Friday July 20, 2018

Bhilwara History | Population of Bhilwara

[three-fourths last=no][contentblock id=1][contentblock id=1][/three-fourths][one-fourth last=yes][contentblock id=5] [/one-fourth]Thereisa Different story of Bhilwara History , carefully preserved by the locals. It is said to have come up in the middle of the 11th century when a Bhil tribal, supposedly one of the first settlers, built a Shiva temple on the site of the existing Jataun ka Mandir. This is in the area called Junawas, the oldest part of the town. and if we are to believe this, the town is more than 900 years old.

When Arjuna was going to Dwarika with all Gopis during Mahabharata period he was passing through the present Bhilwara region. There was a war between Arjuna & Bhils. Local tradition reveals that it came to be known as Bhilwara because it was mostly inhabited by Bhil tribes in old days. These Bhils were eventually driven away towards the hilly tracts and interior places of less importance by the ancestors of the peasant settlers. It is said to have come up in the middle of the 11th century when a Bhil tribal, supposedly one of the first settlers, built a shiva temple on the site of the existing “Bada Mandir” or “Jataun ka Mandir”. This is in the area called Purana Bhilwara or Bhilwara Gaon, the oldest part of the town.

Another version recounts that the present Bhilwara city had a mint where coins known as ‘BHILADI’ were minted and from this denomination was derived the name of the district. A town nearby the city named “Mandal” is assumed to be the base of the Mughals when they attacked Chittor Garh, the moughal forces camped near the “talab” of the town of Mandal, ruins of the camp can still be seen there. A tower served as light house was also built on a small hill in Mandal, know known as “Mandara (minar)” this small hill also houses a devi temple.

Bhilwara’s history can be traced back to prehistoric period when neolithic culture was flourishing at Bagore village. A pillar said to be of first century BC at Nandsa village is evidence of Vedic rituals and culture. Classical ‘Nagar’ style of temple architect can be seen at temples of Menaal (Mahanaleshwer), Gurlan, Gadarmala, Momi, Kanpura and Mandalgarh places. Another notable landmark is the Badnore Fort located some 70 km from Bhilwara. It is a seven storeys fort on the top of a hill & built in medieval Indian Military style of architecture. Bhilwara is also known as “the city of Cloth”.

The city also has religious importance. The NIRGUNA Ramsnehi Samrday was founded here by saint Ram Charanji Maharaj in 1779 AD. There is a famous Ramdwara in the city, which is also housing Ram Snehi Hospital in its campus. The other important place (Ram Niwas Dham) of the samrday is located 50 km away in the town of Shahpura, where every year on the eve of Holi a 5 days celebration takes place.

Bhilwara City is located in the southern part of the state of Rajasthan, in the northwestern part of India. Bhilwara shares boundaries with Udaipur, Rajasmand, Chittorgarh, Bundi and Tonk. Bhilwara is situated between 25.00′ to 27.50′ North Latitude and 74.03′ to 75.25′ East Longitude, situated 100 meters above the sea level.i. There is not any natural lake in the district but there are number of ponds and dams so the district is the most irrigated in the state of Rajasthan.


Total population of the Bhilwara district is around 2,410,459[2011 Cencus].


Average temperature of the region ranges between 22.0 degree C [+/-5’C] Summer: Max 38.3 degree C Min. 28.8 degree C
Winters: Max 28.3 degree C Min. 11.6 degree C

Distance from cities:

  • Udaipur – 140 kms.
  • Chittorgarh – 58 kms.
  • Ahmedabad – 472 kms
  • Mumbai – 1023 kms.
  • Jaipur-259 kms.
  • Delhi – 520 kms

Communication Facilities(According To WikiPedia)

  • Post Offices 391
  • Telegraph Offices 95
  • Telephone exchanges 71
  • Public call offices 1,180
  • An airstrip is available at Hamirgarh approximately 22km. away from Bhilwara city.

Educational Facilities/Institutions(According To WikiPedia)

  • Primary and Middle Schools 2,009
  • Higher Secondary and Secondary Schools 212
  • Under Graduate and Post Graduate Colleges 7
  • Engineering colleges 2
  • Bhilwara is second in central India region for CA Exams..