Husnar, Punjab

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Husnar
ਹੁਸਨਰ
Husner
Village
Water Works of Husnar
Water Works of Husnar
Husnar is located in Punjab
Husnar
Husnar
Husnar is located in India
Husnar
Husnar
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°13′30″N 74°38′17″E / 30.225°N 74.638°E / 30.225; 74.638Coordinates: 30°13′30″N 74°38′17″E / 30.225°N 74.638°E / 30.225; 74.638
Country  India
State Punjab
Region Punjab
District Sri Muktsar Sahib
Talukas Giddarbaha
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,845
Languages
 • Official Punjabi (Gurmukhi)
 • Regional Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 152101[1]
Telephone code 01637-232***
Vehicle registration PB60
Nearest city Giddarbaha
Sex ratio 1000/919 /

Husnar is a village located in the Giddarbaha tehsil of Sri Muktsar Sahib district in Punjab, India.

Geography[edit]

A map of the village

Husnar is approximately centered at 30°13′32″N 74°38′12″E / 30.22556°N 74.63667°E / 30.22556; 74.63667,[2][3] on the Sri Muktsar Sahib-Giddarbaha road in the Sri Muktsar Sahib district in Indian Punjab, having an average elevation of 185 metres (607 ft). The village is only 2 km from the nearest city and railway station, Giddarbaha[4] and 264 km from the state capital city of Chandigarh. Buttar Bakhuha (4.5 km), Madhir (5 km), Bharu (3 km) are the surrounding villages.

Demographics[edit]

In 2001, according to the census, the village had the total population of 4,845 with 819 households, 2525 males and 2320 females.[5] Thus males constitutes 52% and females 48% of the population with the sex ratio of 919 females per thousand males.

Culture[edit]

Husnar is predominated by the Jatt people of Brar and Sidhu communities. The other Jatt minorities includes, Gills, Vehniwals and Dhillons. The OBCs are mostly Tarkhans of Khatri community and Ghumiars and the SCs includes Mazhabis and Chamars mainly.


Punjabi is the mother tongue as well as the official language of the village.

Religion[edit]

The villagers are mainly Sikhs, with Hindu minorities, and follows Sikhism. The village have two beautiful newly constructed Gurudwaras as the main religious sites.

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Outer view of Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib

Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib located in the middle of the village.

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Outer view of Gurudwara Himmatsar Sahib

A Dera, Dera Baba Ganga Ram Ji is also a place of religious respect in the memory of Baba Ganga Ram Ji, a very honored Sant of the area. There is a Dera in the memory of the same Sant in the nearest city of Giddarbaha also.[6] People have great respect for Baba Sidh, a regarded Sant and the main person of the local Gaushala few years ago. A statue of the Sant is located in the Gaushala.

Education & Sports[edit]

The village has a Govt. Primary School (near Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib), Govt. High School (on Husnar-Giddarbaha road), two Anganwari center and some private schools. The students goes to Giddarbaha, Bathinda and Malout for higher education.


The village have a Gaushala (a place for cows), water works,[7] an R.O. Plant and very good bus services to the surroundings.

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R.O. Plant in Husnar

Sports[edit]

The village has good sports activities. Kabaddi, Cricket and Volleyball are the main games played every evening. There are two sports clubs and the sports stadium is under construction near the water works.

Economy[edit]

Being a village of Punjab, agriculture is the main occupation of the villagers and the main source of income as well. Wheat, Cotton and Rice are the main crops. A plastic-bottle factory and many rice mills on the outskirts[8] are the main employers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Husnar PIN code". www.pincode.net.in. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Village Husnar coordinates". by users. www.wikimapia.org. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Husnar, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab Location, PIN code". www.holyindia.org. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Archit Watts (20 December). "Badal assures to look into EGS teachers' demands". The Tribune, Chandigarh. Retrieved 9 January 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Census data for Husnar, Giddarbaha sub-district (Sr. No. 26)". Government of India. www.censusindia.gov.in. 2001. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dera Baba Ganga Ram Ji (Giddarbaha)". by users. www.wikimapia.org. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Mukesh Tandon (18 December 2011). "Teachers tank up stir, threaten suicide". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Chander Parkash (4 April 2011). "Row over mill licenceto kin of ex-FM's aide". The Tribune, Chandigarh. Retrieved 1 February 2012.