Jagraon is a city and a municipal council in the Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. Jagraon is more than three centuries old. It has been thought by some that the city's original name was Jagar aon, meaning A place of great flooding, although this flooding has since ceased. It could also be argued that Jagraon actually derives from a source with a suffix -graon being a development of the Sanskrit Grama, meaning Village as found in the Hindi word Gaon.
Jagraon is located at almost the geographical center of Punjab state, only 16 kilometres from the River Satluj. Large population of the rural Jagraon region are settled in countries such as Canada, and United States. Cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto,has an enormous population from Jagraon. The Jain temple in Jagraon is considered as one of the most holy places for Jains in the region. The temple has a peaceful ambience and lush green gardens and attracts thousands of pilgrims from the Jain community all over the World, for the annual Diksha Mahotsav in the third week of March. The old walled city, with its four gates is known locally for its Mughal period architecture. Even the local market within the walled city is known as Anarkali bazaar, after the title of a beauty at Mughal Emperor Akbar's court.