Jaisinghpur

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Not to be confused with Jaysingpur.
Jaisinghpur
जयसिंहपुर
city
Jaisinghpur is located in Himachal Pradesh
Jaisinghpur
Jaisinghpur
Jaisinghpur is located in India
Jaisinghpur
Jaisinghpur
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 31°53′55″N 76°35′56″E / 31.898615°N 76.598931°E / 31.898615; 76.598931Coordinates: 31°53′55″N 76°35′56″E / 31.898615°N 76.598931°E / 31.898615; 76.598931
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Kangra
Elevation 592 m (1,942 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,273
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 176095
Telephone code 911894xxxxxx
Vehicle registration HP-56

Jaisinghpur is a small town and Sub-Division in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. There is only one tehsil under Sub-Division Jaisinghpur, which is situated at Jaisinghpur itself. Population of Jaisinghpur Town is 1,273 and overall population of Jaisinghpur Sub-Division is 58,623. It was named after the name of Katoch king of Princely ordered state Kangra-Lambagraon, Maharaja Jai Singh. It is situated on the bank of river Beas. It is known for its "chaugan." There are several notable temples in the town such as Janaki Nath temple, Radhey Krishan temple near Bus Adda,Laxmi Narayan temple, Baba Mani Ram Temple, Neel Kanth Mahadev Temple, Dhudu Mahadev Mandir, Guga temple (Called Gangoti near Shitala Mata Mandir), Shitala Mata temple, a Dargah midtown, popularly known as Baba Shah Mast Ali Dargah and a Gurudwara on Jaisinghpur Lambagoan road. Shitala Mata temple is famous temple of the town on Tinbar-Palampur road. Another famous temple is Jankinath temple.

There are many natural water resources in the town.'Baayein' near PWD Rest House and 'Naoun' is favorite place for all boys to have fun by swimming in summer, however it serves the major water need of people. Jaisinghpur is also famous for its vegetable production on the banks of Beas river the spot is popularly known as Bhuare ke Bagh. Once Jaisinghpur was also famous for vegetable growing on the banks of river Beas i.e. popularly known as bhuaray ka bagh. But nowadays the growing of crops including vegetables has been stopped in Jainsinghpur and entire adjoining area because of the increase of stray animals, monkeys, wild pigs, rabbits, deer’s (Kakkar, Barahsinga and neel gaye), which spoil crops completely.

The menace of wild and stray animals has increased nowadays manifold probably because tigers/leopards which were responsible for keeping such animals under control have been killed by local poachers.

Jaisinghpur has been also known as the first place in Kangra or perhaps in entire Himachal for staging Ramlila festival. Ramlila of Jaisinghpur started some 90 years ago and almost all the actors were Brahmin, mainly from Awasthi community. Pandit Balkishan Awasthi, a native of Jaisinghpur who lived in Mumbai for his work and also associated with theatre there, have brought all the Drama items required for Ramlila from Mumbai and started Ramlila festival single handedly at Jaisinghpur. He used to play the role of Ravana in the Ramlila and become very popular because of his dialogue delivery in strong deep voice and due to his tall, handsome personality. The uniqueness of the Ramlila was the Sanskrit language used at that time, most Ramlilas in North India are based on the 16th century Avadhi version of Ramayana, Ramcharitmanas, written by Gosvami Tulsidas entirely in verse, thus used as dialogues in most traditional versions.

Jaisinghpur is also famous for its annual fair also known as holian which are celebrated in the month of march during the colour festival of holi. The Holian of Jaisinghpur are famous for its mouth watering aalu chholey and Jalebi and continues for almost a week. Holding of Kushti (wrestling) at Dargah during Holis is an annual affair watched by several visitors.

Jaisinghpur Chougan
View of the river Beas from Jaisinghpur
Sukad Khad bridge
Jaisinghpur Bus Stand

Geography[edit]

Jaisinghpur located at 31°53′55″N 76°35′56″E / 31.898615°N 76.598931°E / 31.898615; 76.598931. It has an average elevation of 558 metres (1,831 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] population of Jaisinghpur Town is 1,273 and overall population of Jaisinghpur tehsil is 58,623. Among them 26,666 are males and 31,957 are females.

School in Jaisinghpur[edit]

1. Pathshala, the primary school near Sheetla Mata Mandir was the oldest school of Jaisinghpur. Initially it was a private school only and students had to join high school at Lambagaon after finishing their primary education. Since approx. 2005-2010 this school has been closed.

2. As on date Govt. Sr. Secondary School conducting science as well as humanity classes is the biggest school of the area. This was a middle school up to 1969 and high school up to 1986 after which it was upgraded to Sr. Secondary School.

3 Beside now there are some private schools opened in recent years which are B.K Public Sr. Sec. School, Aim Academy Sr. Sec School, The Lawrence International School (first Central Board of Secondary Education|CBSE])

Colleges in Jaisinghpur[edit]

  • Government Degree College Jaisinghpur
  • The Lawrence College Jaisinghpur
  • Jaggi Institute of Technology
  • PR Education Point (Tinbar-Majhera) Tehsil Jaisinghpur, Kangra HP 176076

Computer Institutes[edit]

Places of tourism in Jaisinghpur and adjoining area[edit]

The temples of Bijapur, JanakiNath, and Baba Mani Ram temple are made up of similar design indicating their construction in same era (approx. 500 years old) are religious places of Jaisinghpur to visit. Bijapur is the adjoining village of Jaisinghpur which is famous as the birthplace of Maharaja Sansar Chand, the 18Th century King of erstwhile Kangra State. There are still the remains of three storey Mahal of Maharaj which have turned into ruins now but one can just judge how prosperous people of that time lived in this Palace. On one marble stone is engraved "Birth Place of Mahraja Sansar Chand-1765 A.D." Maharani Tara Devi the fourth wife of Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu & Kashmir and the mother of Scholar, Congress M.P. Karan Singh is also from this royal family of Bijapur. The other major attrcation of Bijapur is more than 500 years Sita Ram Mandir. The statues of god Rama, Laxman and Sita and Hanuman outside temple are worth seeing and worshipping. The broken arm of Shri Hanuman Ji which is reported to have broken by the then Muslim invadors but who couldn't broke the temple is still lying on the feet of Hanuman statue. There are small structures of concrete all around this village which tell how fortified the village would have been for the security of the then Kings. One can enjoy boat riding which at Basanti which is the source of crossing river Beas. A number of migratory water birds such Siberian Crayons (saras) etc. can be seen near river all around. There is Ardaa Baba Mandir near the forests of Sandalwood in Netru village, which is very very old and people pay respect to Baba on every occasion. The other attractions are forests of sandalwood of Netru (4 km from Jaisinghpur) which are being stolen by local thieves nowadays are worth seeing. If you are lucky, you can also see the likely to be extinct breed of animal i.e. Pengulin in the dense forests of Netru. If you are interested in adventures, the trip from Netru to Chadhiar Via Salehra through dense forests and parallel to Ganoonu ki khad is so enjoyful.

Kunjeshwar Mahadev Temple which is another very old temple and Palace of King (saradkhana) are other attractions in Lower Lambagaon. Ashapuri temple is a religious place of area and scenic view of whole Changer area from the heights of this temple is worth watching.

For staying in Jaisinghpur the only place is the Govt Rest house which may be booked through local Executive Engineer of PWD at very nominal rates.

Cities and villages in Jaisinghpur Tehsil[edit]

Cities and villages in Jaisinghpur Tehsil
Alampur Amb Ambal Tappa Ambotu Andrana Anirudh Aranda Arath
Ashapuri Bag Kuljan Bagh Baghetar Bagrena Bajot Bakarag Balah
Ban Baghetar Ban Banjar Ban Chambi Bandahu Khas Bansu Bar Baralu Barla
Barram Kalan Barram Khurd Behru Bhagaina Bhaglal Bhagun Bhalundar Bhati
Bhatwara Bhaudi Bheri Nichli Bheri Uparli Bhuhara Bijaypur Bir Chambe Da Lahr
Chambi Chandraun Chaunsaral Pat Chhainti Chhat Chohla Dabla Dadu
Dagoh Khas Dali Daliana Dalu Dandel Daraman Khas Daslon Dehru
Dehru Dhaneri Dhar Brahmpuri Dhar Darumka Kalan Dhar Darumka Khurd Dhar Lahar Langha Dibb Dol
Drup Kayara Dugruhi Gadiara Gahli Galehr Gandar Ganguhi Garh
Ghar Chandi Gharun Guga Gughrar Guhan Gujrera Gulana Gungari
Haler Halon Kalan Halon Khurd Har Har Balak Rupi Hardon Harsi Inder Nagar
Jagat Jagni Jar Jagrup Nagar Jaisinghpur Jalari Jaleht Jamhun Jamula
Jandera Jangal Jarehr Jaryal Lahr Jol Julah Pat Kachhal Bhadarian Kachhal Jagian
Kachhehra Kalhera Kalhun Kaluhi Kamand Karan Ghat Karonthi Kasehda
Kathaun Kathla Kelan Khajurnun Khalta Kharjar Kheri Koal
Kohala Koru Kosri Khas Kotahan Kotlu Kotlu Khas Kudana Kuhn Khas
Kuhn Uparli Kutwalla Lahat Khas Lahr Lahri Lahru Lanot Liunda
Lower Lamba Graon Luggat Maharaj Nagar Maila Maiser Gujrehra Majehar Majhera Malehr
Malodhan Maniar Manjhoti Marera Mashwar Molag Jhikla Molag Uparla Mongal
Nagban Buhla Nagban Uparla Nagpuri Nahlna Nakthori Netru Nihara Nin
Och Kalan Och Khurd Odri Palat Paleta Pandehr Panjlehr Panti II Pharer
Paplah Paprola Parman Pat Ramnagar Rana Nagar Rirkal Rit
Ropa Ropri Sadda Sai Sandroa Sanghol Santal Sari
Saul Banehr Shakoh Siara Spehr Suan Talwar Tambar Tambru
Tandar Tarhela Tatrola Thanpal Theru Buhla Theru Uparla Tikkar Jihan Tikri
Tikri Ghamarrnun Tikru Tina Nagaitar Trefar Umar Umri Uppar Lamba Graon Utrapur
Gopalpur (uttrapur) Harot
Pin Codes of Jaisinghpur
Ashapuri
176094
Bachhwai
176107
Balahra
176098
Balakrupi
176082
Bandahu (Kalhun)
176073
Barram Khurd
176097
Bhatwan
176098
Bheri
176082
Dagera
176107
Dhupkiara
176096
Dhar Brahmpuri
176082 II Draman
176094
Galoti
176107
Haler
176091
Harrot
176095
Harsi
176091
Jagrup Nagar
176082
Jaisinghpur
176095
Jalag
176094
Jangal
176082
Karanghat
176095
Khera
176086
Kona
176107
Kosri
176096
Kotlu
176096
Kuhan
176098
Lahru
176098
Maharajnagar
176096
Maila
176089
Majhoti
176089
Marera
176097
Molag
176089
Nahlana
176094
Netru
176095
Rananagar
176089
Sadun
176107
Sai
176107
Sakoh
176082
Salan
176107
Sanghole
176091
Sari
176089
Suan
176094
Talwar
176096
Tammber
176095
Thural
176107
Uttrapur
176095
Vijaypur
176095

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