Bagra, Marwar

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Bagra
बागरा
village
Bagra is located in Rajasthan
Bagra
Bagra
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 25°12′0″N 72°35′0″E / 25.20000°N 72.58333°E / 25.20000; 72.58333Coordinates: 25°12′0″N 72°35′0″E / 25.20000°N 72.58333°E / 25.20000; 72.58333
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Jalore district
Elevation 152 m (499 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,213
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration RJ-16
Lok Sabha constituency Jalore

Bagra is a village in the Jalore district in the Marwar (in Hindi मारवाड़) region in Rajasthan state in India. Bagra lies 18 km south of the town of Jalore on Jalore-Sirohi road.

History[edit]

Bagra was famous in India for its trade in silver and gold.

Before independence, this village was part of Marwar / Jodhpur State and was a Jagir village of Thakur Durjan Singhji of Thikana Daspan.

People[edit]

Bagra has a population of 9,661 according to the 2001 census. A number of the town's original families have migrated elsewhere in India.

Temples[edit]

Local

  • Shree Chintamani Parshvanatha Jain Temple. This is the main Jain temple of the village, situated in the centre of the village. It was renovated about 100 years ago under guidance and by inspiration of Gurudev Srimad Vijay Acharya Rajendrasuri.
  • Shri Mahavir Swami Jain Temple, Bus Stand Bagra.
  • Baba Ramdevji and Thakurji Lord Krishna Temple. It is at the Bagra bus station. It has representative icons of Baba Ramdevji and Lord Krishna and Radha. It is the main temple for villagers. It was renovated in 2006, funds for which were contribution of all villagers under inspiration & guidance of Seth Shri MangiLalji Bhabutaji Ghodawala.
  • Step-well - There is a Bawdi behind the Mahavir Swami Jain Temple. It was the main source of water for drinking and domestic use for the villagers prior to the advent of plumbing in 1968.

Nearby

Facts[edit]

Latitude 25.2000°, Longitude 72.5833°, Altitude 501 feet
Lat (DMS) 25° 12' N, Long (DMS) 72° 35' E, Altitude 152 meters

The town's railway station is Marwar Bagra and is on the Samdari-Bhildi section of North Western Railway. The Railway Board converted this meter gauge route to broad gauge in 2010. Bus lines run to nearby towns, but the nearest commercial airports are at Jodhpur and Udaipur.

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