Kekri

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Kekri

केकड़ी
Kekri is located in Rajasthan
Kekri
Kekri
Location in Rajasthan, India
Kekri is located in India
Kekri
Kekri
Kekri (India)
Coordinates: 25°58′N 75°09′E / 25.97°N 75.15°E / 25.97; 75.15Coordinates: 25°58′N 75°09′E / 25.97°N 75.15°E / 25.97; 75.15
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictAjmer
Elevation
347 m (1,138 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • City2,02,758
 • Urban
41,890 (20.7%)
 • Rural
1,60,868 (79.3%)
Languages
 • SpokenHindi, Marwadi
 • OfficialHindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)01467
Vehicle registrationRJ-48

Kekri is a city and a municipality in Ajmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. One health care center, one government hospital and private nursing homes are nearby.

Geography[edit]

Kekri is located at 25°58′N 75°09′E / 25.97°N 75.15°E / 25.97; 75.15.[2]

Kekri is centrally situated among Rajsthan's major cities, Ajmer (80 km), Jaipur (130 km), Kota (140 km), Bhilwara(100 km) and Tonk. The town of Pranheda which has famous temple Pranheda Balaji, is nearby.

History[edit]

Earlier this city was known as Kankawati Nagari, named after Princess Kankawati. This city is a pioneer in the field of religious education and games.[citation needed]

Eminent Jain scholar Pandit Milapchand Kataria's research work and writings on Kekri City is well known throughout the country.[citation needed]

Temples[edit]

In the village of Para, an ancient temple of Lord Shiva is situated. People have strong faith in this temple[according to whom?].

The Jain Temple of Sri Shantinath Bhagwan is located in the village of Baghera Digamber.

Many mandirs (temples) are there, such as Charbhuja Mandir, Bijasan Mata Mandir, Shantinath Ji Digambar Jain Mandir, Laxminath Ji Mandir, Shiv Mandir, Kekradheesh Mandir, and Mehandipur Balaji Mandir.

Economy[edit]

It is mainly an industrial area, including the Agricultural Mandi (Market Yard), oil mills, woolen yarn mill, and some other industries.


The main water source is Bisalpur Dam. Rajasthan's largest water treatment plant is connected with Bisalpur Dam. A dam in Para called Para 1 Dam is among the major irrigation dams in Ajmer District.

Education[edit]

Government senior secondary schools (separate for boys and girls), a government college and other English and Hindi medium private colleges and schools are present. The Government P G College has M.A. in History and Political Science.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajasthan Census 2011". Rajasthan: Directorate of Census Operations Rajasthan. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Kekri, India". fallingrain.com.