It is an old city of temples. It dates back to the stone age. Indo-Sanskrit studies and Brighushamita Astrology are important parts of the place. Colorful lacquers are also manufactured here. King George the V’s coronation is depicted through the Sheesh Mahal.
The Vedic Research Institute is a known place here. It is also known for Bhrigusamhita system of astrology as well as lacquer finished furniture manufacturing. The place also has an archaeological museum.
Places to visit
Kamahi Devi: This temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakshi. It was known by her name as Kamakshi Devi Temple. It is located in the village of Beh Nangal. It is said that the Pandavas built this temple.
Gurdwara Garna Sahib: This Gurudwara is located in Bodal village. The sixth guru of the Sikh community known as Guru Hargobind Sahib visited this place. He used to take rest under the garna tree which gives the name to the place.
Sheesh Mahal: Lala Hans Raj Jain got this monument constructed in the year 1911. Glass is used for building the interior walls and ceilings. Hence, it is called sheesh mahal meaning a palace of glass. King George V’s coronation ceremony is depicted through the paintings on the first floor. The statues of many gods and goddesses are found on the ground floor.
Dera Santgarh: This place is situated about 13 kilometers from Hoshiarpur. It is located in the village of Harkhowal. Baba Jawala Singh established this place between 1930 and 1932. The death anniversary of Baba is observed during the month of Kartik and a 2 day long fair is held. Accommodations are made available to the devotees. The place has 40 rooms and provides free food.