Sangrur is a city in Sangrur district of the Indian state of Punjab, India. It is the headquarters of Sangrur District.

Sangrur
City
Rajrajeshwari Temple, Sangrur.jpg
Canada Farm House - panoramio.jpg
Clockwise from top:
Rajrajeshwari Temple and Farm House in Sangrur, Punjab, India
Sangrur is located in Punjab
Sangrur
Sangrur
Location in Punjab, India
Sangrur is located in India
Sangrur
Sangrur
Sangrur (India)
Coordinates: 30°15′02″N 75°50′39″E / 30.25056°N 75.84417°E / 30.25056; 75.84417Coordinates: 30°15′02″N 75°50′39″E / 30.25056°N 75.84417°E / 30.25056; 75.84417
Country India
StatePunjab
DistrictSangrur
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodyMunicipal Council Sangrur
 • PresidentVacant
 • MPSimranjit Singh Mann (SAD [A])
 • MLANarinder Kaur Bharaj (AAP)
Elevation
237 m (778 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total88,043
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
148001
Telephone code01672
Vehicle registrationPB-13
Websitesangrur.nic.in

GeographyEdit

Sangrur is located at 30°15′02″N 75°50′39″E / 30.25056°N 75.84417°E / 30.25056; 75.84417.[1] It has an average elevation of 237 metres (778 feet).

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Sangrur (1971–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.0
(84.2)
33.3
(91.9)
41.1
(106.0)
46.1
(115.0)
48.3
(118.9)
47.9
(118.2)
47.8
(118.0)
44.4
(111.9)
41.7
(107.1)
40.0
(104.0)
35.8
(96.4)
29.4
(84.9)
48.3
(118.9)
Average high °C (°F) 18.9
(66.0)
21.0
(69.8)
26.0
(78.8)
34.6
(94.3)
38.8
(101.8)
39.6
(103.3)
34.9
(94.8)
32.9
(91.2)
33.4
(92.1)
32.0
(89.6)
26.4
(79.5)
20.7
(69.3)
29.9
(85.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.8
(55.0)
14.8
(58.6)
19.4
(66.9)
26.7
(80.1)
31.1
(88.0)
33.0
(91.4)
30.5
(86.9)
28.8
(83.8)
28.5
(83.3)
24.9
(76.8)
19.0
(66.2)
14.1
(57.4)
23.6
(74.5)
Average low °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
8.5
(47.3)
12.8
(55.0)
18.8
(65.8)
23.3
(73.9)
26.2
(79.2)
26.1
(79.0)
24.8
(76.6)
23.4
(74.1)
17.7
(63.9)
11.6
(52.9)
7.4
(45.3)
17.3
(63.1)
Record low °C (°F) −2.2
(28.0)
−1.1
(30.0)
1.4
(34.5)
7.1
(44.8)
11.7
(53.1)
18.0
(64.4)
17.4
(63.3)
18.0
(64.4)
15.2
(59.4)
9.4
(48.9)
0.3
(32.5)
−1.1
(30.0)
−2.2
(28.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21
(0.8)
39
(1.5)
31
(1.2)
20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
60
(2.4)
229
(9.0)
189
(7.4)
85
(3.3)
5
(0.2)
13
(0.5)
21
(0.8)
733
(28.9)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 2.8 3.6 4.5 1.9 2.3 4.7 11.6 9.6 4.5 0.5 1.4 2.1 49.5
Average relative humidity (%) 74 66 62 44 39 49 71 76 68 61 68 74 63
Source 1: NOAA[2]
Source 2: India Meteorological Department (record high and low up to 2010)[3]

Health servicesEdit

City has PGIMER Satellite Centre Sangrur for providing medical facilities to citizens.[4] Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital has been set up at Sangrur by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with Govt. of Punjab

DemographicsEdit

Religion in Sangrur[5]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
40.90%
Sikhism
55.58%
Islam
2.61%
Others
0.91%

At the 2011 census Sangrur Municipal Council had a population of 88,043 with 46,931 males and 41,112 females, giving a gender ratio of 876. There were 9,027 children 0–6 years old and an overall literacy rate of 83.54% - 87.92% for males and 78.56% for females.[6]

PoliticsEdit

Sangrur city is part of the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. By-election to Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency is scheduled to be held on 23 June 2022.[7]

Tourist AttractionsEdit

Banasar BaghEdit

The Banasar Garden of Sangrur City is the most popular picnic spot of the city. It is a building with 12 doors having a marble Baradari. It lies in the middle of a pond, which is accessible through a small bridge. This bridge leads to a marble gate, which is present on the western side of these gardens. Its surroundings comprises four towers, numerous walkways, many plants and trees and a mini zoo. In ancient times, the rulers of Jind State used to spend their summers in the buildings around these gardens.[8]

The Jind State Memorial MuseumEdit

The Durbar Hall, built in or around 1865, in the Banasar Bagh complex is now converted into a museum by the Department of Culture, Punjab Government, which houses a collection of items used by the Jind State Royals. Also it has a collection of arms and armoury displayed.[9]

Shahi SamadhanEdit

The ‘Shahi Samadhan’ or the tombs of the erstwhile Jind state's rulers. Of the 16 samadhis, 14 were constructed over 125 years ago with bricks and lime-surkhi (brick powder), while two were built around 60–65 years ago with marble, etc. Some of these samadhis are of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's maternal grandfather Maharaja Gajpat Singh and maternal uncle Maharaja Bhag Singh, Maharaja Fateh Singh, Maharaja Sangat Singh, Maharaja Sarup Singh, Maharaja Ranbir Singh and Maharaja Rajbir Singh. All these samadhis are situated in a complex outside the Nabha Gate.[10]

The Clock TowerEdit

The heritage Clock Tower, constructed in 1885, is located near the Judicial Courts complex. The grand clock tower was commissioned by Maharaja Raghubir Singh from the Canal Foundry Roorkee.[9]

Gurudwara Nankiana SahibEdit

The historic site was visited by Sikh Gurus, Guru Nanak Sahib and Guru Hargobind Sahib. The Gurudwara complex includes the Sarovar, two Durbar halls, the langar hall, a garden and a residential building. The gurudwara houses a Gurja / mace and a Karir tree. The mace was gifted to Rama and Taloka brothers by Guru Gobind Singh. Guru Hargobind Sahib tied his horse to the tree.

Maha Kali Devi MandirEdit

Located on Patiala Gate Market road, the historic temple of Maha Kali Devi Ji was built in 1867. The temple complex houses beautiful shrines of various deities of Hinduism.[11]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sangrur, India Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 27 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Sangrur Climate Normals 1971-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Ever recorded Maximum and minimum temperatures up to 2010" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  4. ^ "9 OPDs to begin at PGI's satellite centre at Sangrur soon". Hindustan Times. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Census 2011".
  6. ^ "Sangrur Population Census 2011". Census2011. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll on June 23". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Banasar Bagh Sangrur | District Sangrur, Government of Punjab | India". Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Sangrur Basant Festival Jan - March 2020 | Heritage Sites". Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  10. ^ Service, Tribune News. "125-yr-old Shahi Samadhan to be restored by year-end". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Maha Kal Devi Mandir SANGRUR (Pb.) INDIA". mahakalidevimandir.com. Retrieved 17 September 2020.

External linksEdit