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Bhadra
Bhadra
Nickname(s): 
The Aryan City
Bhadra
Bhadra
Location in Hanumangarh Rajasthan, India
Bhadra
Bhadra
Bhadra (India)
Coordinates: 29°07′N 75°10′E / 29.12°N 75.17°E / 29.12; 75.17Coordinates: 29°07′N 75°10′E / 29.12°N 75.17°E / 29.12; 75.17
CountryIndia
StateRajasthan
DistrictHanumangarh
Elevation
192 m (630 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total127,868
Languages
 • OfficialHindi,Rajasthani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
335501
Area code(s)01504
ISO 3166 codeRJ-IN
Vehicle registrationRJ49

Bhadra is a city and a municipality in Hanumangarh district in the state of Rajasthan, India.

Bhadra in colloquial Marwari (a dialect of Hindi) means "The City of Grace". This name comes from the river Raslana Vithrika Bhadra. Bhadra was founded by Bhadrak community on the Sangam of Varshvati and Swarnabhadra rivers which were a Janpad/Gantantra. Bhadra's history can be traced from the time of Mahabharata where it was mentioned that Bhadra is in Kurupradesh. Jats after being defeated by Mohmed Gazni in the year 1027 came to Jangal Pradesh and rebuilt Bhadra.

The town is well connected through a railroad on the Sri Ganganagar-Sadulpur (Rajgarh)-Jaipur line, and through state highways to Hisar and Sirsa in the neighbouring state of Haryana.Roads are very good of this city since long time .

Administration

There are 215 villages under Bhadra Tehsil, of which the main ones are:[1]

Demographics

As of the 2011 Indian census,[2] Bhadra has a population of 127,000. Males constitute 53% (70,000) of the population and females 47% (57,000). Bhadra has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Language

Bagri, a dialect of the Rajasthani language, is spoken by a majority of the population. A little influence of the Haryanvi language can be noticed because of the close proximity of the town to Haryana.

Places of interest

Bhadra Market is famous for clothes and textiles imported from Haryana. The main market is located near Bapu Walo Ki Dharamsala at Murti Chowk.

Gogamedi (Hindi: गोगामेड़ी) is a village of religious importance in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan, India, 350 km from Jaipur. A grand fair is held in Gogamedi in August in memory of Gogaji (a Chauhan Rajput from Dadrewa village in Churu district) which runs for one month from the Poornima of Sharvan to the Poornima of Bhadrapad every year. Gogamedi is accessible on NH 65 from Chandigarh.

Sports

The Govt. College Ground cricket stadium has a seating capacity of 3,185 and has hosted State and District Cricket or Football matches. Indoor Stadium and Railway Cricket Ground are the other sporting areas in the city.

Transport

Road

Bhadra is located on National Highway No. 8 connecting Delhi and Jaipur. RJ Sh 37 links Jaipur with Kota and National Highway 8 links Bikaner. The RSRTC operates bus service to major cities in Rajasthan, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Gujarat. The service operates more than 400 regular and low-floor buses. Major bus depots are located at Main Bus Stand, Ambedkar chock (night buses only), and Sahwa Bus Stand.

Rail

Tahsil Bhadra railway station (North Western Railway zone, Bikaner division) is well connected to major cities and towns like Bikaner, Suratgarh, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Sikar, Ramgarh Shekhawati, Sadulpur, Churu, Gogameri, Nohar, Bhadra, Hanumangarh, Sri Ganganagar including Ramgarh, Elanabad, and Tibbi. Other cities include Bilaspur, Mumbai, and Sikar.

Education

There are many government and private schools for high school education providing education in all streams like arts, science and commerce affiliated to CBSE as well as BSER.

Banks

There are several nationalized, scheduled, and rural banks in the city.

Nationalized banks include the Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, State Bank of India, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, and State Bank of Patiala.

Other scheduled banks include ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, AXIS Bank, and Rajasthan Marudhara Bank.

Media

Major daily newspapers in Bhadra include Rajasthan Patrika, Samachar Jagat, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Navajyoti, and The Times of India.[3][4] The state-owned All India Radio is broadcast both on the medium wave and FM band in the city. FM stations Gyan Vani (105.6 MHz). The city has a community FM channel in FM Radio 7 (90.4 MHz) by India International School Institutional Network. The public broadcaster Doordarshan (Prasar Bharati) provides a regional channel in addition to the private broadcasters.

References

  1. ^ "Administration". hanumangarh.rajasthan.gov.in.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Jaipur Guide". bhaskar.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Dainik Navajyoti". dainiknavajyoti.com. Retrieved 27 July 2015.