Didwana

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Didwana
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Didwana is located in Rajasthan
Didwana
Didwana
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 27°24′N 74°34′E / 27.4°N 74.57°E / 27.4; 74.57Coordinates: 27°24′N 74°34′E / 27.4°N 74.57°E / 27.4; 74.57
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictNagaur
Founded byDidu Shah
Government
 • TypeConstitution
 • MLAChetan Dudi
Elevation
336 m (1,102 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total397,003
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
341303
Telephone code01580
Vehicle registrationRJ-37
Sex ratio980/1000
Websitewww.didwana.com
Didwana (2013)

Didwana is a town in Nagaur district of Rajasthan in India, in the Thar Desert. It is thought to be more than 5,000 years old.The name 'Didwana' is considered as stumbled name of 'Deen Deewana'. The land is known for the 'Deen Deewana'. Later it converted into 'Deedwana' and 'Didwana'. The India Post Department still quotes the name and stamp as 'Deedwana'.

Nowadays Didwana is a well-known town of Nagaur/Rajasthan. Many people of Didwana and nearby places are well settled elsewhere in India and hold important positions or are famous industrialists. And also technology startups business investment and funding firm. The famous Maheshwari billionaire business family Bangur hails from Didwana. The Shree Shyam Maharaj Ji Ka Mandir is famous since 400 years old. Further it is also famous for two famous old maths based on the Ramanuja Sampradaya, namely, the Jahlaria Math headed by Sri Sri 1008 Swami Ghanshyamacharyaji Maharaj and The Nagoria Math headed by Sri Sri 1008 Swami Vishnu prapannacharyaji Maharaj. The city is historically known for Fort Mosque (Qila Mosque) built by Emperor Akbar in the memory of Sufi Saint. Didwana is also known for health care facilities, some accredited hospitals like Banger Hospital, Station road, Omax hospital, Godara Market deliver good healthcare services in Rajasthan. omax group of hospitals started from this city.its channel found all over rajasthan.its ayurveda base hospital. peoples comes from other state to get treatment of asthma,infertility,renal stone,de-addiction etc.

The city is famous for its Hindu traditional culture and philosophy and the Maths are a must-visit for all Hindu devotees once in lifetime. The Baas and basinies, as the surrounding areas of town, the Mathura Das Ji ka jaav, the well built by the maharaja of Jodhpur in the 12th century, in Gaadha baas, inside the well at 107 feet below surface level is a secret chamber deep inside the well where it is said that the hero of the first Indian rebellion, Vijay Singh Pathik, had stayed inside the well's chamber. The property is under the prestigious Pareek family from past 450 Years and is a very good example of ancient Rajasthani architecture.

The temples of these maths are generally regarded to be very beautiful, though they may not be as big as other temples but they are regarded very highly by the Hindu community.

The town is famous for its VED Vidhalya where Brahmin students are taught about Veda, dharma and other aspects of the Hindu religion.

The name Didwana used to be 'Deen Deewana' as this is a mystic land of Islamic Sufi movement and epicenter. Abdul Ghaffar Rumi stayed here while traveling with Khwaja Mueenuldin Chishti. The great Usmani family of the city still resides in Didwana. The Sufi triangle of Ajmer, Nagaur and Didwana gave a mystic journey of anyone. The Great Akbar made a mosque named 'Qila Masjid' (Fort Mosque) in the loving memory of the footsteps of Khwaja Mueenuldin Chishti. The Qila Masjid is within the area where The Great Usmani family is residing after HH Abdul Ghaffar Rumi stayed.

Geography[edit]

Didwana is located at 27°24′N 74°34′E / 27.4°N 74.57°E / 27.4; 74.57.[1] It has an average elevation of 336 metres (1102 feet).

The town is more than 5,000 years old and has a long history of great teachers who have taken the Hindu religion a long way and have shown the way how to lead life, how to grow, etc.

These are the famous twelve villages (Baasni) around Didwana, where deshwali community lives.

  1. Ramsabas - Located on south from the salt lake. 4 km from Didwana on Ganesh Mandir road.
  2. Ladabas - Adjacent to Ramsabas. Both the villages are mingled down now. Common government school for both villages.
  3. Khatiabasni. 2 km south from Ramsabas on Barangana road
  4. Baliya. - famous sodium sulfide factory by Nagori is located in Baliya
  5. Amarpura. - next to Didwana railway station
  6. Gardejiabasni. - in the west
  7. Dadubasni. - in the west
  8. Shekhabasni. Located on east side of Didwana at the junction of State highway - Didwana road
  9. Khinchiyabasni.
  10. Mallabasni.
  11. Daulatpura. Located 12 km east from Didwana on State highway
  12. Kyath Basani

Following are the famous chowk in Didwana. Chowk means locality.

  1. Mohallah Sayedan and Qauziyaan
  2. Narsingh Chowk Near Nagoria Math
  3. Shyam Ji ka Chowk Near Shayam Ji Ka Mandir
  4. Gaggro ka chowk.
  5. Bangur Chowk.
  6. Ganpati Nagar (Dojraj Mandir)
  7. Ghodawato Ka Chowk
  8. Bhargav Chowk
  9. Majejio ka Chowk Near Jhalaria Math
  10. Mathura Das Ji Ka Jaav in Gaadha Baas
  11. pathano ki paanch pol the historic palace
  12. Inderpur is 13 kilometers from Didwana on Salasar Highway. Earlier this city was extent in between seven big gates, for security. But now six gates exist, as one (Delhi Gate) gate has vanished. One thing is special for these gates that at each gate The Lord Ganesh Temple are situated.

The name of the gates are:

  1. Nagori Gate
  2. Ajmeri Gate
  3. Kote Gate
  4. Deen Darwaja
  5. Khidki Darwaja (Chapri Gate)
  6. Fatehpuri Gate
  7. Delhi Gate (this does not exist now)

After the rise of the Bangur family who stayed in Sitaram Bagh, the Bangur family had built many schools, a college, hospital, roads and other infrastructural facilities in the town. Thus the city was one of the most prominent town in the Rajasthan State and important centre from people from nearby villages and towns such as Ladnun, Kuchaman, Merta, Sujangarh, Kishangarh, Molasar, and Borsu.

Not only the town but also people from nearby places is indebted to the Bangur Family for its important role played in the development of the town.

Place of interest[edit]

  1. JankiNath Temple (Jhalariya Math)
  2. Shree Shyam Maharaj Ji Ka Mandir
  3. JankiNath Temple (Nagoriya Math)
  4. Shree shringi balaji mandir and pond
  5. Peer Pahari
  6. Dojraj Ganesh Mandir
  7. Padhay Mata Ji mandir (devpura)
  8. Shitalkund Balaji
  9. Shree Hanuman Ghat Bagichi
  10. Shiv Bari temple
  11. Sain Samaj Mandir
  12. Sati Mata Mandir (Aadka Bass)
  13. Kali Mata Mandir AKHADA (Bhati Bass)
  14. Maliyan Surya Mandir (Singhi Bass)
  15. Qila Masjid
  16. kala Mandir (cinema Hall)
  17. Shree Shriyade Mata Mandir (Prajapat Bhawan)

Grounds[edit]

  1. Mirdha park (gandhi ground), cricket ground as well as football ground
  2. Mohandas Bass ground (known as Baag) cricket ground
  3. Kishan hostel (jat hostel), special type of cricket ground as off and on boundaries are small as compare to straight, but games are more interesting due to special rules
  4. Shivaji Stadium Dadu Badi Singhi Bass
  5. Yogi Khel Stadium, Mega Highway ( Cricket & basketball )

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Didwana had a population of 3,97,003. Males constitute 202303 of the population and females 194700. Didwana has an average literacy rate of 62%, more than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70% and, female literacy is 54%. In Didwana, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Didwana
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.