Sambhar Lake Town

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Sambhar Lake Town
town
Sambhar Lake Town is located in Rajasthan
Sambhar Lake Town
Sambhar Lake Town
Location in Rajasthan, India
Sambhar Lake Town is located in India
Sambhar Lake Town
Sambhar Lake Town
Sambhar Lake Town (India)
Coordinates: 26°54′37″N 75°11′09″E / 26.91028°N 75.18583°E / 26.91028; 75.18583Coordinates: 26°54′37″N 75°11′09″E / 26.91028°N 75.18583°E / 26.91028; 75.18583
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictJaipur
Government
 • BodySub Divisional Magistrate
Elevation
367 m (1,204 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total22,293
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-

Sambhar (officially known as Sambhar Lake Town) is a village and a municipality in Jaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the Sambhar Salt Lake, the largest salt lake in India.

Description[edit]

Sambhar is known for the Sambhar Salt Lake, which is the largest inland salt lake in India. It derives its name from Shakambhari Devi, Goddess of the Chauhan clan, whose temple is located 28 km from the town. It is also mentioned in the legendary epic Mahabharata.

Sambhar lake has an archeological site at Naliasar lake dating 2000 BC.[citation needed] A small hamlet has been found while excavation of the site, which gives an insight of construction of homes, water well and food grain storage, various coins of different dynasties. A lot is still buried below the sand dunes. Devyani sarovar and surrounding temples is another place adjoining Sambhar lake of Indian mythological connection.[citation needed]

Sambhar was the capital of the Chahamanas of Shakambhari before the 12th century.

Sambhar hosts a variety of avian species. Popular species of birds sighted here are coots, black-winged stilts and redshanks. During the monsoon season, a huge number of Siberian pink flamingos carpet the Sambhar Salt Lake making it wonderfully pinkish.

Sambhar is approximately 60 km from Jaipur and 70 km from Ajmer.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Sambhar had a population of 22,293. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Sambhar has an average literacy rate of 44%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. In Sambhar, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Local fairs[edit]

  • Nandkeshwar Ji ka Mela (Fair of Nandkeshwar)
  • Teeej-Gangaur Ka Mela
  • Dushera Ka Mela
  • Devyani Ji Ka Mela (Sambhar)
  • Shakambhri Mata Ka Mela
  • Teja Ji Ka Mela
  • Dayal Maharaj Ka Mela
  • Kwaja Hisamudin Ka Mela

Institutions[edit]

Library[edit]

  • Sambhar Town Hall Library

Education[edit]

  • Govt Darbar Sr. Sec. School
  • Govt Girls Sr. Sec. School
  • St. Anselm‌s school

(((*Govt Shakambhar P.G. College

  • mts school

Hospital[edit]

  • Govt Hospital (General) a.k.a. "chota Haspatal"
  • Govt Hospital (Janana) a.k.a. "Janana Haspatal"
  • Sambhar Salt Hospital a.k.a. "bada Haspatal"

Public transport[edit]

Train[edit]

Sambhar Lake Town railway station is a small rail station for the town. Only 7 trains halt at this village.

  • 54811/54812 Bhopal - Jodhpur Express connects the town with Jaipur, Kota, Bhopal, Sawai Madhopur, Makrana, Degana etc.
  • 14853/14854/14863/14864 Varanasi - Jodhpur Marudhar Express connects the city with Varanasi, Lucknow, Agra, Jaipur etc.
  • 22981/22982 Kota - Sri ganganagar Express from Kota via. Bikaner to Sri ganganagar via. Suratgarh
  • 12467 / 12468 Leelan express from Jaisalmer to Jaipur via Merta road, Bikaner, Lalgarh, etc.
  • 59705 /59706 Suratgarh - Jaipur Fast Passenger vai. Phulera, Makrana, Medta Road, Nagour, Bikaner, etc.

Bus[edit]

  • RSRTC Bus Stand

Other Modes[edit]

  • Tanga (carriage) They still ply in town, makes it among few places where we can still enjoy such ride.
  • Autorickshaw

Religious places[edit]

  • Maa Shakambhri Temple
  • Devyani Ji Sarovar
  • Sarmishta Ji Sarovar
  • Lakshmi Narayan Ji Temple
  • Hajrat Husamudeen Chisti (The Grandson of Sufi Sant Moheenudeen Chisti of Ajmer) Dargah
  • Sukh Sagar Ashram
  • Dadu Dayalji
  • Ramleela Rangmanch
  • Goverdhan Nath Ji Ka Temple
  • Narsingh Das Ji Ka Tiba
  • Jain Mandir
  • Shanichar Ji Ka Temple
  • Raktya Bhairu Ji Ka Temple
  • Laddu Gopal Mandir
  • Santhoshi Mata Temple
  • Kesriya Kawar Bharu temple
  • Kuand Ki Kothi Dadu Dayal Temple
  • Aasikali Baba Dargah
  • Charbhuja Nath temple
  • Mankamesewr Temple
  • Suraj Ji Ka Temple
  • Murlidhar Ji Temple
  • Bhut Nath Temple
  • Dayal Maharaj Ki Chatri Temple
  • Banjaro Ki Chatriya
  • Mata Ji Ka Chabutra
  • Shiv Balayogi Mandir
  • Dhanmandi Wale Balaji Mandir
  • Jageshwar Nath Ji Temple
  • Panchmukhi Balaji Temple
  • Laxmi Narayan And Naamdev Ji Temple
  • Ganga Mata ji temple
  • Annpurna Mata temple
  • Murlidhar Ji Temple, Jhande Ki Gali

In popular culture[edit]

For film Delhi-6 directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, production designer Samir Chanda, recreated inner lanes of Old Delhi at Sambhar village. Later for certain scenes, historic Jama Masjid was digitally added to the frame as a backdrop.[2] Certain scenes of many other popular films have been shot in Sambhar, such as:

  • JODHA AKBAR
  • DELHI-6
  • VEER
  • GULAAL
  • HIGHWAY
  • DRONA
  • PK
  • TEVER
  • Ram-Leela

Songs Shootings like

  • DJ Wale Babu By Bhadsh
  • Car Me Music Baja By Neha Kakkar
  • Mar Gaye Meet Gaye Lut Gaye Ji By Hansraj Hans

See also[edit]

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.
  2. ^ Deepanjana Pal (September 2013). "Places Other Than This". The Big Indian Picture. Retrieved 2013-12-06.