Bassi Pathana, Punjab: Bassi Pathana is a popular town in the historical pages of Punjab. Bassi Pathana is a municipal council in the district of Fatehgarh Sahib of Punjab, India. It is located at a distance of 2 kms from the district headquarters of Fatehgarh Sahib. It is situated between Morinda and Sirhind towns of eastern Punjab on 30.6873 N latitude and 76.4067 E longitudes, at an average elevation of 269 meters. The town of Bassi Pathana is surrounded by some of the major towns like Morinda on north (9 kms), Fatehgarh Sahib District headquarters on south (2 kms), Sirhind on south (5 kms), Chandigarh on east (50 kms), and Khanna on west (16 kms).
Bassi Pathana is a Block (administrative sub-division) as well as tehsil headquarter in the district of Fatehgarh Sahib, in Punjab. This small town’s economy is mostly dependent upon agriculture. Paddy and wheat are the main crops in Bassi Pathana. Bassi Pathana is famous for its grain market as it has the biggest grain market among the surrounding towns. Due to its proximity to Chandigarh and Fatehgarh Sahib, many numbers of industries have also been established.
There is an old fort of Bassi Pathana that can still be seen, though in ruined state. However, some parts of this fort are still in good condition. This place is being used to house a Government primary school and a Sub Jail.
Basanth Panchami festival:
Basanth Panchami is the biggest festival in Bassi Pathana region. A big fair is held continuously for three days in the month of Magh (January - February as per Gregorian calendar). It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and religious fervour by the Saint Namdev Ji Mandir authorities.
Fatehgarh Sahib (district headquarters) is the nearest big town to Bassi Pathana, located at a distance of 2 kms.