Nabha is a historic city and municipal council in the
to the south-west of the Indian state of Punjab. It was the capital of
1 Princely State of Nabha
4 Landmarks of the city
5 Modern Nabha
7 External links
Princely State of Nabha
The town of
Nabha was formerly the capital of the
Nabha princely state
in the British Raj. Its territories were scattered; one section,
divided into twelve separate tracts, was interspersed among the
Patiala and Jind, in the east and south of the Punjab;
the other section was in the extreme southeast of that province.
The whole of the territories physically belonged to a plain, but they
varied in character, from the great fertility of the Pawadh region to
the aridity of the
Nabha is located at 30°22′N 76°09′E / 30.37°N 76.15°E
/ 30.37; 76.15. It has an average elevation of 246 metres
As of 2001[update] India census,
Nabha had a population of 67,972.
Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%.
Nabha has an
average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of
59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 69%. In Nabha, 10%
of the population is under 6 years of age.
Landmarks of the city
Being a royal city,
Nabha has a number of buildings with historical
Purani Nabhi: The main colony of the
Nabha City, Located in the
extreme center of the nabha city. Mandir Thakur Shri Saty Narayan Ji
temple is there in Purani Nabhi Nabha. This is The Only Thakur Saty
narayan Ji temple in nabha City
18 Bhuja Durga Shiv Mandir: 18 Bhuja Durga Shiv Mandir
Nabha is one of
the old temples of
Nabha City. Located Near
Patiala Gate Opposite side
of Hira Mahal.
Tapia Mandir : It is about 100 years old temple. It is a strong
belief among people of
Nabha that visiting this temple brings
happiness in their lives.
Hira Mahal: Residence of the royal family. The gardens and orchards
surrounding it have developed into the Hira Mahal Colony.
Qila Mubarak: Situated at the heart of the city in a dilapidated
condition. Various government offices are housed here including the
courts shifted to new building at Mini-Secretariat.
Hira Singh Park: Now known as municipal park, near Duladdi Gate. The
park is home to the statue of Hira Singh Nabha.
Royal Samadhis: on a circular road, built in memory of the deceased
rulers of Nabha, now in a state of disrepair.
The Courthouse of Nabha, the original residence of Wazir Ishwari Singh
Katoch, Prime Minister of Kangra, father of Maharani Lilavati and
cousin of Maharaja Sansar Chand of Kangra (father-in-law of Maharaja
Old Temple of Shri
Hanuman Ji (near Civil Hospital), Old Temple of
Attharan Bhuji Mata Rani (
Patiala Gate), Shri Vedas Mandir (Sadar
Bazar), and Kali Mata Mandir (near Dulladi Gate) are famous Hindu
Gurdwara Dera Baba Ajaypal Singh, famously known as Gurdwara Ghodhiyan
Walla and Gurdwara Akalgarh Sahib
Mahtab Nagar Nabha, named after Sardar Mehtab Singh Grewal, Mandi
Nabha Maharaja Hira Singh Court
King George V
King George V Silver Jubilee Park, near Santoshi Mata Mandir, Dulladi
Mata Rajrajeshwari Balasundari Ji Mandir, popularly known as chownk
wala mandir, is a great mighty temple with great historical
significance, built approximately 250–300 years ago by the king of
the state. This temple has long been a point of religious beliefs and
attracts people from faraway areas.
Mata Jwala JI Mandir, Bhattan Street. This temple too dates back to
time in memorial and is of the royal goddess Durga Mata Jawala Ji
along with idols of Lord Shiva, Mata Parvati, Ganesha, Lord Mahavira
Hunumana and Lord Bharav Nath.Presently the Temple is being taken care
by Mata Jwala Ji Committee and Young Friends Club which consists of
the Municipal Councilor as the President followed by the residets and
trusties of the temple.Since 1960 regularly each year the committee
organises Jagran which till date continues and is the oldest running
program in the city.
Old Haveli- This is the most horror place in Nabha, where nobody
thinks to go close. The history of the Haveli makes it full of
Goosebumps. Visiting Haveli will be a very good and scary experience.
Please note that there are two locations of Royal Samadhis. One is for
the family of Hira Singh, the other, for the original rulers of Nabha,
is located on the grounds of Punjab Public School, near the water
tank, on what was originally known as Shyam Bagh (near Jamunawali Sark
(Road)). There rests Maharaja Devinder Singh, his two sons, his wives,
Maharani Lilavati, Maharani Mann Kaur and "Cheteanwali" Rani.
Dr. Sumerendra Vir Singh Chauhan, from the family of Maharani
Lilavati, and uncle of the present Raj Kumari of Nabha, wife of
Maharaja Pratap Singh's second son, is negotiating with the present
authorities to allow for repairs to take place of the Royal samadhis
of the original rulers. Also the Samadhi of Maharani Lilavati's mother
is located in the Ram Temple near Hira Mahal.
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Nabha formed a part of
Patiala and East Punjab States Union
(PEPSU). At a subsequent reorganisation,
Patiala was created as a
Nabha formed a subdivision in
Nabha is a thriving, if somewhat dusty town (about 25
kilometres from Patiala).
Nabha is famous as a manufacturing hub of
Like many other cities of India,
Nabha has landmarks called "gates"
which roughly circumscribe the city. In Nabha, these are
Alhoran Gate, Dulladi Gate, Mehs Gate and Bouran Gate.
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