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ABOHAR

Abohar is a city and a municipal committee in Fazilka district in the state of Punjab, India, located on the Ganganagar–Delhi railway route, nearly 50 km from Ganganagar. Its population, as of 2001, was 124,303. This city is also known as the "California of Punjab" for its rich soil, good irrigation sources, and particularly for the production of kinnow, a fruit of the orange family. Abohar is also very famous for the cotton production and is one of the biggest cotton producing belt in whole North India.

Abohar is a not a hot tourism spot, though there are a few religious locations (e.g., Gurudwara Nanaksar on Fazilka Road, Historical Gurudwara Badtirath in Haripura near Abohar, Panjpir) that attract a large number of people from surrounding villages and nearby cities.
There are few motels in its vicinity, for instance, Kala Titar between Dabwali and Sangaria opened by Haryana Government couple of decades ago. Visits to some special market locations, for example, street number 12, 11, and 9, within the city can give a good sense of hustle-bustle of a typical small town.
Abohar is also an open wild life sanctuary. In villages of Abohar you can find Black Buck(deer). Situated in the southern tip of the Division, this Wild Life Sanctuary is an open Sanctuary comprising 13 revenue villages. These villages are inhabited by the Bishnoi Community whose love for animals is legendary. The total area of the Sanctuary is 46,513 acres (188.2 km2). It was declared as a Wild Life Sanctuary under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 in 2000. The main species found in the Sanctuary is the Black Buck which can be seen loitering around in the fields and sometimes even in homes like cattle. In addition, a variety of other animals like Nilgai, Wild boar, Porcupine, Jackal, Hare etc. can also be seen These animals are protected by villagers as they don't let hunters kill them. .Shri Sankat Mochan Khatu Dham situated at Abohar Sri Ganganagar Road vill.Alamgarh bye pass chowk ABOHAR.This is a holy place of Lord Sri Khatu Shyam ji & Lord Sri Salasar Hanuman ji. This place is now under construction with in a large space of 33,000 square feet (3,100 m2) area. An annual function is held in Sep. or Oct. month of the every year. A big crowd gathers in the function. Many other big functions are organised by the community.

As of 2001 India census,[1] Abohar had a population of 224,303. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Abohar has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 58% of the males and 42% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. [edit]Agricultural Research Abohar Is a leading place in Punjab for Agricultural research of the region. This research started with the establishment of Regional Fruit Research Station in 1964 which was officially inaugurated in 1969 By Dr. M.S.Randhawa Vice Chancellor Punjab Agricultural University. A total of 25 acres (100,000 m2) of seed farm is under fruit research program. mainly in Abohar the most grown plant is Kinnow also known as "Aboharvi santra" . Kinnow is brought to India in 1949 from California as a hybrid fruit of citrus category coming under Orange fruit. Because of its sweetness and that it is easy to grow, the profit margin is very high. Recently PEPSI has submitted a proposal to research on fruit juice under its trademark, which will be available hopefully in next 3-4 yrs. Scientists of this research station has given hundreds of new verities to Indian horticulture. In the outskirts of city Central Institute of Postharvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) campus Abohar, an ICAR institute is located; here research is carried out and training is given on post harvest aspects of fruits and vegetable. [edit]Educational institutes Abohar is the educational hub in the south west Punjab. It has got a engineering college, a post Graduate college, ITI, Homeopathic College, Nursing College and various other institutes. It has produced many politicians like Dr. Balram Jakhar, who remained the speaker of Lok Sabha (Lower house of Parliament), Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Minister and Governor of State. & Mr. Virendera Kataria etc.

Finally Abohar has got its most awaited Flyover. It has made smooth transportation between Municipal Bus-stand and College Road. Abohar is well connected to other cities in the state of Rajasthan Haryana and Punjab. Railway and buses are the primary modes of transportation. The town is connected by railways to Ganganagar in south-west direction and to Delhi through Bhatinda in the east. Recently, Indian Railways has approved laying of the tracks between Abohar-Fazilka Section. Abohar is Connected to the whole north area From Sriganganagar to Delhi and from Abohar to Bikaner and from Abohar to Haridwar. Punjabi is the main language spoken in Abohar as it is official language of Punjab as well as mother tongue of people of city.Bagri,a dailect of Rajasthani language is very common in city and surrounding rural areas.Besides, media and educational system has made popular Hindi,English languages in this city.Haryanavi is also language of some people.

 

History of Abohar

Abohar is a historical city which is located on the inter-state boundary of the country. It may be called trinity of the culture, ethnicity, and civilization of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Its boundaries touch Rajasthan's mounds on one side and plains of Haryana on the other. Village Dharampura, Dhingawali, Panjkosi and Waryam Khera are famous villages Under British rule, in 1893, the town was more of a mound of sand with a total population of only 5,954. Its name was Kaiser-Ganj. However, its present population has grown to 200,000 approximately, in a period of about 120 years. Its main business mandi is called darwaza. River Satluj streaming by its side, Aabha Nagari, some 550 years ago, was a fabulous city of India. As one enters Abohar, one sees the remains of the ancient city Abha-nagri, a big mound of sand and stones which is known Theh among local people. This mound is not only a dune of sand; there historical city is also a big palace, built by a Suryavanshi king Aabu-Chandni, buried under it. Another legendary dune named Panjpeer is just 500 feet (150 m) away from Theh. There are tombs of five pirs on this mound. The beautiful Aabu city was destroyed by the curse of these pirs. A big fair is held on this mound every Thursday. The story of the Aabu Nagar is very attention-grabbing and spine-tingling. After king Aabu-Chandni, king Harichand ruled Aabu Nagar. King Harichand had only one daughter. She was very impressive, a good shooter, and fond of riding also. Once the king fell victim to leprosy. Someone told the king that he could recover only with the blood of the horses of five pirs of Multan. The brave daughter of the king snatched the 81 horses of five pirs along with their goods, but king Harichand succumbed to the disease. Five pirs sent many request to get their horses back, but the princess refused to give their horses back. Amar Pura is very famous village of city in case of cotton and wheat production. At last, the five pirs came to Abu city from Multan to get back their horses and camped on a hillock of sand near present Abohar. Many days passed but the princess did not give back their horses. The wives of five pirs came to Aabu city in search of their husbands. The pirs became angry on seeing them and cursed them due to which they were buried under the earth. There is another mound at a distance of about 200 feet (61 m) from Panjpeer, where their tombs are erected. The five pirs got angry, for not being returned their horses, and destroyed the Aabu Nagar with their divine powers, according to popular legends. At the time of partition in 1947, the city witnessed bloodshed due to Hindu Muslim riots as this was the last main town along Delhi-Bahawalpur Section. Much as, as of today, the local community lives in the town with the feeling of harmony and common brotherhood. All sections, castes, religious sects visit PANJ PEER, BALA JI DHAM, Church, and Gurudwaras with much devotion without any maligned motives or intentions towards each other Many other achievements in academic, agriculture, industry, innovations, infrastructure and a big grain market are particularly noteworthy. In the black days of punjab , when the region was hit by terrorism, Abohar also saw a painful period of terrorism. In March 1990 many innocent people were killed by terrorists in Sadar Bazaar of Abohar. It was really a shameful activity of terrorists

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AGGARBATTI & DHOOP SHOP
BANK'S
WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA
STATE BANK OF INDIA
STATE BANK OF BIKANER AND JAIPUR
STATE BANK OF PATIALA
HDFC
AXIS BANK
IDBI
INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK
UNION BANK
UCO BANK
ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE
PUNJAB & SIND BANK
BANK OF INDIA
BANK OF BARODA
ALLAHBAD BANK
FAZILKA CENTRAL CO-OP BANK
AGRICULTURE DEV. BANK
BAKERY & CAKES
BLISSFUL MOMENT'S
CAKE & CAKE'S
PIZZA CORNER
RIMPY
COMPUTER HOME'S
APEX COMPUTER SERVICES
DIVINE COMPUTER
COMPUTER SHOPPEE
COMPUTER HOME TEJ COMPUTERS
TERI MAUJ COMP
CHEMISTS
VISHAL MEDICAL HALL
JANTA MEDICAL HALL
NARANG MEDICAL AGENCIES
SWASTIK MEDICOS
CUREWELL MEDICOS
MEDISEARCH
ARORA MEDICAL AGENCIES
CLUBS & SOCITIES
LION'S INTERNATIONAL
APEX
BHARAT VIKAS PARISHAD
SAHARA JAN SEWA
NATRANG
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
OLD PAL CIRCLE
YOUNG BUDDIES
NAR SEWA NARAYAN SEWA
N.D GROVER SEWA SADAN
CAR ACCESSORIES & SHOWROOMS
NARANG CAR HEAVEN
SETHI ARTS
SAGAR ART PALACE
SAHIL ENTERPRISES
MANVIK
TARA AUTOMOBILES
D.P HYUNDAI
DADA MOTORS

DEPARTMENTAL STORES
RAM KUMAR NATHU RAM PANSARI
EASY DAY
VISHAL MEGA MART
VISHKARMA
TANEJA DEPARTMENTAL STORE
BHAGTA DI HATTI
DOCTOR'S & HOSPITALS
DR MOHINDER GOEL
DR SATISH JAIN
DR ASHWANI WATTS
DR S.N GILHOTRA
DR H.K WADHWA
DR R.K SHARMA
DR NAVEEN SETHI
DR PC CHAWALA
DR V.P SETHI
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
L.R.S DAV SR SEC SCHOOL
DAV COLLEGE
DAV COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
GOPICHAND ARYA MAHILA COLLEGE
ABOHAR POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE
HOMEOPATHIC COLLEGE
GOVT SR SEC SCHOOL FOR BOYS
ASSUMPTION CONVENT SCHOOL
BRAHM RISHI MISSION SR SEC SCHOOL
ARMY SCHOOL
SWAMI KESHVANAND SR SEC SCHOOL
SARDAR PATEL MEDICAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING
SACHKHAND SCHOOL & NURSING
ELECTRONICS
INDIAN ELECTRONICS
AEROVISION
RAM KUMAR NATHU RAM
SODHI ELECTRONICS
GABA ELECTRONICS
GAGNEJA ELECTRONICS
FURNITURE & GLASS HOUSE
ARORA GLASS HOUSE
DAHUJA FURNISHERS
SAI FURNITURES
SAMRAT FURNITURES
AHUJA & DHURIA
GYM & HEALTH CLUBS
HEALTH SPA
FITNESS CENTRE
RAMA GYM
BADMINTON ASSOCIATION GYM & CLUB
HERCULEAS GYM
COUNTRY CLUB SWIMMING POOL
LAWN TENNIS CLUB
GOVT APPROVED RESEARCH STATIONS
CIPHET
P.A.U REGIONAL FRUIT RESEARCH STATION
PUNJAB AGRO JUICE PLANT
PUNJAB HORTICULTURE
GOVT & SEMI GOVT OFFICES
S.D.M OFFICE
JUDICIAL COURTS
TEHSIL OFFICE
SUVIDHA CENTRE
SSP OFFICE
BD & PO OFFICE
GOVT HOSPITALS
GOVT VETY HOSPITALS
FOREST OFFICE
MUNICIPAL CORP
MARKET COMMITTEE
PUNAJB MANDI BOARD
IMPROVEMENT TRUST
PB SC CORP
INDUSTRY OFFICE
FIRE STATION
HOTEL'S & RESTURENTS
GIORGIO HOTEL
HEAVEN'S VIEW
SUNBEAM
GANESH FAST FOOD & RESTAURANT
SHANE-E-PUNJAB
BIHARI DA DHABHA
KURDA RAM DA DHABHA
MITTRA DA DHABHA
ICE CREAM PARLOURS
LUTHRA ICE CREAM PARLOUR
VADILAL ICE CREAMS
HERO KULFI
KRANTI KULFI
SETHI KULFI
JEWELLERS
MARRIAGE PALACES
SANGAM
S.R.F
DESTINATION
SPARSH
SETHI
PARADISE
VICTORIA GARDENS
ABOHAR PALACE 2
LOTUS RESORTS
MALWA PALACE
SAI PALACE
J.C NAGPAL PALACE
READYMADE GARMENTS
SHEETAL CUTES CAMP
GREAT LOOK
KHARAITI DI HATTI
ADIDAS
NU-LOOK
REEBOOK
SPYKAR
MUFTI
RAYMONDS
DENIZEN
OCTAVE
NUMERO UNO
SPORTSKING
HOPP
RELIGIOUS PLACES
KESRI SINGH JI JAIN SAMARAK
BALAJI DHAM
SATYA SAI TEMPLE
WHITE SHIV TEMPLE
KHATU SHAYM JI
NANAKSAR GURUDWARA
SINGH SABHA GURUDWARA
SHANI MANDIR
SANTOSHI MAA MANDIR
MATA VAISHNO MANDIR
GEETA MANDIR
SANATAM DHARAM MANDIR
JOHRI MANDIR
ATAM VALLABH JAIN MANDIR
JESUS CHRIST CHURCH
DERA SATSANG BEAS
EK JOT SARVYAPAK BHAWAN
NIRANKARI BHAWAN
PANJPEER
SWEET SHOPS
CHANAN MAL SWEETS
JANTA SWEET SHOP
BIKANER MISHTHAN BHANDAR
CHACHA SWEET SHOP
KATARIA SWEET SHOP
PUNJAB SWEETS
STATIONARY & GIFT HOUSE
MANU CARD GALLARY
PEE.KAY BOOK CENTRE
VEE.KAY BOOK CENTRE
ABOHAR BOOK CENTRE
ARCHIES GALLERY
SPORTS & SCIENTIFIC GOODS
SONU VIDEO GAME PARLOUR
PREET SPORTS & DRESS EMPORIUM
VAKIL DI HATTI
CHHABRA SCIENTIFIC & SPORTS
TAILORS & DRAPPERS
JAIN TAILORS
GREATLOOK
BEAUTY TAILOR
K. SONS
AMAR TAILORS
NEW WEAR WELL
BICE TAILORS