Dhanera

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Dhanera
city
Dhanera is located in Gujarat
Dhanera
Dhanera
Dhanera is located in India
Dhanera
Dhanera
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 24°31′N 72°01′E / 24.52°N 72.02°E / 24.52; 72.02Coordinates: 24°31′N 72°01′E / 24.52°N 72.02°E / 24.52; 72.02
india  India
State Gujarat
District Banaskantha
Government
 • Type gujarat
Area
 • Total 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 37,893
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration GJ08

Dhanera is a city in Banaskantha district in the northern part of the state of Gujarat, India. Longitude 240 – 310 degree North and latitude 120 – 020 degree east. It is close to the city of Deesa. It was founded around 400 years ago. Current it has a population of 40000 and comes under nagar palika.it is 32 km from deesa.

History[edit]

Dhanera is one of the earliest settlement of North Gujarat.

Geography[edit]

Dhanera is located at 24°31′N 72°01′E / 24.52°N 72.02°E / 24.52; 72.02.[1] It has an average elevation of 128 metres (420 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 Indian census,[2] Dhanera had a population of 22,183. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dhanera has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 67% and, female literacy is 42%. In Dhanera, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Temples[edit]

The temple of Aashapura maa is in Dhakha Dravaja, the small and very popular place in Dhanera.

The temple of satimata is at near bagicha.This is 600 years old temple in dhanera.

The temple of Shri Shanttinath Swami is approximately 150 to 200 years old.

The temple of Shri Sundarpuri Maharaj is in the village of Valer, 8 km away from Dhanera. On the 5th (Panchami) of each month people come to pray to Shri Sundarpuri Maharaj.

- The temple of shri 1008 jetgiriji maharaj in the village of JIVANA, 10 km away from dhanera . on the 11th (agiyaras) of each month people come to pray to jetgiriji maharaj.

Dhanera Derasar[edit]

In Dhanera nagare three derasar which are Shree Shantinath and Shree Ajitnath, the oldest among them. Second is in paras society of Shree Shitalnathdada and lastly of Shree Rushabhdevdada. Further In Dhanera Gurumandir of shree Rajendra surisurji M. S. and Padmavti and Mahalaxmi mandir.

Panjrapole[edit]

Dhanera panjrapole is situated at Saral Village which is about 7 km from Dhanera. Initially in 1953 on a very small scale it came to existence at mochi vas Dhanera and recently its shifted to a big place of around 220 viga at saral. Recently we have around 2700 animals consisting cows/bull/goats/sheep. The annual expense is around 2.25 Cr

Transport[edit]

The first railway line was launched in Dhanera on 1956 by Shri Surajmal Mavajibahi and Shri Gaffurbhai Savani.

Festivals[edit]

Every year a group of Dhanera locals named "Shri Dhanera Jain Pal Unit" welcomes all the people of Cha gao Jatra.

Another contribution of the people of Dhanera is the establishment of "Shri Dhanera Bhuvan" in Palitana. It was established under the guidance of Param Pujya Muniraj Jambuvijay Maharasaheb on 19 January 1995.

Philanthropy[edit]

Dhanera Taluka Uvak Pagati Mandal is one of the most famous charitable trusts in Dhanera. This trust runs several educational institutes in Dhanera. H.K. Akoliya Vivekanand Vidyalaya is the best school run by this Trust.

The Jains of Dhanera have set up many charitable institutions including hospitals, schools, boardings, Ambilshalas, temples etc.

The people of Dhanera also run the Dhanera Panjrapole for the whole of the Gujarat at the state level. It works to save wildlife.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhanera
  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.