Bagar, Jhunjhunu

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Bagar
बगड़
village
Piramal Haveli
Piramal Haveli
Bagar is located in Rajasthan
Bagar
Bagar
Bagar is located in India
Bagar
Bagar
Located in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 28°11′N 75°30′E / 28.18°N 75.50°E / 28.18; 75.50Coordinates: 28°11′N 75°30′E / 28.18°N 75.50°E / 28.18; 75.50
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Jhunjhunu
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,648
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 333023
Telephone code 01592
ISO 3166 code RJ-IN
Vehicle registration RJ-
Website www.bagar.org[dead link]

Bagar is a town and municipal council in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, a northwestern state in India. Known for its heritage havelis (mansions with frescoes), it is located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Jhunjhunu city on NH 8 towards Chirawa-Loharu.

Geography[edit]

Bagar is located at 28°11′N 75°30′E / 28.18°N 75.50°E / 28.18; 75.50 in the semi-arid, historical Shekhawati region of Rajastan,[1] 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Jhunjhunu city on National Highway 8 towards Chirawa-Loharu. It has an average elevation of 315 m (1,033 ft) Bagar is on State Highway 8, which connects the district headquarters of Jhunjhunu to the towns of Pilani and Chirawa.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Indian census,[2] Bagar has a population of 14,648. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Bagar has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 64% of the males and 36% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Events[edit]

One of the many different important events in Bagar is the festival of Gangaur, arranged by the Rajput families.

Temples[edit]

Bagar has some beautiful and renowned temples:

  • Chavo Veero Sati temple
  • Riddhi Siddhi Hanuman temple
  • Shri Shyam temple
  • Durga temple
  • Shiv Ji temple
  • Baba Chandranath temple
  • Sheetla Mata temple
  • Shani temple
  • Icchapuran Balaji temple
  • Baba Bhooth Nath Temple

Havelis[edit]

Hallway of Piramal Haveli heritage hotel, Bagar

Bagar contains many havelis (mansions) with frescoes on the walls.[3]

The Piramal Haveli, currently run by Neemrana Hotels, is also in Bagar.

Education[edit]

Strategically situated between Jhunjhunu city and Chirawa city, and with a population of over 10,000, Bagar is known as an education hub. The town is the ancestral home of many Marwari business families who have invested heavily in schools, and it has 32 educational institutions for local citizens and students from neighboring towns and cities.

The growing willingness by villagers to pay for private education has led to the creation of many new schools in recent years. The town population fluctuates with the advent of each academic year.[citation needed]

Bagar is home to the Piramal, B. L. (Maheshwari), Chavo Veero, and Swaroop senior secondary schools; Krishna Devi Maheshwari Pharmacy College, Seth GDSB Patwari College, Shivonker Maheshwari Technical Institute, and Sanskrit College.[citation needed]

Pratham is the largest non-governmental organization (NGO) working to provide high-quality education to the under-privileged children of India. It has nationwide programs, such as Balwadis (Read India and ASER), and other vocational skills and computer-aided literacy programs.[4]

The ISKCON Food Relief Foundation oversees the government of India's midday meal scheme, a school lunch project that reaches many children, to feed them and keep them in school. The Piramal Foundation pledged to feed 50,000 additional children every day.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Bagar, India". fallingrain.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Sri Chawo Veero Dadi Sewa Samiti (List of Members)". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "About the Pratham Group". Retrieved 2014-07-02. 

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