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Jhalrapatan is a town in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan state in India. It has been called the city of temples; the bells which sounded in the ancient city gave the name Jhalrapatan or city of bells. Some say the name originated from the tribe Jhala of regent Jalim Singh. Jhalrapatan is known for its vibrant growth and infrastructure development. Present chief minister of rajasthan smt. Vasundra Raje Sindhya is elected from this town which makes it more properious and beautiful.HistoryThe ruins of the city cover an area of more than a mile from east to west and about a mile from north to south. Several specimens of punch marked and other old coins have been discovered, confirming the antiquity of the place.Jhalrapatan is specially famous for its large number of temples. Of the early temples, about four or five still survive. The most famous of them is the temple of Sitalesvara Mahadeva. This temple is situated on the banks of rive Chandrabhaga. Fergusson, the noted historian considered this temple to be the oldest and most beautiful that he ever saw and rated this to be one of the most elegant specimens of architecture in India. Other important temples having beautiful architecture include Sun-Temple (Surya Mandir), Dwarikadheesh Temple, and the temple of Kalikadevi, the temple of Varaha Avatar, and Jain temple of Shantinatha. Jain Temple Shantinath is decorated with two white elephants at the entry point of the main tmple.EducationJhalrapatan has a well established educational structure with lots of primary and secondary schools,Computer Education Om Computer Sansthan High school Road Jhalrapatan is BIG Computer Institute Career Point Computer Institute Welcome Educational Center in front of petrol pump Lal BaagGovt schools include High schoolGovt girls school notable private schools are St Johns English medium secondary school Central schoolVasudha vidhya mandir.Adarsh Vidya Mandir, Sr. sec. school,Sanskar Vidya mandir, Sr. sec. school,saraswati vidhya mandir intermediate school.Dr radhakrishnan senior secondary school of science
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