Saturday, 9 July 2011

Beawar, Rajasthan

Beawar is a city in the Rajasthan state of India. Beawar was the capital of Merwara state of Rajputana. It is located 190 kilometres (118 mi) southwest of the state capital Jaipur, and situated amidst the Aravali hills.

Beawar was founded by Colonel Dixon in 1835. Beawar was a part of British India, the administrative headquarters of Merwara district. Since the ancient days the region where Beawar lies is called Magra-Merwara. It was named after a local village called Beawar Khas. This region was ruled by fierce tribes such as the Kathats (Muslim Rajputs) and Rawat Rajputs which the British tried to subdue but could not because their power concentration was scattered in many small villages and were excellent in Guerilla warfare. The battle of Shyamgarh was famously fought between Kathats and British. The British won but the Kathats abandoned the fort of shyamgarh and employed Guerilla tactics causing consistent damage to the Britishers. So the Britishers founded a military cantonment with fortified walls for protection and further military missions. To keep the menace of Kathats and Rawat-Rajputs the Britishers raised a battalion enrolling Kathats and Rawat-Rajputs and named it Magra-Merwara battalion.They used this Battalion for further military missions which proved quite efficient. They put up a sign board of Be-aware as a warning to the British caravans and officers leaving the cantonment or passing by. Slowly with time the local people came to think of it as the name of the cantonment and so the cantonment begun to be called Beawar. Beawar is situated at a strategic location in Rajasthan, India. The city was founded in 1836 as a military cantonment, between the royal states of Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.

Places to See:

Ashapura mataji ka mandir

Pink Temple  

Desert Circle Beawar

Sankat Mochan Hanumaan Temple

Beawar Zoo


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