(Last Updated on : 18-06-2014)
In the state of Punjab a handful of cities and towns have developed by leaps and bounds. In terms of significance, no wonder one can easily demarcate Khanauri amongst other places. In fact Khanauri is a nagar panchayat town. It has its location in the soils of district of Sangrur of the same Indian state.
For gaining any kind of acquaintance with any city or town, it becomes essential to gain the first hand knowledge about the demographical scenario of the concerned place. Towards achieving such an objective, throughout these years, quite a handful of surveys and research works have been conducted by the eminent demographers of the region. As a result of their hard works few important facts have came forth which enable an enthusiast to get familiar with this Khanauri town in a better way.
In this regards it would be unwise if one does not mention about the census report of the year 2001. This has been regarded as a one of the vital documentation thereby throwing light on certain demographical features of this Khanauri town. Thus as per this report, the total population of this Khanauri town has been enumerated to be 10,977. From this, one can even identify the condition of males, females and also children of this Khanauri town. Thus according to it, in Khanauri population of comprises of 53 percent , while the females populace is 47 percent. It automatically gives a clear indication of the fact that in Khanauri town males are more in number than the females. In Khanauri , 16 percent of the whole population is below six years of age.
Literacy rate too acts as a relevant data about this Khanauri town. Regarding the Khanauri town also, it is in fact needed to be noted that the average literacy rate of Khanauri is lower than that of the entire nation. 55percent is the average literacy rate of Khanauri and 59.5 percent is India's average literacy rate. So much so if anyone wishes to know the condition of females, males separately, such provision too is highly possible. Thus according to this census report, like many other towns, here in Khanauri town also, male literacy rate is more than that of females. In other words 61 percent and 48 percent are the rates of male and female literacy respectively.
Collection of more information has added on to the identification of this Khanauri town. The lushness and beauty of the town has been boosted up with the flowing of some of the rivers like Bhakhra , Ghaggar etc. Here three Temples namely Hanuman, Shivji and another temple and also one Gurdwara Sahib has also been built and prove to be worth visiting.
Festivals and fairs bring joy and enthusiasm to the lives of the localites of this Sangrur district. Various religious festivals are celebrated in great admiration. 'Gurpurbs' are the main festivals. Amongst other religious festivals where the people of this district participate wholeheartedly include Holi, Shivratri, Janam Ashtami,akhi, Dussehra, Diwali, Tikka, Ram Naumi, Nirjala -Ekadashi, Guga ,Moharram, Shab-i-Brat, Ramzan, Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Zuha and many more.
Also like other districts, the residents of this Khanauri town carry on the occupation of farming and agriculture. Being an integral part of this Sangrur district it is evident that the Khanauri people have widely accepted the trend and tradition of the district as a whole.