Nimaj

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Nimaj
town
Nimaj is located in Rajasthan
Nimaj
Nimaj
Location in Rajasthan, India
Nimaj is located in India
Nimaj
Nimaj
Nimaj (India)
Coordinates: 26°08′59″N 74°00′00″E / 26.1497°N 74.0000°E / 26.1497; 74.0000Coordinates: 26°08′59″N 74°00′00″E / 26.1497°N 74.0000°E / 26.1497; 74.0000
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictPali
Named forNimbaj
TalukasJaitaran
Government
 • BodyGram Panchayat
Elevation
315 m (1,033 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total5,309
Languages
 • OfficialMarwari, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-22
Sex ratio966 /
Lok Sabha constituencyPali (Lok Sabha constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPali
Civic agencyGram Panchayat
Avg. annual temperature30 °C (86 °F)
Avg. summer temperature44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature05 °C (41 °F)

Nimaj is a census town in the Jaitaran tehsil of the Pali district of Rajasthan, India. It was a statutory town from 1901 to 1951.[1]

History[edit]

Nimaj is an ancient town under the Pratihar rulers of Mandore.

Medieval period[edit]

The Gurjar Pratihar rulers built numerous temples in Nimaj during the 9th century. Magarmandi Mata temple is one of them.

Later Events[edit]

Rao Uda Ji, grandson of Rao Jodha Ji (founder of Jodhpur) became a Sovereign ruler of Nimaj and Jaitaran, and founded the sub clan popularly known as Udawat Rathores. Thakur Jagram Singh was the first Thikanedar of Nimaj from 1708. Nimaj was later amalgamated with Jodhpur. Thakur Surtan Singh fought and died in battlefield in 1820 AD against Ali Gol and Marwar Army. The present Thakur is the 23rd generation of descent from Rao Jodha Ji. The Thakurs of Nimaj were one of the eight "Sirayats" (highest honour given to feudal lords for their bravery and they formed the permanent advisory senate of privileged Thakurs) of Marwar. Once Sher Shah Suri told that "for a handful of Bajra I would have lost the sultanate (Kingdom) of Delhi" after the fighting with Udawat - Rathores at the battlefield of "Giri Sumel". In the history, Dingal Poetry, Shubraj and folklores a lot about bravery, sacrifice, courage and chivalry of the Thakurs of Nimaj is there. They are also called as "Marwar ra Bhad Kiwad", Meaning the fortress gates of Marwar in the honur. [2]

Tourism[edit]

Now Nimaj Palace is opened for tourism as a hotel. Nearby, Chhatrasagar is also a good tourist place, which is made by Thakur Chhatra Singh in the nineteenth century.

Demographics[edit]

The population of Nimaj is 5309 according to the 2001 census. The male population is 2703, while the female population is 2606.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (1976). "Rajasthan [district Gazetteers].: Pali", Govt. Central Press, p.44
  2. ^ History of Nimaj
  3. ^ Nimaj VILLAGE population