Sanghol (Uchha Pind)

Uchha Pind Sanghol, Tehsil - Khamanon, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab 140802, India
Sanghol (Uchha Pind)

Sanghol (Uchha Pind)

Uchha Pind Sanghol, Tehsil - Khamanon, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab 140802, India

About

Sanghol is a historical village located in Fatehgarh Sahib District of Punjab, India predating to Harrapan civilisation. It is also known as Uchha Pind Sanghol.

This place holds a special position on the archaeological atlas of India. Excavations at the site have yielded coins and seals related to Toramana and Mihirakula belonging to central Asia. A Buddhist stupa was excavated in 1968, but in February 1985 a rich treasure of 117 beautiful carved stone slabs,which includes 69 pillars, 35 crossbars, figures and figurines, was excavated by the experts of the Directorate of Archaeology, Punjab. Scholars have explained them as Kushan sculptures of the Mathura school of the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. These treasures have since been displayed for art lovers and historians in Sanghol Museum. Many of the art pieces from this museum often go on display as special exhibits at various museums around the world.

Situated on the top of a mound, Uchha Pind Sanghol is spread over an area of 200 km.

Out of the total population of 5850 residents 2315 are registered as SC. For land use out of the total 854 hectares 762 hectares are cultivated by 762 tubewells and 0 hectares are forest cover.

Location

Uchha Pind Sanghol, Tehsil - Khamanon, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab 140802, India
It is about 40 km from Chandigarh on the way to Ludhiana and approximately 10 km from Dholewal.
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