Bari, India

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Bari
city
Bari is located in Rajasthan
Bari
Bari
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 26°38′N 77°37′E / 26.63°N 77.62°E / 26.63; 77.62Coordinates: 26°38′N 77°37′E / 26.63°N 77.62°E / 26.63; 77.62
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Dholpur
Elevation 463 m (1,519 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 50,475
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 328021
Forte Bari
Railway station
Khanpur Mahal
Kaila Mata temple Bari
Railway station
Khanpur Mahal
Kaila Mata temple Bari

Bari is a city and a municipality in Dholpur district in the state of Rajasthan, India. Bari came into existence as a Pargana of [princely state] of Dholpur during the rule of Rana Ram Singh of Dholpur (born 1883, died 1911). He was the Jat ruler of the princely state Dholpur (1901–1911) in Rajasthan, India. He was from Bamraulia gotra of Jats. He was born on 26 May 1883 and succeeded Rana Nihal Singh in 1901 after his death. He was not of age when ascended to the throne. He got full rights in March 1905.

He married the daughter of the Maharaja Nabha. He was educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; later joined the Imperial Cadet Corps. During his rule the state was divided into six parganas namely, 1. Dholpur, 2. Rajakheda, 3. Badi, 4. Basaidi, 5. Mania and 6. Kulari. This way the administration of the state was improved. He died on 2 April 1911. His successor was Rana Udaybhanu Singh.

Bari subdivision is well known for its excellent sandstone. Historically, this red stone was used for local construction like bari fort, talab e shahi, jublee hall dholpur, dholpur palace, nihal tower (cloak tower) dholpur and most of other local structures. The world famous national monuments which are in list of unesco world heritage site in India are also made up of Dholpur red stone which is extracted from Bari area in capital Delhi, like the Dehli Red Fort, Humayun Tomb (Humayun ka Maqbara) located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi.

Bari Red stone was used in rebuilding of Agra Fort by Akbar. This red sandstone was extracted from Barauli, a village in Bari subdivision.


The modern and future monument The Swaminarayan Akshardham (Delhi) Temple in New Delhi, is constructed entirely from Rajasthani pink sandstone. "On 17 December 2007, Michael Whitty, an official world record adjudicator for Guinness World Records, awarded the Reward Akshardham as the World's Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.[1][2]

The architect of modern Delhi, Edward Lutyens,was a major 20th century British architect who is known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural style, had a special liking for this stone, and the Rashtrapati Bhavan exemplifies the use of Dholpur stone in monumental architecture.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bari is located at Latitude: 26°38'58.77"N and Longitude : 77°37'2.58"E Tourist attractions

Talab-E-Shahi and Khanpur Mahal[edit]

Talab e shahi
Talab e Shahi Lake

Talab-E-Shahi is situated five kilometres from Bari town, on the bank of a beautiful lake. Nearby Talab e shahi The Khanpur Mahal is situated, Khanpur Mahal was a pavilioned palace built for Shah Jahan but never occupied. At present this building is headquarters of Bari area RAC (police).

Dholpur was famous for its natural beauty, dense forests and ample games that attracted the royal princes regularly visiting this region during Mughal period. According to “Humayunnama” Babar once took all his wives and consorts to Dholpur on the death of his son Anwar Mirza for a change. Not only that, the beauty of Dholpur fascinated Akbar so much that he constructed the palaces at Khanpur on the banks of Talab-shahi near Bari. The lake and the palace were built in 1617 A.D. as a shooting lodge for Prince Shah Jahan. The palace and the lake were later maintained by the ruler of Dholpur. The lake has various species of fishes and snakes. Water birds like ibis, white breasted water hen, moor-hen, stilt, river tern, ringed plover, sand piper and herons (grey, and purple) are quite common. During winter months, migratory ducks and geese also visit the lake in good numbers. The lake is very picturesque and supports rich aquatic life including fresh water crocodiles. A four-wheel vehicle is necessary if one intends to visit Ramsagar area and the lake

Ram sagar and Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary[edit]

Spread about 60sq km area, Van Vihar sanctuary is divided into two parts Van Vihar and Ramsagar. There are two separate wildlife sanctuaries. Vanvihar is situated on Vindhyan plateau and is inhabited by animals like Sambar (deer), Chital, blue bull, wild bear hyena and leopard. The sanctuary is surrounded by Dhok and Khair trees.

It is believed that Maharajah Udaibhan Singh of Dholpur had a great liking for the wild animals of Van Vihar. He used to hand feed not only the deer and antelopes in the reserve but also animals like foxes, jackals and birds. There is an old forest rest house in Van Vihar. It was initially built by the rulers of Dholpur. Ramsagar part of the sanctuary has Ramsagar Lake. The lake is very nice and supports rich aquatic life including fresh water crocodiles and a number of species of fishes and Local and Migratory birds.

The Dholpur-Bari Train[edit]

DBLR Train

The Dholpur-Bari Light Railway (DBLR) was a 2' 6" narrow gauge line (among 23 notable narrow gauge railways). Previously owned and managed by the Dholpur Durbar. The line ran from its junction at Dholpur, which is on from Jhansi to Agra route. Its carriages are longer than Indian (narrow gauge) standard, having been built in Dholpur by the railway and still bearing proudly polished Dholpur-Bari, or Dholpur State or even Central Railway builder’s plates. Behind windows that are half sunshade and half glass, the slat seats and solid luggage racks of these cars were arranged in open compartments. Such carriages provided half the distinctive Dholpur look of the train; Bari is the chief town on the line, and the place where all the trains waites for some time, and crosses morning and evening. Here one could take tea, watch the small, creaking wooden ferries wheel in the park alongside.<6> Ref.this train can be called the metro of dholpur .This train connect many villages of dholpur and it is about110 years old.

Bhuteswar temple[edit]

This is a famous and Holy temple of lord Shiva, on the bank of Parvati river, 10 km from Bari, on the Bari-Baseri road. This is very old temple of Bari Baseri Area, thousands of people visit this temple every month, there are regular picnic and feast (bhoj) programmes organized regularly, On the opposite riverbank stands the Panchmukhi Hanuman temple.this tample is near the river.

Sant Nagar[edit]

Sant Nagar

Shri Param Hans Advait Mat Sant Nagar is a Hindu temple. Advait Mat was a cluster of movements in northern India that perceive themselves to be originating from Totapuri in the 18th century.SHRI PARAMHANS ADVAIT MATH made its advent over a hundred years ago to spread and preach Truth, ideals of Bhakti, Karam-Yoga, and spiritual knowledge.

This is a very peaceful and disciplined temple where all saints (Sadhu, Mahatma) produce their food vegetable and milk by self-management (Karmayoga), in temple land which is surrounded by large boundary wall, they are independent by economy. There is very nice garden and temple inside the boundary, the temple is opened for visit from 8Am to 5Pm on regular interval for general public,This temple Provides social services by a chritable hospital free of cost to poor citizens.

Dhamoye[edit]

This is a waterfall in Sarmathura region,Placed a distance of 35 kilometer from bari. It is the attractive tourist destination in whole district. It is visible in rainy season [July–September]. Besides this, Damoye has a long and green forest range with wild animals. Tiger Mohan from Ranthambore National Park, whenever escapes from Ranthambhor likes the forest territory of Dhamoh and van vihar in Dholpur.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 India census,[4] Bari had a population of 50,475. Males constituted 54% of the population and females 46%. Bari had an average literacy rate of 59%,the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the males and 37% of females literate. 20% of the population was under 6 years of age.there is only one girls school for senior education.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guinness Bestows Two World Records on HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj". Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, Swaminarayan Aksharpith. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  2. ^ Khandekar, Nivedita (2007-12-26). "Akshardham temple enters Guinness Records". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ http://www.iaandb.in/xpdetours/material/rajasthan/stonetrail/dholpur
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

External links[edit]

1. http://www.iaandb.in/xpdetours/material/rajasthan/stonetrail/dholpur

2. www.indiaspecialist.co.in/dholpur.html

3. http://www.irfca.org/articles/manning/dholpur.html

4. http://www.iaandb.in/xpdetours/material/rajasthan/stonetrail/dholpur

5. http://issuu.com/aecworldxp/docs/stone_trail

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