi) having appeared in the town. In honour of this event, Jodh Singh, Ramgarhia, built a temple here. The word diwala is said to be either a contraction for 'deviwala' or the word 'diowala'- a temple. The said Sardar also built a fort in 1829 A. D., the traces of which are hardly visible. Around the town, there are some grooves of mangoes. Starting from here, a belt of mango gardens can be seen up to Mahilpur

Khalsa Senior Secondary School is the oldest (built in 1924) and famous school of this town it has given Punjab great officers and players of international level.

It is famous for producing great soldiers like Colonel Bachhiter Singh Sahota who laid down his life fighting militants in Kashmir. Late Sh. Som Raj Seth was one of the renowned persons of the city. He served as President of Municipal Council and later on his son Sh. Lalit Seth also served as President of Municipal Council multiple times. Johny Seth is a prominent Punjabi singer. Half of the town now has migrated to the USA , Canada or the UK. People from different religions live here. During partition a lot of Muslims were given shelter by the Seth family and communal harmony was restored. This small town has produced great players of Kabaddi like Mehnga Singh,Chaudhary Harbux Singh and Sohan Singh.

Seth family is one of the most famous and well-renowned family and each and every person has done a lot for the betterment and goodwill of the residents of the town. They have done a lot of work in Socio-Economic as well as cultural sectors.

Transport[edit]

Garhdiwala city is situated on Chandigarh - Jammu road at State Highway-24, approximately 30 km north-east to Hoshiarpur. The nearest railway station is in Dasuya Railway Station-DZA (12 KM away)

Facilities[edit]

This moderate town is a very close-knit community and a business hub for numerous villages around it. Local business ranges from grocery, jewellers, clothing merchants, hardware stores, chemist, electrical and electronics suppliers to cold storage and wheat storage facilities. There are various doctor clinics, banks, and educational institutions. Garhdiwala has its own Police Station and Post office as well.

Education[edit]

Markets[edit]

  • Seth Market
  • Gandhi Market
  • Shiv Shakti Market
  • Main Bazaaz
  • Kokla Market
  • Dana Mandi
  • Devi Mandir Bazaar
  • Thana Bazaar

Climate[edit]

The city has a humid subtropical climate with cool winters and long, hot summers. Summer Temperatures vary from average highs of around 47 °C to average lows of around 22 °C. Winter temperatures have highs of 19 °C to lows of 1 °C. Southwest monsoon season occurs during July and August. Throughout year, average rainfall is 710mm.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Gardhiwala had a population of 7593. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Garhdiwala village has a higher literacy rate compared to Punjab. In 2011, the literacy rate of Garhdiwala was 87.24 % compared to 75.84 % of Punjab: Male literacy stands at 92.82 % while the female literacy rate was 81.73 %.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. Retrieved 2008-11-01.