Friday, 8 July 2011

Jalore, Rajasthan

The Jalore town is scenically located in the Jalore district in Rajasthan. It is bound by the districts of Barmer, Pali, Sirohi and Banaskantha district of Gujarat. Originally, Jalore was known as Jabalipura, the name of a saint. It was also popularly known as Suvarnnagri or Golden Mount due to the prosperity within the kingdom. It flourished under the Chauhan Rajputs dynasty founded by Kirtipala, the son of the ruler of Alhana in 1181 and the greatest ruler was Udayasimha, whose rule is considered to be the golden period in Jalores history. The Jalore region changed hands and became part of the Mughal Empire under Akbar. Later it again became part of the Marwar region till the Indian independence. Since ancient times, Jalore has been part of the pilgrimage sector in Rajasthan but lately, it has become a popular tourist destination for those seeking the arid beauty of real rustic Rajasthan. Jalore is an upcoming town with a rich past, interesting cultural heritage and numerous attractive sightseeing destinations. Ancient temples, mosques and a multitude of historical buildings dot the landscape at Jalore; while comfortable rest-houses and hotels provide warm hospitality to tourists and travelers, giving them the true flavor of Rajasthani culture.

Jalore Fort


The main attraction of Jalore is its fort, which was one of the 'nine castles of Maru', under the Parmaras in the 10th century. Jalore retains an impressive fort which has been known over history as the Sonagir or the 'golden mount'.

Sunda Mata temple

Sunda Mata temple,Jalore

At 1220 M height in the Aravli ranges there on Sundha mountain is temple of goddesses Chamunda Devi a very sacred place for devotees.

This place lies in Raniwara Teshil in the midest of Malwara to Jaswantpura Road near Dantlawas village. Lacs of tourists from Gujarat and Rajasthan visits here.

Lohanagarh of Jaswantpura

70 Km. away from Jalore, 40 Km. from Bhinmal and 50 Km. from Aburoad, Jaswantpura is the most greenous panchayat samiti area of Jalore district. Situated in the valley of mountain its natural beauty is tremendous Temperature during summers remains comparatively Low.

Jain Temples

Jalore is also a place of pilgrimage for Jains and the famous Jain temples of Adinath, Mahavira, Parsvanath and Santinath are located here. The oldest temple is that of Adinath, which existed as far back as in the 8th century. The mandapa was subsequently built in 1182 A.D. by Yasovira, a Srimali vaishya............

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