Falna

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Falna
फालना
Umbrella city
city
Falna is located in Rajasthan
Falna
Falna
Falna is located in India
Falna
Falna
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 25°14′N 73°14′E / 25.23°N 73.23°E / 25.23; 73.23Coordinates: 25°14′N 73°14′E / 25.23°N 73.23°E / 25.23; 73.23
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Pali
Talukas Bali
Government
 • Body Falna Municipality
Population (2011)
 • Total 24,864
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Marwari
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 306116
Telephone code 02938
ISO 3166 code RJ-IN
Vehicle registration RJ-22
Sex ratio 926 /
Lok Sabha constituency Pali (Lok Sabha Constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bali
Civic agency Falna Municipality
Avg. annual temperature 30 °C (86 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 05 °C (41 °F)

Falna is a town in Pali District in Indian state of Rajasthan. It is an important railway station on Ahmedabad-Jaipur railway line. Falna is 75 km from the district headquarters of Pali.

Falna is the nearest railhead to famous Ranakpur temples. The temples are 35 km from Falna. In Falna itself the Jain Golden Temple is a visitor attraction.

Falna station and Falna village[edit]

Falna is divided into two parts - Falna station and Falna village. Falna village is about five kilometers from Falna station. It is a small village having beautiful sceneries. Falna station has a large industrial area. It is famous for its umbrella industry and radios also.

Around 1881, Falna was initially set up as a railway station in Rajputana State Railway later in Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway. Falna station is the second most earning station after Ajmer in the Ajmer Railway division. it is also known as little Mumbai due to many little industries are here and also for its economy.

In Financial Year 2015-16 earning of Top 5 railway stations in Ajmer Division are :

Rank Station Name Earning In Rupees (In Crore)
1 Ajmer 198.20
2 Udaipur City 67.84
3 Abu Road 30.34
4 Bhilwara 21.85
5 Falna 17.48

Location[edit]

Falna is neighboured by :

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Falna had a population of 24,864. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Falna has an average literacy rate of 66%. Male literacy is 75.6%, and female literacy is 55.7%. In Falna, 12.85% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Golden Temple[edit]

Falna Jain golden temple is a temple built at Falna near the famous Jain temple Ranakpur (Rajasthan). It is the first Jain golden temple that has been built in the country by the Jain community of Falna in Rajasthan (near Ranakpur). The specialty of the temple is that about 100 kg. of gold was donated by the people of the Jain community in the local region for the adoration of temple dome and idol. Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Vice-President of India inaugurated the temple and joined the installation ceremonies along with other celebrities. It is owned by the Jain Shwetambar Sangh of Khudala. It is a major attraction for Pilgrims. The temple belongs to Shri Shankeshwar Parshwanath Bhagwan. "Kanch Mandir" located below the main temple is also good where the walls are covered with small sizes of mirrors. Though it is small, but it is a beautiful place.

Places of worship[edit]

  • Shri Nimbeshwar Mahadev Mandir - Holy pilgrimage for Hindu
  • Shri Jain Golden Temple
  • Shri Sonana Khetlaji Mandir in Sarangwas
  • Shri Saraswati Mandir in Khudala Govt. School
  • Shanishwar temple, khudala
  • Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir - Hindu Holy Pilgrimage
  • Shri Chandra Bholeshwar Mahadev Mandir - Falna Station
  • Jatpatia Balaji Temple Falna
  • Shri Sheetla Mata Mandir, Falna
  • Shri Korta Tirth Jain Mandir, Bamnera
  • Shri Kedareshwar Mandir, Bamnera
  • Shri salasar balaji temple

Besides these there are many Jain Temples and Hindu Temples. The names of the Jain Temples in Falna is given below in "Jainism" sub-section. There is one mosque also near the railway crossing. Muslim & Hindu other cast for dargah hazrat ladhi jodhh baba (R.A.)from.bedal to bali road BALI & FALNA se 8 km

Jainism[edit]

The Jain community in Falna is one of the main religions of the town. Many people of Jain community have migrated to Mumbai and other places. The Jain people celebrate many festivals like Mahavir Jayanti, Paryushan Parva, Samvatsari, etc. Jain Temples in Falna include Shri Shantinathji Temple, The Golden Temple, Shri Sarvodaya Parshvanath Temple, Dadawadi Temple, Kesariyaji Temple, Ambaji Temple and Vallabh Vihar.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Falna has seven main areas: Baazar Chowraha, Sagar Colony, Nehru Colony, Mahadev Gali, Shripal Nagar, Vijay Nagar and Industrial Estate. The Baazar Chowraha includes the Golden Temple and other main firms and shops. Sagar Colony was named after Shri Sagarmal Chopra. Nehru Colony is the most populated area of Falna where the majority includes Jain and Hindu people. It is a very large colony. Mahadev Gali is located near the railway station. Vijay Nagar is very famous for Trishul Namkeen in Falna. The Industrial Estate is situated in west end and has the road to the highway which is only 10 km away. About 90 percent of industries are located here. Here many people lives out of falna as business purpose.

Places of interest[edit]

The Jain Golden Temple in Falna is well known and popular among tourists. The temple was built with 100 kg of gold donated by the Jain temple community of Falna. The entire temple structure is coated with this gold. The main idol is made of black granite.

Another temple, Nimbo Ka Nath Mahadev Temple, situated on the road to Sanderao, is worth a visit. There are many other places of interest (mostly temples) which includes Khareshwarji, Ambaji Mandir, Shitla Mata Mandir, Chandrabholeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Shani Maharaj Mandir Hanuman Mandir, Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir, Pashupatinath Shiv Mandir, Baba Ramdev Mandir etc..

Apart from Ranakpur, few other Jain temples are Astapadh Jain Tirth, Sai Dham at Rani Station, Rajasthan, Shri Parswanath Jain Tirth, Varkana, etc. There are large green grounds and high mountains like Jadri, Khudala, Dhani, Shree Sela, Narlai, Rani, Rajasthan, Sadri.

Also we have few nearby place like Jawai Bandh for sight seeing. Sumerpur and Sheoganj which are also nearby to Jawai Bandh a next station to Falna are a market place for wholesalers and retailers.

Education[edit]

Falna is an education centre of surrounding area. Falna has about 20 primary schools,along with 3 higher secondary schools and a college. S.P.U. College, Falna http://spucollegefalna.com/ is a prime higher education institution not only in the Jodhpur Division, but also in the state of Rajasthan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.