Bhabra Bazar is a famous and old bazaar located in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. Jain followers established the Bhabra Bazaar centuries ago. The word “Bhabra” is derived from Sanskrit which means a trading community belonging to the Jain religion.
Bhabras were traders and goldsmiths who worked in the present Sarafa Bazar and Moti Bazar. Their wealth and opulence can be gauged from their mansions and temples. The Partition of Hind affected millions of people. Like the Sikhs and Hindus, the Bhabra community had to leave their areas immediately. However, the names of many areas remained the same.
The narrow streets of Bhabra Bazar are more than 100 years old. There are various buildings that were built during British rule. The buildings in the area were built with small bricks. They were built either during the Mughal period or in the early days of the Sikh period. Sujan Singh Haveli is also located in the market.