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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the history and culture of Ludhiana?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
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The popular commercial town of Punjab, known for its hosiery and other industries, is on the verge of urbanization with its swanky malls and multiplexes. However, it was a quiet and not-so populated town in its initial days. Named after its tryst with Sikander Lodhi about 500 years ago, Ludhiana is the seat of Punjab's commercial culture in the lap of history. The Lodhi Fort, which is in ruins now, stands testimony to the city's historic past. The history of Ludhiana dates back to the Lodhi dynasty (1451-1526). Legends have their say that region was in turmoil and Sikander Lodhi sent two of men, Yusaf Khan and Nihand Khan, to restore order in the region. They established a base at a village called Mir Hota. Yusaf Khan moved ahead across the river Sutlej in Jalandhar Doab to rein in Khokhars, who were trying to destroy the Doab. Nihand Khan stayed at Mir Hota to establish the present city called Lodhi-ana, which means the residence of Lodhis. The name was later changed to Ludhiana. Find out more about it with these places to visit in Ludhiana.

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