Mandalgarh

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Mandalgarh
city
Mandalgarh is located in Rajasthan
Mandalgarh
Mandalgarh
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 25°12′N 75°06′E / 25.2°N 75.1°E / 25.2; 75.1Coordinates: 25°12′N 75°06′E / 25.2°N 75.1°E / 25.2; 75.1
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Bhilwara
Elevation 382 m (1,253 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,161
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 311604

Mandalgarh is a city and a municipality in Bhilwara district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Pincode of Mandalgarh is 311604. [1]

History[edit]

The place, situated at a distance of 54 km towards South-East of Bhilwara. It is sub division,tehsil and panchayat samiti of same name.The place is of historical importance because it was the scene of many a fierce battle during the mediaeval times, according to the Muslim historians.

The place was taken twice by Mahmud Khilji of Malwa in the middle of the fifteenth century, and subsequently appears to have belonged alternately to the Ranas of Mewar and the Mughal emperors. In or about 1650, Shah Jahan granted it in Jagir to Raja Roop Singh of kishanGarh, who partially built a palace here, but Rana Raj Singh retook it in 1660. Twenty years later, Aurangzeb captured the palace and in 1700 made it over to Jhujar Singh Chief of Pisangan (now in Ajmer district) from whom it was recovered by Rana Amar Singh in 1706, and it since then remained in the uninterrupted possession of his successors.

To the North-West is a fort about half a mile in length with a low rampart wall and bastions encircling the crest of the hill on which it stands. The fort is said to have been constructed by a chief of the Balnote Clan of Rajputs (a branch of Solankis). There is an old temple Jaleshwar by name (1619 v.s.) The fort also houses a temple dedicated to Shiva near mandalgarh a small village vitthalpura

Geography[edit]

Mandalgarh is located at 25°12′N 75°06′E / 25.2°N 75.1°E / 25.2; 75.1.[2] It has an average elevation of 382 metres (1253 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Mandalgarh had a population of 20,161. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mandalgarh has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 36%. In Mandalgarh, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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