Ganeshwar

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Ganeshwar
village
Ganeshwar is located in Rajasthan
Ganeshwar
Ganeshwar
Location in Rajasthan, India
Ganeshwar is located in India
Ganeshwar
Ganeshwar
Ganeshwar (India)
Coordinates: 27°37′58″N 75°52′46″E / 27.632732°N 75.879359°E / 27.632732; 75.879359Coordinates: 27°37′58″N 75°52′46″E / 27.632732°N 75.879359°E / 27.632732; 75.879359
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictSikar
Government
 • BodyGram panchayat
 • SarpanchSaroj Devi [1]
Elevation
424.24 m (1,391.86 ft)
Population
 (2011[2])
 • Total6,994
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
332705 [3]
Telephone code91-1574
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-23
Nearest cityNeem-Ka-Thana
Distance from Neem-Ka-Thana7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi) (land)
Distance from Sikar66.4 kilometres (41.3 mi) (land)
Distance from Jaipur83 kilometres (52 mi) (land)
Avg. summer temperature46–48 °C
Avg. winter temperature0–1 °C

Ganeshwar is a metropolitan

in Neem-Ka-Thana Tehsil (Mandal) in the Sikar District of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Ganeshwar is 7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi) distance from Neem-Ka- Thana town, 66.4 kilometres (41.3 mi) from Sikar city and 83 kilometres (52 mi) from Jaipur. Excavations in the area revealed the remains of a 4,000-year-old civilization.

History[edit]

Ganeshwar is located near the copper mines of the Sikar-Jhunjhunu area of the Khetri copper belt in Rajasthan. The Ganeshwar-Jodhpura culture group has over 80 other sites currently identified.[4]The period was estimated to be 2500–2000 BC. Historian Ratna Chandra Agrawal wrote that Ganeshwar was excavated in 1977. Excavations revealed copper objects including arrowheads, spearheads, fish hooks, bangles and chisels. With its microliths and other stone tools, Ganeshwar culture can be ascribed to the pre-Harappan period. Ganeshwar saw three cultural phases: Period 1 (3800 BCE) which was characterized by hunting and gathering communities using chert tools; Period II (2800 BCE) shows the beginnings of metal work in copper and fired clay pottery; Period III (2000 BCE) featured a variety of pottery and copper goods being produced.[5] Nearly one thousand pieces of copper were found here.[6] Red pottery was found here with black portraiture. Ganeshwar mainly supplied copper objects to Harappa.The Ganeshwar people partly lived on agriculture and largely on hunting. Although their principle craft was manufacture of copper objects but they were unable to urbanize. With its microliths and other stone tools, much of Ganeshwar culture can be considered a pre-Harappan Chalcolithic culture that contributed to the making of the mature Harappan culture. [7] The copper was obtained in the nearby Aravalli Range.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Details of Sarpanch in Sikar
  2. ^ "Census of India: Sub-District Details". Censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Pin code search option, India Post". indiapost.gov.in. Archived from the original on 15 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  4. ^ Hooja, Rima. "The Transition to Food Production." In A History of Rajasthan, 206-08. New Dehli: Rupa, 2006.
  5. ^ Joshi, M.C, ed. "Indian Archaeology: 1987-88 A Review." Archaeological Survey of India, 1992, 101-02. Accessed 7 March 2018. asi.nic.in/nmma_reviews/Indian Archaeology 1987-88 A Review.pdf.
  6. ^ रतन लाल मिश्र:श�?�?ावा�?�? �?ा नव�?न �?तिहास, म�?डावा, १९९८, प�?.२०
  7. ^ Sailendra Nath Sen: Ancient Indian History And Civilization, New Age International, 01-Jan-1999, Page No.27