Sirohi Rajasthan – History, Population, Fort, Temples, Fairs & Festivals, Weather, Rivers & Lake, Dams, Crops, Places

All About Sirohi Rajasthan

Rajasthan, situated in the western part of India, is the largest state of India and holds a very exceptional place at its southern division known as Sirohi District. The district lies between the parallel of 24°20′ and 25°17′ North Latitude and 72°16′ and 73°10′ East Longitude. It has a geographical area of 5136 sq. km which is about 1.52% of the total area of the Rajasthan state. After Dungarpur and Banswara, the Sirohi district comes as the 3rd smallest district in the state. It is edged by Pali district in the north-east, Jalore in the west, Banaskantha district in the south which comes in Gujarat, and Udaipur district in the east.

 

 
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Sirohi is further divided into hills and mountain ranges. The headquarters of the district in Sirohi Rajasthan lies in its heart that is the Sirohi town. It was ranked first amongst the thirty-three districts of Rajasthan in the year 2014 for its cleanliness and hygiene under the Indian government scheme of “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”.

Tehsil Name Pincode Popular Towns Map
Pindwara 307022 Pindwara, Bhavri view large on the map
Abu Road 307026 Abu Road, Mount Abu, Santpur view large on the map
Reoder 307514 Reodar view large on the map
Sirohi 307001 Sirohi, Goyli view large on the map
Sheoganj 302027 Sheoganj view large on the map

सिरोही राजस्थान ब्लॉग को हिन्दी मे पढ़े

Sirohi District Map

 

Sirohi History 

Sirohi in Rajasthan was taken under the Bombay government from 5 January 1949 to 25 January 1950. After around one year only, on 25 January 1950, the portion of Delwara tehsil was associated with Bombay when the former state got a partition with Abu Road tehsil and the rest portion got merged with Rajasthan. Presently, the Sirohi district involves five tehsils – Abu Road, Sheoganj, Reodar, Pindwara, and Sirohi.
Having numerous shrines and temples, Sirohi is also known to be called “Dev Nagari” since old times. It had been ruled by “Chauhan Deora rulers” in ancient times and, therefore, it has also happened to get popular as the manufacturers of double-edged swords.
Sirohi history has fascinated many tourists all over the world. One story of the evolution of the name Sirohi marks from the area where it is situated. The area has hills on the western slope which are known as “Siranwa” and from this name, the name Sirohi has emerged. “Sir” to be the head of the desert “Rohi”. Another story says that the name has been derived from the word “Sword” as in the past times the area had been ruled by many great rulers. Sirohi is still known Nationwide for Sirohi Talwar (Sword).
Yet another story for the name is – Sirohi = Sir + Uhi. The saying goes like even if the head has to be detached the self-respect will not be sacrificed. Earlier, the Rajput rulers could die for self-respect.

PRESENT MAHARAO OF SIROHI

MAHARAO RAGHUVEER SINGH BAHADUR

HH MAHARAO RAGHUVEER SINGH JI BAHADUR 

Maharao Sahib of Sirohi since 1998, married HH Maharani Kunverba Saheb, third daughter of HH Maharaja Jam Sahib Shri Digvijay Singh Ji Ranjit Singh Ji of Nawanagar, and has an issue, one son Maharaj Kumar Shri Indreshwar Singhji Sahib, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot Married 27th April 2002, Yuvrani Shri Aditi Kumari Sahiba, daughter of Maharaja Shri Bhupendra Vijay Singh of Mokhampura in Kushalgarh state.
Maharao RAGHUVEER SINGH (born 1943) was awarded the Padma Shri civilian honour by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, for his contribution to the field of History. His primary contribution is in bringing out the fact that “India was at the fore of all scientific, social and philosophical fields” in ancient times.

SIROHI FLAG

SIROHI HISTORY

(1311-1949)

Sirohi Rajasthan Population

Sirohi in Rajasthan is amongst the least populated cities. Sirohi district population is around 1,163,650 people as stated by the 2019 data of uidai.gov.in. The sex ratio in Sirohi as estimated in 2011 is 938 females for every 1000 males. The rural area district population is estimated much more than the urban area. The literacy rate of the district is more than 50%. People here use one of Hindi, Bhili, and Gujarati as their first language. Hindi is spoken by the maximum number of people and Gujarati is spoken by the least number of people in Sirohi

Sirohi Fort

Sirohi fort is a remarkable landmark that takes us back to the history of Rajasthan. The architecture of this historical place is a great thing to observe while visiting. Sirohi Fort is situated at the Sirohi bypass road in Bagikhana, Sirohi, Rajasthan-307001.
Son of Rao Shobha Ji, Shreshthmal, the son of Rao Shobha Ji, founder of the present city Sirohi had laid the foundation stone of the Sirohi Fort on the second day (Dwitiya) of Vaishakh which is around 1425 (A.D.). The area is also known as “Arbudh Pradesh” (Arbundachal = Arbud+ Anchal) in puranic tradition.

Sirohi Temples

Sirohi is no doubt a holy place that will make you startled with its holistic and religious customs. They all have their roots from ancient times. Sirohi has preserved and wonderfully nurtured Sirohi’s history. It encompasses the worshippers of various lords and many idols. Some of the really elegant and cultured Sirohi temples are stated below-

  1. Jirawala temple
    This temple is situated in the middle of the Jairaj hills of the Aravalli Ranges. It is the primeval and classical temple environment with Dharamshalas and magnificent constructions. Its own architecture constitutes the Nagar style structure. Its main temple along with its Kalamandap has been enveloped by 72 Dev Kulikas.
  2. Mirpur temple
    This temple dates back to the Rajput age of the 9th century. It is devoted to the 23rd Tirthankar of Jains, Lord Parshavnath. It has a platform that is similar to the one of Ranakpur. Earlier it was being demolished by Mahmood Begda of Gujarat in the 13th century but then had been reconstructed and rehabilitated in the 15th century. It is known to be the oldest monument of Rajasthan made up of marbles. It has been portrayed in world encyclopedia art.
  3. Bamanvad Ji temple
    This temple has been devoted to the 24th Tirthankar of Jains, Lord Mahavir. It was constructed by his brother Nandi Vardhan. It has the carving on the granite rock which represents the famous story of Karn Kilan where the nails were pounded into the ears of Mahavir Swami.
  4. Karodi Dhwaj temple
    As the name suggests, the temple is devoted to Lord sun who showers millions of rays called Kotidhwaj. It was constructed by the Hoons who were said to be the worshippers of the Sun. You will find here the divine idols of Mahishasur Mardani, Sheshai Vishnu, Kuber, and Ganapati. The temple is located on the horseshoe center point of Abu hill. On the foothills of the site, you can discover a beautiful dam as well.
  5. Sharneshwar Ji temple
    This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. It is established on the western slope of Siranwa hills. Presently, the temple is operated by Sirohi Devasthanam. Due to its related design and structure with Parmar rulers, it is thought to be built during the Parmar Dynasty rule. You will find here the idols of Lord Vishnu and a plate consisting of 108 Shiva Lingas. This temple is known as the fort temple due to the courtyards encompassing it, one of which carries the Burj and Chaukis.
  6. Sarvadham temple
    This is a unique temple that is devoted to all religions of the globe. It constitutes the idols of numerous gods installed everywhere around the temple. It is situated at the headquarters of Sirohi and is 1 km away from the circuit house of Sirohi. Rudraksha, Kalpvriksh, Kunj, Harsingar, Belpatra trees are planted which hold a holy significance. You will also encounter the plantation of Saffron here. The temple is recognized as a modern-century monument that depicts the features of National Integration and Harmony.

Further, there is an astonishing street in Sirohi known as Temple Street that covers 18 Jain temples in a particular row.

Sirohi Rajasthan Fairs and Festivals

Sirohi district has been determined by three major classical cultures – Marwar, Mewar, and Gujarat. Fairs and festivals are planned every year and numerous tribal people get dressed in their traditional colorful robes along with ornaments and weapons. People from other parts also come to join. These occasions bring incredible vibes to enjoy around.
Here we have mentioned great fairs and festivals according to the Tehsil.

SHEOGANJ

  • Gautam Ji – Chautila Hill Fair – It is celebrated on the 13th of April every year. The fair has been dedicated to the God of the Meena community, Gautam Rishi.
  • Kambeshwar Mahadev Fair – It is celebrated over Kanakolar hill in Sheoganj tehsil and is devoted to Lord Shiva.
  • Vameshwar Mahadev Fair – This fair is organized at Jadoli Veer.
  • Jagannath Fair – This fair is celebrated in Sheoganj town.
  • Pabuji Fair – This fair is basically regarded with Bhils and is organized on the river bed of the Jawai river.

SIROHI

  • Sarneshwar Ji Fair – This fair is celebrated at Sarneshwar Ji temple in Sirohi.
  • Sheetla Mata Fair –  This fair is organized in Sirohi town.
  • Kalkaji Fair – This fair is also held in Sirohi town.
  • Jageshwar Fair – This fair is organized in Sirohi tehsil.
  • Godi Parshavnath Fair – It is held at Mohabbat Nagar.
  • Mirpur Parshvanath Fair – This is organized in Mirpur.
  • Vaidyanath Fair – It is celebrated in Falwadi village.
  • Brahma Ji Fair – People organize this fair in Kalandari.
  • Varada Hanuman Fair – People gather to celebrate this fair in Warda village.

REODAR

  • Liladhari Mahadev Fair – The local population gathers in Mandar to celebrate this fair.
  • Jiravala Parshavnath Fair – This fair is celebrated in Jirawala.
  • Karrodidwaj Fair – This famous fair is celebrated in Karrodidwaj village.
  • Jageshwar Mahadev Fair – It is held at Dantrai hill in Dantrai village.

Sirohi Weather

The temperature over the year in Sirohi ranges from 42-degrees Celcius to 23-degrees Celsius. It has an average humidity of around 42% and has a dry climate all year round. So, it is known to have a semi-arid climate.
You can visit Sirohi at the end of March to early May and from mid-September to late October if you want to enjoy the hot-weather pursuits. Or else, the most suitable months of the year to visit would be December and January. These will be the best timings for you to enjoy “Sirohi ka Mausam.”

Month

Min. Temp. (0C)

Max.Temp. (0C)

January

120 C

260 C

February

150 C

300 C

March

190 C

340 C

April

240 C

390 C

May

270 C

410 C

June

280 C

380 C

July

270 C

330 C

August

250 C

310 C

September

230 C

330 C

October

220 C

340 C

November

180 C

310 C

December

140 C

270 C

Sirohi Rivers and Lake

The major rivers in Sirohi district are Jawai, Sukhadi, Khari, Bodi, Krishnavati, Kapalganga, and Banas.
Sirohi restrains a beautiful lake in its arm, known as the Nakki Lake, Popularly known as Sirohi Lake. It is in the range of Aravalli and part of Mount Abu that is the stunning hill station. The Nakki lake is approx a half of a mile lengthwise and around a quarter of a mile widthwise. It has a depth of 20 to 30 ft that leads it to the dam in the west. You can do boating in the lake. The sport horse riding is also available around the lake. Near the lake, you will also find the two ancient spots on the hills – Maharaja Jaipur Palace and Raghunath Temple. You will get to walk upon the amazing road around the lake that is said to be called Toad Road situated on a hill. It appears to hop into the lake. Only when the road is observed from the side of the hill rock which faces the lake.
The beautiful fact of this holy lake is that after the demise of Mahatma Gandhi Ji, his ashes were descended in it. And then the construction of Gandhi Ghat took place.

Sirohi District Major Dams

Major dams Sirohi district are  Banas, Oda, Danta, Chandela, Girwar, Niboda, Javal, KarodiDwaj, and Angor.

Sirohi District Soil

Mattiyar (Stiff Clay) – Black Coloured soil found in Pindwara and parts of Sheoganj block. This soil is more suitable for growing Wheat, Barley, and Cotton.
Gorat or Bhuri (Sandy) – Light brown colored soil found in Reodar, some parts of Sirohi & Sheoganj tehsil. It is fertile and suitable for growing Bajra.
Reti (Sand) – It occurs in river beds and is suitable for growing Tomatoes And Watermelon.
Kankari (Hard & Stony mixed with sand) – It occurs around the base of the hills.
Khari (Saline Soil) – Unsuitable for corps occurring in the western part of the district. 

Sirohi District Major Crops

Major crops in the Sirohi district are Millets, Pulses, Sesame, and Red Chillies.

Sirohi Administration

MEMBER OF LOK SABHA

Shri Devji Patel

MLA

Shri Sanyam Lodha

COLLECTOR

Shri Bhagwati Prasad Kalal

SP

Shri Dharmendra Singh 

SDM

Shri Rajendra Singh Shekhawat

DISTRICT & SESSION JUDGE

Shri Brij Mohan Bansal

Best Sirohi Places to Visit

Having known a lot of things about Sirohi, yet it has some more other attractions to cover. Let us take you to them.

  • There is a town in Sirohi and at the same time, it serves as a historic place to this city. It is called Chandravati town. It is also known for its other name- Chandela. If you explore the history of Sirohi, you will discover that Chandarvati is being established on the land of some ancient city which was earlier sacked by the Parmar Dynasty.
  • It comprises one of the most touristic hills known as Mount Abu.
  • There is an offbeat attraction in the city of Sirohi which you will find by the name of Trevor’s tank.
  • It has a great monument to visit called Basant Garh. It has dwelled on the banks of the Saraswati river. This monument is also being called by the names – Vetaleara, Vatasthana, and Vatapura. You will observe people there calling this monument Vata also because of the port of many banyan trees around the place.
  • It constitutes small villages two of them – Ajari encircled by hillocks and Nitoda that has its history from the 12th century.
  • Dilwara Temple is a Jain pilgrimage hub that constitutes the accumulation of five renowned temples – Vimala Vasahi Temple, Risah Deo Temple, Luna Vasahi Temple, Parshvanath Temple, and Mahavir Swami Temple.

Allow yourself to explore from the very core, iu65 the most incredible part of Rajasthan – Sirohi. Sirohi welcomes all the tourists from all over the world for its fascinating sightseeings. Do visit Sirohi in Rajasthan. We Assure you will be in LOVE with this place

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