Baansi

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Baansi
Bansi
Village
Baansi is located in Rajasthan
Baansi
Baansi
Baansi is located in India
Baansi
Baansi
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 24°19′00″N 74°24′00″E / 24.3167°N 74.4000°E / 24.3167; 74.4000Coordinates: 24°19′00″N 74°24′00″E / 24.3167°N 74.4000°E / 24.3167; 74.4000
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Chittorgarh
Government
 • Body Gram Panchayat
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,500
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 312401
Vehicle registration RJ09
Nearest city Badi Sadri
Literacy 70%
Lok Sabha constituency Chittorgarh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Badi Sadri
Civic agency Gram Panchayat

Baansi is a village in Badi Sadri Tehsil of District Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, India.[1] It was ruled by Rajputs of the Shaktawat clan before independence. Its name derives from the abundance of bamboo (called bans in Hindi). It is 94 km from Udaipur City and 78 km South west of Chittorgarh.

Bansi was is one of the sixteen umrao thikanas of the house of Mewar.

Geographic features[edit]

Hills[edit]

Bansi is surrounded by many hills, the most famous being that of Dhundlimalji situated south of the village. It is a religious place with temples dedicated to Shiv-Parvati. Further away are the hills called Ardaji, Pagaliyaji, Chela, Chadiwali, Banjari and Arni Ghaata. Towards west of Bansi village are the Samarleva, Kadamba, Savli and Seetatlai hills. Towards the east are Sarvanya, Tanbada, Dantli, Shikarvaadi and Chudiya hills and Karadi Ghaata.

Rivers[edit]

The river outlets include:

  • Naleshwar river,
  • Chara river,
  • Karmoi river and
  • Chittri river.

Lakes[edit]

  • Mansarovar: Situated towards west of Bansi, it is a man made lake with mud-dam. It was built by Rawat Man Singhji of Bansi in 1859, it was completed in 1899 by Rawat Takhat Singhji and named after his father Rawat Man Singhji Shaktawat.
  • Amritkund: Towards south west of the village, it was built by Rawat Man Singhji. In 1935, it was repaired by sister of Rawat Man singhji, the Thakuranisa of Kushalgarh and she donated Rs 600 in those days for the work.
  • Kalera : it is situated near Navanya Village, it is largest dam and was built by Rawat Takhat Singhji Shaktawat in 1899 (1956 V.S.)
  • Takhat Sagar: situated 5 km from village Baansi.
  • Bhogera : 1.5 km east of Bansi village.
  • Others: Hindolina, Banjasya, Kachela, Rawela, Govindsagar, Sahji ki talai, Kunwarji ki badi (by Kunwar Gangadas in 1668)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rajasthan [district Gazetteers]: Chittorgarh. Gazetteer of India. Printed at Government Central Press. 1977. p. 143. Retrieved May 24, 2017.