Gogunda

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Gogunda
village
Gogunda is located in Rajasthan
Gogunda
Gogunda
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 24°45′0″N 73°31′59″E / 24.75000°N 73.53306°E / 24.75000; 73.53306Coordinates: 24°45′0″N 73°31′59″E / 24.75000°N 73.53306°E / 24.75000; 73.53306
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Udaipur
Elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,581
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 313705
Telephone code 02956
Vehicle registration RJ 27
Lok Sabha constituency Udaipur

Gogunda is a small town and tehsil headquarters located about 35 km in north-west from Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated on a high mountain in Aravalli hills and is reached by crossing a difficult mountain pass.

History[edit]

Gogunda was the capital of Mewar for some years, when Udai Singh shifted his base here and left Chittor for safety purpose. Udai Singh also died at Gogunda in 1572 and Maharana Pratap's Raj Tilak (coronation) was performed here.

It was near Gogunda that the Battle of Haldighati in 1576 was fought between the armies of Maharana Pratap and the Mughal Army under Raja Man Singh.

In past centuries and during British Raj, the village of Gogunda was the seat of a feudal estate administered by a family belonging to the Jhala clan of Rajputs. The estate was part of the princely state of Mewar, and the family were among the major landed barons of that principality. It comprised 75 villages, encompassing a population, in 1901, of 7,708 and a revenue of Rs.24,000/-.

The Rajtilak of Maharana Pratap also done by Masaliya Rawal - Rajpurohit of Jhala Rajput

Temples[edit]

Gogunda abounds with Hindu and Jain temples. Gogunda is a small village in rawliya khurd, and home to Rathore GANGAWAT and Chundawat Rajputs.

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