Nagaur District of Rajasthan at a Glance

About the District :

 

Nagaur District is one of the 33 districts of the state of Rajasthan in western India. Panchayati Raj was introduced here. Area of the district is 17,718 km2. The city of Nagaur is the district headquarters.

 

Geography :

 

Nagaur District is situated between 26°25′ & 27°40′ North Latitude & 73°.10′ & 75°.15′ East Longitude. The district is bounded by Bikaner District to the northwest, Churu District to the north, Sikar District to the northeast, Jaipur District to the east, Ajmer District to the southeast, Pali District to the south, and Jodhpur District to the southwest and west. The district lies in the Marwar region of Rajasthan, in the Northwestern thorn scrub forests belt surrounding the Thar Desert. The Aravalli Range extends across the southeastern portion of the district, and the saline Sambhar Lake, India’s largest salt lake and Rajasthan’s largest lake, lies at the southwestern corner of the district, straddling the boundary with Jaipur District. Kheduli is a historic palace where pupil of khawaja moiniddin chisti hamiduddin nagouri lived for 10 years and located on the railway line of jaipur-jodhpur

 

District at a Glance

 

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Statistical Handbook :

 

 The aim of this district level Statistical HandBook is to present a number of statistical tables on a wide range of subject fields providing statistical information on the district’s Population, Employment, Agriculture, Education, Road, Climate, Communication, Social Condition etc.

 

CENSUS DATA 2011 (Final Data):

     CATEGORY NUMBERS
Total Population 3307743
Male 1696325
Female 1611418
% Decadal Growth (2001-11) 19.20
Sex Ratio 950
Density 187
Child Population (0-6) 507176
Literacy Rate (Total) 62.80
Literacy Rate (Male) 77.20
Literacy Rate (Female) 47.80
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 897

 

PANCHAYATI RAJ:
S.No Name of Panchayat Samiti (P.S.) P.S. Members Gram Panchayats Total Wards in P.S. Total Zila Parishad Members
1 Nagaur 27 47 565   47                    
2 Mundwa 23 39 449
3 Jayal 27 45 527
4 Merta 21 34 422
5 Riyan 21 38 438
6 Degana 25 43 497
7 Didwana 33 57 677
8 Ladnu 19 32 376
9 Parbatsar 21 35 425
10 Makrana 25 36 470
11 Kuchaman 31 55 633
TOTAL 273 461 5479

 

 MUNCIPAL BOARDS:

S.No. NAME OF MUNCIPAL COUNCIL/BODIES No. OF WARDS
1 Nagaur   Nagar Parishad 45
2 Mundwa   Nagar Palika 20
3 Kuchera   Nagar Palika 20
4 Merta   Nagar Palika 30
5 Didwana   Nagar Palika 30
6 Ladnu   Nagar Palika 30
7 Makrana   Nagar Parishad 40
8 Parbatsar   Nagar Palika 15
9 Nawa   Nagar Palika 20
10 Kuchaman   Nagar Palika 30
11 Degana Nagar Palika 20
TOTAL 275

 

RELIGION (PERCENTAGE WISE):
   RELIGION As per 1991 Census As per 2001 Census
NUMBER PERCENTAGE(%) NUMBER PERCENTAGE(%)
Hindu 1867744 87.08 2399173 86.45
Muslim 259632 12.11 356405 12.84
Sikh 197 0.01 998 0.04
Jain 16743 0.77 17478 0.63
Critstian 312 0.02 570 0.02
Other 182 0.01 434 0.02
TOTAL 2144810 100% 2775058 100%

 

 POLICE NETWORK:

 

     RANK NUMBERS (Strength)
Superintendent of Police  (S.P.) 1
Addl. Superintendent of Police  (Addl.S.P.) 2
Deputy Superintendent of Police  (Dy.S.P.) 8
Inspector 17
Sub Inspector  (S.I.) 70
Assistant Sub Inspector  (A.S.I.) 111
Head Constable 289
Constable 1867
Police Thana 32
Police Chowkies 32

 

 EDUCATION:
DESCRIPTION NUMBERS
Sr. Secondary Schools 378
Secondary Schools 759
Middle Schools 1984
Primary Schools 1141
School Lecturers (strength) 767
Second Grade Teachers (strength) 3193
Third Grade Teachers (strength) 11021

 

HEALTH:
DESCRIPTION NUMBERS
Hospitals 4
Dispensaries 5
Community Health Centres 28
Primary Health Centres 121
Sub Health Centres 807
Beds 1988
Community Health Centres 28
Ayurvedic Hospitals / Dispensaries 38
Homeopathic Hospitals 5
Yunani Hospitals 5

 

  BANKING FACILITIES:

 

S.No. NAME OF BANK No. OF BRANCHES
1 United Commercial Bank (UCO Bank) 23
2 State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur 37
3 State Bank of India 8
4 Central Bank of India 8
5 Panjab National Bank 5
6 Oriental Bank of Commerce 9
7 Bank of Baroda 5
8 Canara Bank 4
9 Bank of Rajasthan / ICICI Bank 19
10 IndusInd Bank 2
11 Union Bank of India 1
12 Axis Bank 3
13 Corporation Bank 1
14 HDFC Bank Ltd. 3
15 IDBI Bank 1
16 Indian Overseas Bank 3
17 Kotak Mahendra Bank 1
18 Syndicate Bank 1
19 Yes Bank Ltd. 2
20 Allahabad Bank 2
21 Bank of India 2
22 United Bank of India 1
23 Jaipur Nagaur Anchlik Gramin Bank 57
24 Nagaur Central Cooperative Bank 16
25 Nagaur Bhumi Vikas Bank 4
26 Nagaur Unban Cooperative Bank 2
27 Rajathan Finance Corporation (R.F.C.) 2
28 Khadi Gramodyog Board (K.V.I.B.) 1

 

 

COMMUNICATION NETWORK:

 

S.No. CATEGORY NUMBERS
1 Head Post Office 3 (Nagaur, Didwana & Mkrana)
2 Branch Post Office 484
3 Sub Post Office 57
4 Telephone Exchanges 109
5 S.T.D. / Public Call Offices 2421

 

 

SOCIAL WELFARE:
S.No. CATEGORY NUMBERS
1 Hostels  – SC 18
2 Hostels  –  ST 1
3 Hostels  – Others 4
4 Students – SC 815
5 Students – ST 25
6 Students – Others 185
7 Mess Amount 170.406

 

 ENERGY
S.No. DESCRIPTION NUMBERS
1 Consumers 472821
2 Electricity Comsumed (MKV) 19642.79 LU
3 Electrified Wells 44425
4 400 KVA GSS 2
5 220 KVA GSS 5 (1 in progress)
6 132 KVA GSS 23 (3 in progress)
7 33 KVA Sub Station 278 (30 in progress)
8 33 KV Line 2750.246
9 11 KV Line 16928.978
10 LT Line 21081.683

 

 

ROAD NETWORK:
S.No. ROAD CATEGORY LENGTH in Kms. (As on 31.3.2014)
1 National Highway  (N.H. No. 65, 89, 458) 488.00
2 State Highway 1091.90
3 B.T. Road (incl. N.H., S.H., other) 8933.83
4 Metal Road 46.11
5 Gravel Road 3512.10
6 Kachha Road 201.91
Total 12693.95

 

Tourist Places :

 

NAGAUR
Fort Inside

NAGAUR FORT: Sandy fort; centrally located; 2nd century old, witnessed many battles, lofty  walls & spacious campus, having many palaces & temples inside.

TARKEEN DARGAH: Most renowned after the Ajmer Dargah; a sacred place for Muslims & Sufis.

JAIN TEMPLE IN GLASS: Lofty structure of glass; a sacred place for the Jain community.

SAIJI KA TANKA: Samadhi of a renowned saint, inspires the liberation of the soul with simplicity & truthfulness; a symbol of communal harmony.

OTHER PLACESCenotaph of Amar Singh Rathore, Bansiwala Temple, Nath Ji ki Chhatri, Barli

How to Reach & Where to stay:
DISTANCE: Jaipur-293 Km, Ajmer-162 Km, Jodhpur-135 Km, Bikaner-112 Km.
HOTELS: Kurja, Mahaveer International, Shri Aditya (A.C.), Bhaskar, Sujan, Shri Gangasingh Palace

KHINVSAR
Khuchaman Fort

KHINVSAR FORT:-  Situated 42 Km away from Nagaur on the National Highway No. 65 towards Jodhpur; 500 years old fort in the middle of the Thar Desert; turned into a hotel furnished with modern facilities. Mugal Emperor Aurangzeb used to stay here; Khinvsar town has 25 small temples; black deer roaming in herds are a very popular tourist attraction.(www.khimsar.com)

KUCHAMAN
Tourist Places

KUCHAMAN FORT:- One of the oldest & most inaccessible forts of Rajasthan; situated on top of a straight hill; unique water harvesting system; Jodhpur rulers used to mint their gold & silver currency here; affords a  beautiful view of the city; fort converted into a hotel has a strong attraction for  tourists.

How to Reach & Where to stay –
DISTANCE:  Jaipur-153 Km, Ajmer-115 Km, Nagaur-143 Km
HOTELS:  Kuchaman Fort, Dak Banglow

MERTA
Tourist Places

MEERA BAI TEMPLE: –

Also known as the Charbhuja temple, 400 years old, evidences how total surrender helps attain godly qualities, how deep faith converts poison to ‘Amrit’.

BHANWAL MATA TEMPLE: –

25 km away from Merta City, carries a very interesting story that when thieves were found to be under threat of life they remembered mother by heart, mother appeared for their rescue, temple was got constructed under obligation, the thieves who escaped vowed never to commit theft again, mother takes two a half cups of wine from a true seeker.

How to Reach & Where to stay –
DISTANCE:  Jaipur-205 Km, Ajmer-80 Km, Jodhpur-125 Km, Bikaner-192 Km
HOTELS: Raj Palace, Dak Banglow

JAYAL:

DADHIMATI TEMPLE: Also known as Goth-Manglod temple, 40 km away from Nagaur; the oldest temple of the district constructed during the Gupta Dynasty (4th Century), Kul Devi of Dadhich Brahimins.

 

MAKRANA:- 

A treasure trove of marble; exemplifies how stones can be shaped & made use of, marble mining is the  main-stay of living for the locals, worth seeing how stone brings quality in life, this marble used in the construction of the Taj Mahal, Victoria Memorial & other buildings in white stone.

How to Reach & Where to stay:
DISTANCE- Jaipur-180 Km, Ajmer-90 Km, Nagaur-125 Km
HOTELS- Vijay Palace, Dak Banglow

 

LADNUN:

JAIN VISHVA BHARTI INSTITUTE (deemed University):- A famous centre of Jainism; a school of thought; a centre of spirituality & purification; a society of Ahinsa; a treasure of tranquillity; an abode of humanity on earth. (www.jvbi.ac.in)

How to Reach & Where to stay:
DISTANCE- Jaipur-185 KM, Ajmer-180 Km, Nagaur-120 Km, Sikar-65 Km
HOTELS- Dak Banglow

 

OTHER PLACES OF ARCHEOLOGICAL INTEREST:

MAROTH:

Situated in Nawan tehsil of Nagaur District. It is 11 Km. away from Nawan & 11 Km. away from the Kuchaman Road railway station.

 

HARSOR: 

Situated in Degana tehsil of  Nagaur district. It is about 30 Km. from Degana.

 

PHALVARDHIKA(PHALODI) MERTA ROAD:-

Situated in Merta tehsil of Nagaur district near Merta Road Railway Station. It is an old temple of Brahamani Mata known as Phalvardhika Mata belonging to the10th century or even earlier. Some   believe the temple was constructed during the Pratihara period and situated 11 Km. from Merta City.

 

KHATU: 

Khatu’s old name was Shatkup (six wells). When Shak rulers came to India then they brought two new wells with them which were called Shakandhu (Stepwell) & Kalandh (Rahat). According to Prathivraj Raso, Khatu’s old name was Khatwan. Old Khatu is almost destroyed. Now there are two villages, one is called Bari Khatu & other Chhoti Khatu. On the hillock of Chhoti Khatu a small fort is standing. Fort was built by Prathviraj Chouhan. An old step well is located in Chhoti Khatu, known as Phool Bawadi, it is believed that this step well was constructed in Gurjara Pratihara period. This step well is artistic in its style of architecture.

 

HARSOLAV:

It is believed that this village is many centuries old. It has an old fort, a Ganesh temple, a Jain Mandir & a cenotaph of Ramchandra Gurjar which is worth a visit. In the building one can see beautiful stone carvings. The village is situated on Gothan-Jodhpur road in the Merta tehsil of Nagaur district.

 

MUNDIYAD: 

It is situated about 25 kms away from Nagaur district Hq. in Nagaur tehsil. Village is centuries old, it is believe that the village was established by Mundra Maheshwari, hence it is called Mundiyad. Here is an old Mataji temple & cenotaphs of Jagirdars & Charans of the medival period. There is also a small Ganesh temple very famous among the people nearby.

 

MANJHWAS:

The village is famous for “Pashupati Nath Temple” & “Phulabai Temple”. It is 20 km away from Nagaur district Hq. on Deh route. Pashupati Nath temple is unique in India & built archeologically as Kathmandu, Nepal. Phulabai was saint born in the year 1938 in a Jat family. She was highly devoted to Lord Rama right from childhood & spent her most of time in “Bhakti” & “Kirtana” of Shri Ram.

 

REN: 

This Village is situated in Merta Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is 15 Km. away from Merta City. Here is a famous Peeth of the Ram Sanehi community. It is believed that Adi Acharaya Daryavji of Ram Sanehi Community performed “tapsaya” here. Every year a big fair is held on the full noon in the month of Chaitra.

 

KURKI:

Kurki is a small village in the Merta Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is the birth place of the famous princess and poetess, Meera Bai, about 30 Km. from Merta.

 

KKARNAL:

It is situated on the Nagaur-Jodhpur National Highway near about 15 Km. from Nagaur. It is the birth place of Lok Devta Veer Tejaji. It is believed that Kharnal was established by Dhawal Khichi who was in the 5th generation of the Choudhan ruler Gundal Rao Khichi of Jayal state. It is believed that Veer Tejaji was the son of Dhawal Khichi.

 

JHORDA: 

It is situated on the north of  Nagaur about 30 Km. away. It is the birth place of the Great Saint Baba Hariram and the poet Kandan Kalpit. Every year in the month of Bhadrapad Chaturthi & Panchmi a big annual fair is held here where about 1-2 lac people participate who come from Rajasthan, U.P., Haryana, Delhi & Punjab.

 

SON NAGAR:

It is situated on the north-west border of the district & is a favourite place for foreign tourists who can enjoy the desert life style here. In the village there is a small museum where Rajasthani life style goods are collected & displayed. (This village is also famous for its artistic “Kathi”-saddle for camels & horses).

 

GOGELAV:

This village was established in the name of Lok Devta Gogaji and it is believed that Gogaji’s Barat-marriage party had stayed here. In the village near about 150 Gateways are there & some of them are very beautiful with stone carvings. Residents of the village are mainly Oswal Mahajans & there are beautiful & big havelies belonging to them. Most of the major Oswal Mahajan families have migrated from here to Kolkatta, Chennai & other big cities of India & quite a few of these families are settled in the U.S.A., Dubai, Germany & Iran for trading purposes.

 

PEEPASAR:-

Peepasar is a small village in the Nagaur Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is the birthplace of the Great Saint Jambhoji, the founder of the Vishnoi community.

 

PANCHLA SIDHA:-

Panchla Sidha is a small village in the Khinvsar Tehsil of Nagaur district, 60 KM west from Nagaur. It is the famous for Jasnath community. This is a holi shrine called Siddha Peeth established in 1575 Vikram Samwat, by Siddh Saint Boyatji. There is a Citedal built by Shri Jagat singh, Maharaja of Udaipur. Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur presented land to the Peeth for conservations of wildlife. This Peeth is devoted for welfare of the people through spiritual teaching, tantras and yoga. Cultural and religious fairs in the month of February, April & September every year are organised by this holy peeth. The main festival falls twice a year is a big “Jagran” and “Agni Nriyta (Fire Dance)”. In fire dance followers of peeth dance bare foot on fire. At present peeth is headed by its peethadheesh Siddh Shri Suraj Nath Ji who himself is a good teacher (Guru) of yoga and organises yoga camps at various places in India and abroad.

 

KHUNDIYAS:

Khundiyas (Parbatsar) is famous for the temple of “Baba RamdeoJi”  in the Parbatsar Tehsil of Nagaur district.

 

KINSARIYA:

Kinsariya is famous for the temple of “Keway Mata”  in the Parbatsar Tehsil of Nagaur district.

 

BUTATI:

Butati is a birth place of Saint Shri Chaturdasji in Nagaur district. Butati is famous for its divinity. Paralysis patients from all over India used to visit the Butat temple every day and pray for their recovery. This village is situated in National Highway (NH) 89, around 31 km from Merta City, around 49 km from Nagaur City, around 110 km from Ajmer. Shri Chaturdasji Maharaj temple is very well known in Rajasthan and nearby states in India. Many patients came across states to cure paralysis. It is Haven for patients of paralysis.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

AIR:  The nearest airport is Jodhpur (135 Km.), Jaipur (293 Km.).
RAILWAY:  Nagaur is connected with Jodhpur, Bikaner & Delhi Jaipur via Merta Road.
ROADWAY:  Regular buses operate from Nagaur to Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur & Delhi.

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