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Bhilwara

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Dams · Architectural Buildings
Bhilwara is a city in the Mewar region of Rajasthan, India. it is the seventh largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the one hundred twenty first largest city in India.HistoryAccording to substantiation the present Bhilwara city had a mint where coins known as 'BHILADI' were minted and from this denomination was derived the name of the district. And other story goes like this that a tribe known as bheel helped Maharana Pratap Pratap in war against Mughal Empire king Akbar lived in Bhilwara region that's this area came to be known as Bheel+Bada (Bheel's area) Bhilwara. Over the years it has emerged out as the one of the major cities of Rajasthan. Nowadays, Bhilwara is better known as the textile city in the country.The oldest part of this town was set up in the middle of the 11th century by building a Krishna Radha mandir (temple) that still exists and is known as the Bada Mandir. The area that is now known as Purana Bhilwara (Patwari Mohalla, Junawas, Manikya Nagar Malikhera). There is also reference to Arjuna having fought here during the Mahabharata period. Historical records show that a town named Mandal close to Bhilwara served as the military base for the Mughals when they had attacked Chittaurgarh. The ruins of their campsite can still be seen today. A watch tower that was built on a small mound in Mandal is now a Devi temple. Total diameter of Bhilwara is nearly 70 km. There are only 5 statutes of Panchmukhi Hanuman in entire world and one of theme is in Bhilwara known as Panchmukhi Hanuman Darbar. There is a saying that this statute was built by a Sadhu for a Rich man and after that no one could move this statute from its place.
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