Bhiloda

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Bhiloda
ભિલોડા
city
Bhiloda is located in Gujarat
Bhiloda
Bhiloda
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°28′N 73°09′E / 23.46°N 73.15°E / 23.46; 73.15Coordinates: 23°28′N 73°09′E / 23.46°N 73.15°E / 23.46; 73.15
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Aravalli District
Taluka Bhiloda Taluka
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 16,074
 • Density 286/km2 (740/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 383245
Telephone code 91 02771
ISO 3166 code IN-GJ
Vehicle registration GJ-09
Sex ratio 941 /

Bhiloda is a census town and taluka headquarters situated in Aravalli District in the state of Gujarat in India. It is situated on the banks of the Hathmati River among the Aravalli Hills.

Amenities[edit]

Bhiloda has a Gram panchayat, primary and secondary school, higher secondary college, agricultural market, police station, several financial banks (Dena Bank, Gramin, BOI, Canara Bank, Union Bank, IDBI Bank, BOB, SDB and State Bank of India), a cottage hospital, and a private hospital.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 census, Bhilodi had a population of 16,074.[1] It is a multicultural village. Hugh mix of people are living here including brahman, panchal, Chaudhary patel, darji, kshatriy, adivasi, bhil and sindhi. Most people from Bhiloda have settled in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Himmatnagar and other places due to business and jobs.

Places of interest in and around Bhiloda[edit]

There are several places of interest in and around Bhiloda. Mostly they are religious places. The most famous place is Shamlaji. Shamlaji is situated approximately 18 k.m. east of Bhiloda on National Highway 8 (NH8). Shamlaji is an ancient temple of Lord Vishnu. Idol of Shamlaji temple is made from black stone so local natives call deity 'Kaliya Thakar (કાળિયા ઠાકર)'. Lord Vishnu is also called 'Gadadhar' because he holds gada (ગદા) in his hand. In Bhiloda there is a historical Digamber Jain Temple known as ' Digamber Bawan Jinalay' & is known for its 'Kirti Stambh'. And one other historical place is "junabhavnath temple" is situated approximately 8 k.m.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bhiloda Population Census 2011". Census 2011. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. 

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