Dhanera

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Dhanera
city
Dhanera is located in Gujarat
Dhanera
Dhanera
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 24°31′N 72°01′E / 24.52°N 72.02°E / 24.52; 72.02Coordinates: 24°31′N 72°01′E / 24.52°N 72.02°E / 24.52; 72.02
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Banaskantha
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 22,183
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Dhanera is a city and a municipality in Banaskantha district in the northern part of the state of Gujarat, India. It is close to the city of Deesa.

Geography[edit]

Dhanera is located at 24°31′N 72°01′E / 24.52°N 72.02°E / 24.52; 72.02.[1] It has an average elevation of 128 metres (420 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 Indian census,[2] Dhanera had a population of 22,183. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dhanera has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 67% and, female literacy is 42%. In Dhanera, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Temples[edit]

The temple of Shri Shantinath Swami is approximately 150 to 200 years old.

The temple of Shri Sundarpuri Maharaj is in the village of Valer, 8 km away from Dhanera. On the 5th (Panchami) of each month people come to pray to Shri Sundarpuri Maharaj.

Transport[edit]

The first railway line was launched in Dhanera on 1956 by Shri Surajmal Mavajibahi and Shri Gaffurbhai Savani.

Festivals[edit]

Every year a group of Dhanera locals named "Shri Dhanera Jain Pal Unit" welcomes all the people of Cha gao Jatra.

Another contribution of the people of Dhanera is the establishment of "Shri Dhanera Bhuvan" in Palitana. It was established under the guidance of Param Pujya Muniraj Jambuvijay Maharasaheb on 19 January 1995.

Philanthropy[edit]

Dhanera Taluka Uvak Pagati Mandal is one of the most famous charitable trusts in Dhanera. This trust runs several educational institutes in Dhanera. H.K. Akoliya Vivekanand Vidyalaya is the best school run by this Trust. Former MLA J. K. Patel, and former minister Harajivanbhai Patel tried to make it famous.

The Jains of Dhanera have set up many charitable institutions including hospitals, schools, boardings, Ambilshalas, temples etc.

The people of Dhanera also run the Dhanera Panjrapole for the whole of the Gujarat at the state level. It works to save wildlife.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhanera
  2. ^ "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.