Saturday, October 5, 2019

Jalore District


Jalore District at a Glance
General
·                     District:                        Jalore
·                     Headquarters:             Jalore
·                     State:                           Rajasthan
Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
·                     Total:                           10640
·                     Rural:                          10583
·                     Urban:                         57
Population (Census 2011)
·                     Population:                  1828730
·                     Rural:                          1676975
·                     Urban:                         151755
·                     Male:                           936634
·                     Female:                       892096
·                     Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males):            952
·                     Density (Total, Persons per sq km):               172
Constituencies (ECI)
·                     Assembly:       5
·                     Lok Sabha:      1

Jalore District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The city of Jalore is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district has an area of 10,640 km2 (4,108 sq mi) (3.11 percent of Rajasthan's area), and a population of 1,448,486 (2001 census).
The district is bounded on the northwest by Barmer District, on the northeast by Pali District, on the southeast by Sirohi District, and by Banaskantha District of Gujarat state on the southwest. The total area of the district is 10,640 km2 (4,108 sq mi).

  

PLACES OF INTEREST


JALORE FORT
Birds Eye View Of Jalore Fort


Inside Jalore Fort


Jalore Fort
Jalore Fort is the main attraction of Jalore. It is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan which is one of the nine castles of the Maru, under the Paramaras in the 10th century. It is one of the most famous and impressive forts in the state and has been known through history as the Sonagir or the ‘golden mount’.
The precise year of its construction is not known; however it is believed to be built between the 8th and 10th centuries. Jalore fort is perched atop a steep hill. It commands a view of the town from rocky outcrop 336m high, fortified with a wall and bastions with cannons mounted upon them.


Inside view of Jalore fort

The fort has four gigantic gates however it is approachable only from one side, after a two-mile long serpentine ascent. The approach to the fort is from the north, up a steep, slippery road through three rows of fortification to a single rampart wall 6.1m high. It takes an hour to climb up. The fort is built on the lines of traditional Hindu architecture.

SUNDHA MATA
Sundha Mata Temple Entrance

Rope Way to Sundha Mata



Sundha Mata Main Temple
Full View of Sundha Mata Temple Complex

Sundha Mata temple is about 900 years old temple of Mother goddess situated on a hilltop called 'Sundha'. At 1220 m height in the Aravalli ranges atop the Sundha Mountain is a temple of goddesses Chamunda Devi, a very sacred place for devotees. 

There is a wildlife sanctuary nearby covering an area of 107 Sq. Km. near to KHODESHWAR MAHADEV in JAWIYA forest area which is also a wonderful wild life & natural spot. In the sanctuary. Sloth Bear, Blue-Bull, Jungle Cat, Desert Fox, Striped Hyena, Hanuman Langur, Vulture, owl, Indian porcupine, rock & jungle Bush Quail & Spotted dove and 120 species of birds can be spotted.

72 JINALAYA

72 domes of the Jinalaya

Shri Laxmi Vallabh Parshwanath 72 Jinalaya spread across 80 acres of land. The pilgrimage is built almost 6 kms away from Bhinmal town in Jalore district.

Bhinmal was earlier known as Shrimal Nagar (or Bhillamal), which was an early capital of the Kingdom of Gurjars. There are evidences found which indicate that Lord Mahavir Swami, the 24th Tirthankar had lived in these places. That’s the reason Bhinmal is a very holy place for Jainism.
The complex offers pilgrimage as well as temporary charitable rest houses to travellers. It is built completely in marble and presents a magnificent view.

TOPEKHANA




In the middle of Jalore Town, remnants of a Sanskrit school and a shrine of King Bhoj who was a scholar of Sanskrit are found. King Bhoj was known for building a number of schools in Dhar, Ajmer and Jalore. During the pre-independence period, artilleries were kept in these school buildings and it was known as "Topekhana".


After independence, the supply officers transformed it into storage for food grains. This building is now under the state’s archaeological department and is guarded by security personnel. This school is adorned with stone carvings, which is a major attraction of this site. It is flanked on both sides with small temples, which are no longer in use and have no idols present. The most interesting feature of Topkhana is a room, built 10 ft above the ground with stairs leading to it. It might be considered as the seat of the headmaster or teacher. This school building is supported by 276 pillars. There is a temple on the left side of the main gate of the school that might have housed an idol or a Shiva Linga, in the past.

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