The legends associate several places in the district with pandavas. Dasua is mentioned in epic of Mahabharata as the seat of Raja Virata in whose services the Pandavas remained for thirteen years during their exile. Bham, about 11 km west of Mahalpur is said to be the place where the Pandavas passed their exile.
Hoshiarpur has many education universities, colleges and institutes, Religious Temples etc.some main features given below
Rayat bahra University,Chandigarh Road,Hoshiarpur
Guru Ravidas Ayurved University, Hoshiarpur
Swami Sarvanand Giri Panjab University Regional Centre offers Engineering degrees
Notable people from Hoshiarpur City
Giani Zail Singh was elected from Hoshiarpur in 1980. After that he became Union Home Minister and later the President of India in 1982.
Kanshi Ram founder of Bahujan Samaj Party won election from hoshiarpur in Indian general election, 1996
Mayawati incontested M.P. election from Hoshiarpur Indian general election, 1989
Arts and Culture
Bhai Sahib Singh one of the Panj Pyare
Yo Yo Honey Singh famous Punjabi Rapper from Delhi was born in Hoshiarpur.
Kulwinder Dhillon singer from Mahilpur
Hard Kaur Indian rapper
Hoshiarpur is much popular place for old Astrological facts, Like it is said to be that old documents where past, present and future birth of every person is written in detail, are safely kept at this place. Lots of people from all over the world visit Hoshiarpur to search out about their past, present and future in every birth they have or had taken in the past.