Rajula

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Rajula
city
Rajula is located in Gujarat
Rajula
Rajula
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°03′N 71°26′E / 21.05°N 71.43°E / 21.05; 71.43Coordinates: 21°03′N 71°26′E / 21.05°N 71.43°E / 21.05; 71.43
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Amreli
Elevation 41 m (135 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 32,393
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Rajula is a city and municipality in Amreli district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Rajula has a big market yard facility. Dawoodi Bohra have contributed a lot in development activities. Originally Rajula spread between Dholio Dunger and Piriyo Dungar, but expanded beyond that area on all sides. A small lake appears on the western side of the town near Maruti Dham.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Indian census,[1] Rajula had a population of approximately 80,393. Feales constituted 49% of the population. Rajula has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy at 72% and female, 55%. In Rajula, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Temples[edit]

Kumbhnath Sukhnath temple is situated near Rajula. It is an old temple of Shiva. The statue of Shiva was made by Bhima and Yudhishthira. Fairs are generally organised on the festivals of Satam atham and Janmashthami. The temple is situated at the bank of Ghano river, a tributary of Dhaterwadi. Other temples include Bhidbhanjan, Ram Mandir, Goverdhannathji Ni Haveli, Samudrimataji Mandir, Sanyas Ashram, Gayatrijinu Mandir, Holia Hanumanji Nu Mandir, Ambama Nu Mandir, Sankheshwarimataji Mandir and Satnam Pan Hous.

The temple of Lord Shiva, 3 miles away from Rajula, is very beautiful. In legend, it was established by Bhim (one of the characters from Mahabharata). The temple is on the bank of Dhaterwadi river.

Education[edit]

St. Thomas High School is managed by Christian catholic group. It is located at Chataddiya Road. Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul is a well known school and it is a first private school in City located at Chataddiya road, providing education service since 1996.Calorax Delhi Public School (CBSE) is also available at Bherai Road.

The village hosts primary schools and bal mandirs. Gandhi mandir is managed by Shri Rajula Seva Mandal. The high school is Shree Jivanlal Anandaji Sanghavi & Shree T.J.B.S. Girls' School is located here. Rajula Education Trust's Smt. Hiralaxmi Bhaidas Sanghavi Mahila Arts & Commerce College is also one of colleges here. Separate schools, colleges and hostels for girls are available along with coeducational schools.

Transport[edit]

The city is well connected with rest of the country by railways, bus transport and sea transport to other major cities of Gujarat such as Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Surat and Bhavnagar.Night sleeper coach private buses running from Una or Diu to major cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda,Surat and Mumbai pass through Rajula providing a pleasure journey from Rajula to these cities. Rajula is situated on national highway No. 8 E. This highway connects Bhavnagar with Somnath.If you want to travel within the city or near the city the transports available are Autorikshaw and Chakada.

Economy[edit]

The city has substantial rock quarries that export around the country. Its economy mainly depends on industries and agriculture. Crops such as groundnut, cotton, and onion are popular.

Port Pipavav is a busy and growing seaport. Pipavav Shipyard Limited now Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering company Limited is one of the India's largest shipbuilding and heavy industry companies.

Hotels and Restaurant[edit]

There are many Hotels available in Rajula to stay. Some of the good ones are Hotel Lion Lords, Hotel Vrindavan, Kohinoor Hotel,Hotel Raj Mandir. To eat there are many good restaurants where one can find continental food and Gujarati food.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.