|Founded by||Bharat Singh|
|Elevation||364 m (1,194 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||RJ 51|
Shahpura is a Municipality city in district of Bhilwara, Rajasthan. The Shahpura city is divided into 25 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Shahpura Municipality has population of 30,320 of which 15,279 are males while 15,041 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.
Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 3997 which is 13.18% of total population of Shahpura (M). In Shahpura Municipality, Female Sex Ratio is of 984 against state average of 928. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Shahpura is around 929 compared to Rajasthan state average of 888. Literacy rate of Shahpura city is 77.84% higher than state average of 66.11%. In Shahpura, Male literacy is around 87.47% while female literacy rate is 68.14%.
Shahpura Municipality has total administration over 5,671 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.
The population of Shahpura is religiously diverse. There are 79.83% Hindus, 18.36% Muslims, 0.03% Christian, 0.04% Sikh and 1.71% Jain. In Shahpura, there are a number of ancient temples which are part of people's daily life to preach there.
Out of total population, 9,986 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 7,685 were males while 2,301 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 9986 working population, 89.36% were engaged in Main Work while 10.64% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.
Shahpura is known as the jagir (estate) of Surajmal, second son of Maharana Amir Singh I; their title is 'Raja Dhiraj'. Surajmal had two sons, Sujan Singh and Veeramdeo. During Shah Jahan's period, Sujan joined the service of the Emperor, who gave him the district of Phoolia and a mansab (military posting) of 800 Jat (foot soldiers) and 300 Sawar (horse or horsemen). In 1643, Sujan Singh's mansab was raised to 1,000 Jat and 500 Sawar, and in 1645, to 1,500 Jat and 700 Sawar. Later, he went to Kandahar with Mughal Prince Aurangzeb and, in 1651, his mansab was again raised, to 2,000 Jat and 800 Sawar.When Shah Jahan sent his army, under the command of Saddulla Khan, to Chittor to demolish a wall that had been restored in contravention of the 1615 treaty (see AMAR SHINGH I, MAHARANA), Sujan Singh was with him. To revenge Sujan's ungrateful act, Maharana Raj Singh I attacked Shahpura (1658) and exacted a penalty of Rs. 22,000/-. Maharana Raj Singh also burnt the area governed by Sujan's younger brother, Veeramdeo. Later, Shah Jahan sent Sujan to Dharmat to assist Maharana Jaswant Singh in his fight against the rebellious Prince Aurangzeb. There, Sujan died with his 5 sons. Veeramdeo, Sujan's brother, also left the Maharana and joined Shah Jahan, where he received the mansab of 800 Jat and 400 Sawar. He fought bravely in the Kandahar expeditions and his mansab was raised to 3,000 Jat and 1,000 Sawar. At the battle of Samugadh, Veeramdeo was in the first flank of Mughal Prince Dara's force against Prince Aurangzeb. After Dara was defeated, Veeramdeo went over to Aurangzeb. Later, he was sent to Assam with Ram Singh of Jaipur. After this, he returned to Mathura with Safshikan Khan, where he died around 1688.
Fateh Singh, elder son of Sujan Singh was also killed at Dharmat, and Fateh's son, a minor, succeeded him. Six years later, Sujan's fourth son, Daulat Singh, usurped Shahpura and became its ruler. (Fateh's descendants are now at Gangwas and Barliawas.) When Aurangzeb attacked Maharana Raj Singh, Daulat was in the Mughal army. Daulat's son, Bharat Singh, fought for Maharana Sangram Singh II in the battle against Mewati Ranbaj Khan. Bharat was imprisoned by his son, Umaid Singh, and died in prison. Umaid Singh wanted to make his younger son, Zalim Singh, his successor; to do this; he poisoned his elder son, Udyot Singh. He even wanted to kill his grandson (i.e., Udyot's son) and sent a soldier to commit the heinous act. The soldier struck but missed, only wounding him. At that moment, Ran Singh's son, Bhim Singh, aged only 14, killed the soldier, and Umaid's dream to make Zalim his successor was foiled. Many of Mewar's nobles were against Maharana Ari Singh II (1761-1773). Ari Singh wooed Umaid Singh to his side and gave him the Paragna Kachola (District of Kachola). Umaid died at Ujjain (see UJJAIN, BATTLE OF), fighting for the Maharana against Madhav Rao SINDHIA. In 1869, Nahar Singh, who had been adopted, became the ruler of Shahpura (he had been the son of Balwant Singh of Dhanop). In 1903, the British awarded him the K.C.I.E., and entitled him to a 9-gun salute. He became a member of the MEHDRAJ SABHA. Later, he refused to go into the service of Maharana FATEH SINGH, claiming to be an independent ruler. However, the British ruled that he would have to comply, every second year, and pay Rs. 1 Lakh to the Maharana as a penalty for not attending his Court.
Shahpura is a place of pilgrimage for the followers of the Ram Snehi sect. Founded in 1804 they have a shrine in the town called Ramdwara. The chief priest there is the head of the sect. Pilgrims from all over the world visit the shrine throughout the year. Shahpura is well known for Ram Snehi's Ramdwara. There is famous fair called PHOOLDOL MELA. is for 5 dsys after Holi. by Ramdwara Temple.
Middle of city The temple of CHARBHUJA NATH is situate. and also A HANUMAN TEMPLE Called by BALAJI KI CHATRI. is Near by the famous Charbhuja temple.
There is 8 Prachin Jain Temple 4 is SWETAMBER SAMPRADAYA AND 4 DIGAMBER SAMPRADAYA.
By Air: Nearest Airport is Sanganer (Jaipur) which is about 177 km away from Shahpura And Other Dabok (udaipur) which is about 202 km (Both airport are International airport)
By Road: Direct Buses From :- Delhi Jaipur Udaipur Chittorgarh Haridwar Ajmer etc. (Nearest National Highway is NH No.79. which is about 40 km away from Shahpura)
By Train: Nearest Railway station is Bhilwara Which is about 52 km from shahpura
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