Khandela
Town
Khandela
Khandela
Location in Rajasthan, India
Khandela
Khandela
Khandela (India)
Coordinates: 27°22′N 75°18′E / 27.36°N 75.30°E / 27.36; 75.30Coordinates: 27°22′N 75°18′E / 27.36°N 75.30°E / 27.36; 75.30
CountryIndia
StateRajasthan
DistrictSikar
Elevation
318 m (1,043 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total22,044
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationRJ-23

Khandela is a town and municipality in the Sikar district of the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Etymology

Khandela is associated with the origin of Khandelwal Jains (Sarawagi), Khandelwal Banias and Khandelwal Brahmins. The Khandelwal Jains have 84 divisions. The legendary origin of these divisions is given in a 17th-century text, "Shravakotpatti Varnanam".[1]

The name Khandela is believed to have been originated from the sage named Khandel. He had 72 sons from whom 72 clans of Khandelwal originated. Some of those clans are Atolia, Tasid, Akar, Ameria, Mali, Rajoria, Haldia, Raot, Bushar, Pithalia, Vaid, Thekura and Bukhmaria.[2]

Geography

Khandela is at 27°22′N 75°18′E / 27.36°N 75.30°E / 27.36; 75.30.[3] It has an average elevation of 318 metres (1043 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[4] Khandela had a population of 22,475. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.

Khandela has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 45%. In Khandela, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age

See also

References

  1. ^ Brahmanotpatti Martanda, Hari Krishna Shastri, Harikrishna Shastri, Khemraj Shrikrishnadas, 1871
  2. ^ Singh, K.S. (1998). People of India: Rajasthan. @People of India: State series. Popular Prakashan. p. 524. ISBN 978-81-7154-769-2. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - bikaner
  4. ^ "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.