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Main article: Dungarpur State

Dungarpur is the seat of elder branch of Sisodiyas of Udaipur, while the younger branch is the seat of the Maharana of Mewar. It was founded in 1358 A.D. by Rawal Veer Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, Karan Singh [1] They are descendants of Bappa Rawal, eighth ruler of the Guhilot Dynasty and founder of the Mewar Dynasty (r. 734-753).

The chiefs of Dungarpur, who bear the title of Maharawal, are descended from Mahup, eldest son of Karan Singh, chief of Mewar in the 12th century, and claim the honours of the elder line of Mewar. Mahup, disinherited by his father, took refuge with his mother's family, the Chauhans of Bagar,[2] and made himself master of that country at the expense of the Bhil chiefs.

The town of Dungarpur, the capital of the state, was founded towards the end of the 14th century by his descendant Rawal Bir Singh, who named it after Dungaria, an independent Bhil chieftain whom he had caused to be assassinated.[3] After the death of Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar at the Battle of Khanwa in 1527, where he fought alongside Rana Sanga against Babar, his territories were divided into the states of Dungarpur and Banswara.[3][4] Successively under Mughal, Maratha, and British Raj control by treaty in 1818, where it remained 15-gun salute state [5]

In 1901 the total population of Dungarpur was 100,103, while that of the town was 6094. The last princely ruler of Dungarpur was HH Rai-i-Rayan Maharawal Shri Lakshman Singh Bahadur (1918–1989), who was awarded KCSI (1935) and GCIE (1947), and after independence became a Member of the Rajya Sabha twice, in 1952 and 1958, and later a member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (MLA) in 1962 and 1989.[1]


The climate of Dungarpur is quite dry. The summer season is hot, but milder than most of the other Rajasthan cities. The average temperature in summers falls in the range of 43° C (max) to 26° C (min). Climatic conditions of Dungarpur, Rajasthan in winters are quite cool. The average temperature ranges between 25° C (max) to 9° C (min). Dungarpur weather experiences average rainfall hovering between 47 cm to 76 cm

Places to see[edit]

  • dev Somnath Mandir.
Haveli Juna Mahal, Dungarpur
  • Udai Bilas Palace
  • Katkeshwar Mandir Katisour
  • Shree Jetholeshwar Mahadev Temple,Oad
  • Juna Mahal or the Old palace
  • Shrinathji temple
  • Government Archaeological Museum
  • District Library
  • Shri Adinatha Jain Swetamber Temple
  • Beneshwar Dham
  • Rokadia Ganesh Temple
  • Sarneshwar Mandir Temple
  • Gap sagar lake
  • Shree Samorjee Temple in Kherasamor, Aspur
  • Naya Mahadev Temple
  • RaghunathJi Temple Bhiluda
  • Shree Nagariya Dada Ganpati Mandir (Bhiluda, Ganeshpury)
  • panch mukhi Hanumanji Mandir & Kalyan Dham (Bhiluda Ganeshpury)
  • Shree Hadmatiya Hanumanji mandir (Arthuna)Banswara
  • Shree Mandaviya Hanumanji mandir (Mandav)
  • Shree Karadiya Hanumanji Mandir (Karada)
  • Sita - Ram Ashram Jethana
  • maa bayan mandir
  • Dron sharma
  • ghatda(ahada ka vada)
  • kalji mandir
  • nana bhai park
  • fatehgadi
Temple Dev Somnath

Fairs and festivals[edit]

  • Baneshwar fair
  • Vagad festival
  • Deevo
  • Amit Egyaras
  • Ghotia-Amba fair
  • Vitthaldeo fair
  • Urs Mubarak in Galiyakot (Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed)
  • ShreeShetrapaljidada fair Khadagada
  • Very famous Purnima Garba [Bhiluda]
  • Shree Jetholeshwar Mahadev Temple, Oad (Shivratri Mela)
  • Stone throwing Holi [Bhiluda]
  • Ram Navmi RagunathJi Temple[Bhiluda]
  • Bhedmata Fair near Antri
  • Shree Samor Sai Temple(Kherasamor)David Patel
  • Jammu Khand Dhoni (Kathadi) David Patel
  • Goreshvar Mahadev (Shivratri mela)


As of 2001 India census,[6] Dungarpur had a population of 43,108. Males constitute 54% of the population a females 46%. Dungarpur has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83% and, female literacy is 69%. In Dungarpur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age

Notable people from Dungarpur[edit]

President International Court of Justice


Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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