Sambhal

About Sambhal

Mosque Sambhal

Sambhal is a district in Uttar Pradesh, India. Sambhal is a Muslim dominated area. It takes 2 hours 40 mins to reach Sambhal and is 158.6 km from New Delhi.

Sambhal district, which had population of around 22 lakh, was carved out of Moradabad district in September 2011. It consists of three tehsils — Sambhal and Chandausi, taken from Moradabad, and Gunnaur, taken from Badaun. Sambhal is famous for its own kind of horn and bone craft items which is manufactured in Saraitareen 4 km away from sambhal city (but included in sambhal) which are being exported.

In the late 12th century, Sambhal was the capital of Prithviraj Chauhan, the King of Hindu Kshatriya Chauhan (Chauhamana) dynasty, until he changed his capital to Delhi and Ajmer. In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the second ruler of the Afghan Lodi Dynasty, Sikandar Lodi made Sambhal one of his provincial capitals. During the reign of the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar, Sambhal was a 'Sarkar' in the 'Subah' of Delhi and had a brick fort. Babur, the first Mughal ruler, kept the foundation stone of Sambhal's Jama Masjid.

History of Sambhal

Sambhal district is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of India. It was announced on 23 July 2012 as one of three new districts in the state. It was formerly named "Bhimnagar". Curernt M.P. of Sambhal is Satpal Saini.

The district headquarters location is in Bahjoi. Sambhal district is a part of Moradabad division.

Climate of Sambhal

Sambhal features a typical version of the humid subtropical climate. The warm season lasts from 9 April to 8 August with an average daily high temperature above 36 °C (97 °F).

The hottest day of the year is 22 May, with an average high of 38°C (100°F) and low of 25°C (77°F).

The cold season lasts from 11 December to 11 February with an average daily high temperature below 18°C (64°F). The coldest day of the year is 4 January, with an average low of 2°C (36°F) and high of 15°C (59°F). In early March, the wind direction changes from north-westerly to south-westerly.

From March to May the weather is hot. The monsoon arrives at the end of June, along with an increase in humidity. The brief, mild winter starts in late November, peaks in January and heavy fog often occurs.

Temperatures

Temperature in Sambhal usually range from 5 to 40°C (41.0 to 104.0°F), with the lowest and highest temperatures ever recorded being 2.0 and 47.8°C (19.9 and 118.0°F) respectively. The annual mean temperature is 25°C (77°F); monthly mean temperatures range from 13 to 32°C (55 to 90°F). The highest temperature recorded in July was 45°C (113°F) in 1931.

The average annual rainfall is approximately 714 mm (28.1 inch), most of which falls during the monsoon in July and August. The average date of the advent of monsoon winds in Sambhal is 29 June

Places to Visit

Kalki Mandir :

This is a Hindu temple of Shri Kalki Bhagwan at holy city of Sambhal. It is believed that Shri Kalki Bhagwan was born here in this city to remove devils from this Earth when Kalyug shall be at its peak.

Suraj Kund Mandir :

This temple is famous of having a Kund in the compound and has a temple of Surya around that Kund. Temple compound is huge and composrises many Hindu idols inside it. Temple also have a once in a year festival called Surajkund Ki Feri, organized every year after Diwali.

Manokamna Mandir :

Manokamna Mandir, this temple is again having a huge compound and is famous for fulfilling the wishes of the believers who come here for the prayers.

Gauri Shaya Mandir :

Situated in Kot East area this temple is not very old as compared to temples of Surajkund and Manokamna, but has been maintained very well and have very nice attractive Hindu idols.

Chemnath Teerth :

This temple is situated on Moradabad road and has a samadhi of Chemnath baba, its main visited on a Thursday where people come for wishes and pay tribute to baba in form of a cotton sheet.

Singhpur Teerth :

This is a newly build temple after a Shiv Ling was found during a construction in a village. It suddenly got popularity and is now a famous Shiva temple, also it has a very nice pond inside the temple premises.

There are other popular temples as well like Punjabi Mandir, Bankhandan Ka Mandir, Raisatti Ka Mandir, Sai Baba Mandir, Chawhatteshwar Mandir etc.

Sambhal is believed to have 68 teerths, 36 puras, 52 sarai and is said if having a river around so it would be the Gaya of U.P.

How to Reach

Rail

Sambhal is only connected with one major city of Uttar Pradesh and that is Moradabad.

Road

Sambhal is well-connected to Delhi, Moradabad, Lucknow, Noida and other cities like Aligarh, Khair, Badaun, Amroha,etc. NH-24, SH-51 are some of the roadways connecting all major cities to Sambhal.

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