|Elevation||379 m (1,243 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Jhajhar is a village, situated in the erstwhile province of Shekhawati of Rajasthan, India. It is located in the district of Jhunjhunu, approximately 7 km from Nawalgarh. Formally it was the part of Pentalisa of Bhojyana.
The Jagir of Jhajhar with other villages was granted to the Kunwar Shri Purshottamdas Ji Saheb(Purshottam Singh), elder son of Thakur Todar Mal, ruler of Udaipurwati. Kunwar Purshottamdas married three wives (amongst others), 3rd, Thukrani Phool Kanwar Mertani Ji Sahiba of Kuchaman. He was succeeded by his son Thakur Prithvi Singh Ji Saheb as the Thakur Saheb of Jhajhar, he married 1st, Thukrani Biki Ji Sahiba, married 2ndly, Thukrani Biki Ji Sahiba, married 3rdly, Thukrani Udawat Ji Sahiba. He died valiantly fighting in the battle of Devli and Heerapura, north of Sambhar. He had four sons, after his death Jhajhar was divided into Chaar Panas (four parts), among four sons of Thakur Prithvi Singh Ji. Due to the influence of the Shekhawats, no incident of theft or robbery happened under their rule in Jhajhar. The Shekhawat Sirdars of Jhajhar were the Bhomias (Landlords). Thakurs of Jhajhar paid allegiance to their overlords, the Maharajas of Jaipur, which was collected from Udaipurwati.
Group of 45 villages of Udaipurwati was popularly known as Pentalisa. Jhajhar was one of them.
Chaar Pana of Jhajhar
- Fateh Singh Ji Ka Pana, named after Thakur Fateh Singh Ji.
- Pana Malam Singh Sabhasinghot, named after Thakur Malum Singh Ji.Shabha singhji expired in early age and hence his son Thakur Malum Singh ji occupied his place.
- Karan Singh Ji Ka Pana, named after Thakur Karan Singh Ji.
- Padam Singh Ji Ka Pana, named after Thakur Padam Singh Ji.
Bhairubas is in Karan Singh Ji Ka Pana of Jhajhar, located 1 km from Jhajhar. Bhairubas named after Thakur Bhairu Singh Ji of Jhajhar.
Temples of Jhajhar
- Jamwai Mata Mandir, Jamway Mata is a Kuldevi of Kachwaha or Kachawa Dynasty.
- Sati ji Mandir, Mohini Sati Mata Mandir (Practice of Sati is banned in India.)
- Raghunath Mandir
- Hanuman Mandir, also known as Revtiya Mandir
- Gaytri Mandir
Fairs and festivals
Teej, Gangaur, Holi, Dussehra, Janmashtmi, Navratri and Diwali are celebrated with full enthusiasm in the village. The Rajputs and mali specially celebrated the Dassehra and Gangaur. Gangaur is celebrated by Rajput ladies. The women dance the breathtakingly graceful Ghoomar, every night for five nights. Isar and Gangaur are bedecked and displayed in every noble house all over Rajasthan. The festival is celebrated like a wedding.
- At Bhairubas of Jhajhar, the function of Gangaur celebrated at the residence of Th. Bairishal Singh Ji Shekhawat for 16 days celebration. Everyday, Rajput ladies and unmarried girls of raola come at haveli to pay homage to the deities. The beautiful deities of Isar and Gangaur are bedecked in all their finery. On the last day of the festival they are displayed in the Chowk, and then the two deities are taken out in a grand procession, accompanied by dancers, musicians, to the Kotri where a huge fair takes place, attracting people from the area. Procession starts from Kotri passes through the village and converges near well. At last deities then retire to the family residence of Bairishal Singh Ji until the next year!
Mohini sati mata bhadava ka mela.and the specially function performed by the party the siddhi vinayak shri ganesh temple. Shiv Mandir celebrates Shivratri, Holi Utsav, Janmashtami, Sarad Purnima, Ankoot Mahotsav succeeding Deepawali.
Nawalgarh, Bai, Birol, Beri, Khirod, Barwa, Basawa, Gothra etc.
- Shekhawat Dynasty, Indian Princely States, Genealogical Gleanings Royal and Noble Lineages. ( The spacial help from Bhanwar Ajit Karan Singh Shekhawat of Jhajhar is gratefully acknowledged)