Bhadra, Rajasthan

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Bhadra
Bhadra
Nickname(s): 
The Aryan City
Bhadra is located in Rajasthan
Bhadra
Bhadra
Location in Hanumangarh Rajasthan, India
Bhadra is located in India
Bhadra
Bhadra
Bhadra (India)
Coordinates: 29°07′N 75°10′E / 29.12°N 75.17°E / 29.12; 75.17Coordinates: 29°07′N 75°10′E / 29.12°N 75.17°E / 29.12; 75.17
CountryIndia
StateRajasthan
DistrictHanumangarh
Elevation
192 m (630 ft)
Population
(2016)
 • Total127,868
Languages
 • OfficialHindi,Rajasthani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
335501
Area code(s)01504
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ49
Websitehttp://www.g-w.info/

Bhadra is a city and a municipality in Hanumangarh district in the state of Rajasthan, India.

Bhadra in colloquial Marwari (a dialect of Hindi) means "The City of Grace". This name comes from the river Raslana Vithrika bhadra. Bhadra was founded by Bhadrak community on the sangam of Varshvati and Swarnabhadra rivers which was a Janpad/Gantantra. Bhadra's history can be traced from the time of Mahabharata where it was mentioned that Bhadra is in Kurupradesh. Jats after being defeated by Mohmed Gazni in the year 1027 came to Jangalpradesh and rebuilt Bhadra.

The town is well connected through a railroad on the Sri Ganganagar-Sadulpur(Rajgarh)-Jaipur line, and through state highways to Hisar and Sirsa in the neighboring state of Haryana.

Language[edit]

Bagri, a dialect of Rajasthani language, is spoken by a majority of the population. A little influence of Haryanvi language can also be noticed here because of close proximity of this town to Haryana.

Places of interest[edit]

Gogamedi (Hindi: गोगामेड़ी) is a village of religious importance in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan (India), 350 km from Jaipur. A grand fair is held at Gogamedi in August in memory of Gogaji (a Chauhan Rajput from Dadrewa village in Churu district) which runs for one month from the Poornima of Sharvan to the Poornima of Bhadrapad every year. Gogamedi is accessible on NH 65 from Chandigarh; go straight to Hisar (Haryana) (230 km) and from Hisar take the road to Bhadra (60 km) and from Bhadra Gogamedi lies around 20 km on the way to Nohar. From Delhi take the NH10 to Hisar (165 km) and from Hisar take the road to Bhadra-Nohar.

Sports[edit]

The Govt. College Ground cricket stadium has a seating capacity of 3,185 and has hosted State and District cricket or Football matches. Indoor Stadium, and Railway Cricket Ground are the other sporting areas in the city.

Market[edit]

Bhadra market is famous for clothes and textiles, which are imported from Haryana. The main market is located near Murti chowk. There are more than 3000 shops in the market

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Bhadra is located on National Highway No.8 connecting Delhi and Jaipur. By RJ Sh 37 links Jaipur with Kota and National Highway 8 links Bikaner. RSRTC operates bus service to major cities in Rajasthan, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujarat. The service operates more than 400 regular and low-floor buses. Major bus depots are located at Main Bus Stand, ambedkar chock (at night only) and Sahwa Bus Stand.

Rail[edit]

Tehsil Bhadra Railway Station (Zone: North Western Railway, Division: Bikaner) is well connected to major cities and towns like Bikaner, Suratgarh, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Sikar, Ramgarh Shekhawati, Sadulpur, Churu, Gogameri, Nohar, Bhadra, Hanumangarh, Sri Ganganagar including Ramgarh, Elanabad, and Tibbi.

Schools and colleges[edit]

There are many Govt. and private schools for high school education providing education in all streams like arts, science and commerce affiliated to CBSE as well as BSER (Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan). Tagore International School and Shanti Niketan Public School is CBSE affiliated high school and well reputed in the district.

There is a Govt. college ready to open in Bhadra city and many private colleges are providing higher education facilities such as ITI and teacher training institutes.

Banks[edit]

There are several nationalized, scheduled and rural banks in the city.

Nationalized banks: Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, State Bank of India, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur and State Bank of Patiala.

Other scheduled banks: ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, AXIS Bank.

Media[edit]

Major daily newspapers in bhadra include Rajasthan Patrika, Samachar Jagat, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Navajyoti and The Times of India.[1][2] The state-owned All India Radio is broadcast both on the medium wave and FM band in the city. FM stations Gyan Vani (105.6 MHz). The city has a community FM channel in FM Radio 7 (90.4 MHz) by India International School Institutional Network. The public broadcaster Doordarshan (Prasar Bharati) provides a regional channel in addition to the private broadcasters.

General information[edit]

There are 113 villages under Bhadra Tehsil, of which the main ones are:

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[3] Bhadra had a population of 40662. Males constitute 53% (21215) of the population and females 47% (19447). Bhadra has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaipur Guide". bhaskar.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Dainik Navajyoti". dainiknavajyoti.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "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.