JAHAZPUR
city
Nickname(s): 
YAGYAPUR
JAHAZPUR
JAHAZPUR
Location in Rajasthan, India
JAHAZPUR
JAHAZPUR
JAHAZPUR (India)
Coordinates: 25°37′N 75°17′E / 25.62°N 75.28°E / 25.62; 75.28Coordinates: 25°37′N 75°17′E / 25.62°N 75.28°E / 25.62; 75.28
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictBhilwara
Elevation
334 m (1,096 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total18,816
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Jahazpur is a city and a municipality in Bhilwara district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is particularly known for its Jain temple swastidham and is built around a fort.


HISTORY

According to legend, the fort of Jahazpur was originally built by Samprati, grandson of the great Mauryan emperor Ashoka, who was a follower of Jainism. This fort used to protect the terrain of Hadoti Bundi and Mewar like a giridwar. In the tenth century, Rana Kumbha rebuilt the fort of Jahazpur.

Jahazpur is an ancient town in Rajasthan near Bundi and Shahpura, towns of Bhilwara (polar coordinates: 25 ° 37'7 "N 75 ° 16'32" E), and the town of Deoli in Tonk district, 96 miles (approximately 153.6 km). The ruins of several ancient Jain temples have been found at Jahazpur. It is also a municipal and assembly constituency. This area is full of mineral wealth.

Geography

Jahazpur is located at 25°37′N 75°17′E / 25.62°N 75.28°E / 25.62; 75.28. It has an average elevation of 334 metres (1095 feet). There is a Jain Mandir in the shape of a Jahaz (ship) being built there popularized as Atishay Kshetra dedicated to Bhagwan Munisuvrata Nath.The under construction temple is on the Jahazpur-Shahpura (Bhilwara) State Highway No. 39 around 24 km from Deoli a town in Tonk District of Rajasthan on the National Highway running from Jabalpur to Jaipur.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[1] Jahazpur had a population of 18,816. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Jahazpur has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 45%. In Jahazpur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Shri 1008 Munisuvratnath Jain Mandir

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Statue of Tirthankara Munisuvratnath
Statue of Tirthankara Munisuvratnath

Jahazpur along with Hasteda is known for its ancient idols of Lord Munisuwartnath. The temple at Jahazpur and hasteda is dedicated to Munisuvrata the twentieth Tirthankara of Jainism. The Moolnayak idol at Jahazpur temple is a black-coloured idol of Bhagwan Munisuvrata Swami. This idol is considered miraculous.

The statue of Bhagwan Munisuvrat Nath was unearthed from the ground dug for the construction of a house in Jahazpur in 2013.

Shri 1008 Bhooteshwar Mahadev

There is a historical temple of Lord Shiva in the village of Luhari-Kalan and is famous among the locals.

Jahazpur State[citation needed]

Jahazpur State was founded in 1572 by Jagmal Singh when he was denied the Kingship so he went to Mughal Service and Akbar gifted him Jahazpur Jagir, he used Rao as his title; Jahazpur State existed until 1758, when Maratha forces invaded the Jahazpur fort and then the rulers shifted to Anjar.

Raos of Jahazpur

References

  1. ^ "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.