Merta City

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Merta City
The Mirabai Smarak at Merta City
The Mirabai Smarak at Merta City
Nickname(s): Meera Nagari
Merta City is located in Rajasthan
Merta City
Merta City
Location in Rajasthan
Coordinates: 26°39′00″N 74°02′00″E / 26.6500°N 74.0333°E / 26.6500; 74.0333Coordinates: 26°39′00″N 74°02′00″E / 26.6500°N 74.0333°E / 26.6500; 74.0333
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Nagaur
 • Type Democratic
Elevation 312 m (1,024 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 40,221
• Culture Language - Rajasthani.
• Commonly Use - Marwadi , Hindi , English.
Time zone GMT+5:30
PIN 341510

Merta City is a City and a municipality located in Nagaur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Pin code of Merta is 341510.[1]


As of 2001 India census,[2] Merta City had a population of 40,252. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Merta City has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 48%. About 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. Merta City is a holy city for Hindus as it is the birthplace of Meera bai the famous Devotee of Lord Krishna.


Chaturbhujnath Meera temple complex

Merta was once a prosperous kingdom of the brave Mertia Rathore Rajputs,[3] the descendants of Rao Duda, Ruler of Merta (1495-1525 AD), fourth son of Rao Jodha, and grandfather of fabled saint Princess Mira Bai, daughter in law of Rana Sanga of Mewar.[4]

Later, out of jealousy, during the reign of Rao Veeramdev, Merta was attacked by Rao Maldeo Rathore of Jodhpur, the head of the Rathore clan. Thereafter, Viramdev established rule at Degana, Parbatsar and Ajmer respectively, but was dethroned again. Being highly demoralized, he took refuge at Amarsar, the Shekhawat capital and after a year persuaded Sur Emperor Sher Shah Suri to attack Jodhpur. When Shershah attacked Jodhpur, Rao Maldeo fled leaving his army in battle which fough fiercely but lost and a year later Maldeo gave his daughter in marriage to rebuild cordial relations with Delhi Sultanate. It is in this context, the Emperor said - Mutthi bhar bajre ke liye main dilli ki gaddi kho baithta, meaning 'I would have lost the throne of Delhi for fistful Pearl Millet (the Barren Land of Marwar). One of the significant consequence of the war was regain of Merta throne by Rao Viramdev Mertia, whose son, Rao Jaimal succeeded him and in tune with the traditions of the brave clan added four moons to the glory of Merta. Rao Jaimal (1544-1568 AD) was also the commander of Mewar where his cousin sister Mira Bai was married into the Sisodia Royal Family. As against submissive Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and various other Rajput Kingdoms, only Merta and Mewar refused to give daughters to Mughals. When Akbar attacked Mewar, with an army of Jaipur and Jodhpur States, Rao Jaimal, the commander of Mewar, fought fiercely and died of battle wounds. Merta was soon merged with Jodhpur State and 14 his sons were given small principalities nearby.

The same spirit was shown by many descendants of the Mertia Royal Family, including the Chiefs of Rian, Methri and Alniyawas who fought against the rebels of Kumpawat clan in the battle of Merta in 1790 AD and suffered mass annihilation. One of the scion of the family who rose to prominence during the reign of Padshah Aurangzeb was Maharaja Raghunath Singh Mertia (1660-1683 AD), who conquered Maroth or Gaurawati and is ancestor of the rulers of Panch Mahal Maroth.

Villages near Merta city[edit]








8.Lamba Jatan


10.Merta Road



13.Jarora Khurd

14.Jarora Kalan

15.Jarora Charan

16.Band Ki Dhani known as 'Surya Nagar'



19.Riyan Shayamas



22.Padu Kallan


24.Riyan Baddi

25 lanch ki dhani

26 Dangawas

27 Karkwal

28 Basni sumer

29 faraspura

30 Jalwana


Merta City is off the Jodhpur-Bathinda line but with a link. Merta city is middle point of Rajasthan so transport facilities are very easy.

1) 15 KM away from Merta Road Railway Junction

2) 60 KM Away from Pushkar

3) 80 KM away from Ajmer

4) 120 KM away from Jodhpur

5) 250 KM away from Jaipur[capital]


  1. ^ "Merta City Pin code". Retrieved 2015-03-01. 
  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. 
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