Mavli

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Mavli
town
Mavli is located in Rajasthan
Mavli
Mavli
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 24°47′N 73°59′E / 24.783°N 73.983°E / 24.783; 73.983Coordinates: 24°47′N 73°59′E / 24.783°N 73.983°E / 24.783; 73.983
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictUdaipur
Government
 • BodyGram Panchayat
Population
 • Total14,630
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
313203
Telephone codeSTD Code 02955
Vehicle registrationRJ-27 (Udaipur)
Nearest cityNATHDWARA 28KM & UDAIPUR 42KM, Chittor Garh- 78 km
Lok Sabha constituencyChittorgarh Present MP is C P Joshi
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMavli Present MLA is Dharam Narayan Joshi.
Civic agencyGram Panchayat
ClimateDry (Köppen)

Mavli is a town in Mavli tehsil of Udaipur district in Rajasthan, India.

Mavli Junction ( IR Station code MVJ) is an important railway junction station under Ajmer division of North Western Railway zone of Indian Railways. It connects Marwar Junction on north-west direction, Chittaurgarh junction on North-West direction, Bari Sadri on south-east direction and Udaipur city on West direction.

The town is a Tehsil headquarters, having Panchayat Samiti and also sub division office under Udaipur district. It is also a Vidhan Sabha (State Legislative Assembly) seat. The popular leaders like Pt Janardan Rai Nagar, Achraya Niranjan Nath, Mr Narendra Pal Singh Choudhary, Mr Hanuman Prasad Prabhakar Dharmnarayan Joshi and Mr. Shanti Lal Chaplot were elected from this seat. This town falls in the Chittaurgarh loksabha constituency, while the district headquarters is Udaipur. The old Mavli village now has deserted look. The old village market looks abandoned. New residential colonies have come up around railway station. The village has a Navodaya Vidyalaya. The village has temple of Laxmi Narayan, Shriramji- Seetamata- Laxmanji (Akhada), Thirthankar Chanda Prabhu Swamy (Jain Temple), lok temples like Adra Bavji, Radaji Bawji and Chamunda Mata.

The village has a famous bawri (step well) known as Bai Raj Ki Bawri. Baijiraj Bawri was built by mother and sister of Rana Bhim Singhji between 1772 to 1780. As per history, the mother of Maharana was Rajmata Sardar Kunwar Jhali. She was from Gogunda Jhala family and married to Maharana Ari Singhji-II. Maharana Ari Singh-II had only one daughter named Baisa Chandrawatiji married to Maharaja Parbat Singh of Ratlam. This Bawri is given in dowry to Baijiraj Chandrawatiji.

As per the history of Mewar Maharana Udaisingh won his battle against Banbir in a village named Beedghas three Kms away from Mavli. His victory had saved the Sisodia clan. He later founded the city of Udaipur. Over the years rain fall has declined and potable water is a big problem. Two ponds near the village namely Naya Talab (Hemsagar) and Nathela hardly get rain water. Another big pond meant for irrigation namely Bagolia also remains dry, it was last overflown in 1973. The town is famous for its Sweet Rabdi. The station Road Junction is in very bad shape as the same is occupied illegally by the vegetable, fruit and other vendors right outside the Govt. Higher Secondary School (since 1888). During early post independent time after Udaipur and Dabok, it was Mavli, which had school up to middle level.

The gauge conversion took place in the year 2005 and the town is connected with broad gauge on Udaipur–Chittaurgarh Section of North Western Railway. Some new trains introduced on the BG Section and the village is connected to Sealdah (Kolkata); Khajuraho via Gwalior (MP), Jaipur; Bandra (Mumbai); Jaipur; Kota; Delhi and Indore. There have been movements and public demand to convert Mavli- Barisadri and Mavli Jn- Marwar Jn tracks in to BG line. From 1 November 2016 gauge conversion between Mavli Jn and Barisadri to begun. The gauge conversion between Mavli Jn and Nathdwara (temple town- famous temple of Lord Shreenathji) Road took place in the year 2011. The Railways have provide a weekly train between Nathdwara and Okha (Gujarat) via Ratlam, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Rajkot. The major cities of Rajasthan namely Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaipur are well connected to south Indian cities of Pune, Bangalore, Chennai and few cities of Kerala etc. by weekly or bi-weekly trains but such connections have not been provided to Udaipur. However, a triweekly train for Haridwar and a weekly train (humsafar) has been introduced for Mysore. In 2018 yet another weekly train is introduced from Udaipur City to Kamakhya in Assaam. Nevertheless, on rail connection point of view much is needed to be done yet. The area has poor connection towards south and Udaipur Ahmedabad gauge conversion is long pending. At the same time, the area is bot connected to Jodhpur due to missing link of broad gauge. Also 20 kms from Mavli, ICD Khemli is completed by CONCOR, where container depot along with its own railway siding is constructed and it is operating since 2016. This more-than-100-year-old (since 1890) rail junction shall become a major transport hub of this region and benefit it greatly. A decade ago, the SH-09, which is passing through the town has been converted into a four lane road. Entire SH-09 between Dabok and Chittaurgarh has carved new bypasses and not passed through populated villages but Mavli has to face this four lane road as the same is passing from mid of the town. The nearest airport Maharana Pratap Airport Dabok (Udaipur) is 26 km away. The temple town of Nathdwara is 28 km from Mavli.

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References[edit]

MK Kothari, a resident of Mavli