Hanumangarh district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Hanumangarh.
Historical Bhatner fort in the city of Hanumangarh
Hanumangarh District in Rajasthan

Hanumangarh District (Rajasthani: हणमानगढ ज़िला ; Punjabi: ਹਾਨੁਮਾਂਗਢ਼ ਜ਼ਿਲਾ ; Hindi: हनुमानगढ़ ज़िला is a district of Rajasthan state of western India. The town of Hanumangarh is the district headquarters'.

District profile[edit]

The district is located in the extreme north of Rajasthan. It has an area of 12,645 km², a population of 1,779,650 (2011 census) and a population density of 184 persons/km². It is bounded on the north by Punjab state, on the east by Haryana state, on the south by Churu District of Rajasthan, and on the west by Ganganagar District of Rajasthan. The major work of the district is farming; major crops include rice, millet, cotton, sonamukhi,[disambiguation needed]wheat, and vegetables.

This is the 31st district of Rajasthan. It was made as district on 12 July 1994 from Sri Ganganagar district. Earlier it was one of the Tehsils of Sri Ganganagar district.

The district contains the archaeological site of Kalibangan, Indus Valley Civilisation), and Pallu.

Hanumangarh also has a famous fort called as Bhatner Fort.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Hanumangarh district has a population of 1,779,650,[1] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[2] or the US state of Nebraska.[3] This gives it a ranking of 269th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] Hanumangarh is one of the highest per capita income earning district in India.

The district has a population density of 184 inhabitants per square kilometre (480 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 17.24%.[1] Hanumangarh has a sex ratio of 906 females for every 1000 males[1] and a literacy rate of 68.37%.[1]

Languages[edit]

Vernaculars include Bagri, a tonal language in the Rajasthani cluster spoken by the majority in the south and east of the district, while Punjabi is spoken by people which are in the north(sangaria tehsil majority)and west. Main languages are Punjabi & Bagri spoken by majority [4][5] Culture

Rural kutcha homes with folk art can be seen in some remote villages, but this art is losing ground. Bagri(jaat) culture dominates the district.

Such scenes are common in some southern villages. The embroidered Odhni (mostly red in colour) is a symbol of Bagri women. A long shirt and ghaghro (long frock type clothes) and borlo (a head ornament) is the traditional dress of Bagri women. Punjabi women wear a suit and salwar with chunni (cloth on head). This attire has also become popular with women of other communities. Some women of the Hindu and Muslim Seraiki people still wear ghaggra (long frock).The Purdah (or veil) is mainly in vogue among Bagri women. Men mainly wear a pant-shirt, kurta-payjama and dhoti (Punjabis call it the chadara-kurta). Punjabi music is very popular and are listened to with the same enthusiasm as in other northern Indian regions.

Tehsils[edit]

Hanumangarh district has seven tehsils: Hanumangarh, Sangaria, Rawatsar, Nohar, Bhadra, Tibbi and Pilibanga.

Famous Fairs and Carnivals[edit]

Bhadrakali Mela The historical temple of MAA BHADRAKALI is situated 7 km from the district headquarters. The sixth emperor of Bikaner Maharaja Ram Singh said to have constructed this temple on Badshah Akbar's desire. Though pilgrims visit the temple throughout the year but during the Mela days on Chaitra Sudi 8 and 9, thousands of pilgrims from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan visit the temple to worship MAA BHADRAKALI.

Pallu Mela Pallu, around 80 km from the district headquarters, surrounded by sand dunes is a place where MATA BRAHMANI Mela takes place during Navaratras.

Shila Mata Mela Shila Mata Mela takes place on every Thursday near Bus Stand, Hanumangarh Town. This 6' x 2.5' x 2' size stone is worshiped by Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims. The Hindus-Sikhs call this Shila Mata and Muslims call it Shila Peer.

Shaid Baba Sukha Singh ji, Mahitab Singh ji Yadgari Mela Shaid Baba Sukha Singh, Mahitab Singh came to Hanumangarh where he rest under a tree where in present a big fantastic Sikh Gurudawara close to Bhatner fort and it is said that tree still exists.A fair on every '25, Bhadhon Mahina' (a Hindi month) is joined by people from all castes and religion including various political leaders.This shows harmony among various groups in society of Hanumangarh and Rajasthan.

Gogameri Mela Gogameri Mela takes place on every year in Nohar Tehsil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Nebraska 1,826,341" 
  4. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bagri: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  5. ^ Lakhan Gusain 2000. Bagri. (Languages of the World/Materials, 384). Munich: Lincom Europa ISBN 389586398X

Coordinates: 29°34′48″N 74°19′12″E / 29.58000°N 74.32000°E / 29.58000; 74.32000