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Goraya
Goraya
Location of Goraya
in Punjab and India
Coordinates 31°08′N 75°46′E / 31.13°N 75.77°E / 31.13; 75.77
Country  India
State Punjab
District(s) Jalandhar
Municipal Commisioner Kamaljeet Singh Bittu
Population 15138 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

240 m (787 ft)

Goraya is a town in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab.

It is present on G.T Road NH-1 which connects Amritsar and Delhi and lies between Jalandhar and Ludhiana. It comes under Tehsil Phillaur and is known for its industry.

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Geography

Goraya is located at 31°08′N 75°46′E / 31.13°N 75.77°E / 31.13; 75.77[1]. It has an average elevation of 240 metres (830 feet).The city has a humid subtropical climate with cool winters and hot summers.Summers last from April To June and winters from November to February. Temperatures in summer vary from average highs of around 44 degrees Celsius to average lows of around 25 degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures vary from highs of 19 degrees Celsius to lows of -5 degrees Celsius. The climate is on the whole dry except during the brief south-west monsoon season during July-August. The average annual rainfall is about 70 cm.

Sports

Cricket is the main game of goraya.This game is played by every kid.It is very popular here.Other games played here are badminton,football,kabaddi,kushti(wrestling).This town has produced famous Canadian powerlifter Harnek Singh Rai who represented Canada in the 39th annual IPF world powerlifting Championship held at Delhi from Nov 1st to Nov 7th 2009 as an International referee and Canadian team manager wearing a red turban to match the Canadian flag. Goraya is proud of that. Rai is a member of Canadian powerlifting Hall of Fame. DALEWAL GROUND is one of the only few playgrounds around goraya, this place is being used by the locals to organise different sports tournaments, especially cricket.It is regularly used by many as a football and ground on a daily basis. It is also a venue for many kabaddi and football district level events.

History

Actual name of the town is Guru+aya, that basically means the place where a Saint Soldier named Guru Gobind Singh stayed for some time. As time passed Guruaya became Goraya. Today the place where that Saint stayed is a religious place in a village named Sang Dhesian. Rishi Kutiya Ram Mandir a temple is also a religious place in the town. Recently two other temples Shiv Mandir in Atta and Baba Balak Nath Mandir along GT Road have been constructed. Area used to have huge number of factories but very few of them survived as time passed. The area has big number of NRI's who resides overseas and come down on several occasion with Punj and Dhillon families as a dominant participants.



BAZAR

Goraya has few small markets to shop, Ram Bazzar (near main railway crossing ) is the mid point of town with many small but busy shops. Matka Bazzar and Bara Rurka road ( Rupal Market) are the other developing points in the town.

Education

There are so many Government and Public Schools & Colleges in Goraya.

SCHOOL

  • JSFH Khalsa Senior Secondary School Atta, Goraya
  • Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School Goraya
  • Vinayak Public High School
  • Excelsior Convent School
  • Brilliant Convent School

COLLEGE

  • Guru Nanak Girls College(Baba Sang Dhesian)

Boys still go to Big cities like Phagwara or Jalandhar for Higher Education.

Institutes

  • CAL-C Institute of IELTS and TOEFL
  • British Council Institute
  • Oxford Institute

Villages near Goraya

Boparai is now part of Nagar Panchayat Goraya. It is an industrial village with many factories.

Bara Pind is located 4 km east to Goraya. It is one of the most developed village in the area.

Dholeta is adjacent to Bara Pind. Johal village is about 7km from NH1.

Other villages: Paddi khalsa, Mouli, Chachrari.

References

rurka khurd

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