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Kotputli is a big city and a municipality in Jaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is made up of the main town named Kot and the nearby Putli village, which is now considered a part of the main city. Kotputli is a very old and historical place. It was a part of the Matsya ( now Alwar ) kingdom having capital at nearby village bairat during the period of Mahabharta.
Kotputli was a part of Torawati which is named after Tanwar Rajpoots having their origin at Patan, now a small town in Sikar district. During the British period, Kotputli was a nizamat under the princely state of Khetri. Raja Sardar Singh of Khetri constructed many buildings in Kotputli including the present Sardar school and Sardar Zanana Hospital. Its location is also very good. It is 70 km away from Alwar, 105 km away from Jaipur and 128 km from Gurgaon. Nearby places to visit includes bhangarh, Siliserh, Sariska, SARUN MATA, etc. It is a fast-developing city. It also has the largest cement factory of Asia in terms of production.
1. Shree Sarund Mata Temple: Shree Sarund Mata Temple, near Kotputli is a very old and famous temple. Rao Bhopalji founded the Sarun Mata Temple in 1276, the temple of Kuldevi of Tanwar Rajputs. On every festival hundreds of thousands of pilgrims visit the temple, many people make donation for the development of the area near the temple which help the pilgrims to stay in newly built dharamshalas. For more information please visit: www.sarunmata.org
Address- Jaipur to Sarund Mata temple=112 km, NH no. 8 Kotputli to 7 km Neeam Ka Thana Road on Dabla Road.
2. Hiroda HanumanJi Temple:
Address- Jaipur to Hiroda HanumanJi temple=110 km, NH no. 8 Kotputli to 8 km Neeam Ka Thana Road on Dabla Road.
From Jaipur: Take left at over-bridge towards Dabla Road --> after 5 km from Cholaee stand take left --> after 1.2 km you will find big Hanumanji Temple at your right side.
3.Devnarayan Mandir :-on Nh.8 temple of gurjar folk god shri Devnarayan.
4. Thakur ji (Radha Krishan) Temple
Address - Jaipur to Thakur ji temple=119 km, NH no. 8 Kotputli to 14 km Neeam Ka Thana Road on Dabla Road at Kalyanpura Kalan Village.
5. Bhairu Baba Temple
This Temple of Shri Chapawala Bhairu ji . Fill very big Fair 30 january per year since many last year.
6. Jeen Mata Temple
Jeen Mata Temple is very old temple in the city and located on main bus stand.
Address - Jaipur to Bahairu Baba temple=121 km, NH no. 8 Kotputli to 16 km Neeam Ka Thana Road on Dabla Road at Kalyanpura Kalan Village.
As of the 2011 Indian census[update], Kotputli had a population of 2,50,157. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kotputli has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 56%. In Kotputli, 16% of the population is under 16 years of age.Kotputli is fast increasing in infrastructure development. It is placed between Delhi and Jaipur center. Jaipur is already a fast city, its benefit goes to Kotputli.
Now The City is lagging behind. There is no sign of development in the city from government side. Even the renovation work of Bus Stand is going on a very slow pace. Its likely to complete on the verge of next election so that it can be used in election propaganda.
- "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.