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
Population (2001)
 • Total 55,000
 • 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 village and Taluka headquarters situated in district of Aravalli in the state of Gujarat in India. It is situated on the banks of the river Hathmati.

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, BOB, SDB and State Bank of India), a cottage hospital, and a private hospital.

Demographics[edit]

It is a multicultural village. Today Bhiloda have increased in population and geography to a level that it became more like a town than a village. Hugh mix of people are living here including brahman, 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'.

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