Mansa, Gujarat

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Mansa
city
Mansa is located in Gujarat
Mansa
Mansa
Mansa is located in India
Mansa
Mansa
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°26′N 72°40′E / 23.43°N 72.67°E / 23.43; 72.67Coordinates: 23°26′N 72°40′E / 23.43°N 72.67°E / 23.43; 72.67
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Gandhinagar
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 30,347
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 382845
Vehicle registration GJ
Website gujaratindia.com

Mansa is a city, municipality and former princey state, in Gandhinagar district in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

History[edit]

Mansa was also the eponymous seat of a Hindu petty princely state, whose Rajput rulers of the Chavda dynasty were styled Raol, like Rawal a regional equivalent of Raja(h), and enjoyed a privy purse of 40,000 Rupees. It covered 65 km2 and had a population of 13,299 in 1892.

During the British raj, Mansa was a Third class non-salute state under the Mahi Kantha Agency. It ceased to exist after the Indian independence by accession on 10 June 1948.

Ruling Raols[edit]

Reign start Reign end Ruler
Not known Not known Jorajji
Not known Not known Bhimsinhji
Not known 1886 Rajsinhji Bhimsinhji (b. 1850 - d. 18..)
1886 1889 Kesrisinhji Bhimsinhji (d. 1889)
18 May 1889 1934 Takhatsinhji Kesrisinhji (b. 1877 - d. 1934)
17 August 1889 November 1897 Regent
4 January 1934 1947 Sujjansinhji Takhatsinhji (b. 1908 - d. ....)

Geography[edit]

Mansa is located at 23.43°N 72.67°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 94 metres (308 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Mansa had a population of 27,922. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mansa has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 63%. In Mansa, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest[edit]

There is an ancient stepwell in the town. It is 5.40 in diameter. There are idols of Amba and Bhairava in niches. There is an inscription of 28 lines in the stepwell.[3]

There are old Vaishnava temples, Havelis, dedicated to Govardhannath and Dwarkadhish.

Mansa Panjarapol is over 140 years old charitable organisation dedicated to animal welfare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mansa
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Shukla, Rakesh (24 June 2014). "ક્યારેક લોકોની તરસ છિપાવતા હતા ગુજરાતના આ જળ મંદિરો-માણસાની વાવ". gujarati.oneindia.com (in Gujarati). Retrieved 20 November 2016. 

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