Bijolia

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Bijolia
Beejoliya Kalan
city
Bijolia is located in Rajasthan
Bijolia
Bijolia
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 25°10′N 75°19′E / 25.17°N 75.32°E / 25.17; 75.32Coordinates: 25°10′N 75°19′E / 25.17°N 75.32°E / 25.17; 75.32
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Bhilwara
Elevation 512 m (1,680 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,384
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Beejoliya Kalan is a census town in Bhilwara district in the state of Rajasthan, India.

Geography[edit]

Beejoliya Kalan is located at 25°10′N 75°19′E / 25.17°N 75.32°E / 25.17; 75.32.[1] It has an average elevation of 512 m (1,680 ft). The town situated in the South East of Bhilwara. It is close to the borders of the District Bundi. It is walled with two gates (North and South) and picturesquely situated on a plateau called the UPARMAL. Distance from various cities: 50 km from Bundi on the Bundi-Chittauragarh road, 60 km from Kota on NH 76, 85 km from Bhilwara on Bhilwara-Kota state highway.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Beejoliya Kalan had a population of 12,384. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Beejoliya Kalan has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism[edit]

The Fort, Shiva temple & Shree Digambar Jain Parshwanath Atishaya Teerthkhshetra are main attractions. The fort is located on Bundi Chttaurgarh road. A high paved courtyard on the side of the fort has a large temple of Lord Shiva. A caved archway leads to the temple that has a fine image of Lord Ganesh. The Shiva temple is called Hajaresvara Mahadeva temple. It has a high linga surrounded by hundreds of small lingas and hence called Hajaresvara or Sahastralinga. Near by Mandakani Kund is a holy water tank.Other attractions are five Jain temples dedicated to Paraswnath and the remains of a palace and two rock inscriptions.

LIST OF PROTECTED MONUMENTS BY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA IN RAJASTHAN contains three sites from Bijolia village:

  • Mahakalsaz and two other temples
  • Rock Inscription (12th century) in Bijolian Parshwanath Jain Temple
  • Rock Inscription within the Jain temple

Bijolia inscription[edit]

Bijolia inscription dating back V.E. 1226 (1170 AD) is very important because it throws a new light on the early history of the Chauhan dynasty. and 1 of these 2 rock inscriptions is supposed to be the largest in the Asia.

Jain temple[edit]

The Jain temples, situated about 1.5 km of the south east were built by Mahajan Lala in the time of the Chauhan Raja Someshwar of Ajmer in 1170 AD. One of them is considered scared containing a complete small model of a temple inside. The rock inscriptions are both dated 1170 AD. This is a Jain temple of Teerthankar Parshvanath of Jain religion. Bijoliya Teerth Kshetra is supposed to be the place of penance (Tapa Bhumi)of Lord Parsvanath, place of revolt (Upsarg Bhumi) by Kamattha (Enemy of Lord Parsvanath since previous lives) and place of achieving Kevalgyan (Super natural knowledge) and first place of Samavsharan of Lord Parsvanath. Some of the world’s great petrographs are available here. This place is supposed to be old more than 2750 years, as is clear by petrographs. The Kshetra is about 2 km ahead in south – east of Bijoliya Town. In V.S. 1226 a famous businessman of Ujjain City Shri Lolark came here during his pilgrimage, saw a dream in night and came to know about the ancient idol of Lord Parsvanath. According to dream in the next morning he dug the place near a pond and thus a magnificent ancient idol of Lord Parsvanath appeared, some other idols of goddess Ambika, Padmawati, Shri Dharnendra & Kshetrapal were also found. This temple was completed in V.S. 1226 and these idols were installed in this temple on the day Falgun Krishna 3, Thursday of V.S. 1226. This is Panchayatan Mandir (Temple) surrounded by a rampart Atishaya – (i) In year 1858 some Englishmen come here and saw the rampart surrounding the temple and vast petrographs, they thought about the hidden treasure here. So they applied mines of explosives around the petrographs. Before they fire the explosive, suddenly dense flocks of honey bees attacked on them and they were compelled to run away, at the same time milk flooded out of mines. (ii) In V.S. 1958 a wonder happened. Seeing the temple without principal deity, devotees thought that a basement may be there with idol of principal deity Lord Parsvanath. This probability was told to king, he ordered to dig there, devotees and other persons went to the temple, they saw a stone there written ‘Sopan’ on it (Sopan means stairs), it was removed and digging started but in vain, suddenly a terrible white King Cobra came there by southern gate and stayed there. In result all the persons returned from there.

Education[edit]

  • Sanskar Bharti Sr.Secondary School. Bijoliya
  • A.V.S. Public Sr. Secondary School. Bijoliya
  • Madhyamik Adarsh Vidhya Mandir. Bijoliya

Transport links[edit]

By air[edit]

The nearest Airport is Udaipur which is about 214 km away from Bijoliya.

By road[edit]

Bijoliya is situated on National Highway No. 76. Direct buses are available from Udaipur, Chittorgarh (105 km), Kota (69 km), Indore, Neemuch, etc.

By train[edit]

The nearest Railway station is "Upermal Railway Station" 8 km from city but there is no transport facility so it is batter to board at Kota Jn., Bundi or Mandalgarh.

Attractions[edit]

Heritage places in Bijolia
1.Bijolia Fort
2.Rock Inscriptions
Religious places in Bijolia
3.Hajaresvara temple
4.Paraswanath temple
5.Mandakini Baori

See also[edit]

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