ADD SOME TEXT THROUGH CUSTOMIZER
ADD SOME TEXT THROUGH CUSTOMIZER

Dausa District, Rajasthan

Dausa District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The city of Dausa is the district headquarters.

In April 2015, Dausa reached infamy due to the unfortunate death of a well off [1][2] resident farmer Gajender Singh, of Jhamarwada village, during a political rally in Delhi. [3][4] [5]The resultant national furore on the media brought attention to the larger issue of farmer suicides during the last decade in India, the current agrarian crisis due to seed monopolies by companies like Monsanto and the apathy of the central and state governments to this issue.

Dausa District, Rajasthan has a population of 1,316,790 (2001 census), an area of 2950 km², and a population density of 384 persons per km² with 62.75% literacy rate. It is bounded on the north by Alwar District, on the northeast by Bharatpur District, on the southeast by Karauli District, on the south by Sawai Madhopur District, and on the west by Jaipur District. The district is divided into five tehsils, Baswa, Dausa, Lalsot, Mahwa and Sikrai. The Sawa and Ban Ganga rivers run through the district. It is situated on National Highway no.11 From Jaipur to Agra. It is 55 km to the east of Jaipur. In Tehsil Mahwa there is a Gram Panchayat, Kherla Bujurg, it is famous for a record which was made during an election of member for legislative assembly Mahwa seat for Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha. All three candidates from National parties were resident this village, all of these three were from same cast (Gurjar), all were advocate by there profession. Eventually Hari Singh Gurjar was elected. BBC news services broadcast a special programme about it.

History of Dausa District, Rajasthan

Dausa is named after a hill near the city that was called Devgiri.[clarification needed] On the top of hill is situated a fort, built by Badgujar Kings, who were the orininal rulers of this area. Later, Dausa was given by Chauhans to Kachwahas, but the centre of their power shifted to Amber.

When Akbar went to Ajmer as a pilgrim to Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in 1562, he stayed in Dausa and met with Rupsi Baragi, Hakim of Dausa at the time and brother of Bharmal. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Dausa. The main crops of the district are wheat, bajra, rapeseed, mustard and groundnuts.

Dausa District was constituted on 10 April 1991 by separating four tehsils, namely Dausa, Baswa, Sikrai, & Lalsot from Jaipur district.[citation needed] Mahwa Tehsil of Sawai Madhopur was included in this district on 15 August 1992.

Statistical data

Dausa is the smallest district of Rajasthan according to area.

Based on information displayed on Dausa’s official website

Visiting Places at Dausa District, Rajasthan
Dausa has many places to visit like as Abhaneri and Mehandipur Balaji Temple . In Abhaneri many movies have been shot including Paheli starring Shahrukh Khan.[13]Mehandipur Balaji Temple is a divine places for devotees specially from nearby states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi
Abhaneri: Abhaneri is famous for its post-gupta or early medieval monuments. It is situated at about 33 km from the district headquarters towards Bandikui. The Chand Baori (Step Well) and Harshat Mata Temple are the important places to visit.
Bhandarej: Bhandarej is famous for walls, sculptures, decorative lattice work, terracotta utensils etc. found in excavation. It is situated at about 10 km from the district headquarters towards Sikandra on NH-11.
Khawaraoji: Khawaraoji is famous for residence of the then ruler Raoji and natural beauty. It is situated at about 25 km from the district headquarters towards Sikrai. Though, it has typical way to reach this place, the fort like 350+ years old residence is converted into the Hotel Khawa Palace. There is one more fort on the top of hills which is said to be 1200 years old. Surrounded by hills on three sides, and having Amol Ghati nearby with natural beauty, this place has worth to visit by tourists. There is a Lake behind the hills in Khawaraoji Village. With beautiful hills, lake and desert it is a treat for the tourists to visit the place.
Jhajhirampura : Jhajhirampura is famous for the natural water tank and temples of Rudra (Shiv), Balaji (Hanuman) and other religious god and goddess. It is situated at around 45 km from district headquarters towards Baswa (Bandikui). Surrounded by hills and with natural water resource, this place has natural and spiritual glory.
Temples and Religious Spots at Dausa District, Rajasthan
Mehandipur Balaji Temple: The temple of Bajrang Bali (Hanuman) god is famous for treatment of mentally disturbed people. With the tremendous growth in medical sciences in the world, still people from all over India come to this place to overcome such diseases. It is situated about 40 km from district headquarters on NH11 towards Mahwa/Agra.
Neelkanth & Panch Mahadev: Dausa is also known as DEVNAGRI. In fact, Sahajnath, Somnath, Gupteshwar & Neelkanth, the five images of God Shive (Mahadev) are situated in the temples at Dausa. The temple of Neelkanth, situated on the plateau of the nearby hill, shows its ancient glory and spiritual presence. The roap-way also attracts the tourists to enjoy the faith of this religious place.
Gatolav: Gatolav, at the district headquarters, is famous for the birth of Sant Sunderdas who had been preached by his master, Sant Dadudayal, the founder of Dadupanthi religion.
Shri Paplaj Mata Mandir:The Temple of Paplaj Mata Ji is situated in the sub-district Lalsot. The goddess is worship by Gurjar & Meena Caste.