Pali Marwar

Geologists Trace The Existence Of Pali To Pre-Historic Age And Maintain That It Has Emerged From The Vast Western Sea Spread Over A Large Part Of The Present Day
Rajasthan. In The Vedic Age Maharsi Javali Stayed In This Area For Meditation And Interpretation Of Vedas. The Pandavas In The Mahabharata Age Also Have Made This
Area (Near Bali)  Their Resting Place During The Exile. As A Part Of Ancient Arbuda Province, This Area Was Known As Balla-Desh.
Historical Relics Depict The Existence Of This Area During The Kushana Age, When King Kannishka Had Conquered Rohat And Jaitaran Area, Parts Of Today'S Pali District, In
120 AD. Till The End Of Seventh Century A. D. , This Area Was Reigned By The Chalukya King Harshavardhana Who Also Conquered Bhinmal And Most Of The Present Area
Of Rajasthan.

After The Arab Invasions Of India This Area Was Concentrated By Rajput Rulers From All Over India. During The Period From 10Th To 15Th Century, Boundaries Of Pali
Extended To Adjoining Mewar, Godwad And Marwar. All Rajput Rulers Resisted The Foreign Invaders But Individually Fought For Each Other'S Land And Leadership.
After The Defeat Of Prithvi Raj Chouhan, The Great Warrior Against Mohd. Gauri, The Rajput Power Of The Area Was Disintegrated And Mewar And Godwad Area Of Pali
Become The The Subjects Of Then Ruler Of Mewar, Maharana Kumbha. But Pali City Which Was Ruled By Brahmin Rulers With The Patronage Of Neighbouring Rajput
Rulers, Remained Peaceful And Progressive.

16Th And 17Th Century Saw A Number Of Battles In The Surrounding Areas Of Pali. Shershah Suri Was Defeated By Rajput Rulers In The Battle Of Gini, Mughal Emperor
Akbar'S Army Had Constant Battles With Maharana Pratap In Godwad Area. Again After The Mughals Had Conquered Almost All Of Rajputana, Veer Durga Das Rathore Of
Marwar Made Organized Efforts To Redeem The Marwar Area From Aurangzeb, The Last Mughal  Emperor. By Then Pali Had Become Subservient To Rathores Of Marwar
State. Pali Was Rehabilitated By Maharaja Vijay Singh And Soon It Became An Important Commercial Center.
Role In Struggle For Freedom: Under British Rule Pali Played An Important Role By Pioneering The Freedom Struggle In Marwar. Various Thakurs Of Pali Under The
Stewardship Of  Thakur Of Auwa, Who Was The Most Powerful Of All, Confronted With The British Rule. Auwa Fort Was Surrounded By The British Army And Then Confilcts
Lasted By 5 Days, When At Last The Fort Was Possessed By The British Army. But This Heroie Action Of Auwa Paved The Way For Continued And Organised Struggle For

Pali Is Located At 25.77°N 73.33°E. It Has An Average Elevation Of 214 Metres (702 Feet ).
The  Great Aravali  Hills Link Pali District With Ajmer, Rajsamand, Udaipur And Sirohi Districts. Western Rajasthan'S Famous River Luni And Its Tributaries Jawai, Mithadi,
Sukadi, Bandi And Guhiabala Flows Through Pali District. The Largest Dams Of This Area Jawai Dam And Sardar Samand Dam Are Also Located In Pali District. While Plains Of
This District Are 180 To 500 Meters Above Sea Level, Pali City The District Headquarter, Is Situated At 212 Meters Above Sea Level. While The Highest Point Of Aravali  Hills In
The District Measures 1099 Meters, The Famous Ranakpur Temples Are Situated In The Foot Steps Of Aravalis . Parashuram Mahadev Temple, A Place Of Worship For
Millions Of Devotees Of Lord Shiva, Is Also Located In The Pali District  On The Hights Of Aravali Range.

As Of 2011 India Census,[2] Pali Had A Population Of 229,956. Males Constitute 52.2% Of The Population And Females 47.8%. Pali Has An Average Literacy Rate Of 68.2%,
Higher Than The National Average Of 74.04%: Male Literacy Is 77.24%, And Female Literacy Is 59%. In Pali, 13% Of The Population Is Under 6 Years Of Age.

The Climatic Conditions Of Pali District Are Some What Different Than The Western Rajasthan. Although, Basically The Summer Season Raise The Temperature Upto 46-47
Degree Centigrade At Peak Time In May-June , A Large Variation In Temperature  Is Found Due To Adjoining Green And Hilly Areas. Winters Are Moderately Cool During
December-Janruary  Lowering The Mercury To 4-5 Degree Centigrade Occasionally. Average Rainfall In The District During The Months Of July-October Is 300 Mm.

Bangur Museum
It Is Situated In The Pali City At Old Bus Stand And Named After Mr. Bangur Like Other Buildings In Pali-Bangur Hospital, Bangur Dharmshala. Many Old Historical And
Artistic Items Like Dresses, Coins, Arms Etc. Are Kept Here To Attract Tourists Which Are Interested In Rajasthani Culture.

Lakhotia Garden
Lakhotia Garden Is Situated In The Heart Of Pali City And Surrounded By A Pond. One Beautiful Temple Of Lord Shiva Is Also Situated In The Middle Of The Garden.

Somnath Mandir
Historical Somnath Mandir Is Famous For Its Historical Background And Shilpart. This Shiva Temple Is Situated In The Middle Of The City. It Was Constructed By Then King
Of Gujarat Kumarpal Solanki In The Vikram Samvat 1209 Or A.D.1152 Lakotiya Garden Is So Beautiful And So Nice There Is Also Shrimaliyon Ka Bas Near Somnath
Temple..Which Was Made By Maharana Pratap.

There Are Numerous Baoris (Stepwell)S In Pali And Each Has Its Own Unique Design And Architectural Excellence.The Step Wells Of Pali Are Unique Art Gallery With
Decorative Designs And Architecture, Symbolizing The Refined Taste Of The People Of The Time.

Maharana Pratap Smarak
The Birthplace Of Maharana Pratap, Situated Near By Somnath Temple.

Other Places
Naulakha Jain Temple, Radha Krishna Astrological House, Bajrang Bag, Karni Mata Temple, Hemavas Dam, Geeta Bhavan, Bangur Museum, Bangur Mandir, Sai Baba Temple,
Keshav Bhawan (Sangh Karyalay), Maharana Pratap Smarak (Birthplace Of Pratap) And Illogi Temple Are Some Of Other Places Of Interest.

Hemawas Dam
Hemawas Is A Village In Pali Tehsil Of Pali District In Rajasthan State Of India
Here Hemawas Dam Also Located On The Bandi River. This Dam Is The Third Largest Dam Of The Pali District, Built In 1911.

Meera Bai
Kudki Or Kurki Is A Small Village In Jaitaran Tehsil Of Pali District In Indian State Of Rajasthan.
This Village Is Located In North Of Pali District Near Nagaur District Border. This Village Is Birthplace Of Mira Bai.

Ranakpur Temple
Ranakpur Is A Village Located In Desuri Tehsil Near Sadri Town In The Pali District Of Rajasthan In Western India. It Is                                                                                                       
Located Between Jodhpur And Udaipur, In A Valley On The Western Side Of The Aravalli Range.
The Nearest Railway Station To Reach Ranakpur Is Falna Railway Station.

Places Of Interests
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Basic Static's

Provisional Census Population - 2011 Total Male Female
Population 2038533  1025895 1012638
Density (Person per sq. km.) 165 - -
Percentage Decadal Growth(2001-2011) 11.99 - -
Sex Ratio 987 - -
Literacy Rate 63.23 78.16 48.35


Area (Sq. Km)     : 12330.79 Total Cultivated Area(Hect.): 181862 Net Cultivated Area (Hecht.): 576225
Tehsil : 10 Panchayat Samiti  :  10              Gram Panchayat  : 320
Girdawari Circle : 43 Patwar Circle :  357 Villages  : 1052
Police Circle : 6 Police Thana :  27 Police Check Post: 44
Schools : 3171 Colleges    :  8 Post Office: 374
Dams : 99 wells  : --- Hand pumps : 5827
Fair Price Shop : 765 Cooperative Societies  : 972 Livestock  : 2354212
Community Health Center :15 Primery Health Center : 70 Unani Hospital/Disp.:6
Ayurvedic Hospitals  :5 Ayurvedic Dispensaries : 139 Homeopathic hospitals : 7
History of Pali Marwar