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In the centre of the dusty town of Kapurthala is a bizarre sight that hark back to the opulence and extravagance of the nineteenth century Sikh maharajas. The Jagatjit Singh palace, set within a 200 acre park has a spectacular architecture based on the Palace … Continue reading
Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his paternal uncle, Sardar Ajit Singh were from the village of Khatkar Kalan. Ajit Singh was a talented orator and an active revolutionary. In 1907, he was arrested in connection with the peasants’ agitation and exiled to Burma. Fearing unrest he was brought back and after some time he left Punjab for Iran. Later, he moved to Turkey and finally settled in Brazil till the end of the First World War. During the Second World War he went to Germany and addressed the Sikh soldiers and other Indians asking them to participate in the struggle to remove the British from their homeland. After the defeat of Germany he was jailed and was later allowed to return to India because of his health. He died at Dalhousie in August 1947. Continue reading
The Devi Talab Mandir is famous for being one of the 51 shaktipeeths. This temple has been dedicated to Goddess Durga. As per various accounts, it was the place where right breast of the goddess fell during one of her quests. Also known as Tripurmalini, this is an ancient temple and devotees from all over the country come here to pay their obeisance. Continue reading
The Moorish Mosque, Kapurthala, is a spectacular mosque built by Maharaja Jagatjit Singh who was the last ruler of Kapurthala state. It took over 13 years for construction of this mosque which got completed in the year 1930. It is a fine example of the Moorish architecture and one of the few monuments with Moorish architecture in the region. Continue reading
t Mary’s Cathedral Church is situated in the city of Jalandhar, near Jalandhar Cantt station. This church is unique in a number of ways as it has a unique design and had got blessings from His Holiness Pope John Paul II. Continue reading
Once a flourishing trade centre at the time of partition, today Jaijon is a ghost town in Hoshiarpur district; most of its former residents have migrated to other areas and many of the houses of the time lying in ruins.