Piparcity

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Piparcity is a town and a municipality in Jodhpur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located on Jodhpur - Merta City state highway. It has a government women's college - Smt. Sita Dewi Chunni Lal Bardiya Mahila Mahavidyalay, three senior secondary level government schools along with other private colleges and schools.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Piparcity had a population of 32733. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Pipar city has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 36%. In Pipar city, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Pipar city is 65 km away from Jodhpur. It has one railway station and three bus stations so it has transport connection among all the cities nearby Pipar city. It is a central point of shopping wholesale and retail for all the nearby villages (Like Silari,Boyal jaliwara khurd etc.) and towns.It has an old market mainly famous for clothes, grocery and jewellary, spread in front of historical "Kot" - the palatial home of the erstwhile Rathore rulers of the reason.

The Historical Temple of "Shri Mahaldhani Dadosa baoji"[edit]

The local historical tale has it that "Shri Dadosa baoji", the brave ruler of the region centuries ago, name - Shri Ram Singh ji Rathore, sacrificed his life in a battle with enemies. His head fell near the "Kot". But he still kept fighting, and his body fell almost a kilometer away after killing many more enemy soldiers. There are two temples devoted to him. First, the main temple, inside the "Kot", where his head fell, and the second, the smaller temple near the "Sapasar talav" (a pond), where his body fell.

As an aside, there have been other such great warriors in the history of Rajasthan, in whose memories there are found two temples - one where their head fell and the other where their body fell fighting enemy armies. Such temples can be seen in other villages or towns of Rajasthan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.