Sankhwali

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Sankhwali
rural
Sankhwali is located in Rajasthan
Sankhwali
Sankhwali
Location in Rajasthan, India
Sankhwali is located in India
Sankhwali
Sankhwali
Sankhwali (India)
Coordinates: 25°29′00″N 72°53′00″E / 25.4833°N 72.8833°E / 25.4833; 72.8833Coordinates: 25°29′00″N 72°53′00″E / 25.4833°N 72.8833°E / 25.4833; 72.8833
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictJalor
Elevation
178 m (584 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total3,059
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
307029
Telephone code+912978
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ-16
Sex ratio1169 /

Sankhwali is a village in the Ahore tehsil of Jalore district of Indian state Rajasthan.

Mithari river, the tributary river of Luni vanishes near this village after entering the Jalore district from Pali district.

History[edit]

It is an ancient village, inhabited about more than 5,000 years ago. Arjun after eloping with Lord Krishna's sister Subhadra from Dwarika got married here in a nearby village Bhadrajun with the help of a priest (a local brahimn). In exchange for his services, Arjuna gave his conch shell (Shankh) to the brahimn and Subhadra gave him her earring (bali). Hence brahman's this village was thereafter known as Sankhvali. A small temple was erected there and Devi Subhadra is being worshipped as "Dhumda Mata".[1] & [2]

Demographics[edit]

Population of Sankhwali is 3,059 according to census 2001. where male population is 1,410 while female population is 1,649.[3]

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