Bidsar

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Bidsar
बीदसर
Village
Bidsar is located in Rajasthan
Bidsar
Bidsar
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27°52′11″N 75°12′53″E / 27.869763°N 75.214591°E / 27.869763; 75.214591Coordinates: 27°52′11″N 75°12′53″E / 27.869763°N 75.214591°E / 27.869763; 75.214591
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Sikar
Government
 • Body Panchayat
 • Sarpanch Smt. Sushila Devi[1]
Elevation 424.24 m (1,391.86 ft)
Population (20011[2])
 • Total 1,547
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 332316[3]
Telephone code 91-1573
Vehicle registration RJ-23
Nearest city Nawalgarh and Laxmangarh
Distance from Nawalgarh 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) (land)
Distance from Sikar 36 kilometres (22 mi) (land)
Distance from Jhunjhunu 45 kilometres (28 mi) (land)
Distance from Dundlod 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) (land)
Distance from Birodi Bari 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) (land)
Avg. summer temperature 46-48 °C
Avg. winter temperature 0-1 °C

Bidsar (Hindi: बीदसर, Rajasthani: बीदसर), or Beedsar is a village in the Laxmangarh administrative region of the Sikar district of Rajasthan state in India.[4] The village lies 21 kilometres (13 mi) east of Laxmangarh and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Nawalgarh. The borders villages and towns including Birodi Bari, Bidasar, Mirzwas, Dundlod, and Nawalgarh. According to the 2011 census the population of Bidsr is 1,547.[5]

History

Before independence, the village was inhabited by Garhwal Jats. It is considered that a person, name Bida established Bidsar. The village was dominated by Garhwal Jats.

Village government

Bidsar falls under Bidasar Panchayat.[6] The title of leader is Sarpanch, The panchayat has 13 ward members chosen by the people through polling.[7]

Village economy

Some 1500 people, about 80% of the population are engaged in farming.[8] Village agriculture is dependent on the monsoon rains although today many farms use artesian wells for irrigation.[9]

Climate

Bidsar has a hot summer, scanty rainfall, a chilly winter season and a general dryness of the air, except in the brief monsoon season. The average maximum and minimum temperatures are 28-30 and 15 - 16 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Transportation

Location within the Sikar district
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Location within the Sikar district

Bidsar is connected by a two lane asphalt road to Laxmangarh and Nawalgarh. Nawalgarh Railway station 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Bidsar, is the nearest railway station, which is well connected from Jaipur, Delhi and other cities.[10] Asphalt roads connect the village to surrounding villages and to Laxmangarh.

Camel carts and bullock carts were formerly the chief means of transportation and are being replaced by bicycles and other automobiles. Quite a few villagers walked to Nawalgarh and other surrounding places. In the rainy season, womenfolk bring grass on their heads for cows and buffaloes.

Education

The villagers claim to be fully literate while all children now attend school. However, many women remain illiterate, although literacy rates are improving. Many students of the village have obtained admission to pioneering engineering institutes as well as into medical colleges through various competitions run by the IIT, AIEEE etc., as well as into medical colleges through various competitions like AIPMT, Rajasthan Pre Medical Test [1] and other exams. Some village students are studying in institutes including the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management . Besides these, other careers such as teaching, nursing, and the defense forces are also popular. Village has one Govt. Secondary School and one Government Primary School.

Religion

Majority of the citizenry practises Hinduism. Jats, Harijans, Brahmins live in the village. Among the Jats, Garhwal, Khichar, Punia, Rad, Dotasara, Sunda, Asiagh, Kasania, Sewda are all subcastes.

Society and culture

Village society is governed solely by Hindu rituals although the younger generation has been affected by western cultural influences.

Music and entertainment

Folk songs are sung by women during weddings and on other social occasions. Menfolk sing dhamaal ( traditional Holi songs). Many villagers own TV's as well as radios and satellite dishes. The sound of popular Hindi music emanating from stereos and other devices is heard from different houses during the afternoon and evening.

Games and sports

Most of the children play cricket. Some villagers also play volleyball and football. Villagers can be seen playing cards in chaupal (village common area).

Festivals

Villagers celebrate all major Hindu festivals. Some of the major festivals are Holi, Deepawali, Makar Sankranti, Raksha Bandhan, Sawan, Teej, and Gauga Peer, Gangaur.

Location

Clickable map of Sikar district:

The village lies 21 kilometres (13 mi) east of Laxmangarh and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Nawalgarh. The borders villages and towns including Birodi Bari, Bidasar, Mirzwash, Dundlod and Nawalgarh. On the road into the village there is a well that supplies water to the village next to an abandoned well. On the left side of the road is a common area for Holi celebrations. There are many houses and a few shops to the left of the same road in village common area. One Banyan tree is planted by late Shree Ramu Ram Garhwal.[11] The village school is on the right of the road to Laxmangarh leads to the Govt. Sec. School.

Religious places

  • Hari Baba Ashram, Bidsar (Chatarana Johra)
  • Bala Giri Baba (Bhisrana Johra)
  • Ganesh Ji Mandir (Kumana Johra)
  • Shiv Mandir (Bidsar Bus Stand)

See also

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