Ratannagar

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Ratannagar

Thelasar
town
Nickname(s): 
thelasahar
Ratannagar is located in Rajasthan
Ratannagar
Ratannagar
Location in Rajasthan, India
Ratannagar is located in India
Ratannagar
Ratannagar
Ratannagar (India)
Coordinates: 28°13′47″N 74°56′29″E / 28.2298°N 74.9414°E / 28.2298; 74.9414Coordinates: 28°13′47″N 74°56′29″E / 28.2298°N 74.9414°E / 28.2298; 74.9414
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictChuru
Founded byHirawat's and kedia's
Population
(2001)
 • Total11,018
Languages
 • OfficialHindi[marwari][khichari]SHEKHAWATI
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registration[RJ 10-

Ratannagar (Heritage city) is a city and a municipality in Churu district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Ratannagar had a population of 11,018. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Ratannagar has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 49%. In Ratannagar, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Overview[edit]

Ratannagar is a small town in the Churu District in the State of Rajasthan, India. It is situated about 8 kilometers south of Churu and has a population of approximately 14,000 people. It is located on the Jaipur road and is famous for its havelis (private mansions). In 1982, Director J.P. Dutta made a motion picture in the village entitled "Gulami", starring Dharmendra, Mithun, Nasirudin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Anita Raj and Rina Rai. The main reason the small town was used for the month-long shooting was the noted havelis.

Ratannagar was built by Shah Nand Ram Kedia and Seth Laxman Das Ji Hirawat as they moved from shekhwati after some scuffle between them and the then sekhwati rulers.The maharaja of bikaner sri Ganga singhji agreed to provide the land on request by them but he put a condition that the new town to be developed by the Hirawat's and kedia's should be named after his son Sri Ratan singh ji.Hence Ratannagar was built in the style of Jaipur. It is known for its street layout and distinctive scenery.

City's street are strait and every street cross to each other. Ratannagar city is famous for "Ran bankuro" as like Colonel Jaisingh ji. The Hero of Longewala post in 1965 war with Pakistan.

Pujari Misthan Bhandar is world famous shop of sweets 'Peda' from two generation for purity and taste founded by late Shri Ram Ballabh Pujari where only cow milk use to make pedas.

Seth Manmal ji Hirawat was a well known wealthy and famous grand son of Sri Laxman Das Ji Hirawat, very rare collection of antiques Haveli's rare antique items still kept are a perfect glimpse of the historical and cultural background of the era.

Important Buildings[edit]

  • Shri Govindv Dev ji Mandir
  • Police Thana
  • Govt. Hospital
  • Haveli
  • Omkar Ashram
  • Satyanarayan More haveli (More Bhawan)
  • pryag nath ashram
  • Hirawat Haveli's

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.