Saturday, June 22, 2019

Pratapgarh District


Pratapgarh District at a Glance
General
·         District:                       Pratapgarh
·         Headquarters:            Pratapgarh
·         State:                         Rajasthan
Area in Sq Km (Census 2011) 
·         Total:                          4449
·         Rural:                         4420
·         Urban:                        29
Population (Census 2011) 
·         Population:                 867848
·         Rural:                         796041
·         Urban:                        71807
·         Male:                          437744
·         Female:                      430104
·         Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males):          983
·         Density (Total, Persons per sq km):              195
Constituencies (ECI) 
·         Assembly:      2
·         Lok Sabha:    0

Pratapgarh district is the 33rd district of Rajasthan, created on 26 January 2008. It is a part of Udaipur Division and has been carved out from the erstwhile tehsils of Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Banswara districts. Pratapgarh town (Pin Code 312605, STD Code 01478) is the administrative headquarters of the district.
Just after the independence of India in 1947, Pratapgarh remained as an independent district between 1948 and 1952, however, consequent to reconstitution of district boundaries, Pratapgarh became part of the Nimbahera district and then of Chittaurgarh. Smt. Vasundhara Raje, the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan, announced Pratapgarh to be an independent district in 2008.

PLACES OF INTEREST



Sita Mata Wildlife sanctuary


Sitamata Sanctuary is spread over the Aravali and Vindhyachal ranges. It is the only forest where teak trees of building value are found. The thickly vegetated sanctuary has about 50% teak trees beside salar, tendu, amla, bamboo and bel etc.
Three rivers flow through the forest; Jakham and Karmoj are the major ones. The key fauna of the sanctuary are leopard, hyena, jackal, fox jungle cat, porcupine, spotted deer, wild bear, four horned antelope and nilgai etc. The most important and conspicuous animal of the sanctuary is the flying squirrel, which can be observed gliding between the trees during the night. The sanctuary is also associated with mythological events. It is believed that Sita, wife of Lord Rama stayed here during the period of her exile in the ashram of Saint Valmiki.


Jakham Reservoir




Jakham Reservoir is located at village Anuppura of Pratapgarh Tehsil of Pratapgarh District, in Rajasthan. It was completed in the year 1986. It is constructed on river Jakham, which is a tributary of river Mahi. The project provides irrigation benefits to tribal people. The area near the dam is hilly and consists of waste land, hence a pickup weir at Nagalia, which is 13 km away from dam is constructed from which main canal emerges. The catchment area falls in typical sub-tropical sub-humid to humid climate condition, characterized by mild winter and moderate summer with high relative humidity during the months of July-September. Mean annual PET varies from 1,301 to 1,400 mm.



Gautameshwar Temple




Gautameshwar Temple is located 3 KM away from Arnod Teshsil of PratapGarh District. It is one of the famous temples in the area and valued as a Haridwar in local region where people can get free from their sins. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. Temple is worth place for Mewar, Malwa and Vagad Community. According to a mytholgy; "Sultan of Malwa" tried to destroy the temple and made a wide cut into the Shivlinga using his sword.

Devgarh




Devgarh is a famous ancient place of Pratapgarh district. Nowadays it is a sub-tehsil of Pratapgarh district. Devgarh is located on a small hill, 13 KM away from Pratapgah City and it is also known as "Devliya". Earlier, it was the capital of Pratapgarh and famous as Devliya state. This place is surrounded by small hills and situated at an average elevation of 1809 feet from sea level. Rajmahal, old Bawadia, catchment areas and Jain temples are located in Devgarh. A famous temple of "Beejamata" is also situated here, where a fair takes place every year. Another temple of lord Raghunath is located in Rajmahal itself, where a solar clock is placed on the top of it. The clock tells time according to the light of sun. Some of the ponds are Tejsagar and Sonela. Hari temple, Raghunath temple, Goverdhan temple and Beejamata temple truly justify the name Devliya.

Rajsamand District


Rajsamand District at a Glance
General
·         District:                       Rajsamand
·         Headquarters:            Rajsamand
·         State:                         Rajasthan
Area in Sq Km (Census 2011) 
·         Total:                          4655
·         Rural:                         4489
·         Urban:                        166
Population (Census 2011) 
·         Population:                 1156597
·         Rural:                         972777
·         Urban:                        183820
·         Male:                          581339
·         Female:                      575258
·         Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males):          990
·         Density (Total, Persons per sq km):              248
Constituencies (ECI) 
·         Assembly:      4
·         Lok Sabha:    1

Rajsamand District is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The town of Rajnagar is the district headquarters. The city and district are named for Rajsamand Lake, an artificial lake created in the 17th century by Rana Raj Singh of Mewar. The district was carved out from Udaipur district on 10 April 1991. The district has an area of 4,768 km². The Aravalli Range forms the northwestern boundary of the district, across which lies Pali District. Ajmer District lies to the north, Bhilwara District to the northeast and east, Chittorgarh District to the southeast, and Udaipur District to the south.



PLACES OF INTEREST




Dewair

At the Northern edge of Mewar, Dewair is situated between the mountain ranges spread in close proximity of Kumbhalgarh and Madaria. In the olden times, it had been under the domination of different tribes from Mer to Deora Rajputs.


Maharana Pratap made the adventurous military campaigns of the Mughal ruler ineffective by resorting to gorilla warfare. On the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashmi, in 1852, he was crowned with historic victory, which led to the automatic liquidation of all 36 Moghul military outposts in Mewar. After this humiliating defeat, Akbar stopped his military campaigns against Mewar.
The victory of Dewair was a crowning glory for Maharana Pratap. Col. James Tod described Dewair as "Marathon of Mewar" in his famous book "Anals and Antiquities of Rajputana".
A very beautiful victory Memorial on Maharana Pratap was inaugurated by H.E. President of India, Smt. Pratibh Devi Singh Patil on 10.01.2012.


Kumbhalgarh


64 Km North West of Udaipur and birthplace of Maharana Pratap, Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel of Mewar after Chittorgarh. The Aravali ranges protect this impregnable fortress. Thirteen mountain peaks surround it. It is built on the top-most ridges, 914 meters above sea level. Seven huge and imposing gates stand like sentinels at the approaches and seven ramparts, one being folded within another with crenelated walls strengthened by rounded bastions and immense watch towers, make this an impregnable mountain fortress. It was built by Rana Kumbha (1419-63). It's serpentine 36 kilometres long wall is thick and broad enough for eight horses to ride abreast. This wall is second only to the 'Great Wall of China'. There are 360 temples within the fortress, out of which a Shiva temple placed with huge 'SHIVALINGA' makes it worth visiting.



Rajsamand City & lake




The town of Rajsamand is the district headquarters. The city and district are named for Rajsamand Lake, an artificial lake created in the 17th century by Rana Raj Singh of Mewar. The district had been constituted on 10 April, 1991 from Udaipur district. Rajsamand District is part of the Mewar region, and was historically part of the Kingdom of Mewar, also known as the Kingdom of Udaipur. Maharana Raj Singh an able administrator of the fifth generation of Maharana Pratap constructed Rajsamand Lake in 1662 AD, which is a beautiful example of sculpture and public utility works. The banks known as "Nouchoki" consist of 25 carved stone 'RAJ PRASHASHTI' the longest stone inscription in Sanskrit in the world. The stairs, footrest, artistic gates and 'Mandaps' are made of beautiful carved marble and the sculpture imparts a new look every time. The whole construction is based on the number 9 which is considered to be the absolute number in Hindu philosophy & mythology. It took 14 years for completion and cost more than 12.5 million rupees at that time.



Haldi Ghati
The mountain pass is historically a very significant location. It is the site of the famous Battle of Haldighati, which took place in 1576 between the Kingdom of Mewar and the Mughal Army led by king Mansingh. Maharana Pratap led the armed forces of Mewar against the Mughals who fought under the command of Mughal emperor Akbar's general Man Singh I of Amer. Haldighati is also world famous for its charity rose product and the mud art of Molela . Much emphasis is being laid for promoting a private cottage industry by the Department of Tourism.