Jagraon is a Sub-Division (Tehsil) of Ludhiana district, a city of Punjab, which is more than five centuries old. The city's original name was "Jagar aon", which means 'a place of great flooding', although this flooding has since ceased. Jagraon is located at almost the center of Punjab state, only 16 kilometers from the River Satluj. The society, like much of Punjab, is basically agrarian. Jagraon is also Headquarters of one of the Police Districts of Punjab.
Jagraon is Asia's second Largest Grain Collector after Khanna. It hosts the second Largest Animal Market of Punjab, after Vallah, near Amritsar. The cluster of educational institutions and colleges at Sidhwan, is a center for professional and vocational education for women in the state. It is a historic city of Lala Lajpat Rai. Lalaji was a resident of this city. Jagraon may be said to be a town of Pirs. The graves of some notable Pirs, such as Mohkam Din, Bandli Shah, Kheve Shah, Chup Shah and Zahir Wali Shah are situated there. read more..
LALA LAJPAT RAI
Jagraon is a historic city of Lala Lajpat Rai, who fought for the independence of our country was a resident of this city. Rai was born on January 28, 1865 in village Dhudike, in present day Moga district of Punjab,India. He was the eldest son of Munshi Radha Kishan Azad and Gulab Devi, Aggarwal Banias. His father had a chequered relationship with Hinduism - having converted to Islam and then reverted back to Hinduism, which had a lasting effect on Rai's attitude towards religions other than Hinduism. He spent much of his youth in Jagraon, district Ludhiana, Punjab. His house still stands tall in Jagraon and houses a Library and museum.
Lala Lajpat Rai (28 January 1865 - 17 November 1928) was an Indian author and politician who is chiefly remembered as a leader in the Indian fight for independence from the British Raj. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari (Punjabi:The Lion of Punjab) or Sher-e-Punjab (Urdu:The Lion of Punjab) meaning the same and was part of the Lal Bal Pal trio. read more..