Jagraon

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Location of Jagraon in Ludhiana district

Jagraon (Hindi: जगरांव, Punjabi: ਜਗਰਾਂਵ) is a city and tahsil in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab.

Villages in Jagraon Tahsil

Abupura, Agwar Gujjran, Agwar Khawaja Baju, Agwar Ladhai, Agwar Lopon Kalan, Agwar Lopon Khurd, Agwar Pona, Agwar Rahlan, Ahingran, Akhara, Akuwal, Aliwal, Amargarh Urf Kaler, Baghian, Bahadarke, Bangsipura, Baniawal, Bardeke, Barsal, Bassian, Bassowal, Bazurg, Bhaini Araian, Bhaini Gujjran, Bhamal, Bhamipura, Bharowal Kalan, Bharowal Khurd, Bhatha Dhua, Bhundri, Bir Akhara, Bir Gagra, Bodalwala, Boparai Kalan, Burj Kalara, Chachrari, Chakkar, Chhajjawal, Chima, Chimna, Dalla, Dangian, Dehrka, Dholan, Dhotar, Fatehgarh Sibian, Gag Kalan, Gagra, Galib Kalan, Galib Khurd, Galib Ran Singh, Ghonewala, Ghumnewal, Giddarwindi, Gorahur, Gorsian Khan Mohammad, Gorsian Makhan, Gorsian Qadar Baksh, Gurah, Hans, Hathur, Hayatewal, Hujra, Jagraon (M Cl), Jandi, Janetpura, Jassowal, Kakar, Kamalpura, Kanian Hussaini, Kaunke, Khosa, Khudai Chak, Khurshedpur, Kiri, Kot Mana, Kot Umra, Kotli, Kotwal , Kular, Lakha, Lamma, Lihan, Lilan, Lodhiwala, Madarpura, Maddepur, Majri, Malak, Mallah, Malsian Bajan, Malsian Bhaike, Mand Tihara, Manewal, Mann, Manuke, Manwarpura, Mirpur, Pabbian, Parjian Biharipur, Patti Multani, Patti Sham Singh, Pona, Porain, Ramgarh Bhullar, Randhirgarh, Ranke, Raowal, Rasulpur Jandi, Rasulpur Malla, Roomi, Sadarpura, Salempura, Sangatpura, Shafipura, Shahbazpura, Shahid Rachhpal Singh Nagar Urf Aligarh, Sheikh Daulat, Sheikh Qutab, Sheikhupura, Sherewala, Sherpur Kalan, Sherpur Khurd, Sidhwan Bet, Sidhwan Kalan, Sidhwan Khurd, Sodhiwala, Sohian, Sujapur, Swaddi Kalan, Swaddi Khurd, Talwandi Kalan, Talwandi Khurd, Talwandi Nauabad, Talwara, Tapar Harnian, Tarf Kotli, Virk, Walipur Kalan, Walipur Khurd,

History

Jagraon is more than three centuries old. It has been thought by some that the city's original name was Jagar aon, meaning A place of great flooding, although this flooding has since ceased. It could also be argued that Jagraon actually derives from a source with a suffix -graon being a development of the Sanskrit Grama, meaning Village as found in the Hindi word Gaon. Jagraon is located at almost the geographical center of Punjab state, only 16 kilometres from the River Satluj.

Jagraon (Jagrawan - The place of the Rais) was founded by Rai Kamaluddin of Raikot in 1688 AD. Jagraon is also the home of Late Lala Lajpat Rai, a well-known figure in the Indian Independence movement, who greatly influenced patriots and great freedom fighters like Shaheed Bhagat Singh. His house is now a municipal library. The Chiefs of Jagraon according to Major Charles Francis Massy's 'Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab' were the ChandravanshiKshatriyas, the last being Rai Inayat Khan,the custodian of Guru Sahib's Ganga Sagar at the time of the Partition of India in 1947. Rai Aziz Ullah Khan ex-MP (MNA) in Pakistan is the grandson of Rai Inayat Khan.

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