Monday, September 27, 2010

Khetri Nagar: A town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, a Historical place related to Swami Vivekananda




Khetri Nagar is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Shekhawati region. Khetri is actually two towns, the first "Khetri Town" was founded by Raja Khet Singhji Nirwan. The other is the town of "Khetri Nagar", which is about 10 km away from Khetri. It is known for its Copper Project. The township of Khetri Nagar is built and is under control of the Hindustan Copper Limited, a public sector unit under Government of India.



The nearest railway station is Chirawa at a distance of 30 km. Khetri is at a distance of 190 km from Delhi and 180 km from Jaipur. Frequent buses are available from Jaipur to reach Khetri. From Delhi, one has to take a bus to Singhana, and catch a cab from there.


Khetri was the second largest Thikana in Jaipur State. It was the thikana of Nirwan sub-clan of (Chauhan) subsub-clan Rajput Hindu King at the time of Rajputana. The rulers of Khetri belonged to Shekhawat sub-clan (Bhojraj Ji Ka subsub-clan) of Kachawa dynasty of Jaipur. The king of Khetri Maharaja Ajit Singh of Khetri gave name of Swami Vivekananda, to Narendra. The saffron turban and clothes was given to swamiji by Raja Ajit Singh. King also helped Swamiji financially for going to Chicago Dharma Samellan, from where swamiji got publicity worldwide.



Khetri nagar has a multicultural ambience due to people from all states coming in and working in the copper project. Singhana is the bus terminal which links all the nearby places. Khetri also has a centre of Ramakrishna Mission, and this centre is active in philanthropic activities in this town and near by villages for long time.



The fort of khetri was built by king of Khetri Raja Shri Ajit Singh Shekhawat Ji Saheb Bahadur and is an easy trek of 4 km from the base. The splendid view from the fort is a breathtaking experience and also includes a marvellous but small marble temple. The spiral shaped open-cast copper mine called Chandmari is a treat to eyes, when viewed from the hilltop along the boundaries of the fort. This mine has been shut down and is abandoned. There is one temple on the top which is locked for visitors.



Raja Ajit Singh of Khetri, a patron of talents and ardent lover of arts and fine arts, science and technology, was fortunate to have come in contact with the world-adored Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest sons of the soil-Bharat. In 1891, inspired by the divine behest of his mentor, Bhagwan Shri. Ramkrishna Paramhamsa, who embodied the symbol of universal religions, Swamiji reached Abu en-route a country-wide tour, undertaken with a resolve to uplift his country and serve his faith for the good of mankind.



There, on June 4, 1891, he had his first meeting with the Khetri Ruler, Ajit Singhji. Inspired by the impressively effulgent personality of erudite Swamiji, the Raja accepted him as his Guru and reverentially brought him to Khetri. Swamiji reached Khetri for the first time on august 7, 1891, and stayed with the Ruler until October 27, 1891.



During his stay at Khetri, both of them had exchange of views on spiritualism, every day. To broaden the mind of the Raja, Swamiji not only brought home the importance of modern science to him, but also taught him this faculty. Not only that, Swamiji too studied the Panini Ashthadhyai along with Patanjala Bhashya under Rajpandit Narayan Das-ji, Shastri of Khetri and enriched his knowledge in this field.



Ajit Sagar:

Its a artificial large lake on the outskirt of Khetri made by Raja Ajit Singh. Wild boars, barahsinghas(Rucervus duvaucelii) and migratory birds can be seen here. The town of Khetri is also famous for its delicious pickles. A worthy place to visit by one who wants to wander the places still left undiscovered.



Gopinath ji temple:

The temple of Gopinathji is a unique example of shekhwati paintings. A person who wants to see the painting art of shekhawati should visit Gopinathji temple also.



Pannasar Talab:

One Artificial Talab is also in Khetri named Pannasar Talab. This is also a big monument made by human being in Rajasthan. all the water collected from hills comes into the pond. there are three storage tank also in case of overflow in rainy season. Sthapatya kala is also there in the form of small statues made on the boundaries.



Temples:

There are many temples which are very beautifully made, which can be visited. 1. Varahi Devi, 2.Hanuman Ghadi, 3.Sidhhi Vinayak 4.ganga mataji ka Mandir, 5.Bihari ji ka mandir, 6.Temple of RaniSati(On Fort) 7.Jhojhu Aashram etc.



Khetri Nagar is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Shekhawati region. Khetri is actually two towns, the first "Khetri Town" was founded by Raja Khet Singhji Nirwan. The other is the town of "Khetri Nagar", which is about 10 km away from Khetri. It is known for its Copper Project. The township of Khetri Nagar is built and is under control of the Hindustan Copper Limited, a public sector unit under Government of India.



The nearest railway station is Chirawa at a distance of 30 km. Khetri is at a distance of 190 km from Delhi and 180 km from Jaipur.











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3 comments:

N G NAIR said...

Our memorable days at Khetrinagar,JHUNJHUNU

hindu blog said...

It's Gorgeous post and also image. I liked it.
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Nithi bha said...

Thanks. one of the most beautiful places that too u get a home stay u would never forget the trip lot of cultural activities going it z like living with the nature. i enjoyed a lot for travelled to jhunjhunu for that i Book Bus Tickets through online.

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